We may be winemakers, but we are wine drinkers first. So we get that not everyone cares how many awards our wines have won, that we work with some of the greatest Zin vineyards in the Sierra Foothills or that the small batches of wines that our humble little start-up produces are becoming harder and harder to get.
Most people care that our wines taste good. Really good. And we get that. That’s why we pay attention to the details — we walk the vineyards, we know the vineyards, and we steward the greatest wines we possibly can into existence — and let you reap the rewards. So whether you’re a fan of single vineyard Zinfandels, crisp Sauvignon Blancs or bold red blends, check us out…before we’re sold out.
Scott and Melanie Klann share a love for great wine and great food, so at Newsome- Harlow, the two are married . . . both philosophically and literally.
The interplay between food and wine is supremely important to both partners — Scott focusing on the grapes and Melanie on the gastronomy. After two decades in the winery business, dedicated to sustainable practices and their respective crafts, the couple has helped put Calaveras County on the map with Melanie’s culinary creativity and Scott’s expertly crafted artisan wines.
Together, the couple’s talents come together in a sensual, symbiotic pairing that embodies Bacchanalian hedonism at its finest — the kind that brings together wine, food, friends and copious amounts of laughter.
In this spirit, the pair began their own label, Newsome-Harlow, in 2000 with a couple of partners and a small batch of wines crafted from premium Calaveras County grapes.
Their first vintage — a mere 150 cases — was sold exclusively to those on the winery’s mailing list. Ten years later, Newsome-Harlow is recognized as having some of the best wines in Calaveras County. Each year, Newsome Harlow produces nearly 20 different wines, with favorites such as Syrah, Petite Sirah, Sauvignon Blanc and six signature Zinfandels selling out every year.