Engine 8 Opening Delayed Again. This Time, it’s Discrepancies in the Law

March 13, 2019

With a week to go before opening day, the Engine 8 Urban Winery got a surprise inspection by the Nevada Department of Taxation, which ordered the winery to return a shipment of wine delivered 24 hours earlier, and to relinquish their on-premise license to the City of Sparks.

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Industry Associations Show Up at Unified Symposium

February 6, 2019

More than a half-dozen industry support organizations were present at the 25th Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in Sacramento, billed as the nation’s largest wine industry trade show. The groups vary in structure and focus.

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Raley’s Puts Focus on Wine Education and Regional Experiments

November 7, 2018

On the heels of an event featuring Nevada Sunset at a Reno Raley’s supermarket, we learn the grocer has enjoyed a beverage sales spike due in part to wine education for staff and customers. Raley’s Stores employ wine stewards, who guide customers “to experiment with different brands and regions they may have not tried before.”

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Sparks Clears the Path for Urban Wineries; First Tasting Room Slated for October Opening

July 23, 2018

Sparks, Nevada will be home to Engine 8 Urban Winery, where owners Mike and Wendi Rawson will pour a dozen varietals and offer a view of the wine production through a glass wall in the tasting room. Click headline for full story

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Reno’s 4th Street Winemakers Offer Sips and Tips at Third Thursday Event

July 21, 2018

The resident winemakers from Wineries on 4th made their first joint public appearance, pouring four reds and two whites. The sips came with bits of wisdom acquired through trial and error during the 4th Street startup phase. Click headline for full story.

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Basin and Range Launch Marks the Second of Three Wineries on 4th

June 19, 2018

An estimated 400 people attended the Basin and Range Cellars grand opening at Reno’s Wineries on 4th. Click headline for full story.

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On the Road with Nevada Vines & Wines: Outreach to Nye County Wine Producers May Prove Fruitful

May 10, 2018

On a mission to build a statewide trade association, Nevada Vines & Wines president Teri Bath traveled south and led meetings this week with Nye County vintners. Click headline for full story.

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Bottling Day Arrives for Basin and Range

February 18, 2018

Basin and Range partners Joe Bernardo and Wade Johnston expected to bottle 950 cases of Brianna and Frontenac Rose on Saturday.
“It’s been two years in the making,” Bernardo told GBN. Click headline for full story.

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Nevada Sunset to Launch Wine Club, Host Local Winemakers Series

February 1, 2018

Nevada Sunset has spent its short existence in the spotlight, and it hasn’t always been comfortable. But Washoe County’s first urban winery is hitting its stride in 2018 with unique…

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Vegas Valley Winery Up and Running in Henderson

January 9, 2018

Clark County’s first urban winery is pouring. Business has been brisk for an establishment that’s still in “soft opening” mode and selling only by the glass. Click headline for full story.

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Enter the Nevada Vines & Wines Competition: Entry Deadline March 18, 2019

December 22, 2018

Nevada Vines & Wines is proud to announce a new category of competition for the state’s growing ranks of commercial winemakers — and a new and improved awards show. Get your wine to us by March 18, and mark your calendar for the 2019 Nevada Vinny Awards on Thursday April 25 at 7 p.m. We encourage all the state’s winemakers to get in the game! Home and commercial winemakers will be judged separately. Home winemakers will not lose the prominence they’ve enjoyed as the heart and soul of the Nevada winmaking community. Home winemakers will receive feedback from the judges to help improve their approach to winemaking. Nevada commercial wines will be judged by wine professionals from the Nevada beverage and hospitality industries. Wine awards put the spotlight the wines and potentially aid in product placement. See complete rules and entry instructions here: http://www.nvandw.com/2019-winemakers-competition/