Purchase of the Ahmann vineyard property is the Cakebread family's largest Napa vineyard acquisition in its history. Terms weren't disclosed.
“With this 209-acre purchase, the total gross acres owned by Cakebread Cellars grows to 1,873 acres, including just under 800 plantable acres,” says Dennis Cakebread, co-owner and board chairman.
The Ahmann Vineyard acquisition will double Cakebread Cellars’ holdings in the Napa Carneros AVA, an ideal location for growing chardonnay and sauvignon blanc grapes because of the region’s cool climate and soil composition. The purchase is the sixth Cakebread acquisition in the AVA.
“This generational vineyard purchase will enhance Cakebread Cellars’ chardonnay production and quality to help us continue delivering the consistent wine style our consumers love,” says Aaron Fishleder, Cakebread Cellars vp-operations. “We are excited to make this investment and elevate our wine quality even further.”
The vineyard team plans to implement organic and regenerative farming techniques as they begin planting 174 acres of chardonnay and sauvignon blanc on the property. The remaining 35 acres are currently planted with chardonnay and pinot noir.