Plymouth, CA – December 7, 2016 – Andis Wines, Scott Harvey Wines, and Vino Noceto will be hosting a weekend of events to celebrate the continuing vivacity of the Original Grandpère Vineyard (OGP), also known as Vineyard 1869.
Over the course of four days, guests to Amador County will have a chance to taste, sip, and explore the Zinfandel vineyard heralded as the oldest documented Zinfandel Vineyard in America.The Original Grandpère Vineyard, also known as Vineyard 1869, is the oldest documented Zinfandel vineyard in America, dating back to the 1860’s.
This year, the California State Fair has named it the "2016 Vineyard of the Year". Still in production today, only four wineries are privileged enough to receive fruit from this vineyard, three in Amador County - Andis Wines, Scott Harvey Wines, and Vino Noceto – with the fourth being Macchia in Lodi.
The weekend kicks off Friday, January 13 at the award-winning Taste Restaurant, where a special Prix-Fix menu will highlight pairings with the OGP/Vineyard 1869 Zinfandel offerings from Andis Wines, Scott Harvey Wines, and Vino Noceto. To make reservations, please contact Taste Restaurant directly at (209) 245-3463.
Saturday, January 14 is your chance to walk among the ancient wines themselves with winemaker and past proprietor, Scott Harvey. The tour meets at the vineyard at 11am, weather permitting. The tour is $10 per person. Reservations are required, as space is limited to the first 20 people. Contact Jack at Scott Harvey Wines for tour tickets at (209) 245-3670 or (209) 267-0122.
In addition, Saturday-Sunday, January 14-16, each winery will be offering rare vertical tastings of their OGP/Vineyard 1869 Zinfandel, paired with small bites. Tasting passes can be purchased at any winery for $10 in advance or $15 the day of and will grant you access to all three wineries.
Scott Harvey Wines
(209) 245-3670 Shenandoah Valley Winery
(209) 267-0122 Sutter Creek Tasting Room