Our Story
Our Washington Wine Country Tasting Rooms: Our Quincy tasting room is in Phase 2. Tastings are now available 7 days a week at our Quincy location. Reservations are no longer required but if you want to guarantee a spot at a certain time please email events@caveb.com. No "day of" reservations. Tastings start at noon. Glass or bottle sale purchases start at 11am. The last tasting session starts an hour before we close to ensure ample time for your tasting. Tastings will be held outside in our beautiful Piazza or on our Stage. Email Events@caveb.com to book your table if desired. Please send us your party size, desired time(on the hour), phone number and date. Social distance guidelines are strictly in place at all times. No parties over 6 people are allowed on the grounds or in the tasting room. Masks are required outside and inside, until seated then you may take them off while maintaining at least 6 feet of social distance from those outside of your group. The last tasting session starts an hour before we close to ensure ample time for your tasting. Our Woodinville tasting room is in phase 2 with outside tastings, glass pours and bottle sales on our 2 decks with no reservations needed. Our Kennewick (Tri-Cities) tasting room currently is in a modified phase 1. No reservation is needed for our Friday-Sunday outside tastings from 12pm-5:30pm with the last tasting starting at 5pm. We are also open for grab n' go bottles and curbside service mid-week by appointment in our Tri-Cities location call Linda at 971-303-9420. Groups size maximum is 5 in Tri-Cities due to phase 1.5 status. See location page for exact hours at each location.
A place where stories are created

Cave B Estate Winery in Washington Wine Country

A place where stories are created & 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”.
Our Story

Our Story:

Let us start here at the very beginning of our story with Vince Bryan Jr. a half Italian, half Irish young boy living his early years in Brooklyn, New York, in an apartment directly next door to his Italian Grandparents who immigrated from the Puglia region, near the city of Bari in Italy. This meant lots of family meals with pasta and wine at the table. It also meant hauling his accordion down the stairs of his apartment to the subway to Manhattan for weekly accordion lessons to make his Nonna happy. From this a great love of music was born, which later will influence our Cave B founders, Vince
Let us start here at the very beginning of our story with Vince Bryan Jr. a half Italian, half Irish young boy living his early years in Brooklyn, New York, in an apartment directly next door to his Italian Grandparents who immigrated from the Puglia region, near the city of Bari in Italy. This meant lots of family meals with pasta and wine at the table. It also meant hauling his accordion down the stairs of his apartment to the subway to Manhattan for weekly accordion lessons to make his Nonna happy. From this a great love of music was born, which later will influence our Cave B founders, Vince & Carol Bryans, founding of the world famous Gorge Amphitheater and our Stage B Amphitheater, but that is for later in the story. Growing up in Brooklyn Vince loved the pulse and energy of the city. He would often play stickball in the alley below his apartment. Sometimes though as he stared at his lone bean plant out his bedroom window he day dreamed of large open spaces, owning a backhoe and becoming a farmer. Some might think that was an unusual or lofty goal for a city boy but childhood dreams have a way of sticking with you and resurfacing later in life when you need them, if you let them.
In her younger years Carol Bryan grew up in Indiana. An incredibly intelligent, hard worker who is the bedrock of our family and Cave B. Focused on many financial and legal aspects of running a business as well as selling our grapes to other wineries and one who loves to prune the vineyards.
A move to the greater Chicago area for both Vince
In her younger years Carol Bryan grew up in Indiana. An incredibly intelligent, hard worker who is the bedrock of our family and Cave B. Focused on many financial and legal aspects of running a business as well as selling our grapes to other wineries and one who loves to prune the vineyards. A move to the greater Chicago area for both Vince & Carol in their teens, college studies, a marriage, medical school at Northwestern University to become a neurosurgeon, children and then the Vietnam War. Vince enlisted as a Navy doc and spent time abroad, upon his return the navy sent him to the Bremerton Naval base in Washington State. Neither Vince nor Carol knew anything about WA State, nor had ever thought of moving there but they soon fell in love with its beauty in the mountains and on the water. They also loved the adventurous, youthful spirit of its residents. Soon they were hooked on their new home state and could think of no better place to raise their four kids.
