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Cakebread Cellars

Cakebread Cellars Review

Jack and Dolores Cakebread snapped up the property at Cakebread Cellars in 1973, after Jack fell in love with the area while visiting on a photography assignment. Since then, they've been making luscious Chardonnays, as well as Merlot, a great Sauvignon Blanc, and a beautifully complex Cabernet Sauvignon. You must make an appointment for a tasting, for which there are several different options. The most basic usually involves a stroll through the winery's barrel room and crush pad and past Dolores's kitchen garden before ending in a taste of six current releases. Other options focus on red wines, reserve wines, or the pairing of wine and food, and might take place in the winery's modern wing, where an elevator is crafted out of a stainless-steel fermentation tank and the ceiling is lined with thousands of corks.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 8300 St. Helena Hwy./Hwy. 29, Rutherford, CA 94573 | Map It
  • Phone: 707/963–5222; 800/588–0298
  • Cost: Tastings $15–$45, tour $25
  • Hours: Daily 10–4; tasting and tour by appointment
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  • Location: Rutherford
Updated: 03-06-2013

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