“When someone said, 'there’s a vineyard I should try', I did,” has become his mantra. And, “It would behoove our customers to know about our single-vineyard wines,” is August Brigg's mission.
St. Helena ~ Napa Valley (AVA)
August Briggs: It’s both the winemaker and the vineyard
A good colleague, Jim Laube, posited in his Wine Spectator column recently:, “So what is it? The vineyard or the winemaker?” His contention is that in the U.S., it’s the latter that is in the forefront, and he may be right. But, as is the case with August Joe Briggs, it’s possible that it’s both.
April 28, 2008
46-year-old Briggs first garnered a reputation of sorts as a “Pinotphile” when he made Pinot Noir
for Alpine Vineyards in Oregon and at La Crema in Sonoma County, before making his own wines in 1995. Now, with his eponymous property – August Briggs Wines
, just south of Calistoga on the Silverado Trail in the Napa Valley
- Briggs’ raison d’être is making single-vineyard and appellation wines.