Originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, Anthony received a Physics degree from Grinnell College in Iowa followed by a short-lived career editing high-school science textbooks and a stint as a freelance wine writer. Eventually deciding to focus on wine, he attended University of California-Davis and received a Masters in Viticulture and Enology. Since then, Anthony has held positions as winemaker at Acacia Winery in the Napa Valley and Lemelson Vineyards in the Willamette Valley. He is presently the general manager of the Carlton Winemakers Studio and owner of King Wine Consulting, providing wine and management consultation to wineries in Oregon and California. Anthony, his wife Kara, and their two children live in McMinnville, Oregon.