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Kosta Browne

Kosta Browne began as a dream shared by Dan Kosta and Michael Browne. In the summer of 1997, while working at John Ash & Co. restaurant in Santa Rosa, California, Dan and Michael decided to venture into winemaking. They saved tip money for two months and eventually had enough to buy a half ton of Pinot Noir, a used barrel and an old hand-crank stemmer-crusher, a purchase that marks the beginning of Kosta Browne. In 2001, Dan and Michael partnered with Chris Costello and his family, who collectively provided the business experience and relationships that gave Kosta Browne the necessary resources to grow.  “Flavorful, intense wines" - that is their goal. They believe every wine should be bursting with flavor. This intensity should be part of a greater balance. They find that each of their vineyards has its own "sweet spot" of balance. It is their charge to guide each vineyard to its optimum flavor potential. Their single vineyard wines are blended to express the specific qualities and consistencies of their pedigreed vineyards. They offer five appellation wines: Sonoma Coast, Russian River, Santa Lucia Highlands, and Santa Barbara's Sta. Rita Hills. These wines are blended to represent the best of our vineyards in each specific appellation. Quality is of utmost importance with these blends. 

Winemaker: Nico Cueva

Wines Produced

  • - Half Bottles Available
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir