Cakebread – Cellars Our story begins with a piece of land, a family passionate about wine, and a community of friends and partners who helped bring Cakebread Cellars to life. Since founding the winery in 1973, we’ve set out to create quality wines that pair bes
t with good food and good company. Our wines reflect the personalities of our estate vineyards as well as the spirit of our entire team. We’re proud to share these wines—from our family to yours.
We believe the best way to create great Napa Valley wines and share them with others is to build a team—our extended family—who bring experience, expertise, and passion to everything they do.
Mike Jaeger, Cakebread Cellars president and chief executive officer, has held executive positions at a number of Napa Valley wineries, including Trinchero Family Estates, Wilson Daniels, and Constellation Brands. Prior to joining Cakebread Cellars in 2018, he served as CEO at C. Mondavi & Sons.
Mike’s experience spans all major wine categories (table, sparkling and specialty wines), price points (economy to ultra-premium), and growing regions (California, Washington, Oregon, France, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, South America and South Africa).
“The Cakebread Cellars success story is nearly five decades in the making, yet many great chapters remain to be written,” Mike says. “I am honored and excited to work with the family and their dedicated employees to continue building on this tradition of excellence.”
In addition to wine, Mike enjoys tennis, tropical vacations with his wife, attending sporting events with his son, and trying to cajole his daughter into accompanying him to Journey concerts.
2021 Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay 2021 Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay Apple and pear characters are balanced by fresh acidity, and the finish is clean, with appealing mineral notes. This is a versatile food-pairing wine—enjoy love it with fresh salads, grilled scallops, and nearly any selection of cheeses. This wine opens with aromas of ripe golden apple, white [...]