Sweet Potatoes with Cuban Style Beef

by Monica Bennion on January 14, 2016

Cuban_Style_Beef_and_Sweet_PotatoA heart-healthy meal rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.  A recipe that will help you stick to your New Year’s Resolutions!  Pair this with a glass of our Mountain Selection Zinfandel for even more heart-healthy benefits.


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 12 ounces 93% lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  •  3/4 cup canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup pimento-stuffed green olives, sliced in rounds
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for serving

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What is the best wine for Capricorn?

by Monica Bennion on January 9, 2016

Goats are the perfect mascot for Capricorns.  They love to climb to the top of the mountain, just like Capricorns who like to climb to the top of their field.  People born under the sign of Capricorn are the most determined of the entire Zodiac.


Capricorns have a necessity for structure and work and need to continuously prove their worth.  They evaluate everything and don’t take daring chances without first weighing the advantages and disadvantages.  They are traditional and somewhat inhibited, prompting others to wonder if they can ever enjoy their success.  To the onlooker, they might seem boring but it is the serious drive and structured way of life that the Capricorn feels safe.

Capricorn likes:  Family, tradition, music, quality craftsmanship


Cabernet Sauvignon is steeped in tradition from the Bordeaux region of France. It was developed in the 17th century when Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc was crossed.  It usually exhibits great structure.  It is one of the most expensive grape varieties, especially in Napa Valley, and is usually a winery’s top of the line.

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Scott Harvey Wines Gets Cooking with Fox 40 News

by Monica Bennion on December 24, 2015

Watch Scott’s special appearance on our local Sacramento news station, Fox 40, as he and host Paul Robbins get cooking!  Watch as they whip up some delicious Cauliflower Chorizo Soup, perfect to pair with our Amador County Old Vine Reserve Zinfandel.  Better yet, download the recipe and make some for yourself!


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Wine Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide Day 10

by Monica Bennion on December 9, 2015

Welcome to Day 10, the final day of our Holiday Love Gift Guide.  Today we have the perfect gifts for football fanatics!

It’s 4th and goal, we’re on the one yard line, three seconds on the clock…now’s the time to score and win the game!  Let us help you earn the 2015 gift giving MVP award!  Just 2 Days Left To Order for Christmas delivery!  Get your order in by Saturday, December 12th, to help ensure delivery in time for Christmas!

On December 9th, Scott and Jana had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet with one of football’s hall of fame and record setting athletes, Mr. Joe Montana, as he personally signed 100 bottles of select Scott Harvey Wines and Jana Winery wines.


Scott and Joe Signing Bottles

With 15 seasons under his helmet, 40,551 passing yards and a 93.3 career passer rating, 8 Pro Bowl appearances and 4 Super Bowl wins with the San Francisco 49ers (3 of them as MVP), Mr. Montana completed his football career in 1994 wearing #19 with the Kansas City Chiefs, and in April of 1995, he announced his retirement.  In keeping with the time-honored tradition of recognizing extra-ordinary players, Joe Montana’s iconic #16 jersey was retired by the San Francisco 49ers and in 2000, he was inducted into the National Football League Hall of Fame.

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Wine Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide Day 9

by Monica Bennion on December 8, 2015

Welcome to Day 9 of our Holiday Love Gift Guide.  Today’s gift selection has been hand selected by Scott and Jana and is ideal for anyone interested in the history of the California wine industry.  It’s the final countdown!!! (I bet you just sang that).  Order by Saturday, December 12th to help ensure delivery in time for Christmas!

Give the gift that will “go down in history” (I bet you sang that too).  Today’s special and one-of-a-kind gift features the autobiography of Dr. Richard Peterson.  “The Winemaker“, written by Scott’s long-time friend and mentor, Dr. Peterson, is a fascinating read that takes you behind the scenes of the history of the California wine industry.  Whether reading for pleasure or to further an education in the wine industry, this in-depth and personal memoir is brilliant and engrossing.

Dr_Peterson_Signing_Book.jpgPurchase a signed copy of Dr. Peterson’s autobiography, “The Winemaker” for just $29.95 (+S/H).

You can also get a signed copy of this comprehensive life story as part of our “For The Love Of Pinot” Gift Set, which also includes a bottle of our one and only, small production 2012 Jana Napa Valley Pinot Noir and a bottle of our limited quantity 2014 Jana Napa Valley Rose of Pinot Noir.
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Wine Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide Day 8

by Monica Bennion on December 7, 2015

Welcome to Day 8 of our Wine Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide.  What do the wine lovers on your list really want this year!  Wine!!!  But what wine to give?  Red or white?  Sweet or dry?  Zinfandel or Cabernet?  Take the stress out of wine buying with a Scott Harvey Wines E-Gift Certificate!
Don’t be fooled into thinking that gift certificates are “impersonal” or “last-minute” gifts (although they do come in handy when you’ve run short on time).  Rather, think of them as a thoughtful gift that will allow the recipient to purchase whatever their heart desires.
E-Gift Certificate
Maybe they would love a BIG bottle this year from our “Show Off Showcase” or a trio from our “Connoisseur’s Collection“…help make their wish come true with an E-Gift Certificate to Scott Harvey Wines.

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Wine Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide Day 7

December 6, 2015

Welcome to Day 7 of our Holiday Love Gift Guide.  Today we salute all of the nation’s heroes.  Our Superhero Gifts are a great way to show your superhero just how much they mean to you.  Place your gift order by December 12th to help ensure delivery for Christmas! Superheroes are ordinary people who do […]

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Wine Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide Day 6

December 5, 2015

Welcome to Day 6 of our Holiday Love Gift Guide.  Today we are showcasing our “Holiday Dinner Collection“.  This 5-Bottle collection of Scott Harvey Wines, plus a BONUS offer, is the essential assortment of wines ideal for serving at your upcoming holiday feast.  Tick tock…Just 7 days left to order for Christmas delivery! Order by […]

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