Browne Family Vineyards Brings Acclaimed
Wines to New Tasting Room in Bellevue
Company scheduled to open distillery featuring limited-edition
bourbon, whiskey and rye in Spokane in December.
Browne Family Vineyards is bringing the best of Walla Walla wine country to the heart of Bellevue, WA., with the opening of its new tasting room on Old Main Street. The Grand Opening of the tasting room took place on Thursday, October 27.
The space will offer daily wine flights, wines by the glass, small bites and space for events such as movie and karaoke nights, as well as offer curbside pickup and local delivery.
While Browne Family Vineyards’ wines are widely distributed throughout the Pacific Northwest, there will be a selection of tasting room exclusive wines, including single vineyards, unique varietals, small lot offerings and the latest label addition to Browne Family Vineyards’ City Series Red Blends – Bellevue. It will also be a home for wine club members living in the Seattle area and a place to build a community with the Browne family, proprietors Andrew and Courtney Browne and their children.
The Bellevue tasting room will also carry Browne Family Spirits, carefully crafted by Aaron Kleinhelter, a born and raised Kentuckian who has bourbon in his veins. Aged a minimum of four years, the lineup will also be available this December at the new Browne Family Spirits distillery and tasting room in Spokane, WA.
“The excitement and vitality of downtown Bellevue, with its vibrant energy and mix of business and commerce, is what really attracted us to this fantastic location,” Andrew said. “We’ve had overwhelming support from our loyal community and we’re truly excited to bring them a place to call home in Bellevue. Thanks to our friends and family here, we’ve also enjoyed great success around the Puget Sound and are among the fastest growing brands for Washington state wines over $20.”
“I’m thrilled to bring the heart and hospitality of Browne Family Vineyards from Walla Walla to Bellevue and to welcome our wine club members,” said Andrew’s wife and partner Courtney. “The opening of the Bellevue tasting room represents a homecoming of sorts. Andrew previously lived in the area and raised his two sons, Pavin and Riley, here.”
Renowned for exceptional quality and Bordeaux-style red wines since 2005, Browne Family Vineyards was built as a legacy to Andrew’s grandfather, William Bitner Browne, a World War II hero and attorney who built the foundation of his life on integrity and excellence.
William Bitner Browne continues to be the driving spirit behind everything Browne Family Vineyards does today and why winemaker John Freeman goes to such great lengths to create the best wines each vintage from its estate vineyards in the Spring Valley district of Walla Walla and across the Columbia Valley. Since its inception, Browne Family Vineyards has been awarded more than 100 scores of 90 points or higher from critical wine trade publications.
Seattle’s Mallet Design Build led the design of the tasting room. Working in high-end hospitality, retail and residential projects, Mallet Design Build collaboratively partnered with the Browne Family Vineyards team to create a warm and intimate setting for family and friends to make lasting memories and immerse themselves in the brand story.
Located at 10245 Main Street in Bellevue, the new Browne Family Vineyards tasting room will be open 7 days a week: Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The phone number at the Bellevue location is (425) 500-5505.
The Bellevue tasting room is Browne Family Vineyards fourth tasting room in the state of Washington. The other tasting rooms are located at 411 lst Avenue South in Seattle, 2508 N. Proctor Street in Tacoma and at 31 E. Main Street in Walla Walla.
New Distillery in Spokane
In addition to opening its new wine tasting room in Bellevue, Browne Family Vineyards will be opening a distillery in Spokane, WA., in December featuring the launch of its Exclusive Spirits Collection, which will be focused on locally sourced, limited-editions of Bourbon, Rye and Whiskey. The collection will retail for between $40 and $90 per bottle and be available at the new Spokane distillery and at Browne Family Vineyards tasting room in Bellevue.
The Browne Family Spirits collection will include the Monogram Collection, First Look Reserve Collection and The Lab Series Collection which offer a range of styles for a variety of tastes.
Monogram Collection: Aged locally for a minimum of four years.
First Look Reserve Collection: The First Look Reserve Collection forms the core of the distillery’s offerings and features a reserve bourbon, rye whiskey, and single malt.
The Lab Series: These products were born out of a collaboration between Andrew Browne and master distiller Aaron Kleinhelter and will include a seasonal offering of flavored bourbons such as vanilla bean and warm spice. Additional product offerings will include hand-crafted, small-batch, and locally sourced bitters made by Kleinhelter. Aromatics, Orange Spice and Lavender bitters will be available to further elevate the unique flavor profile of the spirits collection.
The new Browne Family Spirits tasting room is scheduled to open in December at 714 N. Lee Street in Spokane. The phone number at the tasting room is (509) 413-1885.