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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.
K.J. Howe reviews the wine list at the newly opened Vegas Valley Winery on January 3, 2018. Photo: @GrapeBasinNews
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.
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.
State of the Industry 2017: If Nevada’s Wine Glass is Half-Full, What Would Fill It? September 20, 2017 - As 2017 harvest draws to a close, GBN asked some of the state's wine insiders, “If Nevada’s wine glass is half full, what would fill it?” It depends who you ask. Nobody disputes the need for more home grown grapes, but several major disagreements are sure to linger without easy resolution. What's left to kick the Nevada wine industry into high gear? Click headline for full story
Nevada Sunset Celebrates Hard-Won Status as Washoe County’s First Urban Winery September 18, 2017 - A Reno establishment designed to house three wineries on the city’s 4th Street corridor celebrated a hard-won grand opening on September 15, making its mark as Washoe County's first urban winery. Click headline for full story.
Mill Street Still & Brew a Triumph of Craftsmanship August 25, 2017 - If nerdliness is next to Godliness for brewers and distillers, Reno may be the site of their most awe-inspiring temple. Mill Street Still & Brew features custom metal work on the building's exterior, and in its tap room and brewing facility. The company is making an array of “precision beers” and cold-distilled spirits using hand-crafted equipment, and an unusual process. Click headline for the full story and more photos.
  • 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. Local products will be available for sampling.

    The conference is at the Nugget on February 2-3. Earlybird registration fee is $95 per person, or $105 after January 12. Full conference schedule and registration here.

    December 2017 marks 84 years since the end of Prohibition
    December 10

    The federal prohibition amendment banned the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors.” This month, we celebrate the anniversary of its repeal. Americans are free to make, sell, transport (and consume) alcohol, with the regulatory authority assumed by the states. Reason Magazine celebrates, but also points out the many ways prohibition is alive and well. Examples include the nation’s 200 dry counties, bans on Happy Hour specials, and don’t forget case limits — Nevada’s own restriction on beer, wine, and spirits producers.

    Surviving California Wineries Need Visitors — Most Tasting Rooms Open for Business
    October 23

    California Wine Country tourism officials are working hard to spread the word — recovery involves more than rebuilding the fire-ravaged communities. Financial survival for the wineries depends on getting back to business. San Francisco Chronicle reports that while international tourism is important, regional visits are bread-and-butter. In business terms, the industry may have more to fear from a dearth of regional traffic than from fire-related destruction, some say.

    Ferrari-Carano Mourns Patriarch
    October 9

    Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery mourns the passing of Don Carano, winery founder and a Nevada powerhouse in business and law. Read the winery’s obituary and salute to his life and business success here.

Grape Basin Exchange

  • The Grape Basin Exchange is a marketplace for the Nevada wine community. You can buy and sell wine, grapes, or equipment here. You can look for vineyard help or offer vineyard help. You can post announcements, and you can swap valuable information about growing and making wine. Posting on the exchange is free until further notice. HAVE A LOOK.