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Kosta Browne Announces the Ultimate California Epicurean Experience with the ‘Chef Series’ Winery Dinners


Kosta Browne partners with notable chefs from the West Coast for a spectacular culinary and wine experience hosted at state-of-the-art winery in Sebastopol

Sonoma, Calif., September 26, 2018 – California Pinot Noir and Chardonnay producer Kosta Browne announces the Chef Series lineup of winery dinners. The first event—already sold-out—will take place on November 9, 2018, and feature a custom menu from Chef Kyle Connaughton of two-Michelin-starred SingleThread. The dinner series will continue into 2019 with Maui’s Chef of the Year, Chef Mike Lofaro from Humuhumunukunukuapua`a restaurant at Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort in Maui, and Chef Christopher Kostow from three-Michelin-starred The Restaurant at Meadowood in Napa Valley.

“The goal with each evening is to bring members together for an unforgettable celebration of exceptional farming, food and wine,” says Damon Wong, Director of Hospitality for Kosta Browne Winery. Each evening presents a custom multi-course menu paired with rare Kosta Browne library selections, current releases or wines from the newly minted Observations series.

“Farming is at the core of what we do at Kosta Browne, says Winemaker Nico Cueva. “To collaborate with culinary artists who share our appreciation of the land is a true treat. The wines selected to pair with these dinners represent our commitment to site-specific vineyard sourcing and farmer relationships, as well as our signature approach in the cellar.” Wine pairings for the Chef Series come from the rugged Sonoma Coast, foggy Russian River Valley, chilly Santa Lucia Highlands, powerful Sta. Rita Hills, and the wild, untamed Anderson Valley.

SingleThread, an acclaimed restaurant and five-bedroom inn founded by Chef Kyle Connaughton and Head Farmer Katina Connaughton, is known for its ethos of Japanese omotenashi: the spirit of selfless hospitality. “We are excited to kick-off the Chef Series with Kosta Browne,” says Chef Connaughton. “We share a dedication to hospitality and a commitment to working with the very best farming sources. It’s a natural partnership, and we’re looking forward to showcasing some of the best that Sonoma County has to offer.”

Anticipated Chef Series menus will include Chef Mike Lofaro’s Hawaiian-fusion style, inspired by his quest to support preservation of the Hawaiian Islands through invasive plant management and sustainable fishing partners. Later in the year, Chef Christopher Kostow will bring his love for working with local artisans, growers, foragers and other members of this dynamic area to Kosta Browne for a three-Michelin-starred dining experience.

About Kosta Browne:

Located in Sebastopol, Sonoma County, Kosta Browne is a trusted authority on California Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. They produce appellation and single-vineyard wines from the most coveted cool climate vineyards across the Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast, Anderson Valley, Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Lucia Highlands appellations. A commitment to quality, stewardship of the land, and customer relationships has made Kosta Browne an industry-leading producer of inspiring wines that transcend their origins and represent California on a global stage.



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