Located on the highly-regarded Howell Mountain in Napa Valley, Outpost is at approximately 2200ft above sea level. They produce wines made from grape varieties such as Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Syrah and Grenache which all come from their 28 acre estate. The hard, rocky red soil combined with gentle cooling breezes and sunny western exposure creates distinctive spice notes in the bottles. With the assistance of esteemed winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown, Outpost has been operating since 1998 with a change in ownership in 2003 to husband and wife duo, Kathy and Frank Dotzler. The name comes from their somewhat remote location, an ‘outpost’ since they tend to primarily host serious wine enthusiasts. Outpost has limited distribution with wine selectively going to premium restaurants in Northern California, and most of their business is word of mouth.
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