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May 12th, 2023
Chris Craiker, The Architex Angle: Architecture, Caves and Wine: An Ancient Trilogy

Regardless of the number of caves, the most original and impressive facility in all Northern California, if not the world, is the Jarvis Estate Winery Cave, Napa. This facility tunneled into the Vacas Mountains in east Napa and is the largest and encompasses every aspect of environmentally sensitive wine making operation, all built underground in North America. All offices, tanks, bottling, aging and wine tastings are within their 45,000-square-foot underground facility. Read More...

June 25th, 2022
North Bay Business Journal - How California North Coast vintners are finding bottles, labor, way out of the pandemic

Without large staffs to help handle it all, these owners or operators of smaller wineries can tick off the problems they face these days from inflation, to finding bottles to fill and labor to fill their jobs.

The Business Journal asked several top executives at California North Coast independent wineries about the key challenges and opportunities they see ahead. The following are their responses, edited for clarity and brevity. Read more...

June 2nd, 2022
Wine Enthusiast - High Style Goes Underground: 8 Beautifully Designed Wine Cellars and Caves

From rocky and rough-hewn to sleek and chic, wine caves and cellars encourage designers to merge form and function in imaginative ways. There’s undeniable drama in a dark, underground space, and talented architects seize the opportunity to transform these utilitarian storage facilities into atmospheric venues for tours, tastings and even art exhibitions.

Here are eight striking examples of wine caves and cellars with outstanding design, found in locations all around the world. Read more...

April 19th, 2022
The Press Democrat - 5 places to tour wine caves while tasting in Wine Country

Will Jarvis, president of Napa’s Jarvis Estate, said his winery was the first in the nation to have every aspect of winemaking occur in its underground cave.

“Being eco-friendly has always been a priority for us,” he said. “One of the reasons for the cave, aside from the winemaking benefits, was to minimize the footprint that would have been required to build the equivalent above-ground 45,000-square foot winery.” Read more...