Browne Family Vineyards Set to Open October 27 in Downtown Bellevue
According to the Washington State Wine Commission, Washington State is home to over 1000 wineries, tasting rooms, and vineyards – no wonder we’re considered the ‘most exciting wine region in the world.’ Like many others in the industry, Andrew and Courtney Browne startedBrowne Family Vineyards in 2005 in hopes of carrying the taste of the Pacific Northwest from their vineyard straight to the bottle. 17 years later, they’ve made a name for themselves by producing world-class wines inspired by the Bordeaux region. This fall, the Downtown Bellevue community and beyond can enjoy a glass at their newest tasting room on Main Street.
“We have so many loyal wine club members that live in Downtown Bellevue, it made sense for us to make this city our fourth location and be part of the community that has supported us along the way,” Andrew Browne, proprietor of Browne Family Vineyards, said.
The Downtown Bellevue tasting room will feature over 100 cases of their most beloved wines, including high-end Bordeaux reds and full-bodied whites handcrafted under their winemaker, John Freeman. While Browne Family Vineyards’ bottles are seen in many restaurants and grocery stores, their tasting rooms offer exclusive wines that can’t be found anywhere else. This includes the Bellevue City Series red blend dedicated to the communities they reside in. Written in small print on top of the specially designed label is a note from the owners to the people who call Bellevue their home.
“All of our tasting rooms really bring the Browne sprite and Browne brand, but each location has its own unique feel,” said Beth Orr, senior vice president of communications and consumer experience. “Our wine bottles from the city series are one of the many ways we can make our Bellevue customers feel welcome and comfortable.”
Orr states she hopes the Browne Family Vineyards location in Bellevue becomes a destination for visitors, locals, and workers – a place where people can grab a glass after work, meet friends on the weekend for a wine flight or grab a bottle before heading home for dinner.
“Ideally, our tasting room is a place for the community to gather and make it a place of their own,” Orr said. “We’re so excited to welcome people in and watch them get to know us in a more meaningful way.”