Tastings and Members Gathering

Tastings and members gatherings will continue in October and November at the American Legion Building in Sparks.  The November Gathering will also be a General Membership meeting and Board of Directors Elections.  If you are a member please look at the Directors tab on our website and review the positions. We encourage all members to be involved and if you fill qualified submit your name for one of the positions, or just become a Director at large.  Email your name and phone number to admin@nvandw.com and someone will contact you.


NV&W Hiring  – Offers Made on the Spot!

We need help in the  following positions:

  • Managers, Membership List Admin/Conservation/Preservation, Marketing
  • Programs & Events: Talent/Speaker-seekers (2-3),  Setup/Cleanup
  • Wine Competition:  Wine Manager, Sommelier,  Tasting Helpers. . .
  • Legislative & Advocacy person(s): 2019 will be a busy legislative year for NV&W
  • No pay and must be a member, but very rewarding

Become a Member of  NV&W

 – Dues Half Off Until End of Year

Annual membership dues to the end of the year are half off,  single members pay $12.50 and households pay $20.  Another feature is that if you join in October of the current year and pay full price, your dues carry you to the end of the following year, i.e. pay $25 or $40 in Oct, Nov or Dec of 2018 and you’re paid up until the end of 2109.

July & August Events


July Tasting
with Vineyards on 4th St

July 19th

Join us for our July wine tasting featuring the three independent Wineries on 4th Street.  Basin and Range Cellars, Great Basin Winery, and Nevada Sunset Winery will each be present and pour two of their favorite selections.

Vineyard Tour and Celebration Tickets

August 12th

Join our 4th Annual NV&W Self-Guided Tour Vineyard, followed by a Vineyard and wine celebration and auction starting at 3:30 PM.  This is our only fund raising event of the year.

May & June Events

Taste of Montoliva Wines

June 21, 2018

Our June Membership Meeting and Wine Tasting will feature the wines of Montoliva Vineyard & Winery, and owner and winemaker Mark Henry will speak as we pour his fine Spanish Style Wines. Please plan on joining us for a fun and informative time.

Competition Awards Reception

May 17, 2018

Greg Ross captured the night with Best of Show,
Best White Wine, and 4 Golds for his 4 entries

Our 2018 homemade wines competition was a great success with a huge improvement in wines over the previous year.  This year there were many more wines from Nevada Grapes, and very surprisingly the Gold Awards went exclusively to Nevada grown grapes.  We had fewer entries at this year’s competition, but the returning judges thought that the quality of wine was much better.  Hopefully we can take a small amount of credit for helping the local winemaking community improve their craft with our educational outreach.

Twenty-one wines received ribbons; two double gold, four gold, nine silver, five bronze, and also an honorable mention.  Of the gold awards, four were Nevada whites; a Grüner Veltliner, a Riesling and two blends.  Of the Nevada reds one went to a Frontenac and the other to a blend.  All wine makers won at least one ribbon, and one winemaker took gold for each of his entries.

Greg Ross was the super star of the event, as he entered 4 wines and took 4 gold awards, including the Best of Show for his red blend and Best of Division for his white blend. The other Double Gold was awarded to Joe Bernardo for his 2017 semi-sweet Riesling, and Jason Schultz received a Gold for his Frontenac.

We hope to have more winemakers enter next year and look forward to even better wines. See all the 2018 Awards here.
Wine Makers at our Reception


2018 Archives