Welcome to Stescher Krommer Vineyards

Here you will find an interesting collection of materials, stories, pictures and data devoted to our hobby. SK Vineyards is located in Granite Bay, California near the Folsom Lake reservoir. More precisely we are located at:
Lat: N 38 ° 46 ' 9 '' ( 38.769 ° )
Lon: W 121 ° 11 ' 2 '' ( -121.184 ° )
Elevation: 384 ft
Stories

Pictures

Annual Weather Summaries

Label Art

Awards and Honors

Video

Instructional Video on Wine Grape Pruning

If you want even more precise information on where we are and what is going on in the vineyard at any time you can view our vineyard weather station online by clicking here. The web cam that is pointed out at the vineyard stops taking pictures when it gets dark, but the important thing is that you can see what the weather is doing to the vines any time.

For even more astronomically inclined folks (like us) we also like to know what the sky conditions will be for taking long duration photographs of nebula, galaxies, pulsars and planets using our RBFT which is located way back in the vineyard. To see current night sky viewing conditions in our immediate area please click here.

For those of you who like to play with Google Earth there is a fairly recent satellite picture available online . We are fairly certain that this picture was taken in July or August 2007 because the lake in our backyard is in pretty good shape and the grass is green only where the irrigation system is operating.

--YouTube video that Terri made from the Santa Cruz Bottling Party May 31, 2008. Click here

--The YouTube video that Donna and I made of the Santa Cruz Bottling Party May 31, 2008 can be accessed by clicking here

About Stesher Krommer Vineyards:
The Vineyard was named during our first crush in October of 2003. It was late on that sunny Saturday afternoon and all who had helped pick the grapes and get them ready for fermentation were present and presently intoxicated. Plenty of wine was about and much was consumed. We were all VERY happy. Late in the day someone asked me how wine was made and I told them the story of how you first pick the grapes and then run them through a stesher krommer….and there was my fatal mistake! Rather than pronounce the name of the device correctly as a stemmer crusher, I stumbled through pronouncing it instead as a stesher krommer and increased the injury to my infant vitricultural reputation by repeating the error at least three more times that day. Well all sorts of commotion broke out over my repeated slip of the tongue and our friends decided then and there that the name of our vineyard and winery was to be Stesher Krommer from then on.


 
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