Our founder, John M. Olney, produced and released two posters in the mid to late 1980s.
You can click on the poster picture for an enlargement.
This poster-map was released in late 1986 making it 23 years old.
There are 85 labels displayed of which 10 went out of business/ceased operations and 28 changed ownership. Thus, about 45% of the original labels are no longer available except via WCM&P poster-map.
Click here to review the list of displayed wineries
This poster was release in 1989 just 20 years ago.
There are 91 wine labels displayed of which 15 went out of business/ceased operations and 19 changed ownership. Thus, about 35% of the original labels are no longer available except via this WCMP poster-map.
Click here to review the list of displayed wineries and advertisers
The Wineries of Series 'B' Poster-map Past and present
There are some very interesting stories associated to the production of the Series "A" poster-map and the marketing of the Series "B" poster-map as described below.
Our founder, John Olney, provided us with following story about how the Series "A" poster-map came about. The story is ->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>..........
Then there is the story of the attempt to force Mr. Olney to remove a number of the labels from the Series "B" poster because the winery owners protested being displayed on the same poster-map with an image of the Napa Valley Wine Train. Click here to find out about the legal inglement that occurred: ->>>................................