Scott Scheid grew up just south of Los Angeles in the town of Costa Mesa. After receiving a B.A. in Economics from Claremont McKenna College, he moved to New York City and became an options trader with E.F. Hutton.
In 1986, after a successful stint on Wall Street, Scott was invited by his father to join the family business. In addition to managing the young winegrowing enterprise, Scott was integral in the plan to buy out the remaining partners and rename the company Scheid Vineyards. During his three-decade tenure, Scott has seen the company grow to nearly 4,000 acres of vines and 600,000 cases of estate-grown wines.
Scott is an ardent supporter of the California wine industry in general and Monterey County in particular. He served as the director of the California Association of Winegrape Growers for nine years and as President of Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association. He is also a member of the Cadre of the Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine, Monterey Chapter. Scott currently serves on the board of directors for the Monterey Jazz Festival.
Scott likes to say that if wine is the storyline of his life, then jazz is the soundtrack. He and his wife, Nancy, met years ago at a jazz club, and to this day they share a passion for this uniquely American musical genre. They attended their first Monterey Jazz Festival in 1991 and haven’t missed one since.
Scott and Nancy live in Monterey County and have two daughters who share their love of music and wine.