Kosta Browne, Sebastopol, California
Kosta Browne began as a dream shared by Dan Kosta and Michael Browne. In the summer of 1997 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. Since that vintage, they have nurtured relationships with the best growers and honed their winemaking skills, making sure to focus on the vision and values with which they began.
Kosta Browne became one of California’s most revered benchmarks for the wine, with an allocation mailing list famously difficult to break into.
Over two decades, Kosta Browne has maintained its icon status under several ownership configurations, upgrading its winemaking space along the way with a new production facility in The Barlow, wine-centric little Sebastopol’s destination for great consumables.