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.

Our next meeting will be held on
Saturday, May 13, 2017.

See Meeting Schedule for more information.


RAHW Annual Banquet scheduled for Saturday April 22nd at the Grapevine Restaurant 

located at 122 Main Street in East Rochester. Cost of the event is $35.00 per person

and can be paid via check or Paypal (see link below).

Banquet, Dues, Picnic, and others payments can be made below.

NOTICE: Dues are due

Dues Policy

To all RAHW Members: The RAHW club dues cover the period from January 1st to December 31st each year, and are to be paid by January 1st.

INCLUDE a check for $15.00 for annual membership dues. (Additional household members age 21 or over may join for $5.00 each.) Make check out to Rochester Area Home Winemakers. 

MAIL TO:   RAHW Club Membership
                 5 Hunters Pointe
                 Pittsford, NY 14534

Payment can also be made via CREDIT CARD.


The 2017 WineMaker Magazine Conference 
is in the Finger Lakes!!! 

It will be held June 1-4, 2017 at Cornell University's Statler Hotel in Ithaca, NY. Sign up early for a $100 discount.

See winemakermag.com/conference/2017-conference-registration for details.

January 2017 Posts

Meeting Minutes from November 5, 2016 have been posted under Members Only.

December 2016 Posts

Home Wine Press Summer 2016

Chicken Piccata recipe has been added to Cooking With Wine

Roll Out the Barrels—How Barrels Are Made and How Wine and Whiskey Barrels Compare

Club medalists in 2016 New York State Fair Amateur Wine Competition

Club medalists in 2016 Cellarmasters of Los Angeles Amateur Wine Competition

Club medalists in 2016 California State Fair Amateur Wine Competition

Club medalists in 2016 INDY International Wine Competition (Amateur Division)

November 2016 Posts

Meeting Minutes from June 4, 2016 and September 10, 2016 have been posted under Members Only.

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