The Grapevine: Seen and Heard

Sparks Clears the Path for Urban Wineries; First Tasting Room Slated for October Opening July 23, 2018 - Sparks, Nevada will be home to Engine 8 Urban Winery, where owners Mike and Wendi Rawson will pour a dozen varietals and offer a view of the wine production through a glass wall in the tasting room. Click headline for full story
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sample Local Brews and Spirits at the Nevada Small Farm Conference December 10, 2017 - The Nevada Small Farm Conference will feature a Farm to Flask workshop... December 2017 marks 84 years since the end of Prohibition... Surviving California wineries need visitors after fires... Ferrari-Carano Mourns Patriarch. Click headline for more.
Amador Vintners’s Big Crush October 3, 2017 - Winemaking in Amador county dates back to the California Gold Rush, and the local fall harvest festivals date back decades. But the Great Crush as it exists today is celebrating its 25th year. This weekend’s Great Crush will feature 41 wineries and welcome 4,000 guests. Click headline for full story.
Grape Expectations Las Vegas Hosts Open House Ahead of Fall Wine Season September 4, 2017 - It's California Crush time at Grape Expectations, where there are two winemaking seasons – California grape season and Chilean grape season. Southern Nevada's winemaking school recently hosted an open house. Open house photos above. Click headline for full story and how to sign up for classes.
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.
Wine School Team to Launch Urban Winery in Henderson May 4, 2017 - For a decade, Grape Expectations Nevada School of Winemaking has been teaching the art and science of making wine. This fall, the Henderson school's management will launch a separate commercial venture with a tasting room. Click headline for full story.
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.
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.
Predictive Analytics and the Art of Winemaking January 22, 2017 - A Reno company has brought the Internet of Things to winemaking, with connected bung devices that alert winemakers to quality-killing elements inside the barrel. The founders say the data facilitates decision making. CLICK HEADLINE TO READ MORE.