A Distinct Napa Valley Winery

A Focus on our Craft: In the Vineyards and in the Kitchen

B Cellars Vineyards and Winery

Focused on the finest craft wine and food program in the Napa Valley, B Cellars is committed to the artisan approach, creating perfectly balanced and complex wine. In the kitchen, the
B Cellars culinary team works with products from our garden as well as with local purveyors to create the perfect pairing on the plate.

Craft

Who We Are

Jim Borsack and Duffy Keys discovered their shared taste in wine in 2002. With Kirk Venge, they built B Cellars on two absolute principals: producing artisan wines season after season and developing distinct flavors by blending wines from mutually complementary varietals.

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How We Do Wine

Lead by expert winemaker Kirk Venge, B Cellars operates a multi-vineyard winemaking strategy. Each of our exceptional blends are crafted and procured from the most desirable Napa Valley vineyards, offering distinct character, depth, and layers of flavor.

Why We Do What We Do

At B Cellars, we never settle for the ordinary. We are always in search of opportunities for innovation while perfecting our tried and true blends. We believe in true craftsmanship and strive to curate meaningful and authentic Wine Country experiences.

Craft
Curated Wine Tasting Experience
  • Oakville Trek
  • Sojourn
  • Chef's Garden Pairing
  • Beckstoffer Heritage
  • The Ascent
  • Terroir Tasting

A Craft Wine and Food Experience

Curated by Co-Founder Jim Borsack

Oakville Trek Curated by co-founder Jim Borsack (a/k/a the "mad chef") is a unique experience that begins with a tour of B Cellars vineyards, gardens, winery and caves. Along the way, guests partake in a barrel tasting followed by a seated wine and food pairing in our Hospitality House. The Trek features a tasting of 5 award winning wines selected from our portfolio of appellation/vineyard designates and proprietary blends served with seasonal B Bites prepared a la minute by our Executive Chef Derick Kuntz and his team.

$80 per person. Available by appointment only. Please allow 90 minutes for the experience. Parties of 5 or more are accommodated in a private tasting salon-$95 per person.

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A Sojourn in Oakville

Curated by Estate Concierge Cindy Biama

Curated by our Estate Concierge Cindy Biama, the Sojourn is a lighter pairing to accommodate tasting appointments prior to or following lunch. The Sojourn highlights wines selected from our award-winning portfolio of appellation/vineyard designates and our proprietary blended wines with locally made cheese and chocolate. Guests begin their quest in the Hospitality House with a splash of our white blend before embarking on their wine tasting journey.

$65 per person. Available by appointment only. Please allow 90 minutes for the Sojourn experience. 

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A Chef's Delight

Curated by Executive Chef Derick Kuntz

Presented under the watchful eye of Executive Chef Derick Kuntz, this interactive 4 course wine and food pairing celebrates our highly acclaimed wines together with seasonal selections from the B Cellars garden and our purveyors including anglers, ranches and creameries. Service is outdoors on the vineyard patio and includes a property tour and barrel tasting. Weather permitting, the Chef's Garden Pairing is offered on Saturday at 11am. Typically, this experience like-minded wine & food enthusiasts who enjoy the adventure of meeting new people with shared interests.

Offered in a communal service setting or as two separate parties, B Cellars has the option to accommodate two tables of 6 guests each or combining the tables for a larger party of 12.

$185 per person.  Available by appointment only. Please allow 120 minutes for this experience.

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For the collector in you

Curated by Master Winemaker Kirk Venge

Beckstoffer Vineyards and B Cellars enjoy a longstanding partnership rooted in a shared philosophy of excellence. Over the last 40+ years Andy Beckstoffer succeeded in acquiring six historically significant vineyards dating back to the 1800's. These namesake vineyards known as: Bourn, Dr. Crane, Georges Ill, Las Piedras,  Missouri Hopper and To Kalon share an enviable world-wide reputation among a tight-knit community of cult wine enthusiasts and collectors.

B Cellars produces 8 wines from the 6 Beckstoffer Heritage Vineyards and is the only winery in the Napa Valley that collaborates with Beckstoffer Vineyards in the creation the B Cellars Heritage Beckstoffer Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine created by blending select barrels from these rare vineyards. This tasting experience presents a unique proposition for wine lovers who savor "one-of-a-kind" opportunities.

Limited availability of our Beckstoffer Heritage collection wines may make it difficult to offer this tasting experience at certain times. Please inquire with our Concierge about our calendar of suggested tasting dates. Appointment only: $185 per person.

