The Quest Continues for Dan Kosta: Introducing DK Grail

November 2, 2022—HEALDSBURG, CA-– Dan Kosta, the co-founder of cult Pinot Noir sensation Kosta Browne, announced the debut of his most premium wine brand to date: DK Grail. Marking the second brand launch for DK Wine Group in as many months, the announcement comes as a thrilling surprise for wine collectors and Pinot Noir fans everywhere. 

The limited holiday release of DK Grail, which officially opens on November 8, will be offered exclusively to supporters of Kosta’s previous endeavors. 

With only 672 magnum bottles made, the allocation offer features a reserve, barrel select Pinot Noir developed over a 21-month period, sourced entirely from the Sonoma Coast appellation. Titled The Approach, the name for DK Grail’s debut wine is derived from the aeronautical term for landing, inspired by Dan’s father’s career as a pilot. 

“The Approach is the culmination of a long, rewarding journey,” Kosta reflected. “A lifetime of wine experiences have led us to this very exciting moment. With [DK] Grail, the ongoing–and often elusive– pursuit of Pinot Noir is what drives us to seek out the best possible vineyard sources, cooperages and team to bring these wines to fruition.”

Kosta shared that the future of DK Grail will be to produce a portfolio of single vineyard designated Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, sourced from premier sites along the Sonoma Coast, Russian River Valley and Santa Lucia Highlands. The Approach represents the most limited production, a top barrel selection from each vintage. Shane Finley, who has made award-winning wines with Kosta for more than 15 years, is the winemaker for DK Grail.

For those who share Kosta’s passion for Pinot Noir, the quest for obtaining a bottle of DK Grail begins with signing up for the mailing list at Wines are highly allocated and orders will be fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Sure to be at the top of every wine collector’s wish list, DK Grail’s debut offering of 1.5L The Approach Pinot Noir, 2019 is slated for delivery in early December, just in time for the holidays. 

About DK Wine Group

DK Wine Group continues Dan Kosta’s legacy as a premier Sonoma County vintner, whose calling is to provide the very best wine possible to all wine lovers. Founded in 2021, DK Wine Group is passionate about exceptional wine and hospitality, support for the wine industry, the quality of life of our team, and giving back to our community. For more information, visit

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