In the center of our caves, illuminated by soft light, a Foucault pendulum is suspended above a quartzite floor whose patchwork pattern evokes visions of the earth when viewed from the heavens. The Round Room is the “beating heart” of the cave, where the pendulum serves as a metaphor for the passing of time, and the aging of wine.
Just inside the entrance to our caves lies the Great Room, a stunning space that glows with the light of hammered copper sconces and shimmering quartzite floors.
Outside its doors, the ARCADE, designed by Barcelona-based architect Javier Barba, combines graceful arches with exposed masses of rock and soil which lead to breathtaking views of the Stags Leap Palisades.
A world-class exhibition kitchen and dining room designed by prominent Napa Valley architect Howard Backen features soaring ceilings, large windows, and a patio beneath towering oak trees.
Stunning original engravings mapping two historical views of the heavens by 17th century cosmographer Andreas Cellarius are hanging in our exhibition kitchen and dining room. The Ptolemaic version depicts the earlier theory with the planets, sun and stars circling around the earth at the center of the universe; and the Copernican version, which shows the sun at the center of our solar system, and the earth and planets rotating around it.
A display of limestone plaques bearing the handprint and name of the many winemakers and viticulturists who contributed to the winery’s history and the legacy of Napa Valley lines the wall of the original winery building.
An original bronze sculpture known simply as “The Greeter” created by renowned local artist Larry Shank makes a welcoming gesture to visitors.
Near the entrance of the cave tunnels, a cast bronze sculpture of a sleeping bear and her cub resting on old wine casks guards the cave tunnels beyond. Created by renowned Napa Valley artist Larry Shank.
Three large earthenware vessels sit on a grassy knoll overlooking the FAY vineyard. At one time, these antique Spanish vessels were used for aging and storing wine.