As a neurosurgeon you are faced with life and death decisions every day which can lead to a great deal of stress. Thus searching for a positive and healthy way to alleviate some of this stress and wanting it to be an activity that both Vince and Carol, our founders, could do together they got to thinking and let their imaginations soar. Soon it lead to thoughts about childhood dreams and Vince was reminded of his dream from long ago, when he was looking out his Brooklyn apartment window of open spaces, becoming a farmer and owning a backhoe. Spending the weekends as a family working the soil, helping plants grow sounded peaceful and a complete opposite of neurosurgery. Once the decision was made to farm then the question was, "What should we farm"? The Italian side of Vince and his love of wine and community stepped to the forefront and they decided that growing wine grapes appealed to them above all else.
As a neurosurgeon you are faced with life and death decisions every day which can lead to a great deal of stress. Thus searching for a positive and healthy way to alleviate some of this stress and wanting it to be an activity that both Vince and Carol, our founders, could do together they got to thinking and let their imaginations soar. Soon it lead to thoughts about childhood dreams and Vince was reminded of his dream from long ago, when he was looking out his Brooklyn apartment window of open spaces, becoming a farmer and owning a backhoe. Spending the weekends as a family working the soil, helping plants grow sounded peaceful and a complete opposite of neurosurgery. Once the decision was made to farm then the question was, “What should we farm”? The Italian side of Vince and his love of wine and community stepped to the forefront and they decided that growing wine grapes appealed to them above all else.
It takes a grape vine three to four years to produce enough grapes in quantity and quality to pick for wine. Thus in 1984 our first harvest was ready for picking. The original idea was to sell grapes to the thirteen to fourteen other wineries in Washington State (remember now there are over 1,000 wineries in WA state) but soon they had the idea to create their own winery named "Champs de Brionne", which translates to "Bryan's Fields". At that time there was only a dirt road from I-90 to the winery. Wanting as big a crowd as they could get Carol handwrote 1,000 invitations to locals to come to the Grand Opening of the winery. She received almost 1,000 positive responses back. Wanting to make things look beautiful for the grand opening they planted Kentucky Blue Grass. Little did they know it only germinates at a certain time and it didn't take. They were left with a dust bowl. So they decided to think outside of the box on how to make this event special and turned to what they had, a backhoe
It takes a grape vine three to four years to produce enough grapes in quantity and quality to pick for wine. Thus in 1984 our first harvest was ready for picking. The original idea was to sell grapes to the thirteen to fourteen other wineries in Washington State (remember now there are over 1,000 wineries in WA state) but soon they had the idea to create their own winery named “Champs de Brionne”, which translates to “Bryan’s Fields”. At that time there was only a dirt road from I-90 to the winery. Wanting as big a crowd as they could get Carol handwrote 1,000 invitations to locals to come to the Grand Opening of the winery. She received almost 1,000 positive responses back. Wanting to make things look beautiful for the grand opening they planted Kentucky Blue Grass. Little did they know it only germinates at a certain time and it didn’t take. They were left with a dust bowl. So they decided to think outside of the box on how to make this event special and turned to what they had, a backhoe & old irrigation ditches; and what they loved, live music, influenced from Vince’s younger years playing the accordion & a beautiful spot on their property where they would go to picnic. They recalled one picnic with their four kids & friends where some folks stayed at the top of the hill and others walked below and how clearly they could hear their voices. It was obvious it was a natural amphitheater with outstanding acoustics. So two weeks before the Grand opening of Champs de Brionne Winery they used the backhoe to clear a space, create terraces, put the old irrigation ditches as backing and laid down sod to sit on. Vince & his son built the first stage. Carol & their daughters helped to landscape the area. They hired the Dixieland Jazz Band out of Wenatchee to come play and the Champs de Brionne Summer Music Theater was born.
