Just as the blending of two or more world-class wines can make an even more palatable potion, the uniting of two over-achieving entrepreneurs can create a union that is more effective than either one alone.
When B Cellars’ founder Jim Borsack first encountered his partner Duffy Keys at a fourth of July barbeque in 2002, both executives were exploring new life paths in the wine business. Over a drop of the good stuff, of course, their journeys became intertwined when they discovered that they not only shared the same tastes in wine but were also on parallel missions to acquire vineyard property.
In the spring of 2003, they scrapped their solo endeavors, formed B Cellars, and got serious about structuring a first-rate wine company predicated upon two absolute principles: first, to produce exceptional artisan wines, season after season, by employing a multi-vineyard strategy, and second, to develop distinct flavors by blending wines from mutually complementary varietals.
Not long after they met the third key player, Kirk Venge named “One of the Top 20 New Winemakers in the World” by Food & Wine Magazine (October 2005). Kirk brought with him a 37 year winemaking legacy via his father, Nils, and a keen understanding of the Napa appellation. A bond was established almost immediately. “With Kirk’s passion for great wine, first-hand knowledge and commitment to excellence, it quickly became apparent that he was the ideal winemaker for B Cellars,” said Jim.
All team members were in concert with the idea of blending the finest red wines from the Napa Valley Appellation, and Kirk was given the mandate to create three proprietary blends of consummate quality from year to year.
The B Cellars name and logo stand for a commitment to seasonless excellence. The letter ‘b’ and the degree symbol º refer to BRIX, a wine term which defines the optimal sugar/alcohol content in grape juice that indicates the potential for greatness.
B Cellars is committed to the artisan approach, creating perfectly balanced and complex wines. We are confident you will enjoy them and be proud to share them with friends and family.
B Cellars' Hospitality House is a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen, elevating the food and wine pairing experience in Napa Valley. Our culinary team works out in the open creating the "B Bites" that accompany the wines for our Oakville Trek, as well as any Chef's Garden Pairing events. The Hospitality House features an array of seating areas overlooking the kitchen as well as private rooms for larger parties (7-28). Our caves feature two private tasting rooms for our Appellation and Heritage Excursions for up to 12 people. Also featured in our caves, is the Grand Salon, an entertainment space like no other for large group events, celebrations, retreats, etc. Every experience at B Cellars is a food-paired, seated tasting which includes a tour of the grounds, culinary gardens and wine caves.Music in Tasting Room: Contemporary, jazz, seasonal.
Wine clubs are a great way to stay connected to your favorite wineries.
To join the wine club, visit www.bcellars.com or call 707.709.8787.
The B Cellars wine society offers members premier access to B Cellars Oakville Estate, purchasing benefits and reserved allocations of limited & special releases.
For more information, please visit our website www.bcellars.com