Making Special Memories

Curated by Events Manager Fiona Tropiano

The Ascent is envisioned as a group activity among friends, colleagues or a family gathering. The Ascent experience offers a nice balance between socializing, wine tasting and learning about B Cellars approach to “craft” wine making. Beginning with a brief orientation of the vineyards, gardens and wine production facilities, guests are presented a flight of 5 wines (a white and 4 reds) – wines are accompanied by an assortment of cheeses, crudités and charcuterie prepared and served family style.

Your “guide” kicks off the conversation with a look into the B Cellars background and continues as you delve into the appellation origins of the wines we produce. Rest assured, there’s plenty of encouragement for back and forth conversation among attendees and Q&A with your B Cellars guide.

Please inquire with our Event Planning Manager who is readily available to assist with date selection and to help curate your experience according to the needs of the occasion. The Ascent is priced depending on wine list choices and related options.

For the explorer in you

Curated by Co-Founder Duffy Keys

B Cellars enjoys rich, long-term relationships with a number of growers tending a number of vineyard sites located around the Napa Valley and into Sonoma. This diversity of vineyard terroir allows us to create a wide range of wines, each exhibiting a unique profile of flavors, textures, and aromas. Terroir is a term that we have adopted from the French. There is no exact translation, but it refers to the idea that each vineyard possesses an utterly unique combination of soils and meso-climate which are not reproduceable by any other vineyard. This terroir, in turn, is expressed in the grapes themselves and ultimately in the wines we create.

As envisioned by Duffy, this experience is designed to showcase the nuance of terroir by setting wines made from the same grape varietal but different wine growing regions and vineyard up in a side by side tasting and to gain a new understanding of the rich variety of flavors which we seek to celebrate in our winemaking at  B Cellars. Explore 6 wines and a barrel tasting paired with cheese and charcuterie. 

$125 per person. Please allow 90 minutes for this experience. 

Winemaking

Led by our Master Winemaker Kirk Venge and Associate Winemaker Derek Taylor, B Cellars produces exceptional small production wines season after season by employing a multi-vineyard strategy. Kirk and Derek develop distinct flavors by blending wines from mutually complementary varietals. Working with exceptional growers in Napa and Sonoma, B Cellars has created a portfolio of wines that reflect the diversity of the area.

Our Culinary Gardens and Kitchen

Our hand-crafted dishes are made from scratch using materials primarily grown on site. From our stone fruit orchards, olive trees, and culinary gardens to our hen house, we are proud to serve our guests nothing but the freshest ingredients. Our bee apiary also helps contribute to the health of our vineyards and strengthens the local bee community while giving us amazing honey to share with our guests.

Kitchen

In the Cellar

B Cellars Vineyards and Winery is one of great distinction.  We strive for pure excellence, always looking for ways to achieve and maintain that excellence.  Whether that be finding new vineyards of great pedigree, exploring new cooperage, or acquiring new equipment to make the operation more sound and efficient, while improving wine quality.  We have an eternal curiosity and always ask ourselves questions.

B Cellars embraces the fact that winemaking is scientific, but we are weighted a little heavier on the artistic side of the spectrum, trusting our intuitions, senses, and experiences to make crucial decisions throughout the winemaking process. We now produce over 15 wines that are each purpose built, unique to each other, and nearly reaching our standard of pure excellence. 

Vineyards

Artwork and Seward Johnson

The work of John Seward Johnson II, also know as Seward Johnson can be seen throughout the B Cellars property. Mr. Johnson is an American artist known for his life size trompe l'oeil painted bronze statues. 

Seward Johnson initially became widely known for his sculptures depicting people engaged in every day activities. Johnson’s desire to highlight the mundane in his Celebrating the Familiar sculpture series has brought a unique voice to the world of art in public spaces.

The Art of Seward Johnson

Behind the Scenes at B Cellars

Learn more about our master winemakers' backgrounds and techniques. 

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Join The B Society

The B Society is a gathering of like-minded wine lovers, people who appreciate high quality and exquisite taste. Three times per year we put together special packages of our most sought after and highly acclaimed wines for delivery right to members' doorsteps. . In addition, B Society members enjoy preferential pricing as well as access to B Society tasting experiences at our beautiful Oakville winery.

Private Tasting Events

B Cellars offers a number of private event spaces to suit your needs. Choose to host your next occasion in our caves in our dramatic Grand Salon or one of our more intimate spaces, the Vintage Oak Room, Assemblage and Elevage within the Hospitality House.