It was clear: the amphitheater, with its amazing sound, its jaw dropping views of flood-carved cliffs and ribbon of grand blue water stretching off into the horizon, was a very special place. Guests came, tried Champs de Brionne wines, sat on the grassy terraces, listened to the music and enjoyed themselves tremendously. Quickly the amphitheater grew to include a much larger stage and an increasingly exciting line up of performers. People loved the combination of wine, views and music so they decided to keep it going. They owned it for 7 years, building it up first with Media One and then with MCA to 20,000 capacity. The name changed along the way to "The Gorge Amphitheater ". MCA, who the Bryans had eventually hired to run many aspects of the Gorge Amphitheater for them, purchased the Gorge from them in 1993. Later MCA sold it to House of Blues who sold it to Clear Channel. Live Nation who runs it now is part of Clear Channel. 
As part of the sale the Champs de Brionne Winery was closed and that building became mainly storage for Gorge concerts. We retained all of our vineyards and several hundred acres of undeveloped land. There were many wonderful
It was clear: the amphitheater, with its amazing sound, its jaw dropping views of flood-carved cliffs and ribbon of grand blue water stretching off into the horizon, was a very special place. Guests came, tried Champs de Brionne wines, sat on the grassy terraces, listened to the music and enjoyed themselves tremendously. Quickly the amphitheater grew to include a much larger stage and an increasingly exciting line up of performers. People loved the combination of wine, views and music so they decided to keep it going. They owned it for 7 years, building it up first with Media One and then with MCA to 20,000 capacity. The name changed along the way to “The Gorge Amphitheater “. MCA, who the Bryans had eventually hired to run many aspects of the Gorge Amphitheater for them, purchased the Gorge from them in 1993. Later MCA sold it to House of Blues who sold it to Clear Channel. Live Nation who runs it now is part of Clear Channel. As part of the sale the Champs de Brionne Winery was closed and that building became mainly storage for Gorge concerts. We retained all of our vineyards and several hundred acres of undeveloped land. There were many wonderful & hilarious moments during our time owning the Gorge and there was always a lot of work too. Our main focus though was always on bringing people to the winery and it still is today with our Cave B Estate Winery. Many people tell us how lucky and smart we were to build our Cave B winery next to the world famous Gorge Amphitheater but little do they know how lucky it is that we even built the Gorge next to our winery .
After selling the Gorge we continued to grow grapes for ten years which we sold to other wineries while Vince, simultaneously created a new company where they created the first prosthetic disc for the cervical spine. After the sale of that company
After selling the Gorge we continued to grow grapes for ten years which we sold to other wineries while Vince, simultaneously created a new company where they created the first prosthetic disc for the cervical spine. After the sale of that company & growing grapes for a total of 20 years now, the Bryan family decided to create a new boutique, high end winery called “Cave B Estate Winery” in 2000. It has always been clear to the Bryans from early on that the sage dotted land they purchased back in 1979 for grapes, with its sweeping views of the Columbia River and basalt cliffs could be a national park in its beauty. They realized they weren’t just owners of this special land, but that they also needed to be stewards of the land, and that the land needed to be shared and enjoyed by others. That meant purposely opening it up to guests. It meant carefully allowing venues which brought in the public while at the same time trusting that those who came would treat the land with respect and reverence.
