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August Briggs Wines
August Briggs tasting room has moved to downtown Calistoga
A Napa Valley Winery on the Silverado Trail
Napa Valley & Sonoma Wine Tasting Tours
August “Joe” Briggs worked for years as a winemaker and consultant for other wineries, dreaming all the while of having his own winery.
Finally, in 1995, he took the step.
At first he leased space, but in 2002 Briggs and his wife Sally bought land on the Silverado Trail and built a state-of-the-art winemaking facility.
The winery searches out the best possible appellations for its wines, ultimately sourcing the finest possible grapes from selected vineyards in Napa, Sonoma, and Lake counties.
The tasting room has moved to downtown Calistoga. It has a firm reputation for the knowledgeable and friendly people who do the pouring.
The facilities are newly-built and technologically modern, but the 8000-square-foot building was designed to resemble a typical California barn from the early 20th century. Made of whitewashed redwood, it looks as if it’s always been there.
Well-known NASCAR Driver Jeff Gordon has his private-label wine (the Jeff Gordon Collection) made at August Briggs and occasionally drops by the winery.
Amenities: Wine Club (includes invitations to members-only special events throughout the year)