Welcome to Cellarmasters of Los Angeles Home Winemaking Club

Planning Party

Our February Planning Party will be held on Thursday 11 February at the home of President Matt Lester at 7p. Please bring a side dish and bottle of wine to share.

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Pruning Clinics:

Saturday February 20 – Pruning Clinics. Come to both or just one. #1: 10a at Dave Lustig’s house in Pasadena. Mainly unilateral cordons and a few bi-lateral. Light breakfast served. #2: 1p at Bruce and DeeDee’s house in Granada Hills. 50 Cab vines in bi-lateral cordons. Light lunch. Please see page 1 of the February newsletter and RSVP accordingly.


Our BEST OF SHOW WINNERS for the 42nd Annual Cellarmasters of Los Angeles Winemaking Competition.

BEST OF SHOW RED : Mark Jurgens, 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Calaveras County, CA

BEST OF SHOW WHITE: Joe Laws, 2015 Piesporter, MO

BEST OF SHOW SWEET: Janice Hayhurst, 2014 Strawberry, RI

BEST OF SHOW MEAD: Louis Piacentini, 2014 Mead. MA

Full results can be found HERE

Membership Information:

For information on how to join the club or to pay your dues online, please go to our Cellarmasters Membership page.


Our latest newsletter and some of our past ones can be downloaded on our Newsletter page.

2 Responses to 'Welcome to Cellarmasters of Los Angeles Home Winemaking Club'

  1. George A. Anderson IV says:

    Cellar Masters,

    I received my Medals from the 2015 Wine Making Competition in January and want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Yes, the medals are nice, but my great thanks goes to those who organized and ran the competition and to those who judged. I have been involved in organizing officials for sporting tournaments and understand the work involved. Thank you for your dedication to promoting Amateur wine making.
    To the judges, I was very disappointed by the results of a contest that I had entered previous to yours. Zero info! I can’t begin to thank you enough for the feedback sheets. I had no idea what was right with my wines, what was wrong or most importantly what I could do, if anything, to improve my wines. Thank you for reinvigorating my “juices”, pun intended. PLEASE continue to judge and share the detailed feedback for those of us learning the art. I for one will continue making, and now refining, my wines. Thank you for such constructive support!!!

    George A. Anderson IV

    • Gregg Ogorzelec says:

      George, thanks SO much for the great feedback. We pride ourselves on the notes and comments from the judges because as winemakers, that’s what we would want too. Objective feedback is invaluable and is hard to get from friends and loved ones. Thanks for entering and keep making wines.

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