Wine Academy



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 a class 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 here them if you are interested.


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 Now Due April 1st, 2017

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.


Number of Wine Entries


 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_formmembership 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


2016 in Review

         Our 2016 Holiday Party


We wrapped up a great year with a fun holiday party at our president’s beautiful old home. We raised a good amount of money for the Eddy House, enjoy some very fine Nevada made wine and enjoy being with our good friends. Be sure to make our January wine tasting, where we’ll go over our plans for 2017.



3rd Annual Backyard Vineyard Tour

Jason and Teri tell Reno about the Backyard Tour


 Wait a few years


and it will make wine

NV&W Home Wine Making Competition

Getting the word out.


Hard work, but fun.



The reward.


Nevada’s 2016 WineMaker Magazine International Amateur Wine Competition Winners



NV&W Winner