The yield of wine or grapes from a vineyard or district during one season. Wine, usually of high quality, identified as to year and vineyard or district of origin. The year or place in which a wine is bottled. The harvesting of a grape crop. The initial stages of winemaking. Informal A group or collection of people or things sharing certain characteristics. Informal A year or period of origin: a car of 1942 vintage. Informal Length of existence; age. Of or relating to a vintage. Characterized by excellence, maturity, and enduring appeal; classic. Old or outmoded. Of the best: played songs that were vintage Cole Porter. Of the most distinctive: "Fatalism has coexisted with vintage American overconfidence\u201d ( Thomas Oliphant).