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August Briggs

1307 Lincoln Avenue
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-4912

Tasting:   Tasting Room in open daily from 11:00am to 5:00pm, Friday & Saturday until 7:00PM* *Extended Friday & Saturday hours are seasonal. Tuesdays by appointment only.
Tasting fee $5 credited with purchase
10% case discount
Price Range:   $32 to $55 per bottle
Established:   2004
Vineyards:   2 acres
  5000 cases

August Briggs Description

August Briggs Winery is a small boutique winery in Napa Valley dedicated to producing very limited quantities of great wines from carefully selected vineyards across Napa and Sonoma counties. Founder Joe Briggs brings a quarter-century of winemaking knowledge in working with quality grape growers to produce a signature style of balanced wines with intense fruit character. In 2011, Joe and his wife Sally handed over the reigns of their namesake winery to nephew and co-winemaker Jesse Inman along with partners and longtime August Briggs employees Colette Milliman and Matt Gacso.

Together the new team continues the August Briggs tradition of offering an eclectic selection of classic and lesser known varietals sourced from longstanding partner growers. In keeping with Joe’s original vision for the winery, August Briggs offers wines of provenance, not pretense. They take winemaking seriously, in hopes that you will seriously enjoy their wines.

Fruit is sourced from numerous regions including Carneros, Dry Creek, the Russian River, the Sonoma Coast and Napa Valley. Try their “Dijon Clone” Pinot Noir or their limited-release Pinot Meunier.


August Briggs Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Kid Friendly
Family Run
Casual & Relaxed
Hip & Stylish
Storefront only
Dog Friendly
Cabernet Sauvignon
Gift Shop
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Ochs, Savoy
I first enjoyed August Briggs wines back home in Illinois, and I loved them so much, that I actually sought out this winery when I was in Napa. August Briggs produces just under 5000 cases. The tasting room is small, as you'd expect from a small family-owned boutique winery, and the tastings are packed full of fun. Joe Briggs (the winemaker/owner), has his parents running the tasting room, and they treat you like one of their family. In fact, they actually seemed to remember us from one year to the next. There are so many good wines here, you will want to buy a mixed case. I brought home Chardonnay, Syrah, and 2 different Petite Sirahs. Plus their bottles, when emptied, are ones you will want to keep as flower vases, they’re that pretty. They make a wide selection of grape varietals which all sell out quickly, thus you can visit 3 months apart and taste different wines. If you're lucky, you can get Bob Briggs (Joe's dad) to take you into the barrel room to try unrefined wines straight out of the barrel. You’ll be amazed to compare that to the finished product, and wonder how the winemaker knew what to do with it.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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