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Gregg Fishman
 
April 16, 2021 | Gregg Fishman

Take a trip this summer without the airfare

Scott Harvey is probably best known for lush red varietal wines. Our Zinfandel, Barbera or Syrah are like Scott himself. They are products of Amador County with a hint of worldly sophistication. Scott Harvey reds are equally comfortable on the front porch swing or the best table in a fine dining establishment.

 

But Scott also makes some phenomenal whites and rose’s. These wines speak to Scott’s younger years in Europe learning the craft of winemaking. That is why all of us at Scott Harvey Wines are very excited to have a new release of whites and rose’s to share with you, including Tickle Me Pink, a perennial favorite for the summer season. (Don’t miss the Tickle Me Pink release party coming up on April 25.)

 

In addition to Tickle Me Pink, we also have new vintages of Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Riesling, Vermentino and Rose’ of Barbera. These wines embody the light, crisp, well-balanced European style of wine that Scott enjoyed as a young man. It’s great to have 2020 vintage white and rose’ wines in our lineup.

 

I was planning to offer a description of each of these wines—but I don’t have the palate or the vocabulary to write tasting notes. What I can tell you is that just like Scott’s red wines, these whites and rose’s offer more than just a nice glass of wine. They are passports to the world.

 

 

 

 

Sip the Dry Riesling, and be transported to Alsace and the banks of the Rhine River.

 

 

 

Taste the Vermentino—and you’re on the isle of Sardinia enjoying a Mediterranean sunset.

The Sauvignon Blanc is your ticket to the Loire Valley. 

And the Rose’ of Barbera? Dinner al fresco at a lakeside villa in Como…or, your own back patio.

These wines offer a sense of adventure, a taste of Europe, and wonderful accompaniments for a wide variety of cheese, bread, fish, poultry, and other foods

 

 

 

 

 

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And…the Tickle Me Pink. The best description I’ve ever heard for “TMP” is “It’s a giggle in a glass.” I’m not sure who said that first…it wasn’t me but I wish it was. This Rose’ blend has just a hint of effervescence, and beautiful blush color. It’s floral, fruity, fun, and refreshing—especially when sipped ice cold on a hot summer day. And on top of all that, it has a pin-up girl on the label.

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Please join us for the Tickle Me Pink Roll Out Party. Come dressed as our Tickle Me Pink model and enjoy free tasting for two people! Or, wear pink and enter to win fabulous raffle prizes!!!  (Reservations required for our Sutter Creek and Shenandoah Winery locations, no reservations necessary at our Old Sugar Mill tasting room.)

 

So, as the weather warms up and gathering together becomes OK again, (hopefully) take a taste of our new white and rose’ wines. They offer the best of European and Amador County wine-making. At least one of them is sure to tickle you pink.

 

 

 

 

 

Gregg Fishman
 
March 30, 2021 | Gregg Fishman

Spring has sprung at the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg, CA

Springtime in Amador County and the Shenandoah Valley means grape buds are beginning to break on the vines, wildflowers are blooming. The warmer weather makes it an idyllic setting to sit outside with a glass of wine and enjoy the annual renewal of life. The same things are true in Clarksburg at the Old Sugar Mill where Scott Harvey Wines has a third tasting site open on Saturdays and Sundays. 

 

The Old Sugar Mill was built in 1934 to process sugar beets. It closed in 1993 and sat vacant for about a decade. The beautiful, cavernous brick buildings have now been repurposed for wine production and tasting. It sits just off the levee road along the Sacramento River among Yolo County vineyards that replaced the sugar beets many years ago. The Old Sugar Mill is home to more than a dozen wineries and lots of open space. 

 

Yolo County recently moved into the "Orange Tier" and after so many people have been sheltered in place for so long, an open, inviting space to enjoy the spring renewal is especially welcome. There are usually some food trucks available on the weekends and visitors can purchase a variety of food items to go with the wine. There are tables and chairs, bench seating and an ample lawn area that allows for casual dining and sipping with plenty of social distance.

 

The Scott Harvey tasting site is in "The Boiler Room" a huge open building that is also used for weddings and other events. The tasting room staff sets up tasting tables outside as well and patrons can enjoy the spring weather as they sip Scott Harvey's spectacular wines. The site is also open for wine club members to pick up their allocations. 

 

The Old Sugar Mill is just 15 minutes from downtown Sacramento and offers easy access to Scott Harvey Wines. The tasting room staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and always happy to see Scott Harvey fans or people new to wine altogether. The setting also makes it an attractive stop for bicyclists, boaters, and day-trippers from almost anywhere in Northern California. 

 

 

The swallows have just returned to The Mill, as they do every spring to nest, giving bird watchers another reason to visit. It's fascinating to watch them flying to and from the river as they build their mud-nests in the exterior nooks and crannies of the brick buildings

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Of course, Scott Harvey fans are always welcome at our Amador County winery and tasting room in the Shenandoah Valley and our second site in Sutter Creek. However, we also invite you to check out the Scott Harvey tasting room and the Old Sugar Mill. The same great wine and attention to detail in another idyllic setting.

Scott Harvey tasting rooms:

 

Old Sugar Mill, 

35265 Willow Avenue, Clarksburg CA 

11-4 Saturday and Sunday only

 

Shenandoah Valley, 

10861 Shenandoah Road, Plymouth CA, 

11-4 every day reservations required 

 

Sutter Creek,

79 Main Street, Sutter Creek CA

11-4 Tuesday-Sunday reservations required

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