Issue #10

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children” – Chief Sealth (Chief Seattle) Home, it is both concrete and evolving. It can be a place, it can be a person and it can be a feeling. If you’re lucky, like us, it is all three. Courtney and I …

Issue #9

“WE HAVE EARNED THE RIGHT TO BE CONSIDERED, BUT EVERY DAY WE HAVE TO EARN THE RIGHT TO BE CHOSEN.” –KENNETH COLE Since I last wrote, Courtney and I welcomed a new addition into the world: our beautiful daughter, ELLIOTT ELIZABETH BROWNE. Born 9:18 p.m. in Bellevue, Washington, on January 28, she weighed a healthy …

Issue #8: Harvest – What a prolific year so far!

Thanks to the season’s hot, dry weather and that state’s relatively newer plantings, the harvest in Washington should be well in excess of last year’s 227,000 tons. Working with very little water is nothing new to our vineyard teams, and having even less precipitation this year didn’t seem to put a crimp in things. We …

Issue #7

“It isn’t sufficient just to want – you’ve got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt We hope you’re enjoying a wonderful spring. At Browne Family Vineyads, the vines are leafing out a little earlier than usual and some of our new wine …

Issue #6: Reaching Out

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every New Year find you a better man.” – Benjamin Franklin A new year is a great time to spend looking forward to new adventures and for me, the best time to take time to appreciate old friendships. Nearly 14 years ago …

Issue #5

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something. So that’s my wish for you, and …