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Scheid Family Wines

1972 Hobson Avenue, 93927 Greenfield, CA
United States of America

Telephone +1 831 386-5047

This company is co-exhibitor of
Wine Institute of California

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ProWein 2017 hall map (Hall 9): stand A16-7

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.03  NORTH AMERICA
  • 01.03.03  USA
  •  California

Our products

Product category: California


Arguably the most important red wine grape in the world, a distinguished Cabernet Sauvignon is one of life’s great pleasures. We choose our Cabernet sites carefully: warm days with lots of sunshine, cool nights to preserve the balance of the fruit, well-drained soils, and gentle slopes. Our Appassimento Cab is made in a style similar to northern Italy’s celebrated Amarone and displays a lavish richness that is almost port-like. The grapes are allowed to dry slowly on the vine, which intensely concentrates the flavors. The final result is a full bodied and brooding beauty with generous aromas of dark plum, dried fig, cedar, coffee and cloves. On the palate, loads of dark candied fruit give way to a decadently rich mouthfeel finish with surprising elegance. Drinking beautifully now, this is one to lay down for a decade or more. 

*Due to extremely limited production, our Appassimento Cab is not eligable for our Summer Stock-Up Promotion.  

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Product category: California


Odd Lot Red is the fun friend you want to take to any party. It’s approachable, versatile and fits in anywhere, from white tablecloths to picnics in the park. Our philosophy with Odd Lot is simple: make a delectable, lip-smacking red blend. Period. No rules that it has to be Bordeaux-based or Rhône-based or follow the formula that won us a slew of gold medals and accolades on the last vintage. Naw, rules are for sissies. We set out to craft the yummiest red blend from the tools of the vintage—every lot available is up for grabs! Winemakers and interns gather with beakers and pipettes and no shortage of opinions as to what will enhance our Odd Lot and add that certain je ne sais quoi to really bring it home. The 2013 vintage opens with aromas of blackberry, cassis, and ripe plum framed by notes of chocolate and spice. The palate is soft, silky and balanced and the finish is long and smoooooooth.

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Product category: California


The climate of Monterey County, with its low annual rainfall and cool nights during the growing season, makes it an ideal spot for producing consistently wonderful late harvest wines. Our 2011 Late Harvest Riesling is packed with heady aromas of orange blossoms and honey, and a rich palate of tropical fruit, citrus and dried apricots. A backbone of bright acidity balances the whole, resulting in a clean and intense wine. The ultimate dessert wine, enjoy with fruit sorbets, strong cheeses, fruit-based desserts like apple or pear tarts, and crème brûlée. Or make this handcrafted wine a dessert all by itself … it’s not called the “Nectar of the Gods” for nothing!

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About us

Company details


Al Scheid first purchased property in Monterey County in 1972, a 10-acre parcel located on the edge of the town of Greenfield. Monterey wine grape growing was in its infancy and Al was drawn to the region for its untapped potential. He consulted with Professor A.J. Winkler, a viticultural authority at the University of California at Davis, who had published a report in 1960 classifying grape growing regions by climate. Monterey County was classified as Regions I and II, comparable to Napa, Sonoma, Burgundy and Bordeaux, making it one of the most climatically suitable regions in the state for growing high quality wine grapes.
The first 10 acres were quickly followed by other unplanted parcels located near Greenfield – land that turned into our present day Elm, Hacienda, Viento and Baja Viento Vineyards. In 1974, we secured another potential-filled parcel of open land which became known as the Scheid Vineyard. In 1979, a swath of beautiful, rolling land 22 miles south of Greenfield became available which became our San Lucas Vineyard, along with an ultra-premium Cabernet site named Kurt’s Vineyard. In 1997, we acquired our Riverview Vineyard in Soledad, followed by the development of our Hames Valley Vineyard in the southernmost reaches of Monterey County. Mesa del Rio Vineyard in Greenfield was developed in 1999, rounding out our portfolio of eleven estate vineyards located along a 70-mile stretch, north-to-south, all in Monterey County. The unique geography of Monterey County, which results in a range of micro-climates, and the diversity of our estate vineyards allow us to grow many different varieties in a spectrum of styles.

Our mantra for 45 years, borrowed from writer, artist and philosopher John Ruskin, is that “quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort”. It’s an ideal we don’t take lightly. Quality is a term that has been trivialized, used by purveyors from McDonald’s to Verizon to Kmart. Genuine quality is harder to come by and does not mean simply well-made or acceptable. Real quality is that which is superior. It is the result of thought, analysis, communication, sweat and the utmost care, succinctly stated by Mr. Ruskin as “intelligent effort”. True quality is only achieved through mindful action each step of the way, from every vineyard practice performed, to the crucial timing of the harvest, through each stage in the winery.

It is never an accident.

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