Browne Family Vineyards

Washington Columbia Valley |

William Bitner Browne sounds like the kind of guy you’d go out of your way to grab a drink with. Oh, the stories he’d tell! This super-achiever entered college at 16. While studying in Bordeaux, he launched a love affair with fine wine. Fresh out of Harvard Law, the honours graduate was faced with the opening salvos of the second World War. His overseas service as a Counter Intelligence Task Force officer in Metz, Germany extended to the Korean conflict. Bitner channeled his self-professed intensity and restlessness into a lifetime endeavouring to be a service to all, and racked up a few adventures along the way. A man in motion, fine wine was a grounding influence and a great source of enjoyment. He shared that joy with his grandson, Andrew, just as Andrew was starting a career in the wine industry.

Bitner was the inspiration for Andrew’s endeavour: Browne Family Vineyards. His grandfather’s integrity and excellence are the standards upon which he makes wine. Andrew leads Precept Wines, and Browne is in effect a “winery within a winery”. This is honest, hands-on winemaking. Here in the Walla Walla, fruit is sorted by hand, fermented in small open-top fermentors, and pressed using a small-lot basket press. The result is premium Washington wine, made with utmost quality and enjoyment in mind.

Washington Columbia Valley
Cabernet and Cabernet Blends

Browne Family Vineyards “Heritage” Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Browne’s “Heritage” Cabernet Sauvignon is wine crafted to speak for multiple generations of a wine-loving family. It heralds the considerable potential of the Columbia...