We began with a vision to change the way visitors to the Napa Valley interact with wineries. This focus on making a connection with our guests led us naturally to thoughtfully consider the ways in which every aspect of this property is connected. This in turn led us to consider the ways that our property would also interact with our neighbors and our employees, as well as with our guests.
The thoughtful and deliberate consideration of the interconnectedness of each piece of this property lent itself naturally to considerations of how best to build sustainability into our plans and decisions. Each element of the property is integrated with more than 70% of our land committed to vineyards, the Chef’s culinary garden, henhouse, and apiaries. The remainder of the land provides a continuous awareness of the production process involved in crafting fine wine and the farm-to-table food products that guests enjoy during their visit to B Cellars.
In addition to some of the physical aspects of our business, described above, we also considered how B Cellars might fit into our Oakville neighborhood and into the greater Napa Valley. By way of example, we supply “family meal” lunches to our employees as a way to encourage them to stay on-site during their breaks and to limit additional traffic on our country roads. Likewise, we provide incentive dollars to employees who share rides or utilize public transit for their commute.