Questions & Answers
1. WHAT IS HAPPENING TO CIRQ?
CIRQ is no longer part of Kosta Browne and is now fully owned and operated by Michael Browne. Michael has started his own family winery (Browne Family Wines) and is introducing a new chapter for CIRQ. This evolution will allow him the freedom to focus solely on this incredible brand which he created in 2009 and realize his life-long dream of making delicious wines from special Russian River Valley vineyard sites.
2. WHAT DOES THE NEXT EVOLUTION OF CIRQ LOOK LIKE?
The evolution started with the 2015 vintage. Kosta Browne handled the DTC offering to active mailing list members. They are handling all processing and fulfillment for the 2015 CIRQ Treehouse and Bootlegger’s Hill wines and they will also handle the shipment of the wines in early October of 2018.
The trade release of the 2015 CIRQ wines will be managed by Browne Family Wines with a limited allocation in late summer/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 opted in to our new mailing list. This offering will have a reduction in bottle quantities due to a lower production. If you are interested in being added to our list for future CIRQ wines, please opt in.
3. HOW DO I HAVE ACCESS TO THE WINES?
There is a waiting list for our wines due to extremely limited production. 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 balance your allocation and will increase allocations as production levels rise.
5. WILL CIRQ HAVE A WINERY AND TASTING ROOM THAT I CAN VISIT?
Naturally, there will be many details to work out as we embark on the next chapter. However, plans are already underway and include a new hilltop winery estate located in the heart of the Russian River Valley and a private tasting lounge. By joining our mailing list, you will have front row access to important information as our plans evolve, including upcoming events, wine releases and an exciting opportunity to visit our new estate winery when its complete.
6. I AM A RESTAURANT OR WINE SHOP AND WANT TO CARRY CIRQ WINES. HOW DO I DO THAT?
In late summer of this year, we will have a distributor list posted on our site. Please contact them 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 707-360-5336.