Cave Digging with Bacchus Caves


You don’t have to be a bat to really dig caves. Join us for a two-part adventure, as we get to hang out with cave specialists Dave Provost and Brian Simmons from Bacchus Caves, a company that specializes in digging wine caves.

In Part 1, we visit a huge cave site (22,000 sq.ft.) that was under construction for the Meritage Resort, just south of the city of Napa. You’ll get a sense of what’s involved in the design and construction of caves, and find out that there is a whole lot more to it than just playing in the dirt and blowing things up – not that there’s anything wrong with that!

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Show #135
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1 Response to “Cave Digging with Bacchus Caves”

  1. 1 bill curtis Mar 5th, 2007 at 9:54 pm

    Cool show on audio – will look at the video next.

    We place concrete in the same manner – wet shotcrete from the truck for swimming pool construction.

    Jay – concrete is 3 dimensions – you figure it in cubic yards – square yards only covers the surface area – depth is variable – especially with overhead excavation which I image is hard to predict. It really sounded like you and Eric had fun on the jobsite. Building is fun, especially when creating nice things for nice people.

    Now I want a cave. I just need a bigger hillside.


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