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Cakebread Cellars, Rutherford

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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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  • Not much of a winery tour as they take you behind the entrance door area for a tasting and brief descriptions of the winery and wine. Wine is very good however so I recommend a stop here. You can purc...  more »
  • Cakebread is another good tasting. They just finished an expansion of their facilities so they can now accommodate more people. So that is good, but part of me kind of liked the old facilities. Still,...  more »
  • We chose the red flight which was delicious. The staff were very knowledgable and shared some great back stories on the founders and their links with Ansel Adams. New for me was they originally were k...  more »
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  • How can you not love cakebread?! As a fan of all things white and rosé the tour and tasting were very well balanced between reds and whites. It was informative but bit pushy. Highly recommend.
  • Good wines, member tasting room is lovely, and the garden is beautiful. The main tasting area is chilly though, which is probably fantastic on a warm summer day.
  • Excellent staff, very broad selection offered for our tasting, discovered some nice hidden gems!
  • 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.
  • 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!