Other construction began, as a vision for the entire property crystallized. 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, an alcoholic beverage.  It made wine an experience. To augment this  Cave B Inn rose to the northwest of the winery, Tendrils Restaurant was built, a chef's garden planted, a small, boutique spa created. The doors of Cave B Inn
Other construction began, as a vision for the entire property crystallized. 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, an alcoholic beverage. It made wine an experience. To augment this Cave B Inn rose to the northwest of the winery, Tendrils Restaurant was built, a chef’s garden planted, a small, boutique spa created. The doors of Cave B Inn & Spa opened in 2005 to rave reviews. After 12 years, in 2017, Vince & Carol Bryan made the decision to sell the Cave B Inn & Spa (& Tendrils restaurant) to the Yi family, while retaining the Cave B Estate Winery, Vineyards, Stage B Amphitheater & undeveloped lands. Also in 2017 they began the building of Washington Wine Country getaways with 44 Cave B Ridge Condos, beautiful stand alone, one bedroom units with kitchens, decks and sweeping views of the vineyards & river; now all sold to individuals & families so they too can enjoy this beautiful land & create lasting memories. In 2019 they started the Lakes at Cave B project with 2 bedroom homes currently under construction.
Also, in the summer of 2017 Vince
Also, in the summer of 2017 Vince & Carol created a beautiful amphitheater called STAGE B, directly in front of the winery tasting room that holds approximately 1,000 people. The inaugural concert was performed by the Yakima Symphony Orchestra. Over the last few years many professional musicians have played on this stage, as well as our yearly open mic over Labor Day Weekend for aspiring musicians. Musicals & dance festivals are also in our future line up. We have held food & wine pairing classes, dances & festive dinners on this stage. In the summer it also serves as a wonderful shaded area for our wine tasters. Community members are encouraged to book Stage B for their artistic endeavors.
Through it all Vince
Through it all Vince & Carol’s greatest love has always been found in the vineyards working side by side pruning & training the vines. Great wines come from great vines and our multi-award winning wines are a great testament to that. Here at Cave B Estate Winery we use 100% estate grown fruit from our Cave B Familigia Vineyards that surround our winery and Quincy tasting room. Our oldest vineyard is over 40 years old while our youngest was planted in the spring of 2020. Currently we have approximately 103 acres in vines and we grow 17 varieties of grapes that we use for ourselves and we also sell grapes, juice and bulk wine to many other wineries. For the whites we grow Chardonnay, Semillon, Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Gewurztraminer. For the reds we grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Sangiovese, Barbera, Tempranillo and recently Montepulciano. We are in the Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley AVA.
In May 2020 after 40 years of growing grapes
In May 2020 after 40 years of growing grapes & 20 years of making wine under our Cave B label we launched our new logo & label. We wanted a visually captivating label to exemplify this gorgeous place & to tell our origin story. We hired Pamela Zagarenski, a 2 time Caldecott Award winner to paint both labels. Her card line and books exemplified the dreamy, imaginative concept to visually show Vince & Carol’s journey of following a childhood dream to reality. The Red Tailed Hawk on the label is the most majestic bird we see flying over our property daily soaring over the vineyards & playing in the wind over the cliff edge. The hawk symbolizes our love & respect for nature & this place. The two people on the back of the hawk are Carol & Vince going on a journey together, flying out of the big cities of their youth (as seen in the first image, our White Wine label) & into the country (as seen on the 2nd image our new Red Wine label).
The accordion case in the hawks talons symbolizes that music has always been part of their journey
The accordion case in the hawks talons symbolizes that music has always been part of their journey & how early childhood experiences can affect adult decisions. The hawk is in flight to show the concept of the “B”, that we hope our wine, friendly staff, fun events & beautiful property can inspire you to take flight to follow your own dreams so that you can “B” exactly who you have always wanted to “B”. The star seen in both the labels & in our new logo represents the concept that you are the star of your own story, that you can make your dreams take flight. It can also be seen as the North Star, a guiding light and a beacon of hope.
Thank you for taking the time to read our story. We hope you come visit us to enjoy the wines
Thank you for taking the time to read our story. We hope you come visit us to enjoy the wines & views at our main tasting room in Quincy or to one of our other wonderful tasting rooms in Woodinville or Tri-Cities, so you can create your own Cave B story.