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Great Discounts on Wedding Wine Packages

by Monica Bennion on May 10, 2016

Scott and Jana's wines are made with love.  Love for good wine.  Love for friends and family.  Love for each other.  Share that love with your friends and family by serving your favorite Scott Harvey and Jana Wines at your wedding.  With great discounts on wedding wine packages, you'll have money left over for your honeymoon!

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While our featured Wedding Package Wines include the romantic One Last Kiss wines and the Jana Cathedral, we are happy to work with you to customize your wedding package with the Scott Harvey & Jana Wines you enjoy the most.

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Look Who We Ran Into at the 2016 ZinEx Fest

by Jana on March 27, 2016

In February 2016 we celebrated all things Zinfandel by pouring our award winning Zinfandel wines at the 25th Z.A.P. Festival (ZinEx), in San Francisco, CA.  Hundreds of winemakers were on site to showcase their best Zinfandels to thousands of Zinfandel junkies.  While Zinfandel is "California's Grape", and grows well from north to south and everywhere in between, some of the best and most unique Zinfandels hail from our little county tucked away in the Sierra Foothills; Amador County.

Barbara Keck, wine writer and author, shared with us her photo from the 2016 ZinEx Festival.  Barbara writes, "Zinfandel was the star at ZAP's Zinfest Grand Tasting in San Francisco on Feb 27, but a clear subtext was the presence of so many Sierra Foothills wineries.  Twelve (12) wineries constituted 10 percent of the Zin producers... and Cork Dork Radio's host was happy to hear about the burgeoning wine scene in the Sierra Foothills."

(Left to Right:  Chris Leamy from Terra d'Oro/Montevina, Joe Shebl from Renwood Winery, Barbara Keck, author of "Wineries of the Sierra Foothills" and blog writer, Adam Montiel, Cork Dork Radio co-host, Jana Harvey from Scott Harvey Wines, Jeremy West, Cork Dork Radio co-host, and Kevin Riley of Proulx Wine in Paso Robles.)

Listen to the Cork Dorks Radio Broadcast at the 25th Z.A.P. Fest

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Grape Stomping from 6000 BC to Harvest of 2015

by Jana on September 10, 2015

Those of us who are Baby Boomers have etched in our memories the image of Lucy and Ethel stomping grapes in large wooden vats.  For many of us, it's the epitome of winemaking.  But the history of grape stomping dates back to 6000 BC.  Making wine from grapes is an age old tradition; from harvesting wine grapes, to stomping and crushing them, to fermenting and aging in barrels and then bottling and drinking.

This year, our Scott Harvey Grape Stomp will be at our new winery in the Shenandoah Valley in Amador County.  The competitors will get down and dirty for the title of Grand Stompers.  Forty competitors will vie for the title and most will look a bit like Lucy and Ethel – their faces, arms, feet and legs will be spattered with bright red grape juice.  Scott has the brilliant idea to use alicante bouschet–one of the few varietals that run red juice. This makes for dramatic effects for the stompers. 

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Harvest 2015: Bottling right into Grape Harvest in Amador

by Scott Harvey on September 07, 2015

I have never started the Amador harvest this early. We started sparkling wine production in Napa on August 11, which is also a first. I scheduled to bottle 5,800 cases of wine at the new winery in Amador County the last week of August thinking I would have plenty of time to switch the winery over from bottling mode to harvest mode. The day we moved the last truck load of new bottled wine out we set up the crusher stemmer and press for harvest.

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Harvest 2015: Day Two of Harvest at the new Scott Harvey Winery in Amador

by Scott Harvey on September 06, 2015

First thing to do this morning is to see what we crushed yesterday. Both fermentations had started and the winery was filling up with the wonderful odor of fermenting grapes. This is my 42nd year making wine and I love that first day of walking into the tank room and smelling the yeast.

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2015 Harvest Report - Harvest Widow: The Life of the Winemaker's Wife During Harvest

by Jana on September 04, 2015

As my husband, Scott Harvey, embarks on his 42nd harvest, I prepare myself for not seeing much of him for the next six weeks or so. Of course, this year could be much quicker with an early short harvest. Better for me but not better for Scott. With all the grapes coming in at the same time, it can get quite chaotic. This will be the 19th harvest I've been through with him, and it never seems to get much easier. This year can be the most difficult of all! We have moved our production to Amador County so I might only see Scott one, maybe two days a week, if I'm lucky since we still call Napa Valley our home base. Being a winemaker's wife has its challenges.

To get an idea of what a winemaker's life is like in a few minutes, view this short video.

