Cakebread’s roots date back to a trip Jack Cakebread made in the early 1970's when he came to photograph the Napa Valley. On this trip he casually mentioned his interest in one day owning a vineyard to family friends who owned a ranch in Rutherford. When he returned home that afternoon, the phone rang, and Jack’s life was about to change forever. It was the friends offering to sell their property. Cakebread headed back up to the valley that same afternoon to make his best offer, and Cakebread Cellars was born. Today a team of seven Cakebread family members operate the winery, upholding the values and continuing the tradition Jack set in place some thirty years ago. The award winning portfolio consists of Chardonnay, Cabernet, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. These wines are some of Napa Valley’s finest, and are not always readily available. If you have an astute wine connoisseur on your list, surely any of these selections would suffice.