owner / winemaker / ceo
Kevin Brown is a 30+ year veteran of the wine industry, and has handled all aspects of the business including, winemaking, sales, marketing, distribution strategies and brand-building/promotion. In keeping with the R&B Cellars philosophy, Kevin believes that drinking wine should be fun, and like music, is a creative pursuit. He is the winemaker for R&B Cellars, and is a frequent educator and lecturer on winemaking and brand strategies in the industry. His passion and respect for winemaking as an art are but one of the many drivers that feed his consistent success in the industry.
An accomplished jazz musician hailing from Manhattan, Kevin's love of wine brought him into the industry where he successfully grew such brands as Rosenblum Cellars, Marques de Murrietta and Codorinu. In 1990, Kevin created California Classics, a New Hampshire-based distribution and marketing firm that helped bring Rosenblum Cellars from 7,000 to 130,000 cases annually.
In 2004, seeing a niche in the marketplace for value-oriented wines of high quality, he and his wife Barbara moved from the east coast to California and expanded the breadth and scope of the winery to include several new varietals to the brand. R&B Cellars now has twelve different wines and distributes throughout the US and exports to several countries around the world.