August West

August West was founded by winemaker Ed Kurtzman in 2002 when he teamed up with Gary Franscioni of Rosella's Vineyard and Howard Graham of Graham Family Vineyard.  August West only uses fruit from the partners' own sites in the Santa Lucia Highlands and Russian River Valley appellations.  Their Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and Syrahs are produced at their winery in San Francisco, about halfway between the two appellations, and at the same facility where Ed produces Gary F's ROAR and Ed's own Sandler labels.