George H. Brown, Jr. and Elizabeth Rockwell Brown have been Bordeaux aficionados for decades. Living in Washington State, they watched the wine industry develop over the past twenty years. They felt there was a need for a traditional Bordeaux style blended red, made with the magnificent fruit that could be grown in the hot, desert-like climate of Eastern Washington. Working with their close friends, Tom and Anne-Marie Hedges, owners of Washington’s largest family owned winery, the Browns began experimenting with blends of traditional grape varietals. Their first vintage in 2005 was a great success.