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kosta browne

 Kosta Browne Winery
220 Morris St. 
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 823-7430

kostabrowne.com

 

Winemaker: Nico Cueva

 

What began as a shared dream between friends to make great wine has blossomed into one of Americas leading makers of Pinot Noir. In the summer of 1997, while working as sommeliers at John Ash & Co. restaurant in Santa Rosa, California, Dan Kosta and Michael Browne decided to venture into winemaking. They saved tip money and eventually had enough to buy a half ton of Pinot Noir, a used barrel and an old hand-crank crusher; a purchase that marks the beginning of Kosta Browne. Since that first vintage almost 20 years ago, we have nurtured relationships with the finest growers, invested in estate vineyards and built our own winery in the heart of the Russian River Valley. We are obsessed with Pinot Noir and are always searching California for new sites that have the potential to create truly memorable wines. Pinot is perhaps the finest lens through which to view this land and every year we aim to tell the story of our vineyards and reflect in some way the character of every person and every vine - the shared experiences of the vintage. Our limited production wines can be acquired primarily through our mailing list but can also be found at great restaurants throughout the US and abroad.