Mystery Blend from a Hasty Harvest of Unidentified Grapes

December 9, 2018

It was late summer when a family from Boston moved to a two-acre Reno property with scores of unidentified vines. The grapes were ready, and the new homeowners weren’t sure what to do. Enter vineyard consultant Joe Bernardo who helped with a hasty harvest, and crushed the mystery blend pictured here.

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A Few Notes from Nevada’s 2018 Harvest

September 27, 2018

Jason Schultz checked in with more than 1,300 pounds from the Twin Mustang Vineyard. Vegas Valley Winery will debut 100 percent Nevada wine after pulling in 4,000 pounds of Syrah, Barbera, and Primativo. Basin and Range produced 15 tons. Click headline to read more.

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"Harvest is Fun and Romantic for About 10 Minutes. Then the Work Starts."

September 27, 2018

Tim Burke toiled at both ends of the state in 2018, gathering grapes from 8 different vineyards in far-flung locations. Burke is stockpiling wine from Nevada fruit with an eye toward commercial production at his Artesian Cellars Winery, still on the drawing board in Nye County. Click headline to read more.

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Amador Vintners’s Big Crush

October 3, 2017

Winemaking in Amador county dates back to the California Gold Rush, and the local fall harvest festivals date back decades. But the Great Crush as it exists today is celebrating its 25th year. This weekend’s Great Crush will feature 41 wineries and welcome 4,000 guests. 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/