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Sustainable Pairing: Salmon Poke Bowl

We’re thrilled to partner with Chef Matt Beaudin of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to bring you Salmon Poke, a sustainable pairing featuring fresh farm-to-table ingredients. By using local ingredients, you can

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Sustainable Pairing: Rabbit Cassoulet

We’re thrilled to partner with Chef Matt Beaudin of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to bring you Rabbit Cassoulet, a sustainable pairing featuring fresh farm-to-table ingredients. By using local ingredients, you can

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Sustainable Pairing: Chardonnay Pears 🥂🍐

We’re thrilled to partner with Chef Matt Beaudin of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to bring you Chardonnay Pears, a sustainable pairing featuring fresh farm-to-table ingredients. By using local ingredients, you can

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Vineyard Spotlight—Scheid & Elm

Under the care of longtime Vineyard Supervisor Hugo Barroso, our estate Scheid and Elm Vineyards are ideally located for growing top-notch Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Located in the cool growing

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Herb & Coffee-Crusted Beef Tenderloin + D7 Cabernet Sauvignon

Make this stunning beef tenderloin the centerpiece of your holiday table this season. Pair with your favorite green vegetable such as sautéed asparagus or spinach gratin, and a potato dish

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Experience Monterey With Family

Monterey County is a beautiful place to call home. Experience Monterey through the eyes of the Scheid family – Al, Scott, Heidi, and longtime COO Kurt Gollnick – as they

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In The Vineyard: An Inside Look

Harvest During harvest, we work around the clock to ensure the fruit is picked when the grapes have reached optimal ripeness. The cooling maritime influence and afternoon breezes from the

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Sustainable Pairing: Red Wine Pasta + Organic & Locally-Raised Crispy Chicken Skin

We’re thrilled to partner with Chef Matt Beaudin of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to bring you Red Wine Fettuccine + Organic, Locally-Raised Crispy Chicken Skin, a sustainable pairing featuring fresh

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Amazing Monterey: Point Lobos State Natural Reserve 🌿🦋

Vincent Catalaà, one of our winemakers enjoys spending time at Point Lobos in Carmel. One of California’s 280 state parks, Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is a magnet for nature lovers

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Sustainable Pairing: Linguine + Clams

At District 7 Wines we’re committed to sustainability throughout our operations, and proud to support the efforts of our community as well. Seafood Watch is hosting an October #SeafoodMonthChallenge to celebrate National Seafood Month

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Sustainable Pairing: Scallops with Balsamic Glaze and Roasted Cauliflower

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 large cauliflower, separated into florets 1/2 cup olive oil Kosher Salt Freshly ground pepper 1/3 cup pine nuts 1/2 cup currants 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4

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Sustainable Pairing: Spicy Mahi-Mahi Tacos + D7 Sauvignon Blanc 🐟 🌮

At District 7 Wines we’re committed to sustainability throughout our operations, and proud to support the efforts of our community as well. Seafood Watch is hosting an October #SeafoodMonthChallenge to celebrate National Seafood Month

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Harvest 2018 🍇🍷

Harvest is officially underway for our 2018 wine grapes! The start of the season is happening later this year than in years past due to the mild temperatures throughout the

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Amazing Monterey: La Balena 🍝🍷

“Eating at La Balena is like having a fantastic Italian friend invite you to dinner at his house. I remember an evening here with my mom and three children –

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Amazing Monterey: Segovia’s Cocktails🍸🍻

“Segovia’s is one of California’s great dive bars. It’s dark, it’s kitschy and it’s real. The drinks are cheap, the patrons are friendly and the bartenders are legendary. And it’s

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Amazing Monterey: Pinnacles National Park 🌄⛅

“I’m a farmer to the bone. The sunrise is truly my spiritual awakening. I draw strength from the growing light as it caps the hilltops and draws down the ridgelines,

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Amazing Monterey: Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail 👟🏃‍♀️

“Running along the trail by the Monterey Bay, especially early in the morning, is an uplifting experience for me. There are times when the sun is coming up, the water

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Amazing Monterey: Old Fisherman’s Wharf 🌊🐋

“Fisherman’s Wharf was my favorite childhood destination. My mom would load the family into the minivan along with bikes, roller blades and scooters and head out to the coast. We

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Amazing Monterey: Pebble Beach Golf Links 🏌🏻⛳

“I first played Pebble Beach after I took up the game of golf in my late 50s. I quickly discovered it was not only one of the most magnificent seaside

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D7 Cabernet Sauvignon + Braised Short Ribs

Our Cabernet Sauvignon adds delicious flavor to these braised short ribs and decadent sauce. Enjoy a glass on the side as well! Ingredients (4 servings): 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1

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Amazing Monterey: Fort Ord National Monument 🌄🍃

“Fort Ord is an amazing place to hike, bike and ride horses. I’m extremely fortunate that it is close to both my home and office, so within minutes I can

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D7 Chardonnay + Blackened Shrimp Salad & Cilantro-Lime Dressing🦐🥗

District 7 Chardonnay strikes the perfect balance between rich and refreshing. Bright & lush with a vanilla & citrus finish, our Chardonnay pairs perfectly with this Blackened Shrimp Salad with Cilantro-Lime

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Amazing Monterey: Laguna Seca Raceway 🏁🏎️

“Laguna Seca Raceway is one of my favorite weekend destinations. I’ve volunteered for several racing events and worked the pit gates. The 2.238 mile track was built in 1957 for

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Amazing Monterey: La Plaza Bakery & Cafe🌯🍰

