The vines continue to be pruned, cultivated and the grapes picked by hand.
We produce one third of the grapes on our Big Ranch Road property and the other two thirds from select Oak Knoll and neighboring vineyards who believe in the same hand farming and gentle care we afford our fruit. Working on a smaller scale makes quality control a hands-on experience, and thus produces a higher quality of wine.
Anthony August is in the Oak Knoll AVA, the newest appellation in the Valley, producing delicious Merlots, Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays, and most notably, Cabernet Sauvignon, from the fewest number of wineries per square mile than any other appellation in the region.
The mixture of hot sunny days and cool summer nights, fed by moist air off the San Pablo Bay, creates a unique climate for grape growing and wine production that rivals the Carneros region or Up Valley appellations in offering excellent growing conditions for Cabernet Sauvignon.