News from Nevada Vines & Wines….

2017 Nevada Vines & Wines Homemade Wine Competition Entries Due NLT April 1st, 2017  at Reno Homebrewer: It’s time to get your entries submitted for the 2017 Nevada Vines & Wines – Homemade Wine Competition. Drop them off or mail them to the Reno Homebrewer on 2335 Dickerson Rd, Reno 89503. Fill out an entry form and tape a label to each bottle (available on our website Each entry is still $10, so pay on our website or by check when you drop off. You can start dropping off entries on March 1st, with the last day for submitting them being April 1st. Again, download the forms and print them from the website, pick them up at Homebrewer or at our monthly Wine Tasting on March 16th.

Monthly Wine Tastings:  Join us  Thursday: March 16th

Nevada Vines & Wines will host a  wine tasting and presentation at Garden Shop Nursery, (Former)  Mayberry Drive, Reno at 5:30 pm.  Cost: $5.00 members and $10.00 for non-members. Wine Tasting presented  by Joe Bernardo , “Introducing Wine Academy”. 

Another reason to join NV&W – Wine Academy

NV & W is pleased announce that we have partnered with Joseph Bernardo and Bill Coplin with the formation of a” Wine Academy”.    Per 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.  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 grapes or making wine to check us out.  All participants must be a member of NV & W…. 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 We will go over the plan for taking care of the grapes and the winemaking process. 

Reorder Vines

Nevada Vines & Wines is offering a group buying opportunity of new vines this year.  Many of you already know that the nurseries prefer to see vines in batches of 25 or more.  Group buying allows us to pool orders.  If you are interested in participating, please forward your request to or contact Sheryl at 775-342-3714 if you have any questions. Joe Bernardo has graciously offered to pool the orders.  Orders must be received by February 15. – EXTENDED TO MARCH 16.   Joe will not know exact prices till we have a count of each type of vines orders.  They run approximately $2.50 per vine.  If you want vine shelters, they are about 40 cents each. availability/

Churchill Vineyards & Frey Ranch Estate Distillery

Fallon, Nevada

(Nevada’s Premier Winery and Distillery)
Fourth Annual Nevada Vines and Wines Private Wine/Spirits Tasting

For Nevada Vines & Wines members & guests – Event is no charge.
Saturday, April 8, 12:30 pm
Light snacks will be provided
Please RSVP to Mary Sauvola   by March 30

New Membership

2017 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FOR NEW AND RENEWING MEMBERS: Annual Club membership dues are $50.00 per household for both renewing and new members which includes a magazine subscription to WineMaker magazine, or an annual club membership of $40.00 per household,   or $25.00 for an individual membership, which does not include magazine subscription.  Dues are valid for the calendar year.

  Your annual membership entitles you to the following:  (Tax Deductible) ·        Entering your wines into our annual wine competition; ·         Participation in member’s only events
  • Numerous events including Backyard Vineyard Tour, Winemaking 101 classes, monthly wine tastings and more
 You can join or renew online  at by credit card or mail your check to Nevada Vines and Wines, P.O. Box 18674, Reno NV 89511,  questions: contact Sheryl Eilenfeldt at or 775-342-3714

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