The Space Coast Wine Guild, founded in 2002, is an organization of home winemakers and wine enthusiasts who encourage the appreciation of wine and the art of amateur winemaking. While most of our Wine Club members are from central and south Brevard, the Wine Guild is open to all interested individuals living in and around Brevard County and east-central Florida.
Excellent wine generates enthusiasm. And whatever you do with enthusiasm is generally successful.
--Philippe de Rothschild
Meetings are held at the David R. Schechter Center, 1089 South Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach, FL on the 4th Thursday of the month. Occasionally we meet at alternate locations, so please check the calendar for special events. The meetings start at 7:00 with pot-luck hor'dourves. Bring a favorite appetizer and bottle of wine to share, along with a wine glass. Some of the meetings have food themes, so be sure to check our calendar to help pair food and wine for the meeting. A typical meeting follows:
7:00 PM- Early arrivers help setup tables and chairs. We begin opening the homemade and commercial wines as they are brought, for the group to share. As a quorum gathers, wines and appetizers are shared. Members use this time to share wine stories and to discuss techniques and challenges in wine making.
7:30 PM - The President calls the meeting to order. Guests are introduced. The Secretary reads the minutes from the prior meeting. The Treasurer reports on any financial activity. Old and new business is addressed. And, we typically cover a special topic each month. It may relate to wine making, wine tasting, food pairings, aromas, or anything else!
9:00 PM - Socializing and cleanup
It's a lot of fun... We hope to see you there!
One not only drinks wine, one smells it, observes it, tastes it, sips it and – one talks about it.
--King Edward VII, of England
Donnie Nettles, President
Bill Piastuch, Vice President
Betty Nettles, Secretary
Donna Thompson, Treasurer
Man in no one respect resembles wine; For man by age is made intolerable, but age improves all wine.