Growers Weigh Forming a Nevada Association

November 7, 2018

A group of 15 vineyard owners with 1,000 or more vines has gathered twice recently under the rubric Big Growers. At future meetings, the growers will explore the potential value in forming a statewide association.

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New Vineyard Takes Shape High Above Reno

June 26, 2018

The vineyard-in-progress and surrounding property belong to Dan Shore, principal at Shore Management and Development, whose recent foray into winemaking inspired the project — a home perched above the city, with hundreds of vines, a cellar, and space for winemaking. Click headline for more.

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Nevada Dept of Ag Offers $250K Specialty Crop Grant; Viticulture Qualifies

February 21, 2018

The Nevada Department of Agriculture says it will award projects that enhance the “competitiveness of Nevada’s specialty crops.” The favored projects are community-oriented rather than private. Click headline for full story

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Sample Local Brews and Spirits at the Nevada Small Farm Conference

January 10, 2018

The Nevada Small Farm Conference will feature a Farm to Flask workshop at the 2018 conference. Speakers from Bentley Heritage in Minden and Seven Troughs Distilling in Sparks will discuss harvesting and malting. Ron Godin from the University of Colorado will share a decade of experience working with hops growers.

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Sample Local Brews and Spirits at the Nevada Small Farm Conference

December 10, 2017

The Nevada Small Farm Conference will feature a Farm to Flask workshop… December 2017 marks 84 years since the end of Prohibition… Surviving California wineries need visitors after fires… Ferrari-Carano Mourns Patriarch. Click headline for more.

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Not interested in the business, Pellegrini has passion and a great harvest party

December 10, 2017

At Yerington’s Pellegrini vineyard, a retired science teacher grows grapes for the pleasure of working with plants, and makes wine for the love of chemistry. Click headline for full story.

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Reno Wine Lovers Wince at Sight of Neglected Vineyard

September 26, 2017

More than one member of Washoe County’s wine community has spotted the dying vines at the foot of Windy Hill. They’re noticeably brown and withered, even from a passing car. On closer inspection, there are some beautiful grapes hiding beneath the overgrowth. 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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Pahrump Valley’s Bill Loken on Winery Success and Nevada Grown Grapes

March 31, 2017

Pahrump Valley Winery will soon start a 7,000 square foot expansion. Under Bill Loken’s management, with wife Gretchen in the winemaking role, the winery seems poised for long-term growth. Now Loken has undertaken a campaign to persuade Nevada farmers to abandon alfalfa in favor of grapes. Click headline for the full story.

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Vineyard Advice After a Wicked Winter: Don’t Prune, Do Weed

February 16, 2017

Too soon to prune. That’s the advice from Danny Hopper on the first sunny day in February of 2017. The number-one vineyard chore is to start watching for weeds. Click headline to read more.

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Vino 100 Bottle Painting Party Was Packed

October 22, 2018

November’s bottle painting party at Vino 100 drew the largest number of attendees yet, said Ann Valdes, who specializes in “traveling art parties,” and has been hosted throughout 2018 by the south Reno wine shop. On-site painting parties will resume at Vino 100 after the new year. Meanwhile, here are a few photos. (Note that wine and cocktails are part of the fun, served with a smile by Vino 100 proprietor Karen.) Click headline to see bottle painting photos…