Dolores Cakebread, the co-founder of Cakebread Cellars and one of the matriarchs of Napa Valley’s modern wine industry, died on Oct. 2 of natural causes. She was 90.
With her husband Jack, Cakebread established one of California’s most recognizable wine brands, which helped define the popularity of American Chardonnay in the 1980s. But Cakebread always believed that wine was best understood in the context of good food and warm hospitality. Through her culinary workshops, masterful gardening and health-focused cookbook, she helped establish Napa Valley as not only a destination for wine tasting but also for experiencing its unique lifestyle.… Read More