A Deadly Vintage

Join us for a night at one of the most exclusive valley events at the
Annual Vintage Release Party!

This year Chardonnay Crest Winery will host the event as a fundraiser, with the
proceeds benefitting Cabernet Cellars, whose vineyards were recently destroyed by fire.

As the winery owners and vintners of the valley clamor to show off their one-of-a-kind vintages
to each other before releasing them to the public, Charlotte Chardonnay hopes the exclusive event will pay tribute to her late father, Charles, who always put community before profit.

While sniffing, swirling and sampling the visceral vintages, a scandalous act of murder will occur, leaving the party-goers in search of an uncorked killer!

Will the murderer be a vivacious vintner who was ill prepared to deal with defeat? The vineyard owner seeking revenge for their sour grapes. Or possibly the bubbly champagne producer whose outgoing personality is covering for something?

It will be up to you to decant this crime before
the culprit can claim 
another vineyard victim.

Coming Soon!

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Guest Info

Guest Breakdown

For 20-80 guests: at least 3 males, 3 females, and 9-13 gender neutral.
For 15-20 guests: 3 males, 3-4 females, 9-13 gender neutral.
For 10-15 guests: Coming Soon.
For 8-12 guests: Coming Soon.
For 6-8 guests: Coming Soon.

** The upgrade is only able to upgrade the 15-20 guest version to the 20-80 guest version. The upgrade DOES NOT work with any other size of party.

** Due to the references of alcohol (wine), there is no clean version.


The Cast

*Note that the cast listed below is provided only to give an idea of the types of roles available, and not presented in any order relevant to the plot. Not all cast members are included in every version.

  • Catherine Chardonnay

    Chardonnay Crest Owner

    Is Catherine lost without her husband or stealthily building the biggest winery in the valley? Catherine’s intentions are as unclear as her proclamations.

  • Casey Cabernet

    Cabernet Cellars Owner

    After suffering a damaging blow to their vineyards, Casey has made it clear they will do whatever they need to in order to succeed – even if it means going on the offensive.

  • Pierre Pinot

    Noir Estates Winery Owner

    This mysterious Frenchman has been in the valley tending to his lands instead of reaping the more profitable fruits from his international estate. Is Pierre looking for love or something more?

  • Reese Riesling

    Golden Grape Vintner

    A product of the valley, Reese’s ongoing friendship with Charlotte is tested after Reese was left empty-handed at the Vintner’s Challenge this year.

  • Rosie Rosé

    Tasting Room Employee

    Bob Bubbly has talked of her forever, but with Bob's heart promised to someone else, Rosie will have to resort to an alternate plan.

  • Professor Grape

    Master Sommelier

    A lover of all things wine, the professor has fine-tuned their nose to sniff out the sour grapes. A duty they will take seriously at the party.

  • Sam Syrah

    Syrah Shadows Owner

  • Shelby Champagne

    Chateau Champagne Owner

  • Del Zinfandel

    Chardonnay Family Lawyer + Winery Owner

  • Joe Merlot

    Merlot Hills Owner

  • Bob Bubbly

    Chateau Champagne Heir

  • Charlotte Chardonnay

    Chardonnay Crest Heir

  • Shannon Chablis

    Chardonnay Crest Vintner

  • Marley Malbec

    Cabernet Cellars Vintner

  • Nikola Noir

    Land Manager

  • Patrice Picker

    Vineyard Worker

  • Peter Picker

    College Student

  • Miss Peach

    Fruit Buyer

  • Charity Connors

    Community Worker

  • Rickie Rich

    Valley Banker

Party Tips

Coming Soon

All the tips, costume suggestions, and more for A Deadly Vintage!


  • All of the information regarding how to run your A Deadly Vintagea party can be found online at Night of Mystery. We highly suggest that you take time to look over our website and download the A Deadly Vintage preview file. Upon reading the introduction file, it will give you a better understanding about how the parties are run and what to expect once you purchase a full mystery file.

    If you still have question, the Frequently Asked Questions page at Night of Mystery is a great resource or you can contact us.
  • Since our games are custom written for the size of the party (ie, we don’t just create a mystery with 8 characters and then keep adding more characters to it), each mystery size is unique unto itself. That being said, going from 10-15 version to 15-20 version, will not only add in more characters, but it will change the storylines of the existing characters, and vice-versa in going from a larger version to a smaller one.

    Because of this, WE STRONGLY SUGGEST you get a guest count before formally ordering. You can do so by downloading an invitation, inviting your guests and then purchasing your mystery once you have a more accurate number of people attending. Unfortunately, if you find yourself purchasing the wrong sized party, you will have to purchase another version of the mystery for the size you want unless you are moving from the 15-20 version to the 20+ version.
    You can download an invitation here before ordering.
  • For even more party planning ideas, check out our A Deadly Vintage Pinterest Board here.
  • Each month we highlight one of our customers who has posted on our blog and award them a FREE party!

    To get your $5 coupon AND be entered in the Party Of the Month contest for a chance to win a FREE party, please email nompartyofthemonth@gmail.com

    Don’t forget to add all the important details and party highlights that made your party one to remember! We love to hear about all of the hard work you, as host, put into your party. From the decor, to the food, costumes, whatever. As well as how you and your guests acted (and reacted!) throughout the night! Everything that made your party one your guests will never forget — tell us about it! And be sure to attach some pictures!!!

    Upon submitting, we will email you back a coupon to use for $5 off your next party AND enter you in our “Party of the Month” contest, where you could win a FREE party! One submitted, you will not have to resubmit, but will be entered EVERY MONTH until your party wins!

    Check out some of our past winners here! Night of Mystery POM Blogs

    Thanks again for hosting with Night of Mystery and we can’t wait to hear all about your party!!!
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A Deadly Vintage includes:

Mystery PDF that includes: A Host Guide, A Schedule of the Night, An Introduction, Designed Invitations, Background Information, Character Descriptions, Character Objective Sheets, Name Tags, Evidence, Accusation Sheets, a Detailed Solution, Award Certificates, and more!

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