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. 

Commercial Results

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

2019 Complete Commercial Results

Home Results

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

2019 Complete Home Results






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

2019 Calendar

Check the events page for updated times and locations.

2018 Archives