Questions & Answers
1. WHAT IS HAPPENING TO CIRQ?
CIRQ is now fully owned and operated by Michael Browne. Though the winery once was part of Kosta Browne, Michael has started his own winery (Browne Family Wines) and is introducing a new chapter for CIRQ. This evolution will allow Michael the freedom to focus solely on CIRQ Estate and realize his life-long dream of making delicious wines from special Russian River Valley vineyard sites.
2. WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM THE NEXT CHAPTER FOR CIRQ?
CIRQ will continue to be built upon elegant, delicious wines, and will evolve down the path that is uniquely CIRQ.
The evolution began with the 2015 offering. From a logistical perspective, Kosta Browne handled all processing and fulfilment of the 2015 CIRQ Treehouse and Bootlegger’s Hill wines. They are also managing the shipment of these wines in early October 2018.
Browne Family Wines will oversee the trade release of the 2015 CIRQ wines with a limited allocation in early fall of 2018.
In July 2019, Browne Family Wines will offer and release a limited allocation of the 2016 vintage of wines from both Treehouse and Bootlegger’s Hill to those that have signed up to our new CIRQ mailing list. This offering will comprise of smaller bottle quantities due to lower production. With the 2017 vintage and beyond, CIRQ will move away from the single vineyard model, instead blending the highest quality fruit from a select few unique vineyards to create one wine - the ultimate Pinot Noir.
If you are interested in being added to our list for future vintages of CIRQ wines, please sign up.
3. HOW DO I HAVE ACCESS TO THE WINES?
As always, due to extremely limited production, there is a waiting list for CIRQ wines. We will do our best to assign allocations to our list based on seniority. To join our mailing list, please sign up.
To respect customer privacy and ensure data security, customer data has not been automatically transferred from Kosta Browne to Browne Family Wines.
4. WHAT CHANGES CAN I EXPECT WITH MY ALLOCATION FOR FUTURE CIRQ WINES?
Your allocation will decrease as production has been reduced. However, your relationship with us is extremely important. We will do our best to increase allocations as our production levels rise.
5. WILL CIRQ HAVE A WINERY AND TASTING ROOM THAT I CAN VISIT?
Michael has established a new estate winery located in the heart of the Russian River Valley. The CIRQ hilltop estate will be ready to receive a limited number of visitors in early 2020.
By joining our mailing list, you will have access to up to date information as our plans evolve, including upcoming events and wine releases.
6. I AM A RESTAURANT OR WINE SHOP AND WANT TO CARRY CIRQ WINES. HOW DO I DO THAT?
We will have a distributor list posted on our site in early fall. Please feel free to contact them directly regarding your allocation for the 2015 CIRQ wines.
7. WHO DO I CONTACT FOR QUESTIONS?
For all questions about CIRQ, please contact us by email or call us at 707-757-6370.