Ken Brown Wines

(805) 448-3791 70 Industrial Way
Buellton, CA 93427
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Our focus at Ken Brown Wines is on very small lots of Pinot Noir from the finest vineyards of Sta. Rita Hills. The wines are produced at our winery in Buellton at the gateway to the Sta. Rita Hills appellation, and most lots consist of 250 cases or less. Total annual production is only about 2,000 cases. I work with growers, many of whom I’ve known for years, to hand select vineyard blocks for our program. Some of the remarkable vineyards we work with include Cargasacchi, Clos Pepe, Rio Vista and Sanford & Benedict. We also produce limited bottlings of Chardonnay and Syrah. My wife, Deborah, and I make up the staff of Ken Brown Wines, and we enjoy the close relationships we have with our wines and our customers. Most of my career has been spent pursuing the elusive traits that make great Pinot Noir. From my early days at Zaca Mesa Winery to my 20-year tenure at Byron Vineyard to our small family operation at Ken Brown Wines, I have continued to experiment with clones, rootstocks, soils and winemaking Read more »

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  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Ken Brown Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County Santa Rita Hills 2009

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    Wine review by timad2000


  • Had a great first full day here in south central California. Started off with a very good breakfast at the ForFriends B&B in Santa Ynez. Too early for any of the tasting rooms to be open so we headed down to Jalama beach for some salt air and scenery. Beautiful beach with some interesting campsites and about a half dozen surfers enjoying some mo... Read More

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  • Ken Brown Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County Vin Gris 2005

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    Wine review by EatMei


  • After much agony and discernment, I have chosen the official wine for my Super Bowl party this year. Over the 9 years I've hosted this event, it is probably the least exotic selection, not to mention least expensive.  Given the fact chili is the main dish (oh please, don't turn your nose. After all, we're American pigskin fans, not Bolsheviks), ... Read More

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  • Windrun Chardonnay San Luis Obispo County 2010

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    Nose takes some time to open into lemon drop harmonies. Charred palate with orange zest and dirt. A interesting glass, for certain. Read More

    Wine review by Claudia Angelillo


  • Windrun Chardonnay San Luis Obispo County 2010

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    Buttery caramel aromas with honey and baked apple on the nose. Palate is clean but a little thin for my tastes, with peach and cream, apples and a round finish of toasted butter. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • I had a Pinot Noir, last night, that I have to admit was pretty darned good--Ken Brown 2009 Santa Barbara County.  Since my PN cred is, pretty much, non-existent, others may or may not agree with me on this one, but I liked it.  It had the cherry and slightly woody flavor that I seem to get a lot in Pinot Noir, but it also had substance.  It had... Read More

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  • Ken Brown Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County 2011

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    We had this at Utupia restaurant in Long Beach, last night. A very pleasant wine. Nice, smooth mouth feel. Typical cherry fruit that I seem to get in a lot of Pinot Noirs. Very subdued tannin and acid. On first sip it seemed a tad warm. The restaurant was, in fact, warm even though doors and windows were open. I asked the server to immers... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Well, DJ, I like Ojai Vineyard because I like their wines.  Their tasting room is in the town of Ojai south of Santa Barbara.  It is pretty plain jane, although, Ojai is a nice little town.  If you can procure Ojai Vineyards wherever you live, I don't see any particular reason for you to visit the tasting room.  There are no other wineries in th... Read More

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  • Anyone have some favorite Santa Barbara County wineries that have good wine and also have locations that are scenic or unusual? Read More

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