Welcome to Cellarmasters of Los Angeles Home Winemaking Club

43rd Annual U.S. Amateur Winemaking Competition

All the competition rules, entry forms and online payments found HERE.2016-wine-competition-flyer

Judging Clinic:

Sunday October 23, 10am – This clinic is to prepare you for being a Judge in our competition. You will taste different wines and learn how to rate them using a judging sheet. Even if you have judged before this is a great refresher to get ready for the competition. Contact Dave Lustig to sign up for the clinic. Lunch is provided. Location: Wine, Beer and Cheese Shop in Woodland Hills

 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.

5 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.

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