Kosta Browne’s ‘The Gallery’ to open in Sebastopol

The "Follow This Story" feature will notify you when any articles related to this story are posted.

When you follow a story, the next time a related article is published — it could be days, weeks or months — you'll receive an email informing you of the update.

If you no longer want to follow a story, click the "Unfollow" link on that story. There's also an "Unfollow" link in every email notification we send you.

This tool is available only to subscribers; please make sure you're logged in if you want to follow a story.

Please note: This feature is available only to subscribers; make sure you're logged in if you want to follow a story.


Those on the Kosta Browne waiting list may not be able to purchase a bottle anytime soon, but the winery has a plan to make the wait more bearable.

The Sebastopol winery, with its operations at The Barlow, will open “The Gallery” on Aug. 9 and the designated space will offer the restless a taste of the wines, as well as a peek at Kosta Browne winemaking in action.

The space on the second floor, designed by Jen Macdonald, provides a wall to ceiling overlook for the curious. The décor is eclectic, with an interesting mix of furniture such as a table of steel along with antiques.

“We will encourage our guests to let their curiosities run wild,” said Damon Wong, director of hospitality. “If they observe a winemaker in the barrel room pulling samples and want to know what he’s pulling, we’ll go downstairs and taste.”

Wong said the goal is to cater to those on the winery’s mailing list and those on the waiting list with customized tastings. Guests, he explained, might opt for an in-depth overview of winemaking, a laid back afternoon of wine tasting, or a walk down memory lane with back-to-back vintages of their favorite vineyard.

Guests will have the chance to taste the new label — Observations Series — produced by winemaker Nico Cueva. Kosta Browne is best known for producing pinot noir and chardonnay from the most coveted cool-climate vineyards in Northern California. Its most prized appellations include Russian River Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Anderson Valley, Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Lucia Highlands.

The Gallery will be open Monday through Saturday by appointment, and the winery is advising people to reserve a spot several months in advance. For more information, visit

Wine writer Peg Melnik can be reached at or 707-521-5310.

Please read our commenting policy
  • No profanity, abuse, racism, hate speech or personal attacks on others.
  • No spam or off-topic posts. Keep the conversation to the theme of the article.
  • No disinformation about current events. Claims of "Fake News" will be delayed for moderation
  • No name calling. "Orange Menace", "Libtards", etc. are not respectful.
Send a letter to the editor

Our Network

Sonoma Index-Tribune
Petaluma Argus Courier
North Bay Business Journal
Sonoma Magazine
Bite Club Eats
La Prensa Sonoma
Emerald Report
Spirited Magazine