Our Story: Blending Talents, Experience and Fine Napa Wines

When B Cellars’ founders Jim Borsack and Duffy Keys first met at a Fourth of July barbecue in 2002, both executives were exploring new paths in their respective careers. 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 committed to 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.

Shortly after B Cellars’ inception, our founders 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 wine making 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 core idea of blending the finest red wines from the Napa Valley Appellation. Kirk Venge was given the mandate to create three proprietary blends of consummate quality each year.

The B Cellars name and logo stand for a commitment to perennial excellence. The letter ‘b’ and the degree symbol º refer to brix, a viticultural term which defines the optimal sugar/alcohol content in grape juice indicating the wine’s 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.

We welcome your comments via email info@bcellars.com or phone 877.229.9939.