Cakebread Cellars

8300 St. Helena Hwy Rutherford, CA 94573

Napa Valley Wineries

Cakebread Cellar’s history begins with a piece of land and a family passionate about wine. With the support of community of friends and partners who helped bring Cakebread Cellars to life. Since founding the winery in 1973, we’ve set out to create quality wines that pair best with good food and good company. Our wines reflect the personalities of our estate vineyards as well as the spirit of our entire team. We’re proud to share these wines—from our family to yours.

Our History

For nearly 50 years, we’ve been crafting exceptional quality wines and hosting guests in the heart of Napa Valley. Discover our journey from Cakebread’s Garage in Oakland to the special spot we’re proud to call home in Rutherford.

Our Vineyards

We love highlighting the personalities of our estate vineyards—from Carneros all the way up to Mendocino County—through gentle approaches in the cellar so that each unique origin shines through in our top-rated wines.

Our Practices

Quality and sustainability have been Cakebread cornerstones since our historic first vintage in 1973.

Plan Your Visit to Cakebread

Whether you’re new to wine or a tried-and-true enthusiast, we offer a range of experiences at our celebrated Rutherford winery to satisfy your palate. Collectors, foodies, large and small groups—there’s a unique Napa wine tasting designed just for you.

Families with children are welcome at our daily 10am Family Tasting Experience. For reservations, call us at 800-588-0298 or email at

Our Tastings & Reservation Requirements

  • Please call (800) 588-0298 to place your reservation.
  • All attendees must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Cancellations require a minimum of 48 hours.

Classic Cakebread

Enjoy a relaxed tasting featuring current release red and white wines.  One of our wine educators will share a brief history of Cakebread Cellars and a sample of four of our signature wines.  This experience lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Offered at various times from 10am to 3:15pm for up to 6 guests.


Reserve Library Tasting:  Celebrating 50 Years of Cakebread

Delve deep into the history of Cakebread Cellars and celebrate 50 years of winemaking in the Napa Valley with a curated selection of red and white wines from the family library as well as current releases that showcase the longevity and evolution of these rare wines. This communal seated tasting experience includes a taste of six wines alongside house-made seasonal bites highlighting our culinary garden. Available Thursday through Monday at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm and lasts approximately 90 minutes.


The Perfect Pair: Wine & Food Tasting

Foodies need look no further than this educational wine and food tasting, starting with a short tour of Dolores Cakebread’s ¾ acre vegetable garden.  Taste four original recipes from our resident winery chefs—prepared with the freshest ingredients from our estate garden—and thoughtfully paired with a special selection of wines.

This communal seated tasting experience is offered Thursday through Monday at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm and lasts approximately 75 minutes.


Reserve Cabernet Experience

Have a passion for Cabernet Sauvignon? Enjoy this tasting of limited release Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from our best vineyard sites along with cheese and charcuterie.  We will delve into the unique aspect of our estate vineyards and the wines that come from them.

Offered Thursday through Monday, this communal seated experience lasts approximately 75 minutes.


Sustainable Wines & Vines Tour

This viticultural journey includes a guided walk through our home ranch vineyards, planted with sauvignon blanc, merlot and cabernet sauvignon grapes. We will point out reclaimed materials used in the construction of our buildings and share leading water and energy conservation technologies.  We will continue with a tour through our production facility learning about our winemaking techniques.

Offered Thursday – Monday at 10:30am and 1:30pm, this communal walkaround experience includes a tasting of 4 wines and lasts approximately 90 minutes.


Family Tasting Experience

Share your passion for wine with the next generation on this family-friendly tasting, where the children can listen and learn as the adults sample 4 current releases in a communal walkaround experience.

Available daily at 10:00 am, this communal walking experience lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Amenities - Wine

Napa Green Certified :