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Cakebread Cellars, Rutherford

Categories: Wineries & Vineyards, Food & Drink
Inspirock Rating:
3.9/5 based on 440+ 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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  • Although visitors are encouraged to make appointments, we really wanted to visit Cakebread, had a little extra time on our hands, so took a chance and just walked in. We were greeted warmly and when w...  read more »
  • The wines were great but the ambience and the setting just average. The tasting experience was not that great either. The host kind of transferred this sense of urgency to be done and leave. The wines...  read more »
  • All of the information with none of the pretense. Unbelievable wines in a down to earth atmosphere. This would be a perfect location for a wedding or other special event. 
  • 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.
  • Wonderful wines! Intimate wine tasting experience. You need to make a reservation, but it is well worth it!!
  • 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!
  • This was an amazing experience. Summer gave us a great explanation of the different wines and her personality is great. Will definitely be back for more wine and fun.
  • Great wines and reasonably priced tasting packages. However, it's was a bit straight to the point - whereas many wineries in the area do a lot more to educate/entertain guests.
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