Tulip Hill's Budge Brown has been farming in California for over 50 years. When asked about his educational background (although he is a UC Davis graduate) he will smile and tell you he graduated from the School of Hard Knocks with a degree in Trial and Error and an emphasis in Blood, Sweat and Tears.
Tulip Hill Winery is the final outcome of a dream and hard work for Budge and his daughter Kristi Brown. Budge and his daughter continue to build the Tulip Hill brand with the winery and tasting room located in Nice, California, as well as an off-site tasting room in Rancho Mirage, California. Tulip Hill Winery also has two main vineyards: Napa Valley's Pope Valley Vineyard and Tracy Hill's Mt. Oso Vineyard.