In 2017, B.E. Founder James Barber, was talking to his grandfather (Papa B) about leaving law enforcement to start a winery. Papa B wanted to help James with this endeavor by purchasing James's first set of home winemaking equipment. Papa B passed away in 2020 and James wanted to make a special blend to commemorate his grandfather's lifetime of wisdom, advice, and assistance that he provided to James and everyone in the family. A pipefitter by trade, Papa B was a skilled welder. Solidus, in science, is the last point on a temperature curve at which a given substance is entirely solid, including metal alloys used in welding, and so the name is perfect for such a wonderful wine.
Solidus is a limited production wine made from the highest quality fruit, blended to perfection, and is the only B.E. wine labeled with a reverse white-on-blue color scheme.