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Cakebread Cellars

8300 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford, CA 94573
800-588-0298
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Ranked #9 of 19 activities in Rutherford
Type: Wineries
Description: This winery specializes in producing wine to go with particular types of food and sells most of its wines to restaurants throughout the world.
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Katy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

I am going to napa in August and with a group. I had booked for our then group of 6 to go to Cakebread Cellars!! We were very excited- as we enjoy drinking it at home. I called about 3 weeks in advance of our trip to say that we had 2 more people to add on to our trip.... More

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Dev S, Manager at Cakebread Cellars, responded to this review

I apologize for the issues you had with trying to change your group to a party of 8. As we are a working winery, all of our tastings are in a "small group format" that are conducted in different locations throughout the winery. For this reason, we try and keep an intimate format to our tastings, which means we try... More

Arlington, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was our first stop of the day on our bike tour, and we enjoyed it. The grounds were very pretty, and we got to see some of the winery during our tasting. Our server was very interesting, with stories about the Cakebread family, his background in the wine industry, Napa history, and anything you could want to ask. We... More

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Houston
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was our first visit to Napa. We liked a few of the wineries, but we loved Cakebread. All of their wines were excellent. The grounds were also very well manicured. I would come back in a heartbeat.

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Toronto
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155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We come to California 3-4 times a year and almost always visit at least a few wineries at some point. We had been wanting to visit Cakebread for a long time, as we are able to get some of their more basic wines up in Canada. We wanted to taste their best stuff :) We booked the reserved tasting, and... More

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Hollywood, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Nice tasting room with a very knowledgeable host. Delicious Reds and great whites. We did the reserve tasting and got to taste a few of current selections.

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

One of the best wineries in the valley that offers options for serious white and red drinkers. I have only tasted as a member, but all 3 times have been very nice. you need reservations, but they don't herd you into a small room and make you elbow others for a place to stand. I REFUSE to be rushed or... More

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Stamford, ct
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Honestly felt like I was in a cattle call. Obviously a very popular stop on a wine tasting tour, but too crowded to really enjoy the tasting. While the hostess was clearly knowledgable, she spoke too fast to really absorb enough information to learn. We also tasted so many wines, my head began to spin...and not from the alcohol. This... More

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Delaware, USA
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This was our first winery of the trip for our family group of 9 and set the standard for the remainder of the trip. Barrett led us through a great walking tasting showing us the vines and the property. They were doing some outdoor construction on the property at the time, but it didn't take away from the charm of... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Not too impressed. Maybe you have to pay extra for private tasting/tour. But this was adequate. Dan was our guide on 5/20, we had to make an appointment as they like groups of six or so. We had a nice stroll through the garden and heard all about the family. Whoopee. Personally I am not impressed by their wines, but... More

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Ormond Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Great experience. I have been a fan for years and greatly enjoyed the tasting. The tour was booked but the tasting was great. I learned the differecnce between their reserve chardonney and their regular chardonney.First class experience. Wines were great. Great option is wine tasters app which is 2 for one price on the tasting.

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