The story of Kosta Browne Winery began in 1997, when two friends - Dan Kosta and Michael Browne - decided to save some funds with which to finance an experiment in winemaking. The duo initially purchased a half-ton of Pinot Noir grapes from the Russian River Valley, a used barrel and a hand-cranked de-stemmer. From that first barrel they produced 24 cases, selling it under the label KOSTA BROWNE. Over just a few years, the passionate novice winemakers gained a serious following. In 2001, Chris Costello joined them, helping seek out "founding investors" to finance the project. And the rest, as they say, is history.
The Kosta Browne Winery currently produces a stunning array of appellation and single-estate Pinot Noir wines from grapes sourced from the estate’s own vineyards and from family-run businesses in three celebrated Californian appellations – the Sonoma Coast, Russian River Valley and Santa Lucia Highlands.
Rather than repeating a consistent signature style, the wines of Kosta Browne Winery are produced in the way that best suits each batch of grapes, clearly expressing their vintage and terroir of origin. The portfolio offers wine lovers a mosaic of flavors and textures.