Why Grape Basin News is producing the 2019 Nevada Vinny Awards

January 4, 2019

Wine is glamorous and seductive. Competition is invigorating. Honoring people who work hard and create something wonderful is, itself, an honor. Those are some of the reasons Grape Basin News proposed last summer to become executive producer of the annual Nevada Vines & Wines competition. We’ve added a new category for commercial wineries and we’ve dubbed it “The Nevada Vinny Awards.”

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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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Nevada’s Expanding Roster of Award-Winning Winemakers

July 19, 2017

The region’s roster of recognized winemakers expanded at the 2017 Nevada Vines & Wines Homemade Wine Competition. The 2017 competition drew 49 entries from northern Nevada and Sacramento, said Becky Bamberger, wife of contest organizer Steve Bamberger. The Nevada Vines & Wines awards ceremony took place at Fine Vines in northwest Reno. Click headline for full story.

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Twin Mustang Scores Double Gold at Lodi Competition

April 3, 2017

Jason Schultz took his Twin Mustang 2014 Edelweiss to Lodi – and captured a double gold medal at the Bottle Shock Open Home Wine Competition. Twin Mustang was the only Nevada contestant. 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/