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Cakebread Cellars

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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We visited about half a dozen wineries on our trip to Napa Valley in June 09, and this was our... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2009
North Carolina
Inexpensive, Informative Tasting

This was probably our favorite winery on this trip. We had a 2pm reservation. When you turn into... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2009
San Diego, California
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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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8300 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford, CA 94573
+1 800-588-0298
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Reviewed April 23, 2010

There are so many great wineries that produce not only great wine but a memorable experience, as well. Neither of these criteria were found at Cakebread. Several of our friends highly recommended visiting Cakebread. After scheduling a tasting over the phone, my wife and I...More

1  Thank runningRD
Reviewed February 22, 2010

The wine was average, but the tour and tasting experience was terrible! They stuck us in their shipping room (esentially the garage) and wouldn't let us leave. We stood in this garage to taste 5 wines, and when a member of our tour group tried...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2009

We visited about half a dozen wineries on our trip to Napa Valley in June 09, and this was our favorite. We were disappointed when their tour was booked up (we tried to make a reservation about a week ahead of time), but made an...More

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Reviewed September 28, 2009

We took the tour at Cakebread and were very disappointed. This is my favorite Chardonnay and I was really looking forward to the visit. However, the tour was less than satisfactory. It was harvesting time and we weren't allowed into the inner workings - which...More

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Reviewed September 21, 2009

This was probably our favorite winery on this trip. We had a 2pm reservation. When you turn into the place, you are stopped by a guy that has a list with your name on it. After checking in, we were given a glass of wine...More

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Reviewed September 20, 2009

Visited Cakebread Cellars in September '09 with much excitement yet thoroughly disappointed. The tasting fee was only $10pp which is cheap in Napa for such celebrated wines. It included a tasting within a group where they informed us about the winery, vines, & wines. We...More

1  Thank ViajeBoston
Reviewed September 1, 2009

What a disappointment. Upon arrival, you are processed through a recieving center that may as well be an airport terminal and sent to a room to stand and taste wine with people who really don't seem to care. Terrible disappointment both in terms of tasting...More

2  Thank mktozd
Reviewed August 30, 2009

Upon the strong recommendations of friends and tripadvisor reviews, we were very excited to try Cakebread. We wanted to like it but were entirely unimpressed with the the tasting experience (we were told no tours were available). So we did the red tasting for $25...More

3  Thank mktozd1
Reviewed January 15, 2009

We had always wanted to try Cakebread wines so when we were in wine country, we decided to check them out. We signed up for the tasting ($10 per person). The wine tasting is also a tour, so you can't just go in and taste...More

5  Thank moviegal226
Reviewed September 10, 2008

The tasting room and experience was below par but they have good wine. We're especially impressed by their reserve Chardonnay and Cabernet. Their prices are a bit on the high side compared to other wineries, but they have the good wine to back it up....More

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Melissa M
January 16, 2018|
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Response from CAwinediva | Reviewed this property |
Cakebread is on Highway 29 between Yontville and St Helena. It depends on your budget. Napa is less expensive and a few miles further. Yontville is a lovely little walking town, but more money. St Helena has fewer hotels... More