 

 

After 42 years, Scott has never seen grapes in Amador County this ripe on September 1st. Harvest 2015 has been most unusual. On September 2nd, he has already crushed two of our Zinfandel vineyards; the Bowman vineyard and the Norton vineyard. The latter once belonging to Scott's grandfather, George DeMille.

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Great Discounts on Wedding Wine Packages

May 10, 2016

Scott and Jana's wines are made with love.  Love for good wine.  Love for friends and family.  Love for each other.  Share that love with your friends and family by serving your favorite Scott Harvey and Jana Wines at your wedding.  With great discounts on wedding wine packages, you'll have money left over for your...

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Look Who We Ran Into at the 2016 ZinEx Fest

March 27, 2016

In February 2016 we celebrated all things Zinfandel by pouring our award winning Zinfandel wines at the 25th Z.A.P. Festival (ZinEx), in San Francisco, CA.  Hundreds of winemakers were on site to showcase their best Zinfandels to thousands of Zinfandel junkies.  While Zinfandel is "California's Grape", and grows...

Read the full article →

Grape Stomping from 6000 BC to Harvest of 2015

September 10, 2015

Those of us who are Baby Boomers have etched in our memories the image of Lucy and Ethel stomping grapes in large wooden vats.  For many of us, it's the epitome of winemaking.  But the history of grape stomping dates back to 6000 BC.  Making wine from grapes is an age old tradition; from harvesting wine grapes, to...

Read the full article →

Harvest 2015: Bottling right into Grape Harvest in Amador

September 07, 2015

I have never started the Amador harvest this early. We started sparkling wine production in Napa on August 11, which is also a first. I scheduled to bottle 5,800 cases of wine at the new winery in Amador County the last week of August thinking I would have plenty of time to switch the winery over from bottling mode...

Read the full article →

Harvest 2015: Day Two of Harvest at the new Scott Harvey Winery in Amador

September 06, 2015

First thing to do this morning is to see what we crushed yesterday. Both fermentations had started and the winery was filling up with the wonderful odor of fermenting grapes. This is my 42nd year making wine and I love that first day of walking into the tank room and smelling the yeast.

Read the full article →

2015 Harvest Report - Harvest Widow: The Life of the Winemaker's Wife During Harvest

September 04, 2015

As my husband, Scott Harvey, embarks on his 42nd harvest, I prepare myself for not seeing much of him for the next six weeks or so. Of course, this year could be much quicker with an early short harvest. Better for me but not better for Scott. With all the grapes coming in at the same time, it can get quite...

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Drink Your Wine - Week 2

July 19, 2015

Welcome to Week 2 of our 8-week "Drink Your Wine" Campaign! Last week we featured how to host a blind tasting party. If you missed Week 1, don't worry, we're keeping a list that you can find any time.

DRINK YOUR WINE WEEK 2 Date Night

So, you've just hosted your own Blind Wine Tasting Party (Week 1), now it's time...

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How to Host a Blind Tasting Party

July 12, 2015

We all have them...those dusty bottles at the back of the cellar, the bottles hiding at the back of the cooler and those buried in the back of the unused closet. We buy and store them with the intention of opening them for that milestone birthday, that special anniversary or the perfect celebration. Birthdays and...

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Scott Harvey Highlights for 2012

December 28, 2012

What a terrific year we've had spending time with our Wine Club members and customers. As the year draws to a close, we've been reminiscing on some of the great times we shared.

The grape stomp at the Norton Vineyard (Old Vine Zinfandel vineyard) was a standout. What amazing competitors we had.

 

The Victors
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Scott Harvey Wines Annual Grape Stomp - A Photo Blog

October 07, 2012

The much anticipated Scott Harvey Wines Grape Stomp 2012 is one for the history books! Here's a photolog of the fun, the splash, and the results. Grape Stompers arrive with their kids and dogs in tow, anticipating the annual Amador County Scott Harvey Wine Club’s Grape Stomp Competition. Greeting them is Wine...

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Scott Harvey Wines & Taste Present...

April 19, 2012

Join us Wednesday, May 30th, for an evening of spectacular food and wine pairings. The reception begins at 6:00pm, the main event starts at 6:30pm. Contact Taste Restaurant at (209) 245-3463 to make reservations or for more information.

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RECEPTION Jana Blanc de Noir Brut Shrimp Sausage, English Peas, Mint Puff...

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Share the Harvest Bounty!

October 14, 2011

As we head into the holidays, we are reminded of how difficult this year has been for many in need. There is no better time than now to help our neighbors and community with a heart-felt donation of food. Join us in supporting the Interfaith Food Bank during the holdiay season. For further information, please...

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