Archive for June, 2009

Items Made from Cave B bottles in Tasting Room

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

zoom_greengoblets.jpggreenbottle.jpg As many of you know, we’ve partnered with The Green Glass Company–a leading artisan company using recycled glass–for the past 2.5 years.  We’ve sold used wine bottles from Cave B Estate Winery to GGC, and enjoyed watching them being made into truly beautiful goblets and glasses.

Now we’ve come full circle, and carry a beautiful line from The Green Glass Company in our winery tasting room–goblets, glasses, votive holders and more.  The best part?  Some of these items were created out of our very own Cave B wine bottles–we’ve been looking forward to this true sustainable circle being completed, and now it is.  Come to the tasting room and take a look, or see all of the items on our webstore.  Used wine bottles as collectable, high quality artisan glass items….that’s what we’re talking about.

Cuvee Says…

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

cuvee-above-the-gorge.JPG   Hi all, Cuvee here! Sorry I haven’t had time to keep my blog up to date; I’ve been one busy pup! Weddings, meetings and events, OH MY! Yes, it’s been a busy last few months with the pool open and weddings on-property. I’ve become very popular and have made plenty of new four legged friends. John Mark has his Segway up and running so of COURSE I’m chasing him down and racing alongside him. It’s warm, it’s summer, it’s concert season and it’s almost time to release our new RED WINES! Make sure to check out the website for those dates. If you’re in the area checking out a concert make sure to swing by the restaurant (Tendrils). What a better way to start off your concert day than by filling up and mentally preparing yourself to walk through a crowd of thousands!Finally, I’d like to tell every one of you who sneak me food from the kitchen: You guys rock!  And I love Chef Shauna’s ribs…Mmmmm.

Until next time!

~Cuvee, Head Dog-Guest Relations

June 2009 Cave B Wine Review by Winepress NW

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Wine Press Northwest Review: Cave B Wines June 2009

Cave B 2007 Barbera – Outstanding
Cave B 2007 Chardonnay – Excellent
Cave B 2007 Tempranillo – Excellent
Cave B 2007 Sangiovese – Excellent
Cave B 2006 Cuvee – Recommended

Winemaker Freddy Arredondo’s wines are beginning to be noticed.  Head Winemaker at Cave B for only one and a half years, Freddy now has many varietals with his wonderful stamp on them….and they’re getting out there.  We are encouraged and motivated by every review, rating and award the wines receive, and are excited to provide many more wines to you that are truly memorable.  With not-as-common varietals such as tempranillo, sangiovese and barbera as well as the more standard varietals, Cave B is happy to be a small boutique winery that nonetheless is able to offer 15+ varietals–an unusually large and diverse array.  We welcome you to taste Freddy’s latest vintages, and let us know what you think!

E. WA native Cody Beebe Sings July 10 at The Cellar

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

cbeebe_solo_actionguitar_color.jpg  July 10 will be a great night.  Front man Cody Beebe, with his band The Crooks, comes to The Cellar for a show full of Americana Rock–some rock, some folk, some country…all blended together into their unique foot-stomping sound.

The Cellar seats 60 max and has fantastic acoustics, thanks to one entire wall formed from giant basalt boulders.  There is Cave B wine for sale, as well as light meals from Chef Scriver.  Lots of different seating and standing choices, and always a great experience!  Come eat at Tendrils, take a walk in the early evening air, then make your way to the tasting room for the show start at 8:30….or just come at 8:30 and settle in!  Tickets are $12 and can be purchased on our webstore or by calling 509-785-3500.  See you there!

Three Cave B Wines Win Seattle Wine Awards!

Thursday, June 4th, 2009


We’re proud to announce our Cave B wines recently awarded by Seattle Wine Awards, the most comprehensive independent Washington wine recognition program in the world.  Founded in 2006, the Seattle Wine Awards maintains the highest standards of integrity in the tasting and evaluation of Washington wines.
Our awarded wines:
Cave B Estate Winery   2008 Riesling~Gold    Cave B Estate Winery   2006 Cuvee Du Soleil~Silver                     Cave B Estate Winery   2007 Barbera~Silver        The Riesling and Barbera are available for purchase.  The 06 Cuvee will be released at our July 18 Red Wine Release BBQ.  Visit for all the details and to link to our webstore.  And if you can’t wait until July to taste all three wines?  Attend the Second Annual Grand Awards Tasting event Sunday, June 15 at Seattle’s Historic Mansion. –Taste the wines of all winning wineries and have the opportunity to visit up close with each winery’s winemaker and representatives. Tickets are available through Seattle Wine Awards’ website:
–If you attend the Grand Awards, be sure to stop by Cave B’s table and taste Cave B’s winning wines (and raise a glass with Freddy!)



Singer Kim Virant plays at The Cellar Friday, June 12

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

The Cellar, our small and dynamic music venue adjacent to the Cave B Estate Winery tasting room, is ready for Kim Virant! A veteran singer/songwriter from the Seattle area, Kim will perform a lively acoustic rock show, accompanied by Cellar-returnee guitarist Gary Westlake, on Friday, June 12. 

Show time is 8:30 p.m., with tasting room doors open beforehand, and the beautiful grounds to lure you outdoors for a walk among the vineyards or a view of the stunning gorge laid out before you.  When you hear the instruments warming up, come on inside to our room that’s been blasted out of gigantic basalt boulders–it’s not a room you’ll soon forget, and neither will you forget the music!  Kim has a way of connecting with her audience that is truly special. 

Come Get Red! Cave B’s Red Wine Release BBQ Event: July 18

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009


Next month, Saturday July 18 is Cave B Estate Winery’s annual Red Wine Release BBQ, followed by a dinner for Wine Club Members.  The BBQ is open to the public, runs from 11-3, and is truly packed with wine country experiences.

 What is the reason for this annual event?  Twice a year the winery presents their new vintages–those that are bottled and ready for consumption–to the public.  In the spring we hold our Spring Wine Release event, where our white wines are “released,” or presented for the first time.  In July we hold our BBQ to celebrate the release of our new red wines.  This is an exciting day for the winery, and particularly our Winemaker, Freddy Arredondo, as he has the opportunity to pair his released wines with the food prepared by Chef Scriver of Tendrils, and bring this carefully-thought-out paired meal to all of you.  To be able to speak to each wine and hear your feedback there on the spot is a true pleasure.

And there’s so much more:  this year we have special guest Braiden Rex-Johnson, a well-known food and wine author and columnist, live music, an interactive cooking demo with Chef Shauna Scriver, and the first-ever Cave B Wine Rating Event, where you get to taste and rate some varietals you may not be familiar with.

July is utterly beautiful in Quincy, and the entire day has a festive air along with that ever-present sense of peacefulness and tranquility which is the hallmark of the winery’s stunning location.  Whether you’re a wine afficionado or a beginner, this is an event that will send you home with that “Ah….what a great day” feeling.  For all the info, please visit  We look very forward to celebrating with you!