Welcome to Cellarmasters of Los Angeles Home Winemaking Club

41st Comp Gold Table

Monthly Meeting:

LOCATION UPDATE** The Pouring of The Golds. January’s monthly meeting, held at 7p on January 5th at the house of President Matt Lester. Our usual spot at The Shop is under construction.  We will feature many of the Gold medal winning wines from our competition last November. Soup and Salad is the food theme. Bring a bottle to share with the group. If you don’t have his address, please email President ( at ) cellarmastersla ( dot ) org and Matt will send it to you.

Time to renew you membership:

It’s that time of year again.  For information on how to join the club or to pay your dues online, please go to our Cellarmasters Membership page.

SO2 Testing Stand for Sale

Please see the Stuff For Sale or Trade page for more info.


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10 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.

  2. melissa says:

    Do you know if there is a Cellarmasters or similar club in the Thousand Oaks/Simi valley area?

    • Gregg Ogorzelec says:

      Hi Melissa, we’re pretty much the only Home Wine Making Club that we’re aware of in the LA area. We have many members from the TO/Simi area and we’re having our monthly planning party in TO tonight infact. Come and join us at our next monthly meeting on April 7. Thanks for the note.


  3. Michael Holland says:

    Great meeting. Best food and wine while planning Derby Day and other events. Yum.

  4. Juanita Schmidt says:

    Hi all, the results of the 43rd Amateur Wine Making Competition is now live. Please click on the link at top of page under 43rd Annual Competition Best of Show Winners Are…. it now includes a pdf file with all winners.

  5. joe pauline says:

    will send out tomorrow when will the awards be sent??

  6. Paul Boyechko says:

    Hi Cellarmasters,
    I won BOS red, and has same questions as Joe on previous post.
    But already read your answer. I’ll send you bottle of my 2013 Merlot tomorrow.
    Thank you.
    Paul Boyechko

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