"Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tension and more tolerance." -Benjamin Franklin
Outpost was established in 1998 with the vision of producing wines that are a living, breathing embodiment of this magical place. Truly one of the world’s great Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel growing regions, the unique 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.
Capturing the essence of the land’s rugged terrain, Outpost creates world-class 100% varietal bottlings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Grenache from our own hand-cultivated, organically farmed 28 acre estate vineyard. The guiding principle of our wine-making program is to realize the full potential of this unique piece of land, to create a living history of vintages with immense character and true sense of place.
Sharing this philosophy and intrigued by the potential of the estate’s magnificent vineyards, winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown has crafted the wines from the beginning.