A shared vision of Dan Kosta and Michael Browne who were working at John Ash & Co, restaurant in 1997 was realized that summer after they pooled their tips to purchase 1,000 pounds of Pinot Noir grapes, a used hand-cranked stemmer and crusher and an old barrel that fleshed out to birth the Kosta Browne Winery.
Recently Kosta Browne hosted a retreat at the winery with Charlie Palmer and his staff of great chefs preparing the opening meal. The guests were treated to golf, spa treatments and even a cooking demo by John Ash.
Other celebrity chefs were on hand including Emeril Lagasse who provided one of the meals that was fabulous, as did Kent and brother Kevin Rathbun who topped of the evening with their signature barbecue.
The Rathbun brothers kicked it up in style, representing the Lone Star state as only they can.
The Kosta Browne single vineyard wines are blended to the winemakers exacting standards to lift the quality of the vineyards. They offer two appellation wines, the Sonoma Coast and Russian River.