In 1967, the Newlan Family bought 13 acres of land in the Oak Knoll region. They immediately began replacing the 13 acres of walnut trees with Cabernet Sauvignon vines, and began selling their grapes to other wineries. The property has the rare ability to produce excellent Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir.
After seeing the large demand for their grapes, they decided to try their hand at winemaking. In 1981, the Newlans unveiled their 1980 vintage Cabernet Sauvignon. Subsequent years saw them win many awards for both Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. In 1999, the Sato Family bought Newlan Vineyards and merged it with Koves Vineyard, thus forming Koves Newlan Vineyards and Winery.
The Oak Knoll Vineyard is currently planted with 30 acres of Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. Koves Newlan makes very intense and flavorful Pinot Noirs as well as fruit driven and balanced Cabs.