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August West

At August West we produce Pinot Noir & Chardonnay.  The wines are crafted by winery partner Ed Kurtzman.  He got his start in the cellar at Bernardus;  From 1995 through 1998 Ed moved across Monterey County to Chalone Vineyard where he was assistant winemaker under Michael Michaud. Ed had the good fortune of meeting future August West partners John Peterson and Howard Graham while he was winemaker at Testarossa.  He has been the consulting winemaker at Freeman in the Russian River Valley since 2003, and has served as winemaker for Fort Ross (2003-2006)  and Roar (2007-2012).  With small production lots, August West Pinot Noirs are Limited,

Not Available through J&L Wines in Monterey County

Winemaker: Ed Kurtzman


Wines Produced

  • Pinot Noir