How the allocation works
How long does it take to get an allocation?
Due to Mother Nature’s variance from vintage to vintage, we are unable to provide a specific time frame for our waitlist. Our goal with every release is to share our wines with as many new members as possible, while meeting the requests of current members.
Typically members are first offered an allocation of our Appellation Series during a spring release. With time and consistent participation, members are provided access to additional wines and offerings.
How is wine allocated?
Over time, members that consistently order wine gain access to a larger quantity, as well as a wider selection of our family of wines. Newly active members are first offered the Appellation Series and progressively gain access to the Single Vineyard Designates, as they continue to participate in spring releases. Our wines are produced in varying and limited quantities so not all of our wines can be offered to everyone. We strive to give as many people as possible access to the wines they would like.
If a member chooses to forego participation in a release, that member's guaranteed allocation is then reallocated to those who are waiting. Moving forward, a wish opportunity will be provided for the following offering, ensuring we are able to share as many wines with our members as possible.
How can I get an increased allocation?
Over time, members who consistently order wines are given access to larger quantities of those selections. If you’d like more than your initial allocation, you may place a ‘wish request’ for additional wine. We will do our best to grant some or all of your wishes, which then results in an increased allocation of that wine in subsequent offerings, pending vintage size variation.
Even if we are unable to fulfill a wish, our team makes note of the unfulfilled request, and uses that information to better curate an allocation for you in future offerings.
What happens with a ‘Wish Request’?
If you choose to wish for more wine than your initial allocation, we will do our best to reserve additional bottles for you. After the release period ends, we reallocate any wine that was not purchased during the offering. If we are able to grant some or all of your wish, we will notify you via email and any incremental tax and shipping costs will be applied to your original order with the default method of payment on file.
Is my allocation guaranteed?
As a member, if you are offered an allocation, it is guaranteed for the entire release. We do this so that you do not feel the pressure associated with a "first come" allocation offering.
Do you ship internationally?
We currently provide full wine shipping services, door-to-door, for all our wines to the following international destinations:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, China (mainland) Canada, England, Fiji, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Macau, Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, U.S. Virgin Islands, Wales
When is my wine ready to drink?
Our wines are crafted for you to enjoy upon release or after cellaring for 3-5 years. We recommend decanting all wines prior to serving. All of our wines like to age in a dark environment with a consistent temperature between 55 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit, and approximately 70% humidity.
Who is the winemaker at Kosta Browne?
Nico Cueva brings an inquisitive nature, an obsession with quality, and a passion for making Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to his role as Head Winemaker at Kosta Browne. Nico joined Kosta Browne in 2009 as a full-time winemaking intern and was hired as Cellar Master and Production Manager in 2011. Today, as Head Winemaker, he leads the Kosta Browne team in the production of thought-provoking wines and carries on the creative and entrepreneurial spirit of the Kosta Browne founders.