Al Scheid first saw untapped potential in Monterey County in 1972 when the wine region was in its infancy. What started as a grape growing operation that sold 100% of its production to other wineries today has evolved into a grapes-to-glass family business focused on branded case goods. Our Scheid Family Wines globally distributed portfolio includes our namesake brand Scheid Vineyards, Sunny with a Chance of Flowers, VDR, Grandeur, Metz Road, District 7, Ryder Estate, Stokes’ Ghost, and HOXIE, an artisanal dry wine spritzer. We also produce many regionally distributed brands for specific clients and distributors.
Family owned and operated, Scheid Family Wines vineyards are located along a 70-mile spread of the Salinas Valley in the Monterey AVA. The array of microclimates and soils across the 3,000 acres farmed, gives Scheid Family Wines an optimal selection of estate grown fruit to work with each vintage. The unique range of temperatures and four distinct climatic zones allow for the cultivation of over 35 wine grape varieties, each planted in the location that is best suited to achieving the highest quality of fruit.
Scheid Family Wines estate vineyards have been certified sustainable since 2014 and its estate winery since 2018 through the Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing program. The entire winery operation is powered by 100% renewable wind energy generated by a 400-foot-tall wind turbine, which also supplies enough energy for 125 homes in the local community. Scheid Family Wines achieved organic certification of its 86-acre White Flower Vineyard in the Hames Valley AVA in 2020 and also farms a significant portion of its estate vineyards using organic farming methods.
The Scheid family – Al, Scott, and Heidi – along with our dream team of employees, are passionate about crafting the best wine possible and honoring our commitment to be good stewards of the land and supporters of our local community. We are proud to produce authentic products that sit on your dinner table and invite conversation, connection and warmth.