Santa Barbara County
Ken Brown is recognized as one of Santa Barbara County’s pioneering winemakers and innovators. He was among the first vintners to realize the tremendous promise for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in this cool-climate appellation in the mid-1970’s. He was also the first winemaker to introduce the Syrah grape, as well as Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc, to Santa Barbara County. With an uncompromising drive for quality, Ken constantly reevaluates everything he does in his winemaking endeavors. In early 2003, Ken felt inspired to renew his pursuit of the highest potential of Pinot Noir in Santa Barbara County. With the benefit of nearly 30 years experience in this region, Ken’s goal in founding Ken Brown Wines is to focus on exceptional Pinot Noir from leading vineyards in Santa Rita Hills and several other select locations in the county. With the introduction of Ken Brown Wines in 2005, Ken feels that he has reached a place where he can optimize the best sources of Pinot Noir with uncompromised winemaking. His wines feature Pinot Noir in addition to limited bottlings of Syrah and Chardonnay.
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