Our Story

ABAndrew Browne, principal of Browne Family Vineyards, is the first to tell you he’s a taste maker, not a winemaker. As a curator of the brightest talent, best vineyards and the divining rod of winning concepts at Precept Wine, where he serves as its CEO, his groundbreaking feats across the wine industry carry through to his own family legacy in wine, Browne Family. Throughout his 20-year career ascent in the wine industry, he was laying the foundation for his namesake family winery.

Inspired by the greatness of one man—his Grandfather, William Bitner Browne—integrity and excellence are the standards upon which Browne wines are created. This is premium Washington wine, made with the utmost quality and enjoyment in mind.

Browne Family Vineyards was 15 years in the making before its first vintage ever debuted. Founder Andrew Browne selected viticulturists, winemakers and cellar masters to represent the best handcrafted lots from within Columbia Valley AVA. To date, Browne has received more than 20 scores of 90 points or higher from critical reviews.

Known primarily for Cabernet Sauvignon, a Bordeaux red blend and Chardonnay, Browne Family has expanded to also include a Merlot and Petit Verdot. Each year’s very limited production brings a fresh opportunity to raise the bar.

After the harvest of its popular Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, for example, grapes go into half-ton bins, are de-stemmed and approximately 70 percent whole berries are retained for richer color extraction and captured tannins for superior flavor. Aging in French and American oak casks brings balance and enhances varietal expression. This hand-crafted dedication is felt throughout the entire wine-making process.

Browne Family’s state-of-the-art production facilities assure pristine, climate-controlled conditions from harvest to cooperage to bottle.  Every step taken is a careful commitment for uncompromised quality, assuring cellar-worthy vintages that stand the test of time. Guaranteed by Andrew Browne – no exceptions!