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Kosta Browne Winery Raises Big at 2016 Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction

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Acclaimed Producer of California Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Raises $445,000 to Support the Sonoma County Community

Kosta Browne Harvest Wine AuctionSONOMA, Calif. (September 8, 2016) – Kosta Browne Winery, an acclaimed winery based in Sebastopol, California, in the heart of the Russian River Valley, is pleased to announce its total contribution of $445,000 to the 2016 Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction, benefiting children, students, farmworkers and people in need in Sonoma County.  Co-Founder Dan Kosta served as Honorary Vintner Chair of the 2016 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, which recognized his leadership and commitment to Sonoma County’s wine and food community.

Participating in the live auction, Kosta Browne enlisted John Ash & Co., one of Sonoma County’s original farm-to-table dining destinations and the restaurant where Dan Kosta and Michael Browne met, to host an intimate once-in-a-lifetime dinner for up to 50 attendees in celebration of Kosta Browne Winery’s 20th anniversary.  Taking place at the winery on June 3, 2017, the special dinner will be paired with wines from the Kosta Browne’s library; and each couple will take home a rare etched and hand-painted 5-liter bottle of Single Vineyard Pinot Noir.  Bidding was frenzied and oversold – with a total of 39 couples committing $5,000 each to attend this extraordinary evening.

Kosta Browne Harvest Wine Auction LotOn top of the auction lot proceeds, Kosta Browne donated an additional $250,000 towards the “Fund the Future” initiative aimed at improving child literacy.  The generous donation was on behalf of the entire Kosta Browne team, as well as friends and supporters of the winery.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction that benefits local charities for those in need,” said Dan Kosta.  “Supporting the local community has always been an important value of ours, and we continue to show our standing commitment to local causes with our involvement in this auction and other charitable events.”

To read more about Dan Kosta as the Honorary Vintner Chair, please visit www.sonomawinecountryweekend.com/about-us/honorary-chairs.

About Kosta Browne

Kosta Browne is a highly allocated winery located in Sebastopol, Sonoma County, California.  The winery produces appellation Pinot Noirs and Chardonnay as well as single vineyard Pinot Noirs sourced from coveted vineyards across three appellations in California: Sonoma Coast, Russian River Valley and Santa Lucia Highlands.  Kosta Browne’s wines can be acquired primarily through the winery’s mailing list, in addition to select restaurants throughout the United States and abroad.  Kosta Browne Winery is not open to the public; however, appointments can be made by active members of the list.  There is currently a two-to-three-year waiting list for the appellation wines and a three-to-five-year waiting list for the single vineyard wines.  For more information, visit www.kostabrowne.com.

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