“I’ve been a loyal fan of La Plaza since middle school, home of the world’s greatest torta sandwich. The secret ingredient is the fresh bread baked daily in their house

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Amazing Monterey: Monterey Bay Aquarium 🐳🐠

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is the most admired Aquarium in the United States, a leader in science education and a global voice for ocean conservation through active programs in marine

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Independence Day ⭐ Ultimate Grill Guide

Be the go-to grill expert this July 4th with the Ultimate Grill Guide featuring our top tips for firing up the grill, as well as recipes for our Perfect Grilled

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Sustainable Pairing: Bay Scallops + D7 Sauvignon Blanc

Pair our Sauvignon Blanc with sustainable bay scallops (Seafood Watch Best Choice) for a summer meal sure to delight! The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program helps consumers and businesses choose

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Scheid Family Wines Announces Winners of Scholarship Programs

Now in its 30th year, the Program Has Donated More Than $320,000 to Students in Monterey’s Salinas Valley SALINAS, California – May 29, 2018 – Scheid Family Wines is proud

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Sustainable Pairing: Cedar Planked Salmon + D7 Pinot Noir

Our medium-bodied Pinot Noir is the ultimate food wine. Pair with this cedar planked salmon while entertaining for a meal that comes together quickly! Our 2015 vintage was awarded a

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Roasted Lemon Garlic Chicken + D7 Chardonnay

Ingredients (3-4 servings):  1 (5- to 6-pound) roasting chicken Kosher salt, to taste Freshly ground black pepper 1 large bunch fresh thyme 4 lemons 3 heads garlic, cut in half

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Valentine’s Day w/ District 7 Wines ❤️ Tapas for Two

Celebrate your love with shareable plates, big flavors and a bottle of District 7 wine this Valentine’s Day. Set up a simple and elegant spread, customize or downsize any of

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Sustainable Food & Wine Pairing: Oysters on the Half Shell with D7 Sauvignon Blanc

Oysters on the Half Shell with Mignonette Sauce  2 shallots, diced 2 tablespoons vinegar ½ cup District 7 Sauvignon Blanc ½ teaspoon ground pepper 2 dozen oysters, shucked In a

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Food & Wine Pairing: Chicken Piccata & D7 Chardonnay

Chicken Piccata with District 7 Chardonnay Serves: Four Ingredients 4 whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts salt and pepper ½ cup flour 2 Tablespoons butter 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 cup chicken

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Food & Wine Pairing: French Onion Soup with D7 Chardonnay

Serves 4 Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cups thinly sliced yellow onions 6 cups beef broth ¼ cup District 7 Chardonnay 1 teaspoon dried thyme Salt and pepper to

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Food & Wine Pairing: D7 Cabernet Sauvignon with Filet Mignon, Roasted Fingerling Poatatoes & Asparagus

Servings: 2 INGREDIENTS Two 8-ounce filet mignon steaks ½ pound fingerling potatoes, rinsed and trimmed 1 small bunch asparagus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter ¼ cup chicken stock Olive oil Salt

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Food & Wine Pairing: The Perfect Cheese Board

The Perfect Appetizer An elegant cheese board makes for the perfect appetizer – with a quick visit to your local cheese shop or specialty cheese section and a few minutes

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District 7 Chardonnay with Fig & Pistachio Baked Brie

INGREDIENTS 5 tbsp apricot preserves 1/2 cup dried mission figs, chopped 1/4 cup dried cranberries 1/3 cup shelled pistachios 1/3 cup walnut hearts, roughly chopped 3-4 sprigs fresh rosemary 1 round

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Food & Wine Pairing: Sauvignon Blanc + Watermelon Prosciutto Wedges

Sauvignon Blanc with Watermelon Prosciutto Wedges Total Time: 15 mins Serves 2 Ingredients Mini, seedless watermelon (choose one under 5 lbs. as it will have more intense flavor) 4 ounces

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Food & Wine Pairing: D7 Pinot Noir + Baked Salmon

Serves 6 This recipe is one of those dress-me-up-or-dress-me-down types of meals. Need to impress the in-laws? Serve alongside pasta! Want a quick and wholesome dinner after work? Make a

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District 7 Cabernet Sauvignon + Cheese – The Art of Pairing

Our D7 Cabernet is a classic that hits the sweet spot where power and structure meet elegance and ­finesse. Aromas of ripe dark cherry, raspberry and vanilla infuse the glass.

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Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread + D7

Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread INGREDIENTS: 1 can (13.8 oz) refrigerated artisan pizza crust 4 oz, or half brick, cream cheese 1 cup shredded mozzarella or Italian blend shredded cheese 2

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Food & Wine Pairing: Oven Roasted Mushrooms and Pinot Noir

Easy Oven Roasted Mushrooms with D7 Pinot Noir   Yield: 4 servings Total Time: 30 minutes (prep & cook) Ingredients ½ pound crimini mushrooms, wiped clean and sliced about ¼”

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PERFECT PICNIC

For wine lovers, nothing says summer like a picnic. What better way to reconnect with friends and family than over a glass of wine and light dishes packed with fresh

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Drink Sustainable: Wind Turbine FAQs

What is the purpose of the wind turbine? The wind turbine will generate power for our winery operations using a clean, renewable source of energy. How does a wind turbine

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Food & Wine Pairing: Ahi Tuna & Avocado Sushi Rolls with Sauvignon Blanc

Ahi Tuna & Avocado Sushi Rolls with D7 Sauvignon Blanc   Yield: 8 rolls Total Time: 1 hour Ingredients 8 ounces sustainably-sourced sushi-grade ahi tuna, sliced into ¾ inch strips

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