Vineyard Tour Brought Attention to Nevada Viticulture, Organizer Says

August 8, 2019

Twenty-two Northern Nevada vineyards were open last weekend for the annual public tour hosted by Nevada Vines & Wines. “Tourists” — who were primarily local members of the organization — wrapped up the two-day event at a tasting party devoted exclusively to Nevada wines. See photos from both events. Above: Dave Clark’s dog, Riley, enjoys shade from the vines at Clark’s Shadow Lane Vineyard in Sparks.

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Northern Owners Gear Up for Annual Vineyard Tour August 3-4

July 15, 2019

Continuing its expansion of once-modest events into ambitious celebrations, Nevada Vines & Wines has reinvented its annual “backyard” vineyard tour. The 2019 tour will feature nearly double the number of vineyard owners, and has been stretched to a full weekend instead of one day.

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Advice on Mildew: You May Not Realize You Have It

July 9, 2019

A message from the Desert Farming Initiative: Most vineyards will get mildew at some time in their lives if you are not spraying to prevent it. Mildew is not specific to moist regions. In fact, mildew thrives in warm temperatures. Here are some photos and some tips for identifying and eradicating mildew.

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Successful Reboot at UNR Valley Road Vineyard; Committed Volunteers Needed

June 28, 2019

Two vineyards owned by the University of Nevada are responding to care under a recently-hired program director with viticulture expertise. Newly planted vines will soon peek over their sleeves in the north vineyard. The older south vineyard is expected to produce a useful harvest.

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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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Bulk Wine Sales to Estate Distilleries Approved by Nevada Lawmakers

May 31, 2019

A new Nevada law will permit estate distilleries to purchase bulk alcohol products from the state’s wineries or craft brewers, for the purpose of distilling or blending. Winemakers are weighing whether the new law creates a good business opportunity.

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Volunteers Needed to Revive University’s Valley Road Vineyard

April 30, 2019

The Desert Farming Initiative at UNR has put out a call for volunteers to help replant the north vineyard at its Valley Road property in Reno. Volunteers will help replace one acre of nine-year old Chardonnay that struggled and failed with other grape varieties that have done well on the Valley Road property, primarily Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

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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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Nevada Growers Get Serious, Look to Washington State for Organization Model

January 10, 2019

Nevada’s nascent association of grape growers sought inspiration this week at a presentation in Reno from the Washington Winegrowers. Ensuing discussion among the attendees suggests that a top priority for Nevada growers might be creating a financing structure, and developing an advocacy group.

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University Vineyard at Valley Road to be Revived, Financially Self-Sustaining

December 9, 2018

About two thousand vines at a University of Nevada agriculture project will be nursed back to health, with the hope they’ll produce enough fruit to support future oenology and winemaking classes — and perhaps even a UNR wine label. But there are challenges ahead.

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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