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Cakebread Cellars, Rutherford
(4/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
Noted for its Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc wines, Cakebread Cellars offers seven types of tours and wine tastings. Spread throughout 397 hectares (982 acres) of land, the company has 13 vineyard sites and employs quality-improvement techniques, such as nighttime harvesting and oak barrel aging for some of its reserve Chardonnays. The winery also produces Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and Zinfandel wines. You can pre-register for one of several tours to see an in-depth review of winemaking practices from planting to harvesting to tastings of reserve-label wines or private group-tasting events. Wine and food pairing tours happen twice weekly. Reservations are required for all tours. Cakebread Cellars is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Rutherford Edition.
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Reviews
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  • I would highly recommend starting your trip to Napa at Cakebread. This was our first of six wineries for the weekend and I'm so thankful that it was. Cakebread provides you with one-on-one attention d...  more »
  • I was a bit underwhelmed by the tour. It was just OK. I guess I am a bit spoiled by some of the other amazing tours I have been fortunate to attend. It is big and commercial but I will admit the wines...  more »
  • This was the quickest winery we visited. They don't have a tasting room, so you go to courtyard. I like the whites best. The guy was nice but not my favorite stop. 
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  • Excellent tour, good value and great wine. Worth a visit as its one of the smaller wineries that make wine the right way.
  • I have been a long time customer and lover of this establishment since it opened! I used to come over from the mainland to see my parents and are first stop would be to go to Hot Chocolate to pick up some of there delicious decedent treats and then walk along 5th street. When I heard they were opening up Cake Bread I was delighted and I am never disappointed! They're plenty to help even with all the hustle and bustle of people in and out. My old favourite is the White Chocolate Raspberry Scone! Yum! I recently went to taste test the plethora of different oils and vinegars they have and went home with some white truffle oil and huckleberry balsamic vinegar. They did not disappoint!
  • Superb wine but expensive. We didn't have an appointment but the gentleman at the front desk gave the four of us a free taste of their Cabernet. Out of this world good!
  • Been a member here for almost 2 years, and I can honestly say I have never had a bad experience. The staff are always friendly, and the wines are always amazingly. They might not all tickle your palate, but there will always be at least a couple that will satisfy you. The only downside is they are by appointments only, so make sure you call ahead and set an appointment up.
  • This was one of the best wine tasting experiences in Napa Valley! The wines are, of course, excellent but what really stood out was the customer service. They are really talented, very welcoming, and offered to share as much about the wine making experience as we wanted. I also loved that no one pushed us to buy any wine afterwards. But again, the wines are fabulous at Cakebread so we took a couple of bottles home. Would go again and again!