“QUALITY IS NEVER AN ACCIDENT. IT IS ALWAYS THE RESULT OF INTELLIGENT EFFORT.”
—John Ruskin Artist, Writer, Philosopher (1819–1900)
reat wine begins in the vineyard.
SCHEID – Eleven vineyards, 4000 acres, a 70-mile spread of the Salinas Valley. Bordered by the Gabilan Mountain range East and Santa Lucia Mountains West, the Salinas Valley Mountains has a cool coastal climate due to the influence of the Monterey Bay.
Al Scheid first purchased property in Monterey County in early 1972. Monterey wine grape growing was in its infancy and Al was drawn to the region for its untapped potential. Back then, Scheid Vineyards was called Monterey Farming Corporation and it was originally structured as a limited partnership. If you are over 50, you may remember that the tax laws at that time allowed investors to offset losses against regular income.
Al, a graduate of Harvard Business School and an investment banker and entrepreneur, was running his own investment company and became intrigued with the idea of vineyards as a tax shelter vehicle – heavy investment on the front end and no income until at least five years into the project. After determining that it was a sound plan and Monterey County was an ideal region, Al scouted for vineyard ground, formed the Vineyard Investors 1972 limited partnership, and found a customer for 100% of the grape production before even one acre was planted.
This was soon followed by the Vineyard 405 limited partnership and Al Scheid’s career in wine growing had begun.
Explore the unique terroir of Monterey County in this Wine Flight. Learn why it is a truism that great wine begins in the vineyard.
Enjoy an exclusive behind the scenes tour of our state-of-the-art winery and cellar for an in-depth look at our winemaking practices and our commitment to sustainability.
VIP FLIGHT INCLUDES:
► Private Helicopter Round Trip Flight with beautiful aerial scenic views.
► Reserve Tastings of Scheid's library wines.
► Gourmet chef prepared lunch.
► Private Vineyard Tour with the Wine Maker.
► Exclusive Barrel Tastings.
** maximum of 4 VIP Guests.
Luxury & private transportation from your hotel to the helicopter and return to hotel.
Additional helicopter touring
Choice of your preferred wine - shipped
Private chartered flights
Live music serenade, i.e. guitarist, singer, small jazz ensemble
Add video and/or photography to your journey
Photo book of your experience
On-demand concierge services for other area surprises and riches
Rent classic vehicles