Winery, restaurants apply for liquor licenses with commission |

Winery, restaurants apply for liquor licenses with commission

by Dylan Riley, Staff Writer

Several new and old businesses will be seeking liquor licenses as the Douglas County Board of Commissioners convene as the liquor license board Thursday, April 15, at the Douglas County Administration Building, 175 Highway 50 East, Stateline at 1:30 p.m.

Owners of the Tahoe Ridge Vineyards & Winery, Inc., are seeking to add a manufacturer’s license to their existing beer and wine sales liquor license in Douglas County.

Owned by Richard and Kathy Halbardier, the winery began in 1991 as an experimental research vineyard.Ê

The only commercial vineyard operation in Nevada, Tahoe Ridge established four vineyards throughout the state, experimenting with cold climate grape growing and survivability.

Today, Tahoe Ridge has 14 commercial and research plots in Nevada and contracts to buy grapes from 10 California vineyards.

The Halbardier’s plan to open a winery/culinary center and museum at the historic Van Sickle Ranch in Genoa.

Nevada Gourmet Grocery, Ltd. on Esmeralda Avenue in Minden are requesting a liquor license be added to its business license and its name changed to The Bank, Parlor & Pub.

Coyote Sports Bar & Grill, preparing to open in the Park Place Center in Gardnerville, is also requesting a cabaret Class B liquor license to allow for any type of live entertainment and dancing, a catering license and a restricted gaming license for video poker machines at the bar.

Commissioners will also consider:

n Festival permits for Cinco de Cabo Street Festival, April 30 through May 2, in the lower parking lot of Harvey’s Lake Tahoe, as well as 20 more outdoor festival permits for art’s and crafts fairs scheduled for various dates from May 7 to October 3 at Lake Tahoe Horizon, D Parking Lot.

n Approval of an outdoor festival permit for a June 18 community concert and barbecue to benefit the American Cancer Society at the Corley Ranch, 859 Highway 395 South, Gardnerville.

n A trolley lease between Douglas County and Area Transit Management, although the Tahoe Trolley is operated by Tahoe Area Regional Transit, a service of the Placer County, California department of public works.

n A bid award to Wilson Construction, Inc. in the amount of $26,304 for the Johnson Lane Construction Water Fill Station project.

n Approval of a new truck purchase by parks and recreation in the amount of $24,341.

n Authorization for the parks department to donate surplus playground equipment to Faith Christian Academy.

n An update regarding voting equipment upgrade to touch screen.

n Dylan Riley can be reached at or (775) 782-5121, ext. 213.Ê