Wine Academy Heads for Third Year, 9 Slots Remain for 2019 Session

January 24, 2019

The year-long Academy program starts in the early spring with vineyard tending. After the harvest, the students move inside and spend the winter making wine. Instructor and founder Joe Bernardo says he’s going into year three with a more sophisticated approach to teaching the program. Complete 2019 class schedule included here.

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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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Reno’s 4th Street Winemakers Offer Sips and Tips at Third Thursday Event

July 21, 2018

The resident winemakers from Wineries on 4th made their first joint public appearance, pouring four reds and two whites. The sips came with bits of wisdom acquired through trial and error during the 4th Street startup phase. Click headline for full story.

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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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Basin and Range Launch Marks the Second of Three Wineries on 4th

June 19, 2018

An estimated 400 people attended the Basin and Range Cellars grand opening at Reno’s Wineries on 4th. Click headline for full story.

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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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On the Road with Nevada Vines & Wines: Outreach to Nye County Wine Producers May Prove Fruitful

May 10, 2018

On a mission to build a statewide trade association, Nevada Vines & Wines president Teri Bath traveled south and led meetings this week with Nye County vintners. 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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You Must Be 21 Years Old to Buy This (Nevada Made) Ice Cream

March 18, 2018

A funny thing happened on the way to the wine shelves in Scolari’s. Wine ice cream was too distracting to pass up. Two pints of Peach Chardonnay and a Pint of Chocolate Merlot went into the basket for what would hopefully be a novel contribution at a dinner party. Click headline for full story.

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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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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/