The Story of How it All Began

Music pulsed and soared at The Gorge over the years while the vineyards grew and the vines thickened and the grapes came into their own. It was time to build that second, smaller, premium winery, and in 2000 the doors of Cave B Estate Winery were opened.

 

All around the winery other construction began, as more of the vision of Carol and Vince Bryan came into reality. They knew that just like wine and music, wine and food and the opportunity to enjoy both with those you care about: to linger and taste, discuss and educate, grow and have fun - made wine something beyond simply a varietal, a vintage, a blend. It made wine an experience. So Cave B Inn rose to the northwest of the winery, with architect Tom Kundig at the helm. The rock which covers the Inn's massive walls and those of the Cliffehouses and Cavern Rooms came from this same land. The arch of the roofs was designed to mirror the curve of the cliff tops across the river. Tendrils Restaurant was built, a chef's garden planted, a small, boutique spa created. The doors of Cave B Inn & Spa opened in 2005. This place; this land "in the middle of nowhere" had become, as Vince and Carol Bryan liked to say, "In the middle of everywhere." And through it all the land remained, and remains, central to everything about Cave B. This location is extraordinary in its natural drama and beauty - here 150 miles from a coastline, 50 miles from the mountains; both places of the usual sort one thinks about when picturing grand, sweeping beauty. Cave B has its own intensely specific kind of beauty. And it continues to evoke a specifically Cave B kind of guest experience: one that brings people together with nature in a way that celebrates the combined efforts of nature and person: soil and farming, cliffs and music, grapes and wine, extraordinary vistas and the birth of countless new ideas and creative solutions.

 

Cave B is an example of how nature and humans can both enhance the other: like wine and music; wine and food. It's an unusual place in the best possible meaning of the word. Music pulsed and soared at The Gorge over the years while the vineyards grew and the vines thickened and the grapes came into their own. It was time to build that second, smaller, premium winery, and in 2000 the doors of Cave B Estate Winery were opened.

 

All around the winery other construction began, as more of the vision of Carol and Vince Bryan came into reality. They knew that just like wine and music, wine and food and the opportunity to enjoy both with those you care about: to linger and taste, discuss and educate, grow and have fun - made wine something beyond simply a varietal, a vintage, a blend. It made wine an experience. So Cave B Inn rose to the northwest of the winery, with architect Tom Kundig at the helm. The rock which covers the Inn's massive walls and those of the Cliffehouses and Cavern Rooms came from this same land. The arch of the roofs was designed to mirror the curve of the cliff tops across the river. Tendrils Restaurant was built, a chef's garden planted, a small, boutique spa created. The doors of Cave B Inn & Spa opened in 2005. This place; this land "in the middle of nowhere" had become, as Vince and Carol Bryan liked to say, "In the middle of everywhere." And through it all the land remained, and remains, central to everything about Cave B. This location is extraordinary in its natural drama and beauty - here 150 miles from a coastline, 50 miles from the mountains; both places of the usual sort one thinks about when picturing grand, sweeping beauty. Cave B has its own intensely specific kind of beauty. And it continues to evoke a specifically Cave B kind of guest experience: one that brings people together with nature in a way that celebrates the combined efforts of nature and person: soil and farming, cliffs and music, grapes and wine, extraordinary vistas and the birth of countless new ideas and creative solutions.

 

Cave B is an example of how nature and humans can both enhance the other: like wine and music; wine and food. It's an unusual place in the best possible meaning of the word.