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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Growers Weigh Forming a Nevada Association

November 7, 2018

A group of 15 vineyard owners who have 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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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/