Located in the heart of Napa Valley, Cakebread is one of Napa’s oldest family-run wineries. The new 10,000 SF addition blends seamlessly with the existing 43,000 SF main building by ensuring a continuity of form and materials. The architectural style relies on a restrained use of natural materials and textures that harmonize with the surrounding vines and cherished vegetable garden.
The main floor of the addition consists of a large barrel storage room, a light filled state-of-the-art wine lab, and a series of private tasting rooms, each with their own view to the vineyards just outside. On the second floor, the new Wine Club room provides dramatic views eastward over the grapes to Howell Mountain. Continuing with the natural modern aesthetic first established by original architect William Turnbull, this winery addition was BCV’s first collaboration with architect Don Brandenburger, who designed the majority of the buildings at this Rutherford site.
The Cakebread family has established their presence in the wine world by producing the highest quality wines, and providing a wine tasting experience that is a highlight of any wine country visit. The architecture of the project unites and enhances this wine tasting experience in a celebration of wine, food, friends and a sense of place.