CALIFORNIA
HAWAII
OUTPOST
ANGWIN, USA

Perched atop Howell Mountain, 2,100 feet above the floor of the Napa Valley, it's easy to see the inspiration and adventurous spirit that is the essence of Outpost Wines. The terroir of the Outpost vineyards - the hard, rocky red soil, high altitude, gentle cooling breezes and sunny western exposure - produces fruit of incredible intensity and richness with a distinctive spice you simply cannot find anywhere else.

Outpost creates 100% varietal Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Grenache from their own hand-cultivated, organically farmed estate vineyards. The guiding principle of their wine-making program is to realize the full potential of this piece of ground and to create a living history of vintages with immense character and a true sense of place.

COUNTRY USA
REGION California
APPELLATION(S) Howell Mountain
PROPRIETORS AXA Mill├ęsimes
FOUNDED 1998
WINEMAKER Thomas Rivers Brown
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 3,000 cs
FARMING
(SUSTAINABLE, ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC)
Organic

Under winemaker Thomas River Brown’s expert guidance, Outpost grapes are harvested late in the season – by hand, at dawn – to preserve the full intensity and distinctive spicy character of the mountain fruit. The grapes are processed with as little manipulation as possible. Grapes from each block within the vineyard are fermented separately so that the winemaking team can be very selective about the lots that comprise the final blend. Wines are neither fined nor filtered allowing for the full expression of the vintages’ potential.

Single-Vineyard Cabernets to Watch at Howell Mountain's Outpost
Wine Spectator
- James Molesworth, 2022-02-09