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We are proud to announce that the Tahoe Ridge Winery Minden location is the home of an Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars Market where tastings, including remarkable parings, are available on a daily basis. We believe this Market to be the first of its kind in Nevada.

The original boutique Genoa Tasting Room of Tahoe Ridge Winery was moved to Minden, Nevada where it was expanded to include a significantly enhanced Bistro, Winery and Marketplace. For our wines, the Tahoe Ridge Winery production facility is where all of the magic happens thanks to our award winning winemakers. Effective in early 2013 the relocation of the production facility was accomplished, now houses all of the fermenting wines and is also home to the entire vinification process; resulting in significant cost savings allowing us to continue to provide the best quality wines to our customers.

This website has been updated to reflect our new menus, events and products. All of our current wine offerings are available for purchase on line from the “Shop” menu tab on the Home Page. Watch for more information as we expand the availability of our EVOO products, parings and recipes on the site.  Wine Club Members now enjoy a 20% discount on all of our Olive Oil and Vinegar products.

Tahoe Ridge Winery, Minden, Nevada

 April 7, 2014 – Minden, NV

Local Winery Wins Gold Medal — Tahoe Ridge Winery wins a Gold Medal for wine that was produced from grapes grown at vineyards located at Buffalo Creek Ranch where the Winery grows Inter-specific varieties of grapes for their Nevada Grown Wines.

The Frontenac grapes were harvested in 2012 and the associated vinification process at their production plant in Minden resulted in a great 2012 vintage Frontenac wine that was submitted for judging at the 2014 international wine competition held in Rochester, New York.

In their 14th  year of judging fine wines, 75 judges, all with national and international credentials, from multiple markets in Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, the United States and other wine regions of the world judged 3,756 wines. In perhaps their tightest competition ever, the The Finger Lake International Judges awarded 284 Gold medals in the judging. Entries arrived from 20 countries, 50 states and 6 provinces in Canada.

June, 2013 – Minden, Nevada:

Tahoe Ridge Winery, Minden, Nevada won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for Nevada grown and produced wines in the 2009 International Cold Climate Wine Competition held in Minneapolis, Minnesota (August 25th – 27th, 2009).  The winning wine was sold exclusively through the Tahoe Ridge Pioneer Wine Club and its Marketplace and Bistro in Minden, Nevada.

Winning wines include:       GOLD MEDAL –  2008 St. Croix, Buffalo Creek Vineyards, Gardnerville, Nevada                                         

                                           SILVER MEDAL –  2008  Frontenac, Buffalo Creek Vineyard, Gardnerville, Nevada                                                         

                                          BRONZE MEDAL – 2008 La Crosse, Buffalo Creek Vineyard, Gardnerville, Nevada                          

Tahoe Ridge’s 2009 commercial wine competition medal count stood at 19 and this Nevada winery has garnered an additional 11 medals including two gold medals through 2012.   With ongoing vineyard and production facilities operations, Tahoe Ridge Winery, who participated in the development of the Nevada Wine and Grape Growing Industry in 1990, is Nevada’s largest and longest continually owned and operated wine producing and grape growing company.  This year will mark Tahoe Ridge’s 21st harvest of grapes from Nevada vineyards and 24 years as a partner in Nevada’s wine and grape growing industry.

As a result of years of work, inter-specific wine grape varieties are flourishing here in Northern Nevada.  Interspecific wine grapes were developed by researchers at Cornell University and the University of Minnesota.  Tahoe Ridge began work with interspecific wine grapes in 1999 and has participated in the planting of 15,000 of these vines in the Carson, Smith, Washoe and Mason Valley areas of Northern Nevada.

Tahoe Ridge Winery harvested the first commercial interspecific wine grapes from the Buffalo Creek Vineyard located in Gardnerville, Nevada in 2008.  At that time Buffalo Creek Vineyard was owned and operated by David and Susan Semas.  The vineyard, which was planted in 2006 and is approximately 8 acres in size, consists of  two red interspecific wine grape varieties, St. Croix and Frontenac, and two white interspecific wine grape varieties, La Crosse and Brianna.

All media members are welcome and encouraged to cover all aspects of the grape harvest & winemaking operations at Tahoe Ridge Winery.