Our Story: Growing up in California’s Sierra Mountains Region, Scott Harvey developed a keen interest in winemaking as a high school exchange student in the Rhineland Pfalz region of Germany. After attending years as an apprentice in the US and Germany, Scott solidified his knowledge and experience of the wine business, from farming to marketing. And in 1978, at the age of twenty-three, Scott took over as Head Winemaker for Story Winery in Amador County.
Scott Harvey is credited with placing Amador County firmly on the California wine map after joining the Santino family winery in 1979. Crafting the best wines possible from the soils and climatic conditions of the region, Scott’s wines were instrumental in elevating Amador County into the top tier of recognized wine regions.
In 1996, Scott was recruited as Partner, Winemaker & President for newly purchased, Folie a Deux Winery in Napa Valley. Combining forces with Richard Peterson, Ph.D, a formidable winemaking team was launched. Scott pursued his commitment to award-winning Cabernets made from the Estate Vineyards in Napa Valley while continuing his passion for Amador County Zinfandel. Access to Scott’s original Grandpère vineyard in Amador County and close relationships with premier Amador County growers, produced award-winning wines for Folie a Deux. In addition, Scott’s creation, the “Menage a Trois” line of wines, was an instant commercial success. In 2004, Folie a Deux was sold to Sutter Home/Trinchero Winery.
Scott Harvey Wines is the culmination of this four-decade journey. We hope you enjoy our wines which are not only a labor of love but the embodiment of Scott Harvey’s knowledge, experience and vision.