Vine Hill Ranch boasts deep, loamy soils along the foothills of the Mayacama mountain range in the legendary Oakville region. Hints of that loam, plus mineral, and toasted oak underscore ripe boysenberry, blackcurrant, and fig aromas. The palate is a concentrated field of lush cherry and cassis, with tightly structured tannins and crisp acidity culminating in an endless, savory finish with even more dark fruit and cool mineral tones.
Neither a cake, nor a bread. The winery got its start when Jack Cakebread took an unassuming trip to wine country to photograph the area for a book. Within a few days, Cakebread Winery was already taking shape. It’s been a wild ride over the last forty years for the valley pioneers. Visitors to the winery with an interest in wine as a part of healthy living are on the upswing. While times are ‘a changing,’ the winery’s premise remains unshakable; to produce memorable, food friendly wines that speak of their distinctive terroir. Visitors to the Rutherford estate experience the wine, and if they are lucky, a glimpse of Dolores Cakebread’s famed gardens. This is where the good life was imagined, and here it’s eagerly shared.