By joining our list, you are expressing an interest in receiving a wine allocation from Kosta Browne Winery. This year, in celebration of out 20th Anniversary, we are including all list members – old and new – in our release of these new wines on a first-come basis. This is a special departure from our normal practice. Typically, we do our best to include as many people as possible in our offerings that take place twice each year – Appellation wines in the spring, and Single Vineyard wines in the fall. Production is limited to what each vintage gives us and the current wait list for Appellation wines is about 2-3 years.
How long does it take to get an allocation?
The waiting list for Kosta Browne Appellation wines is about 2 years, but varies depending on what Mother Nature provides with each vintage. The wait for Single Vineyard designates is an additional 3-5 years.
How is wine allocated?
Wineries take a variety of approaches to their mailing list and our method represents our best attempt to be as fair to everyone as possible. Over time, members who consistently order wines are given access to more wines. We guarantee an allocation based on your previous order – not on a first come basis – so that members feel confident about their allocation and have a longer period to confirm their acquisition. Your allocation is guaranteed until the end of the ordering period.
Members are first offered the Appellation Wines and then progress to the Single Vineyard designates with time. Since all of our wines are produced in varying and limited quantities, not all of our wines are offered to everyone. We do our best to give as many people as possible access to the wines they would like.
How can I get an increased allocation?
Over time, members who consistently order wines are given access to more wines. If you’d like more than your allocation you can make a ‘wish request’ for additional wine. As supply allows and your tenure on the list progresses, we will endeavor to grant your wish for a particular wine, which then results in an increased allocation of that wine in subsequent offerings, pending vintage size variation.
What happens with a ‘Wish Request’?
If you choose to wish for additional wine, we will do our best to reserve extra bottles for you. We do this at the end of the release period once all orders are in. At that time, any wines that were set-aside for members who chose not to take their full allocation will be used to satisfy the wishes of members who would like more. We’ll let you know quickly, via an email confirmation, about how your Wish Request goes. Any additional bottles we are able to grant you will be handled as a new order and consolidated for shipment with your order from your original guaranteed allocation.
How can I get 4-Barrel Pinot Noir?
Our 4-Barrel Pinot Noir is by nature a wine whose production level is minute, thus the incredibly long wait of over 12 years. Although difficult to acquire, this wine will greatly reward those with patience enough to wait for it.
I've heard about a new winemakers series wine? What is this wine?
We’re working on a new wine that we are planning to unveil in 2018. Part of our winemaker series, this will be an expression of something memorable from that growing season – a winemaker’s record of the vintage. This wine will shine focus on the winemaking moments that stand out most to us. A tale of an individual year and the things that we find remarkable and are excited to share.