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Wines and Steins

 Fostering home wine and beer making and the art of tastings

Monthly Membership Meeting - September 7th

  • 09/07/2018
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • American Legion Hall, Templeton

Program September 7th, 2018

Following our August meeting of award-winning wine makers, we recognize local olive oil entrepreneurs.  Jerry and Caroline Shaffer of Fandango Olive Oil ( have 86 awards to their credit in the last 8 years for their "liquid gold in a bottle".  With a Paso Robles orchard of Spanish Arbequina and Greek Koroneicki olives, the Shaffers will present the farming techniques and a tasting of their blends of local olive oils.  They will also offer tastes of customized Modena Italy balsamic vinegars.  Products will be available for purchase.


5:30 Meeting Setup
6:00-6:30 Happy Hour and Check-in
6:30-7:00 Business Meeting
7:00-7:30 Presentation
7:30-7:45 Food prep & ready
7:45 Potluck Dinner line opens- eat & visit @ your leisure, clean your area as you finish. Leave your table & chairs until...
9:00-9:30 Collective Clean Up

We will have a brief business meeting. Please contact President Mike Ferree ( if you have an item for discussion.

The popular 50:50 raffle will be conducted by Leslie Cruzen.

Dinner: Please bring a dish to share (6+ servings) – Appetizer, Salad, Side dish, Main dish, Dessert

Beverage: Please bring a bottle to share at the open bar table.  If you can spare an extra bottle for our equipment storage unit trade, it would be much appreciated.

Guests: Members are encouraged to bring guests and potential new members.

Thank you to our Hosts Ralph and Paula Byrd  and CoHosts  Tom and Penny Johnson for setting up and closing the facility. 

Host and CoHost Schedule

Host and CoHost Responsibilities

Don’t forget your name badge. If you need another please contact Marty Toussaint at

Be sure to check the Wines and Steins website for more information about our organization: Wines and Steins website                       

President - Mike Ferree
Webmaster - Karen Wall

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