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Horse Heaven Hills Wine Tour and New Member Recruitment July 21

Sign up now!  https://www.bewbc.org/index.php/calendar?view=bookingform&layout=edit&return=aHR0cHM6Ly9iZXdiYy5vcmcvaW5kZXgucGhwL2NhbGVuZGFy&e_id=14   We will meet growers and vintners at this all-day wine tasting event which culminates with a BBQ and music at a park. 

This is an overnight event. We will meet in Prosser, WA Saturday late morning, with buses driving us to the various wineries, the BBQ, and then back to our hotel. 

The objective is to promote membership in the club while enjoying an AVA experience in the heart of wine country. 

The incentive for recruiting a new member is a gift certificate equivalent to one year’s BEWBC membership. 

The cost to members is only $35 for an entire day of wine touring, plus the BBQ dinner, because we are fortunate to have a corporate sponsor.  When you sign up, you will receive information about the motel, which has blocked rooms for us.  If you choose to arrive Friday night, we will have a reception in one of the hotel private rooms to showcase our wines to the prospective new members.   So please bring a bottle of your wine to share!

Winefest August 4 in Edmonds

Details Coming Soon!

Steve Foisie’s Last Winemaking Class August 25

It’s the end of an era.  Our constitution says: “We, the members of the Boeing Employees’ Wine and Beer Makers Club, do organize for education, recreation and pleasure in the arts of wine and beer making.” More than 20 successful commercial wineries were created as a result of the educational opportunities provided by BEWBC and, for the past 34 years, specifically Steve Foisie. 

Steve’s last winemaking class will be held August 25th at the Bothell swim club.

The class is open to anyone interested, though attendance is limited to 20 students, with BEWBC members given priority. 

Tuition is $35 for first-time students and covers the cost of lecture materials, yeast, nutrients, and testing.

Fundamentals of Wine Making alumni are welcome to audit the course for free.

Grapes must be purchased separately and are not included in the tuition costs.

To register, please contact Steve at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by August 11th.

Experienced winemakers, please think about how you might contribute to future Wine Education, and contact Steve at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to explore how you might participate in this class to facilitate the transition.

Crusher Replacement & Equipment For Sale Now

Crusher Replacement

We’re acquiring a a Zambelli Gamma 25 Destemmer Crusher https://www.winemakersdepot.com/Zambelli-Gamma-25.aspx .  Joe Mirowski is completing the effort to get additional 220V bids for us to take to SRS for approval.

After we receive the new destemmer, we will conduct Cascade training, so everyone who will be using the device will have been trained.  Please be prepared to both learn and teach!  There will be additional help needed, like construction of a parts board to store the hose and some couplers.

If you're willing to help, please let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To clear some space, offset part of the destemmer cost, and simplify our SRS lives……….

Equipment for Sale

Stainless Steel Crusher with yellow markings, including the three-box stand, $600.  This is now being offered to the general public via our Facebook page.

Contact the club Treasurer, Kevin Neal, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to purchase.