Cakebread Cellars

The Cakebread family, owners of Cakebread Cellars in Rutherford, is among the most creative and successful winery families in the Napa Valley, producing world-class wines.  Founded in 1973 by Jack and Dolores Cakebread, the winery is a family operation built on quality, consistency and continuity.  Enjoy wine tasting and food and wine pairings at the beautiful Cakebread Cellars winery.  

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Hours & Activities
  • Food & Wine Pairing: Yes
  • Open By Appointment:
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Wine List
  • Cabernet Sauvignon:
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Facility Info
  • Largest Room 50

Select Wine Tasting of Current Release Wines -By Prior Appointment Only
Daily 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tasting Fee: $15.00
Event Capacity: Maximum of 6 person per group. (This is a semi-private tasting)
Enjoy a sumptuous sample of six of our current release wines.
This tasting requires approximately 45 to 50 minutes.

Wine Club Members - Appointments Encouraged
Daily 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tasting Fee: complimentary for member and 3 of their guests; member must be present.
Enjoy our fantastic featured wines in a private wine club area while you relax. During the beautiful days of summer, it’s commonly on the patio overlooking Dolores’ Garden.


Red Wine Tasting -By Prior Appointment Only
Offered daily at a variety of times, please call our Guest and Member Service team to inquire. All attendees must be 21 years of age or older.
Tasting Fee: $30 per person; $15 per person for wine club members (Credit card payment required at time of booking)
Event Capacity: Maximum of 4 persons per appointment, 8 person event maximum
This tasting requires approximately 50 minutes.

Our guests will taste five fantastic red wines including a selection from our reserve Cabernet Sauvignons. This tasting is an ideal experience for red wine enthusiasts… don’t miss it!
This tasting requires approximately 50 minutes.


Reserve Tasting -By Prior Appointment Only
Offered daily at a variety of times, please call our Guest and Member Service team to inquire. It is hosted in our original tasting bar area on the property. All attendees must be 21 years of age or older.
Tasting Fee: $40.00 per person; $20.00 per person for wine club members. (Credit card payment required at time of booking)
Event Capacity: Maximum of 4 persons per appointment; 8 person event maximum
This tasting requires approximately 50 minutes.

Do you have a passion for single vineyard and reserve wines? If you do, then don’t miss this opportunity to taste all four of our reserve level wines in one tasting. We’ll be pouring our Chardonnay Reserve, Carneros; Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley; Vine Hill Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley and the elusive Dancing Bear Ranch hailing from the Howell Mountain AVA. We may even sneak a library wine into the tasting.


White Wine Tasting -By Prior Appointment Only
Offered daily at a variety of times, please call our Guest and Member Service team to inquire. All attendees must be 21 years of age or older.
Tasting Fee: $25 per person; $15 per person for wine club members (Credit card payment required at time of booking)
Event Capacity: Maximum of 4 persons per appointment, 8 person event maximum
Our guests will taste five wonderful white wines including our Reserve Chardonnay and a selection from our Library. This tasting is an ideal experience for white wine lovers… don’t miss it!
This tasting requires approximately 50 minutes.


Wine ' Food Pairing Experience -By Prior Appointment Only
When: Thursday ' Friday begins at 11:00 a.m. for approximately 90 minutes
(Beginning in June, we will offer this experience on Mondays, too)
Event Capacity: Maximum of 6 people per group, 12 people total
Experience Fee: $45.00 for person; $20.00 per person for Wine Club members.

The Cakebread Cellars staff invites you to participate in a fun and educational program created to enhance your ability to confidently match wines with food…we call it the "Wine ' Food Pairing Experience!"

We begin with a brief tour of the winery then seat our guests for an interactive wine food pairing. Our Resident Chefs create four fabulous recipes each season, using the freshest ingredients from our very own Cakebread garden. Guests are guided through four wine-food pairings, with a discussion relative to the components of the wine and food which create an Epicurean harmony. This understanding will allow you to fully appreciate and enjoy the characteristics of our wine.


Group Tasting Featuring Current Release Wines -By Prior Appointment Only
Daily 10:15 a.m. and Monday thru Thursday at 1:30 p.m.
Tasting Fee: $25.00 per person; $15 per person for wine club members

We are pleased to offer a group tasting for 7 - 12 people. This group tasting lasts approximately 60 minutes and is a private group tasting event. You will enjoy a terrific tasting of six of our current release wines.
(Credit card payment required at time of booking)






In-Depth Educational Tour and Tasting
By Prior Appointment Only

Daily 10:30 a.m.

Tasting Fee: $25.00 per person; $15.00 per person for Wine Club members.

Event Capacity: Maximum of 6 person per group. 12 people total.

This experience requires approximately 90 minutes to complete. (Credit card payment required at time of booking, all attendees must be 21 years of age or older.)

Bakers Club
The perfect club for you if you enjoy the spectrum of both red and white wines we produce. There are five annual shipments with either four or six bottles per shipment, you get to choose.
Classic Red Wine Club
If you prefer our red wines, this is your club. There are five annual shipments with either four or six bottles per shipment; again, the choice is yours.

White Wine Club
If you're a white wine fan, this club is for you. You'll receive four annual shipments of six bottles each.

Cabernet Only Club
As you can see by this club's name, we celebrate your love of fine Cabernet Sauvignon with our collection. You will receive four annual shipments of six bottles each which will include our reserve Cabernet selections.

Cellar Club
This is the club for you if you’d like to purchase just the Cakebread Cellars wines you truly adore while enjoying all the club membership benefits. There are no automatic shipments associated with this club.



Wine Club Benefits:

First access to limited production wine and wine solely available at the winery.
A 12% Member Discount on current release wines and merchandise
Complimentary Tastings for you and up to three of your guests when you visit the winery. Our wine club area is open from 10:00 am until 3:30 pm. Groups are kept to a maximum of six people.
Library Wines for purchase with your 12% members-only discount throughout the year along with a special November library offering.
Events include cooking classes, vintner dinners, special winery events, excursions and educational experiences. Event attendance fees vary.
Specialty Tasting programs are led by a winery educator in an intimate, seated tasting area. We are pleased to offer wine club members a discount for you and three of your guests.
Wine Notes with each shipment featuring winemaking and tasting notes, recipes and a calendar of wine club events.