Joe Goes Virtual! Coronavirus Caution Sends 2020 Wine Academy to Teleconference

March 22, 2020

The prospect of a dozen or more Wine Academy students mingling in a basement classroom seemed risky in the face of the coronavirus threat, and potentially hazardous to instructor Joe Bernardo. Friends and past students were concerned. Enter the Nevada Grapegrowers and Winemakers, who immediately went to work setting up a remote class via teleconference.

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Nevada Grape Growers and Winemakers Org Celebrates With Homemade Wines, Custom Menu

December 30, 2019

Founders of the Nevada Grape Growers and Winemakers invited friends and family to celebrate their impending launch with a winemaker dinner. Reno’s Wild River Grille built a menu around homemade Nevada wines, including several selections from Dyette Family Vineyard. Photo @GrapeBasinNews: Adrian Dyette with daughter Christine

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Northern and Southern Nevada Winemakers Score in American Wine Society Competition

November 25, 2019

Five Nevada winemakers brought home medals in the American Wine Society’s 2019 Amateur Wine Competition, including two golds and a double gold. Two of them have advice for amateur winemakers who would like to compete.

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Philanthropy Solves the Harvest Help Dilemma at Lenox Ranch

October 14, 2019

Call it an “everyone wins” situation. Mike and Christine Lenox got help with a five thousand pound harvest. The North Valleys High School band got a $3,000 donation. Everyone got a day in the sun and fresh air. Photo courtesy of Christine Lenox.

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Lincoln County Grower’s First Commercial Harvest Produces Winning Wine

June 18, 2019

An award-winning white blend produced by up-and-coming winemaker Tim Burke came from the first commercial grape harvest in Lincoln County’s Pahranagat Valley. Grower Betsy Whipple is the valley’s pioneering viticulturist.

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Vegas Valley Winery, Twin Mustang Vineyard Grab Top Honors at Expanded Vines & Wines Competition

April 30, 2019

A bid by Nevada Vines & Wines to enhance its annual winemaker competition played out on Thursday, with 132 attendees at a show that featured comedy sketches, mock commercials by winemakers, and dozens of award-winning wines.

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Wine Academy Heads for Third Year, 9 Slots Remain for 2019 Session

January 24, 2019

The year-long Academy program starts in the early spring with vineyard tending. After the harvest, the students move inside and spend the winter making wine. Instructor and founder Joe Bernardo says he’s going into year three with a more sophisticated approach to teaching the program. Complete 2019 class schedule included here.

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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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Vines & Wines Home Winemaker Awards Highlights Nevada Grown Fruit

May 27, 2018

Newcomer Greg Ross was this year’s standout, taking gold ribbons for all four of his entries. Ross’s Bulldog Red and Bulldog White Blends excelled within their categories, with the Red scoring a double gold and Best of Show. Click headline to read more.

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Accidental Success: Twin Mustang Breaks Out Marquette Never Intended for Harvest

February 12, 2018

Twin Mustang Vineyards captured a silver medal at the Cellar Masters of Los Angeles competition, with a 2016 Marquette the winemakers never intended to make. Click headline for full story.

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Join the Vino 100 Wine Club

December 22, 2018

As a Vino 100 Wine Club member, you get a global selection of wines that may not be available, or may only be present in limited quantity in our store. They are exclusive to you as a Vino 100 Wine Club member. Each bottle will reflect our commitment to bringing you the finest wines from our search. No membership fee just $35 each month. You get: * Two bottles of the amazing, hand selected wines * Complimentary glass of wine during Wine Club pick up * 10% Coupon Towards any bottle of wine. * Tech sheet to learn about featured wines * A recipe to pair with each wine * Selected events for Wine Club members only *  Your choice of 1 White/1 Red, 2 Reds, or 2 Whites * HUGE VALUE!!! Typically the Value exceeds $50! Questions? Call 775.851.8466