Cakebread Cellars | California, USA
In the early 1970’s Jack Cakebread visited California to photograph the Napa Valley for a book. Whilst he was there, he casually mentioned his interest in one day owning a vineyard to some family friends who had a ranch in Rutherford. The next day the phone rang and his friends offered to sell their land, he loved it so much, that he bought it and founded Cakebread Cellars shortly after.
Initially a small, family-run business based in Rutherford, Cakebread has flourished and its wines are now distributed worldwide. Cakebread’s commitment to wine quality has seen it invest in twelve additional estates in the Napa Valley and most recently in the Anderson Valley, giving unrivalled access to some of the finest fruit from prime sites across the area.
From fog-cooled Carneros to the intense heat of Calistoga via Howell Mountain and the Rutherford Bench, Bruce Cakebread, President of Cakebread Cellars, and winemaker Julianne Laks make full use of this extraordinary diversity, blending grapes from different sources, microclimates and soils to bring complexity to their wines.