Welcome to Stage B and Washington’s Columbia Basin
On the edge of the perfectly-manicured lawn which graces the tasting room at Cave B Estate Winery, enjoy outdoor productions of every kind at “Stage B.” Here, in striking distance of the great Gorge Amphitheatre music venue, experience all the beauty the cliffs of the Columbia have to offer. Gorgeous sunsets, wildlife and incredible flora join together to delight your senses—forming a backdrop for an unmatched show produced by Mother Nature. The Columbia Basin is home to the Ancient Lakes AVA, well-known in wine circles for producing some of Washington State’s most heralded labels. Over 20 different vinifera varieties are planted in close proximity to the Columbia River, along the exposed basalt cliffs formed by the “cataract effects” of the Missoula floods. Besides wine production, the area is popular with outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. Horse riders and hikers, music lovers, rock climbers and more make their way here yearlong to explore everything the area has to offer.
More About Cave B Estate Winery in Washington Wine Country
A place where stories are created and memories made. A setting that allows you to “B” inspired through delicious wine, friendly staff, exciting events & beautiful views, to “B” the best version of yourself, to let your own childhood dreams take flight, to “B” exactly who you have always wanted to “B”.
Cave B Estate Winery is located in the Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley AVA (American Viticulture Area), which lies entirely within the greater Columbia Valley AVA in Washington State. The Ancient Lakes AVA was the 13th AVA formed in Washington State in 2012.
The 100+ acres of Cave B are planted on carefully selected sites, dictated by soil type, soil depth, slope, declination to the sun, and distance from the modifying temperature effects of the Columbia River. Red grape varieties are planted closest to the river, while Germanic white varieties are planted a mile to the east, where a shorter growing season, and slightly cooler temperatures prevail. The remarkable soil micro-zones on the estate grounds are a result of the Missoula floods.
Grant County and The Columbia River Basin
The Columbia Basin area is characterized by steep river canyons, extensive plateaus, and in places, tall and sinuous ridges. The region is overlain with deposits from cataclysmic glacial floods, underlain by thousands of feet of Columbia River Basalt Group lava flows.
The Columbia plateau is a wide flood basalt plateau between the Cascade Range and the Rocky Mountains, cut through by the Columbia River. Because of the region’s topography and its gradients to the Pacific, water flows powerfully through the Columbia River System like no other river system in the United States. This unique combination—along with the hydrologic cycle—is the reason that almost half of all hydroelectric generation in this nation comes from the Northwest.
Grant County, in Eastern Washington, brings wine connoisseurs and outdoor enthusiasts alike to enjoy all manner of wine tasting and adventurous activities. Enjoy camping at Sun Lakes Park or test your handicap at regional golf courses like Crescent Bar, Moses Pointe or Banks Lake. Visit the horse monument, “Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies,” on your way to a popular concert at the Gorge Amphitheatre. Climb the rocks at the Feathers or explore the sights at Grand Coulee Dam. Wine lovers, too, can find much to fulfill their wishes and dreams at the breathtaking vineyards of Cave B Estate, Beaumont Cellars, and Errant Cellars wineries, among others. The views are spectacular to behold and the tastings are memorable.
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Taking place from July 15 through July 25, there is much to see and do at this year’s annual fête. We encourage you to make plans post haste to join us for this popular event. Seating is limited due to spacing considerations, so act now to take advantage of an opportunity to see outdoor live theatre in a most impressive setting.