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 at one of Whispering Vine’s four locations. Lovers of food and wine – visit their 4th Street location for small plates that make a big statement. Enjoy their Midtown location complete with a fire pit or unwind down south after a long day exploring the nearby forest. Whispering Vine offers a rotating wine selection of over three thousand labels.
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 large events or intimate gatherings.
Not only is The Lodge Coffee and Wine Bar a great place to enjoy an après-ski treat in the winter, but their large outdoor space is perfect for a glass of wine during the warmer months. Pair one of their carefully selected wines with a charcuterie board, fresh-baked pizza or another delicious menu item. They also serve local draft beers and cocktails, and offer special events such as live music.
Bistro Napa is located inside Atlantis Casino Resort Spa and inspired by the sophisticated yet comfortable style of the Napa Valley. They specialize in unique small plates, desserts and feature a sommelier to complement the experience and help select the perfect glass or bottle for you out of a 4,000-bottle cellar. Take advantage of their unbeatable happy hour specials, available seven days a week.
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, but it is also a fun activity! Select which painting session you would like to attend at their Midtown studio, then get ready to test your painting skills (no experience required) and have a blast!
Did you know Reno Tahoe has three local wineries? Basin and Range Cellars and Nevada Sunset Winery share a location on 4th street. In Victorian Avenue, you’ll find Engine 8 Urban Winery complete with a small food menu, stunning patio and winery tour if you’re interested to see where the magic happens!
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.
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