One of the busiest people at our company during harvest is this man, who leads vineyard operations at Browne Family and has for the past eight years. As an individual who has traversed the vital industry roles of grower, winemaker, winery owner and operator, mentor, philanthropist, supplier and today a wine executive responsible for Precept …

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 …

Historical stories of the human struggle and perseverance are the books that seem to compel me. This is another page-turner worth reading. Here’s the set-up. Enjoy! “It’s April 1948, and war hangs over Jaffa. One minute seven-year-old Salim is dreaming of taking his first harvest from the family’s orange tree; the next he is swept …

We’re always looking for fun, easy and healthy recipes to keep on hand around the house. These look perfect and are great to have on hand with us always on the go. 1 cup regular rolled oats 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/4 cup peanut butter 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons coconut oil 2 …

Courtney and I had a unique opportunity at the end of last year and beginning of this year to visit and explore three dynamic wine regions in the world: New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. New Zealand truly had the most “Jurassic Park wow factor” in the wine world. The islands have such an incredible …

“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 …

Chef at New York’s Les Halles, author and acerbic television host, Bourdain pulls no punches in this memoir of his years in the restaurant business. His wry wit, penchant for foul language, unabashed honesty about his own demons and joy in pulling kitchen pranks make for a good read. Underneath it all, his sincere love …

Once the skies turn cold and grey, we always tend to gravitate to our favorite comfort food, Cioppino. Perfect to make in the Northwest with whatever seafood is fresh at the market and we like to put our spin on it as we go by adding beans, veggies, etc. But you can essentially never go …