Our October Wine Tasting/Education is will be held at the Sparks American Legion as schedule on October 17th at 6 PM (730 4th St, Sparks, NV). We are planning for some really nice wines and Dave Preston will be back again this year. He is really knowledgeable about wine, a good speaker, and always really fun. We will provide all of the details soon on our webpage, on facebook and in the Mid-month events email. RSVP on the events page.
In November we are planning for our annual membership meeting and a premier (up scale from education meetings) tasting and appetizers.
Check out all of our Vineyards in the tour of our Passport and buy tickets on our ticket page
Here are five of our favorites, but click on passport to see them all
Download Passport pdf
July Wine Tasting
6 PM – July 18th
Tamarack Junction Casino
Our second premier wine tasting of the year will be at Tamarack Junction Casino, 13101 S Virginia St, Reno (conference area NW side past the Dining Car Restaurant). The Premium Tasting Events are FREE for AMBASSADORS. We have picked the wines and the Tamarack Chef will be preparing 4 bites to pair with our wines. For this tasting we will be pouring wines from the Italian Isles of Sardinian (Sardegna) and Siciliana (Siciliano or Sicilienne).
- Cantina Mesa – 2017 Vermentino di Sardegna DOC “Giunco”
- Pala – 2015 Cannonau di Sargegna Riserva DOC
- Passopisciaro – 2014 Passorosso Terre Siciliane IGP
- Feudo Maccari – 2016 Feudo Maccari Nero d’Avola Terre Siciliane
See the Events page for pricing, payment, and to RSVP
Backyard Vineyard Tour
& Nevada Wine Celebration
August 3rd & 4th
Like the vineyards you’ll see (one with 6,000 vines) and Nevada-made wine you’ll taste, the 2019 Backyard Vineyard Tour (renamed “Tour de Vines & Taste de Wines”) is BIGGER, BETTER & BOLD
The annual NV&W winemakers competition and the Vinny Awards Show were both great successes. We had 30 winemakers and 113 wines in our competition, and this year we incorporated commercial winemakers for the first time. Eighty-five percent of the wines received an award of bronze or better and only one individual didn’t receive one of those. That person did receive one honorable mention. The Vinny Awards Show was held in the conference center at the Sure Stay Hotel and 165 people attended. All four of the commercial winerys that enter the competition were present and 18 of the home winemakers attended. All of the feedback indicates that everyone attending had a great time. Samantha Stone from Great Basin News did a wonderful job producing the show, and 4th Street Wineries provided the wine served during the show. Now that we know what it takes to produce one of these show, all indications are that we will do it this way again, but with a little more glitz and a little more upscale food.
Best of Show Commercial – Mike Schoenbaechler
Best of Division Commercial Late Harvest Sweet – Joe Bernardo and Wade Johnson
Best of Division Commercial Rose – Mike Schoenbaechler
Best of Division Commercial White – Alynn Delisle & Mike Steedman
Best of Show Home – Jason and Debra Schultz
Best of Division Home Red – Joseph McEllistrem
Best of Division Home White – Jason & Debra Schultz
Best of Division Home White – Greg & Susan Ross
Ambassador member; a new, higher-level of Membership just approved by the board of directors – for 2019. Our organization’s highest-level. As you’d expect, Ambassador members receive special benefits. When you renew at the Ambassador level, in addition to the one-year of Membership at this higher level, you’ll be receive many freebies and be recognized throughout the upcoming year as an Important Member of NV&W.
Ambassador Level Benefits Include:
- Free admission to our Regular Wine Tastings and new Educational Get-Togethers
- Special Ambassador pricing for events, such as our Valentines Tasting, and the Tour de Vines Tour & Celebration
- Access to member only discounts, educational resources, and programs
- Special member only events
Check the events page for updated times and locations.