Cakebread Cellars

8300 St. Helena Hwy Rutherford, CA 94573

Napa Valley Wineries

Cakebread Cellar’s history begins with a piece of land, a family passionate about wine, and a 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, even families with children—there’s a unique Napa wine tasting designed just for you.

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.


Library Tasting

Have a passion for collecting rare wines? This exclusive Library Tasting features our finest line-up from the family library of red and white wines alongside some current releases to see how aging can benefit these Napa wines.

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

Amenities - Wine

Napa Green Certified :