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.
EXPLORE OUR HISTORY

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.
LEARN ABOUT OUR VINEYARDS

Our Practices

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

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.

Library Tasting – BOOK NOW

For serious wine aficionados and wine collectors, our Library tasting focuses on a selection of five extraordinary wines from the 2012 vintage. This special tasting room looks into the wine cellar, providing a front row seat to the winemaking action.

90 minutes. Seated tasting.

Reserve Tasting – BOOK NOW

Have a passion for collecting rare reserve wines? This exclusive Reserve Tasting features our finest line-up paired with artisanal cheese and charcuterie from our Napa winery’s culinary team.

Offered at 10am, 12:45pm and 2:45pm, this experience requires approximately 90 minutes. Seated tasting.

Wine & Food Pairing – BOOK NOW

Sustainable Wines & Vines Tour & Tasting – BOOK NOW

Join us for a guided green-themed hike through our vineyards and estate, paired with a special selection of red and white wines.

Sustainability and high quality wines go hand-in-hand. This April we are celebrating both with a unique tour of our Rutherford estate, including our Napa Green vineyards, our water-filtering parking lot and our bee friendly garden. We’ll also taste a selection of red and white wines in our brand new visitor center featuring reclaimed redwood barrels.

Offered Fridays in April: 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24 at 1:00pm -2:30pm

This experience requires approximately 90 minutes.

Red Wine Tasting – BOOK NOW

Looking for a fun, educational wine tour featuring a unique mix of red and white wines? One of our talented wine educators will greet you with a brief tour of our Napa Valley winery grounds and a sumptuous sample of four of our current red and white wines in a comfortable, small group format. This tasting experience and brief walk around requires approximately 50-60 minutes.

White Wine Tasting – BOOK NOW

Prefer white wines only? In one of the best white wine tastings in Napa Valley, guests experience our Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Chardonnay Reserve, and special limited-production or library selections.

Offered selectively during the week by prior appointment.

This seated tasting requires approximately 50-60 minutes.

Current Release Tasting – BOOK NOW

Looking for a fun, educational wine tour featuring a unique mix of red and white wines? One of our talented wine educators will greet you with a brief tour of our Napa Valley winery grounds and a sumptuous sample of four of our current red and white wines in a comfortable, small group format. This tasting experience and brief walk around requires approximately 50-60 minutes.

Group Tasting of Current Release Wines

Traveling with a group of 8-12 family and friends? Let us host you and your gang for a private Napa Valley group tasting experience featuring a selection of our current releases, led by one of our wine educators.

For requests of more than 6 people, please contact Guest and Member Services by email at cellars@cakebread.com or by phone at (800) 588-0298.