Cakebread Cellars, Rutherford

3.9
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. To visit Cakebread Cellars on your trip to Rutherford, use our Rutherford day trip tool .
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  • The visit to Cakebread Cellars was 1st class. We were greeted at the door and offered a “welcome” glass of wine. The facility was clean, staff was friendly and engaged. Carl was our guide and he provi...  more »
  • What a great way to do a tasting! Instead of sitting down or standing by a bar and having each glass poured, at Cakebread you almost don’t even realize you’re doing a tasting. The first glass is given...  more »
  • Definitely a worthwhile tasting! Beautiful property, delicious wine and a lovely family owned business with a fun history.  more »
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  • Beautiful property and check-in area for tasting tour. The cork ceiling is incredible! Being handed a glass of wine prior to the beginning of the tour is a great start! The tour leaders are very knowledgeable and talking to the cellar workers provides deeper insight. As our tour leader said, it's like a Disneyland for adults! Love the grand garden outside too.
  • Wow just amazing, small but the atmosphere makes up for it. The burger Is the perfect size, strangely enough poppyseed bun went well with it since I've never really liked the taste.
  • For me this place is cute and they have a strong brand message that helps you identify product and process. However, it's a smaller vineyard and I didn't like the wines themselves as much. The layout is cute though and much more manageable if you want a smaller vineyard. I like the main barn and all the staff here is super friendly - I would go so far as to say friendlier than other places and more accommodating. Additionally they all really believe in the brand promise and you will see that through the tasting menu. the people were really helpful and seemed consistent with the story and brand promise. Sadly these wines are not for me, but overall, a great experience.
  • It was good. Average. Decent. Would I ever stop in again? Afraid not. Too much of a sales pitch for me.
  • Wonderful wines, fantastic staff, great place to sit and sip.
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