Scheid Vineyards

Located 120 miles south of San Francisco lies the deep Monterey Submarine Canyon.  This submarine canyon brings a constant upwelling of cold, nutrient rich waters to the surface of Monterey Bay, making it one of the richest and most biodiverse marine habitats in the world.  

This cold, upwelling water chills the air, which creates fog that flows down from Monterey Bay into the Salinas Valley, cooling the vineyards and giving Monterey  County the longest growing season of all of California’s famed viticultural districts.  This cool fog often lingers over the vineyards until mid-day. Then as the sun warms the valley floor, the fog burns off and the warm air rises, drawing in a cool, reliable ocean breeze over the vineyards and preventing the grapes from overheating in the hot California afternoon sun.  The cooler temperatures and longer growing season allow the grapes to ripen slowly and develop rich and intricate fruit flavors while preserving crucial acidity.

Scheid Vineyards has been growing high quality grapes in the middle of this viticultural sweet spot since 1972. 



1972 Hobson Ave, Greenfield, CA 93927, USA (Winery &Tasting Room )

Wine Maker

Al Scheid






Arroyo Seco, San Lucas, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey

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Scheid Vineyards Gewurztraminer

Gewürztraminer(pronounced ge verts trah mee ner is an aromatic variety grown throughout the world, most notably in Alsace, France Gewürz translated from German means “ and that is just the trait that makes Gewürztraminer so fabulous Our 2018 Gewürztraminer is a fragrant wine with aromas of stone fruit,citrus, lychee and a hint of rose petal Fresh, sweet flavors of tropical fruit and a honeysuckle finish make this a delicious wine to serve as an apéritif but it is also a terrific food match The perfect balance of residual sugar and bright acidity gives it wonderful versatility Try with spicy or highly seasoned foods, soft cow’s milk cheeses, fresh fruit, ribs slathered in tangy barbecue sauce, or with butter pecan sweet potatoes at the holiday table

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Scheid Vineyards  Albarino

Originally thought to have been brought to the Iberian Peninsula during the 12th century by Cistercian monks, the name Alba-Riño means “from the Rhine.” Today, Albariño is widely planted in the northwestern part of Spain, the region of Galicia, as well as in the Portuguese Vinho Verde region where it is known as Alvarinho. Foodies adore this most fashionable white grape variety, owing to its preternatural ability to pair with the salty and the spicy (think seafood tapas, ham, prosciutto, smoked salmon, Manchego cheese, capers and oysters). Pure and vibrant, our 2018 vintage has lemon-lime aromas and crisp grapefruit avors with a lovely note of minerality. Fermented and aged in stainless steel to preserve freshness and varietal character, this aromatic white is expressive with mouthwatering acidity and layers of fruit.

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Scheid Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

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. These elements allow us to produce exceptional Cabs year in and year out. Our 2016 vintage is intense and focused, with aromas of dark berries, plum, and hints of vanilla and mocha. Bold and full-bodied, it is framed by elegant tannins, with slight herbal notes on the finish. While drinking beautifully now, this rich and vibrant Cabernet will age nicely over the next 5-10 years.

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Scheid Vineyards Pinot Noir Monterey

More than any other varietal, Pinot Noir expresses the nuances of site, growing conditions and clonal selection. At Scheid, we grow 20 different Pinot Noir clones on six different vineyards, all located within the cool climate area of Soledad and Greenfield. What do we mean by clone? Grapevines in general, and Pinot Noir vines in particular, are genetically unstable and can mutate slightly over time. Each grape variety, therefore, is made up of many subtypes, called clones. These clones can result in different flavors, intensity, color, etc. Crafting multiple small lots of Pinot Noir wine each vintage allows us to choose the most distinctive barrels and showcase them in our Estate Grown Pinot Noir. Our 2017 just might be one of the most expressive and inviting Estate Pinot Noirs we have ever produced. Everything about this wine screams cold-climate vineyards. The nose is a bouquet of vivid fruit aromas, balanced with delicate rose notes. Flavor highlights include raspberries, spice and subtle oak throughout the lingering finish.

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Scheid Vineyards Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands

A top notch Chardonnay can be one of life’s great pleasures and the Monterey appellation’s climate, with morning fogs that often linger until midday, allows the intricate fruit flavors to develop while preserving crucial acidity Our Chardonnay Reserve program was developed to produce a rich wine that showcases the distinctiveness of the Monterey growing region This hand harvested, small batch Chardonnay hails from the Santa Lucia Highlands, where the cool climate results in complex, intense wines Barrel fermentation in small, medium toast French oak and partial malolactic fermentation bring a richness and depth to the blend, which is elegantly balanced with dramatic tropical fruit flavors Aromas of yellow apple, pear, and citrus with notes of butterscotch, vanilla and a hint of allspice tie the wine together in a medium body leading into a lingering finish

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Scheid Vineyards Pinot Noir Clone 667

Our Clone Series was created to highlight the nuances that each Pinot Noir clone presents. What do we mean by “clone?” Grapevines in general, and Pinot Noir vines in particular, are genetically unstable and can mutate slightly over time. Each grape variety is actually made up of many subtypes, called clones. These clones can result in different flavors, intensity, or color. At Scheid Vineyards, we grow 20 different clones of Pinot Noir. Clone 667 is one of the Dijon clones, so named because of the return address on the shipping container that held the original imported cuttings from Burgundy. It is characterized by small berries, which result in a more intense color than many Pinot Noirs, and good tannin structure suitable for aging. This single-clone, single-vineyard bottling from Viento Vineyard is an elegant and refined wine that displays dark color, elegant bouquet, silky texture, and ripe, lavish fruit.

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Scheid Vineyards Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands

More than any other varietal, Pinot Noir is an expression of terroir. Terroir is a word bandied about in the wine world meaning the unique characteristics of a particular locale – essentially the taste of the place. And no other varietal reflects its sense of place more than the temperamental Pinot Noir grape. At Scheid Vineyards, we craft up to seven different bottled Pinots per vintage and our Pinot portfolio wouldn’t be complete without an SLH offering. Pinots from Santa Lucia Highlands lean towards a darker and denser style than their Burgundian cousins. They tend to have a little bit of tannin, a lot of dark fruit, and great leather and smoke on the nose. Our 2016 delivers mass quantities of cherries and blackberries, with notes of vanilla and forest floor. Smooth, sleek and velvety, this wine captures the inimitable personality of this great vineyard site.

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Scheid Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Kurt's Vineyard

Due to its cool climate and the ocean influence, Monterey County is best known for its Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays Yet in the southern part of the county lies the San Lucas appellation, a gorgeous locale with rolling topography, complex soils and weather that is warm enough to ripen all of the red Bordeaux varieties Killer Cab from Monterey County? 2016 Kurt’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is Exhibit A Kurt Gollnick our COO, chose a 10 acre plot to plant his favorite variety, a micro site that is capable of growing world class Cabernet Sauvignon The wine is dark and concentrated with aromas of blackberries, boysenberries and elderberries with notes of chocolate, hazelnuts, toasty oak and a hint of violet The palate delivers rich, juicy black fruit flavors followed by soft, integrated tannins and a long lingering finish. 

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