In 1980 our parents purchased an abandoned ranch in the eastern hills of the Napa Valley. They rehabilitated the crumbling homestead and planted viniferous grapes — which for a decade we farmed and sold to local winemakers. In 1995 we kids got the notion to make our own wine…


Our Story

We established the Brown Estate label officially in 1996 when we harvested what would become our first bottling of Brown Zin. In January 2000 we debuted our first three vintages at the annual ZAP (Zinfandel Advocates & Producers) Grand Tasting in San Francisco. Fast forward to September 2016… when we bottled our 20th vintage!

In the meantime our business has grown, slowly but surely, as our brand has gained broader and broader exposure to an extraordinarily diverse audience thanks primarily to word of mouth. To make our wines and hospitality experience more accessible, in April 2017 we debuted our Brown Downtown location on the re-emerging First Street corridor in the heart of downtown Napa.

We appreciate your interest in our labor of love and we hope to see you soon either in town or in the country!

Our Team

  • Deneen Brown
  • David Brown
  • Coral Brown
    Director of Real Estate Development
  • Stefanie Kelly
    Director of Operations
  • Alexa Zollin
    Winery Hospitality Coordinator & Production Support
  • Emilio Arroyo
    Vineyard Foreman
  • Eric Molinatti
    Director of Sales
  • Heather Martin
    Assistant to the Winemaker
  • Joe White
    Assistant Winemaker
  • Marco Ortega
    Tasting Room Associate
  • Marivel Perez
    Estate Assistant
  • Michal Martin
    Tasting Room Lead
  • Rachael Buckingham
    Tasting Room Supervisor
  • Rosario Garcia
    Estate Manager
  • Sean Baum
    Tasting Room Associate
  • Sean Robinson
    Tasting Room & Hospitality Manager
  • Shiffon Rollins
    Reservations Concierge
  • Susan Terracciano
    Wine Club & Logistics Concierge

Current Release Wines

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Whether in town or in the country, at Brown we do two things extraordinarily well: wine and hospitality. Experience something utterly unique in the Napa Valley.

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