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A brief history

With a passion for wine and a desire to produce small quantities of handcrafted, ultra-premium wines from the most distinctive and promising vineyards in the Napa Valley, Proprietors Julie and Justin Arbuckle formed Anthem Winery in 2009. Anthem’s guiding principle is simple: only the highest quality, from vine to bottle.

Crafting these wines is Winemaker, Jeff Ames. An explosive talent, Jeff has made some of California’s most acclaimed wines from some of California’s most notable vineyards. Estate Vineyard Manager is John Anthony Truchard. John brings a rare skillset, as he is an experienced viticulturist, an expert vineyard manager, and personally familiar with Napa’s top vineyards.

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Established in 2009

3454 Redwood Road
Napa Valley, California, United States


Meet The Winemakers

  • Jeff Ames

    Jeff Ames was born in Germany, but had a thoroughly Southern upbringing, spending most of his childhood in Memphis, and moving to Mobile, Alabama to attend high school. After high school, Jeff went to the University of Alabama, receiving a B.A. in History, with the idea of eventually attaining his law degree. But it quickly became clear to Jeff that law was not his calling. While working on his Masters in Education at the University of Memphis, Jeff took a job at a small wine shop to earn extra money. Wine immediately captivated him, and he began applying for harvest positions in wineries all over Oregon and California. He got back two replies, one from Lynn Penner-Ash at Rex Hill in Oregon who immediately hired him to work harvest.

    What was supposed to be a short hiatus from his Masters program quickly became a career and a consuming passion. Jeff came to the Napa Valley in 1999, and began learning every aspect of the wine industry from sales, at, to writing, while doing freelance work for Decanter Magazine. In 2001, Jeff was able to return to what he loved the most, winemaking, when he began working as assistant winemaker under Thomas Brown on projects including Schrader, Maybach, Outpost, and Tor. In 2003, he took over as head winemaker for Tor, where he continues to make critically acclaimed wines from some of California’s most notable vineyards.

    In 2005, Jeff launched his own label, Rudius Wines, under which he produces Cabernet Sauvignon and several Rhone varietals. Since 2008, Jeff has been the Tayson Pierce Estate Wines Head Winemaker. In 2018, he will produce a California Rose, a Hudson Vineyard Chardonnay and a StageCoach Cabernet Sauvignon for Tayson Pierce.

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Anthem Winery Wines

Featured Wines

Anthem Winery Sauvignon Blanc Carsi Ranch Vineyard Napa Valley Bottle Preview
Anthem WinerySauvignon Blanc Carsi Ranch Vineyard Napa Valley

This exquisite white Bordeaux is comprised of 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Semillon; crisp and bright on the palate, with mouthwatering and precise hints of lemongrass, ginger, and grapefruit, finishing smooth and juicy.

Anthem Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard St. Helena Napa Valley Bottle Preview
Anthem WineryCabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard St. Helena Napa Valley

Andy Beckstoffer’s Las Piedras Vineyard is one of his six heritage vineyards in the Napa Valley. It has been under vine for over 150 years, with roots tracing back to Mexican land grants. This 22-acre vineyard produces only Cabernet Sauvignon and is located at the foot of Spring Mountain, in the St. Helena AVA. The vineyard takes its name from the gravelly river washed soil, as Las Piedras translates to “little pebbles”, in Spanish.

Anthem Winery Merlot Estate Vineyard Mt. Veeder Napa Valley Bottle Preview
Anthem WineryMerlot Estate Vineyard Mt. Veeder Napa Valley

Anthem's Estate Vineyard Merlot is only produced in select vintages, as fruit has been left on the vine from entire vineyard blocks, forgoing harvest completely, because the grapes though serviceable, did not develop to Anthem's top quality standards. This extracting focus on quality helps produce exceptional, high quality, mountain Merlot that best represents the Anthem estate vineyard, the Mt. Veeder growing region, and the vintage in which it was produced.

Anthem Winery Sauvignon Blanc Riverbound Vineyard Yountville Napa Valley Bottle Preview
Anthem WinerySauvignon Blanc Riverbound Vineyard Yountville Napa Valley

The 2019 vintage marks our first vintage producing a Sauvignon Blanc from the Riverbound Vineyard, which is owned by the Gamble family and located in the northern part of the esteemed Yountville, Napa Valley appellation.   This Sauvignon Blanc opens with alluring notes of vanilla and honeysuckle on the nose, leading way to an opulent and creamy palate, with notes of melon, mineral, and lemon merengue, with a long and delicate finish.

Anthem Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Vineyard Mt. Veeder Napa Vallley Bottle Preview
Anthem WineryCabernet Sauvignon Estate Vineyard Mt. Veeder Napa Vallley

The Mt. Veeder appellation is known for the rare, intense, and high quality Cabernets it produces. The quality of Mt. Veeder wines is unparalleled, especially when Mother Nature cooperates. Our estate vineyards are planted on beautiful, open knolls atop the Western hillsides of Napa Valley. Located at 400 feet in the Mayacamas mountain range, our vineyards get plenty of sunshine, which allows us to get our grapes perfectly ripe year in and year out. The result is a blockbuster Cabernet that you can decant and drink now, or cellar for 10+ years.