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Kosta Browne Announces Opening of New ‘Gallery’ Tasting Experience

Bespoke Space will Launch Limited-Production Observations Series Wines

Sonoma, Calif., June 14, 2018 – California Pinot Noir and Chardonnay producer Kosta Browne will be unveiling The Gallery this summer on August 9 at the winery in Sebastopol, Sonoma County. This will be the first-ever dedicated space at Kosta Browne for member tastings. The Gallery includes a second-floor glass-walled space overlooking the winery where visitors may taste wines, observe winemaking activities in the barrel room, and get to know the Kosta Browne team. Guests will have the chance to explore limited-production wines like the newly labeled Observations Series—wines that come straight from the heart of winemaker Nico Cueva and celebrate Kosta Browne’s unrestricted approach to winemaking.

Photo Credit: Troyce Hoffman

“Creating a designated place for our members to relax and explore our wines has long been part of the Kosta Browne vision,” says CEO Scott Becker. “From inception, it was important to the team that our experience provided members a first-hand view into our signature approach to winemaking.”

From the entryway, which provides the first peek into winery production, to the wall-to-ceiling overlook on the second floor, the Gallery is an authentic, thoughtfully curated space conceived by designer Jen Macdonald. The furniture was crafted by local artisans, including a table of steel and elmwood sourced from St. Helena and carefully selected antiques for classic, sophisticated style.

The Observation Series wines will be offered exclusively in The Gallery. “These inspired, ever-changing wines are as unique as each member’s palate,” said winemaker Nico Cueva. “They represent an unrestricted approach in the cellar inspired by exceptional vineyard sources that are truly distinctive in quality and expression.” The boundary-pushing, highly limited Observation Series honors the Kosta Browne philosophy of experimentation and innovation, including 162 cases of the 2016 El Diablo Chardonnay and 231 cases of the 2016 Mount Carmel Pinot Noir along with a handful of others.

Every visit to The Gallery will be a one-of-a-kind experience customizable around each member’s interest. Guests might opt for an in-depth overview of winemaking, a laid-back afternoon of wine tasting, or a walk down memory lane with back-vintages from their favorite vineyard.

“We encourage our guests to let their curiosities run wild,” says Director of Hospitality Damon Wong. “If they observe a winemaker in the barrel room pulling samples and want to know what he’s pulling, we’ll go downstairs and taste. We want each experience to demonstrate our deep appreciation for their continued loyalty to Kosta Browne.

The Gallery is available for booking by those on the Kosta Browne mailing list; this includes members who are currently receiving allocations as well as those still on the waitlist. Bookings should be made several months in advance. The Gallery is open Monday through Saturday by appointment.

About Kosta Browne:

Located in Sebastopol, Sonoma County, Kosta Browne is a trusted authority on California Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. They produce appellation and single-vineyard wines from the most coveted cool climate vineyards across the Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast, Anderson Valley, Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Lucia Highlands appellations. A commitment to quality, stewardship of the land, and customer relationships has made Kosta Browne an industry-leading producer of inspiring wines that transcend their origins and represent California on a global stage.

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