"In 1980 our parents purchased an abandoned ranch in the eastern hills of the Napa Valley. They built roads, brought in plumbing and electricity, rehabilitated the crumbling homestead, and planted viniferous grapes — which for a decade we farmed and sold to local winemakers. In 1995 we kids had a notion... and in September 2016 we bottled our 20th vintage of Brown Estate Zinfandel. Through the years we have added Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Petite Sirah, and a number of specialty wines to our lineup."
In 2010 the Brown family celebrated thirty years in the Napa Valley and Brown Estate's fifteenth crush. Over the years the farming philosophy has not changed: Our fifty acres of vineyards are planted amidst 450 acres of roughneck wilderness that they strive to tend rather than tame – from the occasional inconvenient honeybee hive in the winery to the prickly star thistles in the vineyards that are a part of their ecosystem.
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