NV&W Spring Happenings
Due to weather interrupting of our Churchill Winery tour we are switching gears in April and having a home vineyard and wine making tour at Twin Mustang Vineyards with Jason and Debi Schultz. They will take guests from their home vineyard (2-10 year old vines) to their small garage-turned-winery, where they have barrels and carboys filled with wine and all the associated equipment required to get the job done. Come see how it works and feel free to ask questions about the process, and taste some El Dorado Co. wines and snack of cheese & crackers. The public is invited.
Join for the NV&W Home Wine Making Awards Celebration and Wine Tasting. Winners will be receiving their ribbons and pouring their wines. The public is invited.
The wine and spirits tasting at Churchill Vineyards and Frey Ranch Distillery is now May 20, 12:30 to 3 PM at 1045 Dodge Ln. Fallon, NV 89406. Colby and Ashley Frey will be sharing their fine wines and great spirits, and NV&W will be providing hors d’oeuvre. No charge and members may bring guests. Be sure to update your RSVP with Mary Sauvola, on Facebook, or here on our events page. Non-Members can join at the event or now, here on the website. Members and invited guests.
NV&W is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Joseph Bernardo and Bill Coplin in their formation of a” Wine Academy”. This supports our mission statement, to promote and expand the presence of Vineyards and Wine Making in our community. They will be starting a new Adopt-a-Vine Program at Bill and Joe’s vineyards with future vineyards to be added as needed. Their school will be teaching from the basics of growing grapes to making the wine. Participants will manage a small portion of a vineyard and reap most of the benefits (wine). It will be taught in both classroom and the vineyard, from ground to vine, and from vine to bottle. We will welcome any and all who are interested in growing their own grapes or making wine to check us out. All participants must be members of NV&W, or join when they begin classes. Joe and Bill will be presenting their plans at our March 16th wine tasting. Come hear them if you are interested.
FIRST CLASS FOR THE WINE ACADEMY
1:00 pm Saturday, March 18
At Joe Bernardo’s, 43 Mule Deer Court
775-750-1801 or 775-345-7556
The 1st session will overview the basics of caring for vines and the wine making process.
2017 Nevada Vines & Wines Homemade Wine Competition
Entries are now closed
It’s time to get your entries ready for the 2107 Nevada Vines & Wines Homemade Wine Competition. Drop them off or mail them to the Reno Homebrewer on 2335 Dickerson Rd, Reno 89503, with the entry form. Each entry is again $10. Pay here on the web site or include a check when you drop them off. Start dropping off entries on March 1st, with the last day for submitting your entries being April 1st. Please download the forms and print the last 2 pages as needed.
To make it easier for those wanting to enhance their career or just their skills in Viticulture (vineyards) and/or Enology (wine making) we have added an education resources page to our site.
Currently we have just listed links to programs and courses, but in the future we will recommend books and videos, along with local education opportunities.
It’s that time to help us again with your tax deductible membership to Nevada Vines & Wines
Your help has been instrumental in growing the wine making industry in Nevada. Two years ago Nevada laws were opened up to allow wine production in Washoe and Clark Counties. This year Washoe County has implemented those changes in county ordinances resulting in several wineries beginning the startup process. We were there all along to help this process. In the upcoming year we hope to encourage others to take the leap, resulting in more jobs and a stronger and more diverse Nevada economy. Help us make this happen by join us with a membership. In addition to helping us fund our efforts, a membership allows you to:
- Enter your wines into our annual wine competition
- Participation in member’s only events
- Receive 50% discount on our monthly wine tastings
- Participate in numerous events including our Backyard Vineyard Tour, Vineyard and Winemaking 101 classes, vineyard and winery trips and more.
The website is now ready to take your dues. This year we have made a few changes to membership cost and structure. A single membership is still only $25. The Family membership has been reduced to $40, but the WineMaker Magazine is not included at this price. Since many people commented that they didn’t want the magazine, we have made it an add-on option with the family membership at $50 total. Pay with PayPal or Credit Card on our site, or print this form and mail it with your check