America's Oldest Zinfandel Vineyard Displays a New Look and Name

Saint Helena, CA (PressExposure) March 09, 2009 -- Showcased in an elegant new package, Vineyard 1869 will be released March 24. Handcrafted by one of Amador County’s renowned winemakers, Scott Harvey, this wine exudes the elegance of a 138 year old zinfandel vineyard. The label designer, Connie Schlelein used gold foil to reflect the vineyard’s rich history; the vineyards are located in the California Gold Country.

“I wanted this bottle of wine to tell the story of where it’s from both inside and out” said Scott Harvey, winemaker and former owner of Vineyard 1869. “Tasting the wine is tasting history through all the layers of soil the roots travel through--up to 25 feet. The name is for the year the deed was documented.” These vines have survived both the serious pest phylloxera in the 1890s and the era of Prohibition. Schlelein added, “I designed the package to convey that the person drinking it has hit the Mother Lode – a historic Zinfandel made by a master winemaker.

The vineyard is well-known among Zinfandel aficionados. Also known as Grandpere Vineyard, OGP, and Harvey Vineyard, it has been embroiled in a trademark dispute that is now settled. For additional information contact: Jana Harvey 415-264-5641 or .

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Vineyard 1869 will retail for $45 and is available only at the Scott Harvey Tasting Room in Sutter Creek or on the web @

About Creative Wine Concepts

Scott Harvey Wines, established in 2004, produces niche wines that over-deliver. Scott Harvey, owner and winemaker, has been making quality wines for over 30 years. Each brand in the company is targeted at a different audience. Scott Harvey Wines are from Amador County; Jana Winery, named for Scott’s wife, represent Napa Valley; InZINerator and One Last Kiss, brands of the Super Hero Wine Company, are geared to the millennial generation of new wine drinkers.

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Press Release Submitted On: March 07, 2009 at 6:42 pm
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