Frank Crivello, Managing Member, Crivello Group, LLC Announces New Wine Awards by Copperford, LLC dba Olde Lockeford Winery

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Donald and Karyn Litchfield are acclaimed wine industry innovators.

Frank Crivello, Crivello Group, LLC (“CG”) Managing Member, previously announced its principals provided financing to Copperford, LLC dba Olde Lockeford Winery (“OLW”). Today OLW was proud to announce that it recently received additional critical acclaim in wine competition.

At the recent 2005 California State Fair Wine Competition OLW’s Barbera won a Gold Medal, Best of Region, and Best of California Awards. OLW’s Dolcetto, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, and Cabernet Franc all won Silver Medals; OLW’s Mourvedre won a Bronze Medal. The 2005 awards build upon OLW’s history of winning such awards in previous competitions in prior years.

Under the current leadership of Donald and Karyn Litchfield, OLW has made premium handcrafted California wines since 2000. OLW currently produces over 25 varieties including: Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Albarino, Chardonnay Viognier, Reisling, Muscat, White Zinfandel, White Port, Merlot, Mourvedre, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Barbera, Petite Sirah, Dolcetto, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet-Shiraz, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo, Pinot Noir, Late Harvest Zinfandel, Port and several flavored Sparkling Wines. OLW’s wine variety information is available at

OLW Manager Donald Litchfield stated: “We were pleased and gratified to receive recognition for our high quality wines from the California State Fair Wine Competition. We have and will continue this tradition.”

CG Managing Member Frank P. Crivello stated: “We are proud to partner with Don and Karyn Litchfield. Not only do they make great tasting award winning wine, they are commercially successful which means the public will enjoy their passion for years to come. In addition to providing strategic consulting services to Old Lockeford, we are planning to assist OLW in its plans to become a public company this year.”

About Crivello Group, LLC

Crivello Group LLC is a strategic advisor and partner to emerging companies.

Crivello Group LLC’s solutions for emerging companies include:

  • Stabilization
  • Plan for Restructuring
  • Divestiture & Dissolution
  • Capital & Debt Alternatives
  • Staff, Boards, and Professionals

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995 - With the exception of historical information, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The actual future results of OLW or Crivello Group could differ significantly from those statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include risks and uncertainties such as the inability to finance the company’s operations or expansion, inability to hire and retain qualified personnel, changes in the general economic climate, including rising interest rate and unanticipated events such as terrorist activities. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential" or "continue," the negative of such terms, or other comparable terminology. These statements are only predictions. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements should not be regarded as a representation by the Company, or any other person, that such forward-looking statements will be achieved. We undertake no duty to update any of the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. In light of the foregoing, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. For further risk factors see the risk factors associated with our Company, review our SEC filings.


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