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May 16, 2023
Napa 10 Questions: Working ‘out of the box’ with wine

After many years of working with Napa vintners, “I always threatened to start a fulfilment company to settle the score,” said Keynan Burnett.

When he received a call from good friend/marketing guru April Damron and, along with the Komes Family of Flora Springs Winery, “we decided to give it a go,” he said. 

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May 7, 2021
Boom in wine DTC sales prompts expansions at Napa Valley firms WineDirect, Out of the Box

Amid an unprecedented surge in wine direct-to-consumer sales over the past 14 months of the coronavirus pandemic, one North Coast pioneer in the business has just inked a big technology deal with a company that powers top consumer brand webstores.

At the same time, St. Helena startup Out of the Box has entered the busy fray of fulfilling vintners’ shipments to consumers’ doors.

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April 26, 2021
Out Of The Box, a New DTC Wine Shipping Business, Opens in St. Helena

A new wine shipping company, Out Of The Box, has opened in St. Helena, CA on Dowdell Lane. One of the few fulfillment locations in the northern end of Napa Valley, Out Of The Box offers DTC fulfillment to wineries for wine club and daily wine shipments. The company is owned by John and Nat Komes in partnership with April Damron. 

“For wineries that want to confidently grow DTC sales and capabilities, Out Of The Box provides seamless fulfillment solutions, making the complicated, easy,” says Owner Nat Komes. “The difference is our team, a group of industry veterans from both warehousing and winery sales and marketing sectors with valuable expertise in all areas of DTC and customer service.”

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