2020 Nevada Vinny Awards: Dates Announced, Show Plans on the Drawing Board

January 21, 2020

Plans are underway for the 2020 Nevada Vinny Awards. Commercial wines will again be judged separately from homemade wines. Grape Basin News will step back from its 2019 role as producer of the award show, serving only as communication advisor and title sponsor.

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Nevada Grape Growers and Winemakers Org Celebrates With Homemade Wines, Custom Menu

December 30, 2019

Founders of the Nevada Grape Growers and Winemakers invited friends and family to celebrate their impending launch with a winemaker dinner. Reno’s Wild River Grille built a menu around homemade Nevada wines, including several selections from Dyette Family Vineyard. Photo @GrapeBasinNews: Adrian Dyette with daughter Christine

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Basin and Range Partner Prepares to Sell His Stake in the Winery; Asking Price Not Yet Established

December 23, 2019

After enduring a health scare this fall, Joe Bernardo and his doctor have agreed, it’s time to walk away from some of life’s most demanding activities. Partnership in Basin and Range Cellars tops the list. Photo by Grape Basin News: Joe Bernardo in the tasting room on December 22, 2019

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Grape Basin News Wants Your 2019 Harvest Results – Help Establish a Record of Nevada’s Grape Crop

December 19, 2019

Grape Basin News is inviting all Nevada grape producers to contribute harvest results for 2019, as we begin to record the state’s annual grape crop. The reports will establish a baseline to track future expansion of both industrial and hobbyist viticulture in Nevada.

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Nevada Sunset Unveils (And Uncorks) New Sparkling Wine with Plenty of Time to Toast 2020

December 13, 2019

Behind the bar at the Nevada Sunset Winery  tasting room this week Alynn Delisle was touting their newest product. The sparkling wine is dubbed “Reno Sparkles.”  Nevada Sunset collaborated with Crystal Basin Cellars to unveil the bubbly during the holiday season.

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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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Supreme Court Comes Down in Favor of Interstate Commerce Over State Regulation

July 1, 2019

Wine pundits are cheering a U.S. Supreme Court opinion handed down last week, with some going so far as to predict the death of the three-tier system because of it. While the case had nothing to do with distribution, many believe the Court has paved the way for other challenges where interstate commerce is at issue, including prohibitions on direct shipping. Photo: Sang Hyun Cho

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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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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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Beer from ‘the Middle of Everywhere’: Tonopah and Virginia City Breweries Take Off with Statewide Distribution Deal

November 7, 2018

Tonopah Brewing Company and its northern sibling, The Virginia City Brewery recently signed with mega-distributor Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. The two locations produce two distinct brands.

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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