30 May, 2011

RIP Budge Brown (1933-2011), Founder of Cleavage Creek Winery

It was a sad day when Robert "Budge" Brown went missing in his airplane in the Sierra Foothills on May 18th. That is why I am so glad I got to visit Cleavage Creek and meet him last November of 2010. Budge started this winery in 2008 and 10% of the gross profits go to institutions doing research in Breast Cancer. His wife Arlene died of the disease in 2005.

Cleavage Creek is located in the Pope Valley appellation of Napa Valley. They specialize in Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah. As you can see Fall is beautiful there.

On the property is a huge garden called "Arlene's Garden" devoted to his wife of 48 years.

All of the wine labels feature pictures of breast cancer survivors.

Budge was certainly an inspirational human being. Read more about him here:

To make a donation in his name go here:

I hope one day I can do something so admirable. Thank you, Budge.


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