J.W. Childs Associates has partnered with Kosta Browne Winery, formerly backed by Vincraft since 2009. Known for its Pinot Noir, Kosta Browne has also added the CIRQ Pinot Noir brand to its portfolio. Through the partnership, which was reportedly the first deal in J.W. Childs' fourth PE fund, the winery plans to explore further vineyard acquisitions and investments in production quality.