AldenAlli is the culmination of two families' expertise in combining superior food, wine, and hospitality to create a sense of place and tradition, The place is Sonoma Coast, above the western most part of the United States, pushing the limits of viticulture where land meets sea. The tradition is our love of Pinot Noir and the ongoing pursuit of the most elusive reward.

The creating of AldenAlli wine began with the convergence of friendship, families, and culinary passions. Both the Kosta and Lagasse families have a long history with one another and with Pinot Noir. Dan Kosta was introduced to Burgundy wines at the young age of five, and an abundant array of Pinot Noir in the Lagasse restaurants has long been a favorite with diners. The nightly presences of Sonoma Pinot Noir at their family dinner tables has been a standing tradition for years. AldenAlli Pinot Noir tells the story of those two families' talent for combining world class wine with great food.

Dan Kosta

Dan Kosta was born in Santa Rosa, CA., in the heart of the Sonoma Wine Country. His lifelong love of food and wine led him to a career in the restaurant industry, utilizing skills learned as a child to navigate through a series of world class restaurants as a back waiter, waiter, bartender, maître d', operations manager and finally as wine director at the acclaimed John Ash & Company in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County. It was there that Dan and his business partner Michael Browne founded Kosta Browne Winery in 1997. Over the last two decades, Kosta Browne Winery has enjoyed tremendous success, rising as one of the leading Pinot Noir producers in the United States.

With the launch of AldenAlli Winery, Dan enjoys a close collaboration with the Lagasse family and their pursuit of creating a unique, intimate winemaking experience. He is an active board member for several philanthropic organizations, including the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, as well as sitting on the Sonoma County Vintners board.

  • Dan Kosta

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