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A Venerable Vintage is a quest in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Nerussa at the Wawnet Inn is a wine collector, and will pay handsomely for the rare Shadowbanish Wine.

An alchemist who was also a vintner created the wine for the Imperial Legion soldiers who were posted at the forts dotting the countryside. The wine not only tasted good but also granted Night-Eye, making it useful for the night watch.

Shadowbanish Wine LocationsEdit

There are eighteen bottles of Shadowbanish Wine in total, one or two in each of the following locations.

  • Fort Aurus; There is a chest containing two bottles at the northeast side in the very back room of the dungeon.
  • Fort Carmala; There is a chest containing two bottles deep into the dungeons.
  • Fort Dirich; Deep down in the dungeon guarded by a specter, there are two bottles in a crate between the wall and the raised coffin in the middle of the hall.
  • Fort Grief; There is a chest with a hard lock containing two bottles in the outside top level of this fort.
  • Fort Irony; There are two bottles in a chest in a room where there are two entrances to that cave section.
  • Fort Magia; There are two bottles towards the end of the dungeon trawl in a passageway of the Garrison Blocks.
  • Fort Scinia; There are two bottles straight ahead as one goes through the door into the Hall of Legends area of the dungeon.
  • Fort Vlastarus; There is a chest containing two bottles behind a pillar in one of the rooms.
  • Frostcrag Spire; One bottle on the wine rack in the storage area.
  • Battlehorn Castle; One bottle on the wine rack in the castle wine cellar.

When the Hero has found six bottles, they can go back to Nerussa to collect the reward.

JournalEdit

Journal Entry
  • Update: Upon receiving the quest:

I've spoken to Nerussa, the publican at the Wawnet Inn just outside the Imperial City. She's searching for a rare wine named Shadowbanish Wine that she says is most commonly found in fort ruins. She tells me if I retrieve six bottles, I'll be well compensated. Looks like I'll need to keep a careful eye out.

  • Update: Upon finding a bottle of Shadowbanish Wine, prior to speaking with Nerussa:

I've come across a bottle of wine with markings I've never seen before. I can barely make out "Shadowbanish Wine" on the label. It must be quite valuable. I should hold onto it until I find out more.

  • Update: Once the required number of bottles have been found:

I've recovered six bottles of Shadowbanish Wine. I should bring them back to Nerussa at the Wawnet Inn for my final reward.

  • Update: After talking to Nerussa:

I've given six bottles of Shadowbanish Wine to Nerussa. In return, she paid me a large finder's fee of 1000 gold. She also told me if I find any more bottles of the wine, she'd gladly pay me 100 gold each for them.

  • Quest complete