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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Health Insurance Professionals Ponder the Health Benefits of Wine

June 18, 2018

The Nevada Association of Health Underwriters chose Vino 100 in Reno as the venue to swear in its officers while contemplating the health benefits of wine. Click headline for full story.

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Southern Nevada Winemakers Capture St. Patrick’s Day Float Award

March 21, 2018

The parade float from Grape Expectations School of Winemaking has a winning history, and it racked up another win at the 2018 Henderson St. Patrick’s Day parade. The school’s staff and students have been showing up for 8 years. Click headline for full story.

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Vegas Valley Winery Up and Running in Henderson

January 9, 2018

Clark County’s first urban winery is pouring. Business has been brisk for an establishment that’s still in “soft opening” mode and selling only by the glass. Click headline for full story.

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“Wineries of the Sierra Foothills” Reveals Risk Tolerance and Grit as Key Ingredients

July 30, 2017

Longtime wine writer Barbara Keck’s guide to the wineries of the Sierra Foothills shines a light on the business stories behind these winemaking ventures. Keck’s book drives home that risk and hard work are key elements in the vintner’s craft, which is often portrayed as strictly a labor of love.

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Filmmaker Set Out to Capture Passion and Culture of Napa Valley: “Filmmaking and Winemaking are So Similar.”

February 5, 2017

Filmmaker Nicholas Kovacic set out to explore the culture of the nation’s premier winegrowing region. The documentary features visually pleasing aerial vineyard shots, lots of harvest-to-cellar action, and stories from successful vintners. The “you are there” moment comes during a scene at the 2015 Napa Valley Premiere, an annual auction produced by the Napa Valley Vintner’s Association, where the viewer is able to eavesdrop on the tasters in a jam-packed pre-auction tasting. Click headline to read 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/