Reno is roughly three hours from Napa Valley, the heart of wine country, however it is exploding with wine experiences! Whether you enjoy a deep red, a crisp white or some refreshing bubbly, there is a place in Reno Tahoe to find it, along with the perfect ambiance in which to enjoy some much-deserved vino. From an elegant and sophisticated outing, an enjoyable pairing or an energetic painting experience, wine is perfect for the occasion!
Indulge in Premium Artisan Wines and California-made olive oil at We Olive & Wine Bar. Lovers of food and wine will be right at home at this unique wine bar. In addition to their selection of small-production wines, you can sample an extraordinary variety of quality California extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar and gourmet menu items.
Enjoy live music and entertainment five days a week with not only wine but beer, cheese plates and specialty cocktails at Midtown Wine Bar. They showcase local artists and live performances with a long list of wines and beers to choose from, as well as wine flights for those who can’t pick just one glass!
Napa Sonoma Grocery Company has two convenient locations – one in south Reno and one in the Plumgate Shopping Center at the corner of Plumb and Arlington. Both offer a wide selection of wine, delicious food and a shopping market full of goodies and gift baskets. These venues are perfect for a large event and for intimate gatherings.
Bistro Napa is located inside the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa and inspired by the sophisticated yet comfortable style of the Napa Valley. They specialize in unique small plates, deserts and feature a sommelier to compliment the experience and help select the perfect glass of bottle for you out of a 4,000-bottle cellar. Take advantage of their unbeatable happy hour specials, available seven days a week.
Churchill Vineyards is located on Frey Ranch in Churchill County, Nevada. Being 4,000 feet above sea level in the high desert the region influences intricate flavors to the only wine grown, produced and bottled in Nevada. The supply is limited for these flavorful and well balanced wines making it appealing for connoisseurs and wine tasters alike. Check out the only first estate vineyard and winery in Nevada Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.
If you are looking for a truly unique and creative experience look no further than Picasso & Wine. Not only do they have a long list of selections for wine and sangria, it is also an activity! Select which painting session you would like to attend at either of their two locations – MidTown or south Reno – then get ready to test your painting skills (no experience required) and have a blast!
Every third Saturday of the month, stroll along the Truckee River and visit participating stores from 2 – 5 p.m. for wine samples during the Wine Walk. It was voted the best monthly event in the Reno News & Review. For $20, each participant receives a wine glass hand-decorated by local merchants.