Nov 30, 2006
Larry Grunewald is a cave man, and he's not ashamed to admit it. Back in 2000, he and his wife, Jean, visited the winery caves at Far Niente and Araujo in Napa Valley and were amazed by what they saw. As Grunewald's wine collection grew in the ensuing years, so did an idea that he had: Rather than build a traditional cellar, why not dig his own wine cave—a place to cellar and enjoy his collection in style? He consulted the man who built the Araujo and Far Niente caves, Alf Burtleson.