One of Napa Valley’s most renowned wineries, Cakebread Cellars is known for its world-class setting and wines, culinary events and welcoming hospitality. Working with multiple generations of the Cakebread family, BCV Architecture + Interiors designed an expansion that enhances the winery’s hospitality offering as well as its production capacity. The projects builds upon Cakebread's signature architectural vocabulary while creating new ways to celebrate its rich history.
A variety of new interior and exterior environments enable guests to experience all aspects of the wine-making process at Cakebread. The reception hall creates a warm and inviting entry, while an adjacent retail lounge offers wine and winery merchandise in custom casework. Barrel stave light fixtures designed by BCV and fabricated by Berland Design hang above the reception and retail areas. Nine new tasting rooms were designed to deliver an immersive experiential visits for guests, from views into active production areas to intimate indoor/outdoor settings. Each tasting room offers a unique view from harvest to fermentation to bottling, creating the ideal setting for wine education and tasting.
Expanded offices, inventory, and production spaces improve day-to-day winery operations and provide support to management and sales personnel, as well as Cakebread’s wine educators. The project also created space for a new bottling line and press. The addition of new production spaces and the new visitor center define the North Courtyard, which provides additional opportunities for events and gathering.