May & June Events
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.
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