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Stellar Food, Award Winning Wine In Pahrump, NV

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits, The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar

two gals on barrelsPahrump, Nevada, is known to folks in Las Vegas as the “Gateway to Death Valley”. To the indigenous Southern Paiute tribe it was known as Pah-Rimpi, or “Water Rock,” so named because of the abundant artesian wells in the valley. It may seem odd to some but today the unincorporated desert settlement of Pahrump, population 36,441, is home to a multi-award-winning vineyard and restaurant: The Pahrump Valley Winery & Symphony’s Restaurant.

A mere one hour drive from the heart of Las Vegas, Symphony’s is a great spot for a causal upscale lunch or dinner experience. Work up an appetite or work off some dessert calories with a pre-or-post dining stroll or guided tour through the three-acre vineyard and surrounding areas.

During our recent film shoot at the charming vineyard, proud owner Gretchen Lokan gave us a five-star tour  of the tasting and bottling areas, then treated the crew to a stellar lunch in the modern and airy dining room. Check back on to this page later this week for a fun and informative visual tour of the Pahrump Winery tasting and bottling rooms. In the meantime, check out just a few of the wonderful menu selections we sampled below.

Smoked Turkey With Bacon

turkey sandwich

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Incredible Lobster Bisque

bowl of soup with bread                                              Tenderloin of Beef Stroganoff
plate of beef and noodles


two desserts

Open 10:30 a.m. for wine tasting and tours. Call 1800.368.9463 or 775.751.7800.