Welcome to the Rochester Area Home Winemakers Website

We make wine for personal enjoyment, and our site is open to anyone interested in this rewarding hobby. Our club is for amateur winemakers who are willing and eager to learn the fine art of making, and occasionally tasting, one of nature's finest foods. If you live in the Rochester area, or anywhere in western upstate New York, come meet with us. 

Let us know you've been here by signing our guestbook. Please use the contacts page for live email links to contact us.


RAHW Constitution Change – Proposal

 Articles V and  VI have been modified to reflect a new structure of the Board of Directors.  These changes will be voted on at the November 8th club meeting. 
Proposed changes can be reviewed here.

Our next meeting is at 12:00 noon on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at a new location: Grapevine Restaurant (in the Corner Sports Bar), 122 Main Street, East Rochester, NY 14445.


September 2014 Posts

Make Your Own Chill-Proof Chamber for Cold Stabilizing Your Wine

Club medalist in 2014 San Diego (CA) County Fair Amateur Wine Competition

Club medalist in 2014 INDY International Wine Competition (Amateur Division)

Minutes from the September 13, 2014 meeting have been posted under Members Only.

August 2014 Posts

Firsts in American Wine

Which commercial winery was really first in the United States?

A Glass of History—A visit to J. J. Dufour Winery at First Vineyard

Home Wine Press June-July 2014

July 2014 Posts

No posts this month.

June 2014 Posts

Club medalist in 2014 Ocean Isle Beach, NC AWS Amateur Wine Competition

Club medalists in 2014 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition

Blank Winemaking Log Sheet  (printable .pdf file)

Blank Winemaking Log Sheet (Excel 2010 file)

Prohibition Revisited

Home Wine Press April-May 2014

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