The first Cakebread Cellars vintage was bottled in 1973. The 157 cases that were produced were sold to a local wine shop in Yountville. Cakebread has built their reputation on crisp, clean Chardonnays. Grapes are grown in the cool climate of Carneros and aged in French oak barrels.
In addition to their Napa Valley Chardonnay, Cakebread also produces; Sauvignon Blanc, Anderson Valley Chardonnay, Russian River Chardonnay, Reserve Chardonnay, Rubaiyat, Carneros Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah, Cab, Zinfandel, a Benchland Select Cab, Three Sisters Cab, and a Vinehill Ranch Cab. Tastings are by appointment only.
The Cakebread Family does more than produce premium quality wine. They are also staunch advocates of healthy living. They are at the forefront of the “American Healthy-Eating Movement,” and host a four day seminar to promote healthy cooking, eating and drinking.