Brian Brown earned his Viticulture and Enology degree from University of California, Davis in 2001. After graduating, Brown worked harvests at Iron Horse Vineyards in Sonoma, Salitage in Pemberton Australia, and Napa Wine Company in Oakville. Eventually Brown was hired as enologist at Trefethen Vineyards where he spent two and half years learning to make technically sound, vineyard driven wines that express fruit qualities over those of winemaking manipulation. Brown finally turned his focus to ultra-premium winemaking and moved to Vineyard 29 as enologist, where he met friend and colleague Keith Emerson. After two successful vintages crafting wines with Emerson at Vineyard 29, Brown was hired as winemaker for Round Pond Estate.
Simultaneous to his responsibilities at Round Pond, in 2005 Brown partnered with Keith Emerson to create an artisan winemaking endeavor called Emerson Brown Wines. Brown and Emerson have consistently collaborated since then and successfully made Emerson Brown what it is today. With a proven track record of quality and value, they continue to deliver Napa Valley wines of exceptional character and style.
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