About Us

Engine 8 Urban Winery calls Nevada home and is located in downtown Sparks. Owners Mike and Wendi Rawson established Engine 8 in 2018 to pursue their dream of business ownership in the heart of their hometown. Both born in Nevada and raised in Sparks, it was an easy decision to honor their state and city by choosing a name and brand that pays tribute to the Reno/Sparks area and Northern Nevada’s proud heritage. Open 6 days a week, the Rawsons welcome you, your friends, and family to enjoy wine tasting by the flight, by the glass, or by the bottle in a relaxing atmosphere. Engine 8 also offers the best gourmet meat and cheese platters to complement your wine tasting experience. Looking for the perfect gift? Check out our wine accessories to pair with a bottle of wine.

  • More about Wendi and Mike

    Mike Rawson is a native Nevadan and has been in the food service industry for over 30 years. In 2018, he and his wife Wendi decided to take the plunge into local business ownership to pursue their passions and to serve their community. Wendi Rawson is also a native Nevadan and has been in the legal profession for over 17 years. Combine her organizational and administrative skills with Mike's food service experience - plus their shared love for the local community – make them the perfect pair to create Engine 8 Urban Winery.

  • Hello world!

    Hello! We’re Mike and Wendi Rawson, proud native Nevadans who in 2018 decided to leave the corporate world and open a business that serves our local community. Our dream and passion for wine and wine-making grew into Engine 8 Urban Winery, located within our beloved Sparks, Nevada. We are dedicated to serving consistently high-quality products to our customers and clients, always with integrity and local flavor. Engine 8 Urban Winery is a place where family and friends are welcomed with passion, a fun atmosphere, and most of all – great wine!

Opening Hours

Come as strangers, leave as friends.

Open 6 days a week


Tues – Thurs

1 pm
9 pm

Friday – Saturday

12 pm
10 pm


12 pm
5 pm