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 decided 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 opened our Brown Downtown tasting room 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!

Our Team

  • Deneen Brown
  • David Brown
  • Coral Brown
    Director of Real Estate Development
  • Stefanie Kelly
    Director of Operations
  • Adrian Saldana
    Hospitality Support
  • Christa Bandoni
  • Emilio Arroyo
    Vineyard Foreman
  • Eric Molinatti
    Director of Sales
  • Farae Strickland
    Tasting Room Operations Manager
  • Halle Lewis
    Wine Educator & Brand Ambassador
  • Heather Martin
    Executive Assistant to the Browns
  • Joe White
    Assistant Winemaker
  • Karina Ureña
    Wine Educator
  • Marco Ortega
    Wine Educator & Tasting Room Lead
  • Marivel Perez
    Estate Assistant
  • Michal Martin
    Tasting Room Supervisor & Events Coordinator
  • Rosario Garcia
    Estate Manager
  • Sean Baum
    Senior Wine Educator
  • 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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