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Tips & Tools to Plan a Day Hike

by Monica on August 16, 2015

DRINK YOUR WINE – WEEK 6
Tips & Tools to Plan a Day Hike

Whether you’re trekking through gentle rolling foothills or conquering steep and rugged terrain, celebrate your climb to the summit with some of your favorite Scott Harvey or Jana Wine. But how, you ask? Goodness knows you don’t want to lug around those heavy glass bottles or extra bar tools that get lost at the bottom of your pack. Don’t worry, we have just the answer!

Our Tote & Able Canvas Canteens are ideal for any outdoor adventure, including hiking. These lightweight and durable totes make taking along your favorite wine easy and mess-free. Made up of a heavy weight cotton canvas with a BPA free, leak proof, and airtight liner which holds a full bottle of wine (750 ml). They expel oxygen to preserve the quality and flavor of the wine. Made in the USA, these canteens feature fun and delightful designs to match any outing. The utilitarian totes are put together with rivets and grommets and come with a carabiner to attach to your belt or backpack.

Now that we’ve solved the problem of taking wine on a hike, you’re ready to hit the great outdoors. Below we have some tips and ideas for planning your own day hike, wine and all.

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Vineyards in the Middle of the Atlantic Ocean

by Jana on July 01, 2012

This was the second stop as Scott and I crossed the Atlantic on the Oceania cruise ship.  The Azores are an archipelago of nine Portuguese islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean--about 950 miles west of Lisbon.   We had an opportunity to visit two of the islands--Horta and Ponta Delgada.  Faial Island was the smaller of the two and looked like an ideal spot to take a break for yachts crossing the Atlantic in the town of Horta.  The sea wall is covered with hundreds of paintings and messages left by the sea-travelers who call in at the port.  In 1957 there was a great volcanic eruption and many of the residents were unable to make a living as their farms were covered with ash.  Many of the inhabitants emigrated to the U.S. aided by Senator John F. Kennedy.  A large number settled in the Central Valley of California. 

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Sailing the High Seas to Germany to become a Winemaker - Part 2

by Jana on June 11, 2012

Knowing German, I ended up hitting it off with the crew right away.  I helped in the galley and off shift drank a lot of Becks beer with the crew.  I remember us tossing the empty bottles out the port-hole window.  Early in the evening we were pretty good shots.  Later on, there ended up being a lot of broken beer bottles around the port-hole window.  The passage took 14 days and went through some rough North Atlantic storms.  There were times when waves washed over the whole ship leaving only the tower we were in above water.  From Rotterdam I hitch hiked across Holland and Belgium into Germany.  I remember giving the German border control people a bottle of California wine.  Don't know if I needed to, but it sure got me over the border.  Today with the European Union, there are no border guards between Belgium and Germany.  I hitch hiked on to my German exchange student parents and told them I wanted to become a wine maker.  I ended up staying with them for another year jumping into the second year of a two year wine making (Kellermeister) program at Weinbau Schlue Neustadt.  To this day I'm still very close to my class mates and still call my German AFS exchange student mother every week.  She is 88 years old now.

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Becoming a Winemaker can be a Great Adventure

by Scott Harvey on June 07, 2012

Back in 1972 I was sent to Germany as a high school AFS (American Field Service) exchange student. It changed my life. I was placed in a wine making region (Rheinland Pfalz) with a family that was indirectly involved in the wine industry. I spent much of my time working in the vineyards and enjoying the wines. Not bad for an 18 year old who could not legally drink at home. It was then that I was bitten by the wine bug and dreamed about becoming a winemaker.

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California Wines On Their Way To Africa For The First Time

by Connie on May 28, 2012

Africa?, you say. You might be surprised to know that Africa has eight countries with a higher GDP per capita than China and 15 higher than India. With its burgeoning middle class, Africa offers vast potential. It was noted by an April A.P. news report that seven of the top ten fastest growing economies in the world are countries in Africa. Nairobi, Kenya is at the center of the action and has become one of the most important economic and political centers in Africa. The third largest UN facility in the world is in Nairobi as are every international organization.

Some of the areas where Scott Harvey Wines is exporting in Africa

Scott Harvey Wines has increased their international presence in the worldwide marketplace with a recent sales trip to Eastern Central Africa by CWC (Creative Wine Concepts--our corporate name) shareholders Connie and Bill Schlelein. Six of Scott's wines were introduced into Kenya and Tanzania in April 2012.Vineyard 1869, Scott Harvey Mountain Selection Zinfandel, Red and White blends of One Last Kiss, and two dessert wines, Forte and Angel Eis.

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America's Oldest Documented Zinfandel Vineyard "Vineyard 1869"

by Scott Harvey on April 05, 2012

1869_on_VineRecently in the Smithsonian Magazine in the "Off The Road" section there was a mention about America's Oldest Documented Zinfandel Vineyard located in Amador County, "Vineyard 1869".  More Brews and Booze from Around the Globe.

This is a vineyard I purchased in 1984. I was the fourth owner of the vineyard since it came into existence during California's Gold Rush Era. The land the vineyard is on was originally settled by the Upton family as a gold mining claim. The Upton family along with the neighboring Ruff family planted a zinfandel vineyard that spanned across both their mining claims. Many vineyards were planted during this time to supply the thirsty miners of the thriving gold camps. A few still exist to this day. Some may be older and some younger, but Vineyard 1869 is the only one that has documentation proving its age. That is why we call it "America's Oldest Documented Zinfandel Vineyard."

