Update: Engine 8 Winery Expects to Open Ahead of Valentine’s Day

January 4, 2019

There’s nothing like a construction project to slow down a business plan. That’s the case in Victorian Square, where the City of Sparks cleared the way last summer for its first urban winery. After a series of delays, Mike and Wendi Rawson are now optimistic that they’ll open their Engine 8 Winery in late January.

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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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New Distributor Plans Assistance to Small Wineries

May 10, 2018

Chuck Harder says he isn’t sure yet where he wants to take Reno Wine Distributors. But the mission of the new business is helping small vintners get distribution in northern Nevada’s local restaurants and retailers. 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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Nevada Vines & Wines Energized in 2018; Seeks Alliance with Beer and Spirits

February 1, 2018

Nevada’s wine and viticulture advocacy group will redefine itself in 2018, following a weekend retreat where new board members were initiated. Click headline for full story

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State of the Industry 2017: If Nevada’s Wine Glass is Half-Full, What Would Fill It?

September 20, 2017

As 2017 harvest draws to a close, GBN asked some of the state’s wine insiders, “If Nevada’s wine glass is half full, what would fill it?” It depends who you ask. Nobody disputes the need for more home grown grapes, but several major disagreements are sure to linger without easy resolution. What’s left to kick the Nevada wine industry into high gear? Click headline for full story

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Nevada Sunset Celebrates Hard-Won Status as Washoe County’s First Urban Winery

September 18, 2017

A Reno establishment designed to house three wineries on the city’s 4th Street corridor celebrated a hard-won grand opening on September 15, making its mark as Washoe County’s first urban winery. Click headline for full story.

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Wineries Challenge Minnesota Grape Quota in Federal Court

September 5, 2017

Two Minnesota wineries are suing their state’s public safety department in Federal Court over a law requiring them to source 51 percent of their grapes from inside the state. A ruling in favor of the plaintiffs could set the stage for challenges to home-grown fruit quotas in others states, their attorney told Grape Basin News. Click headline for full story.

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Alternating Proprietorship is Legal; Craft Brew Production Limit Raised

May 17, 2017

UPDATED JUNE 9, 2017: Governor Brian Sandoval has signed Senate Bill 431, raising production limits on Nevada’s craft brewers, and allowing wineries to operate as alternating proprietors, a business arrangement where up to four wineries can exist in a single location.

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Planned Reno Winery in Legal Limbo; Change in Nevada Law Needed

May 12, 2017

A venture that planned to be city’s first urban winery sits in a state of legal limbo, months behind its construction schedule, and unable to get state approval to open for business. Now there may be a shot at changing the Nevada law that’s keeping it dark. Click headline for the 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/