 

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Tips & Tools to Plan a Day Hike

August 16, 2015

DRINK YOUR WINE – WEEK 6 Tips & Tools to Plan a Day Hike

Whether you’re trekking through gentle rolling foothills or conquering steep and rugged terrain, celebrate your climb to the summit with some of your favorite Scott Harvey or Jana Wine. But how, you ask? Goodness knows you don’t want to lug around those heavy...

Read the full article →

Vineyards in the Middle of the Atlantic Ocean

July 01, 2012

This was the second stop as Scott and I crossed the Atlantic on the Oceania cruise ship.  The Azores are an archipelago of nine Portuguese islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean--about 950 miles west of Lisbon.   We had an opportunity to visit two of the islands--Horta and Ponta Delgada.  Faial Island was...

Read the full article →

Sailing the High Seas to Germany to become a Winemaker - Part 2

June 11, 2012

Knowing German, I ended up hitting it off with the crew right away.  I helped in the galley and off shift drank a lot of Becks beer with the crew.  I remember us tossing the empty bottles out the port-hole window.  Early in the evening we were pretty good shots.  Later on, there ended up being a lot of broken...

Read the full article →

Becoming a Winemaker can be a Great Adventure

June 07, 2012

Back in 1972 I was sent to Germany as a high school AFS (American Field Service) exchange student. It changed my life. I was placed in a wine making region (Rheinland Pfalz) with a family that was indirectly involved in the wine industry. I spent much of my time working in the vineyards and enjoying the wines....

Read the full article →

California Wines On Their Way To Africa For The First Time

May 28, 2012

Africa?, you say. You might be surprised to know that Africa has eight countries with a higher GDP per capita than China and 15 higher than India. With its burgeoning middle class, Africa offers vast potential. It was noted by an April A.P. news report that seven of the top ten fastest growing economies in the...

Read the full article →

America's Oldest Documented Zinfandel Vineyard "Vineyard 1869"

April 05, 2012

Recently in the Smithsonian Magazine in the "Off The Road" section there was a mention about America's Oldest Documented Zinfandel Vineyard located in Amador County, "Vineyard 1869".  More Brews and Booze from Around the Globe.

This is a vineyard I purchased in 1984. I was the fourth owner of the vineyard since it...

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Besuch von Weinbetriebswirtschaft Hochschule Heilbronn / A visit from the Wine Science School of Heilbronn.

March 07, 2012
Students from Hochschule Heilbronn

Back in 1975 I finished the program at the wine making and viticultural school in Neustatdt, Germany. In Germany the class goes through the course of study as one group. We all are in the same class and the teachers come around to us rather than each of us going from class to...

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Advantages of being on an ocean cruise with ZAP

May 11, 2011
  1. You get to drink lots of zinfandel
  2. You get a deal on corkage - one of the most expensive things while you're cruising is the alcohol (besides the internet). With ZAP, wines are sent ahead and you can enjoy them in your cabin or take to dinner for a reduced corkage.
  3. Education - the more you know about a topic, the...
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Oceania Cruise to the Mediterranean with ZAP

May 10, 2011
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International Riesling Foundation Meeting at Schloss Johannisberg

May 07, 2010

March 24, my birthday, we spent at Schloss Johannisberg for the annual board of directors meeting for the International Riesling Foundation.  This year it was hosted by Schloss Johannisberg in Germany's famous Rheingau wine region.  Schloss Johannisberg sits atop a mountain along the picturesque Rhein river.  The...

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Prowein the largest wine trade show in Dusseldorf, Germany

April 21, 2010

Jana and I just got back from Europe.  We showed our wines at Prowein in Dusseldorf.  Prowein is the largest wine show in the world.  Our Zinfandels were featured at the ZAP booth along with many other great California Zinfandels.  Our Riesling was also featured at the International Riesling Foundation booth. ...

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Back to Sedona, AZ where it all began

December 12, 2009

Blogging from the beautiful Red Rocks of Sedona, Arizona.  Jana and I have been here for the last week for some post harvest R&R.  This is our 8th time here since we were engaged here 12 years ago at the top of Cathedral Rock.  Of course we made our pilgrimage to the top with some sandwiches and a bottle of the 2004...

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Sutter Creek Holiday Open House

December 09, 2009

The Grand Opening of the new Scott Harvey Tasting room location at 79 Main St. culminated with Sutter Creek's Holiday Open House.  The town was filled with people enjoying an old-fashioned Christmas--and our Tasting room was no exception. 

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Wine & Magic - what a great combination because wine is magic

June 11, 2009

Scott and I had the opportunity to do a combination wine tasting and magic show at Monks Wine Lounge in Chico recently.  The magician, David Minken, is an international champion and through a personal connection, the town of Chico was very fortunate to have him perform there.  His expertise is close-up magic so...

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Thank heavens for time share vacations

March 26, 2009

Time shares have been much maligned over the years. I am a fan.  When Scott and I were first married we went to our first time share presentation while we were staying at the Marriott in Maui on a great promotional deal.  We had no intention of purchasing anything during our visit.  With both of us being sales...

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