Niki Williams

Winemaker Niki Williams brings more than a decade of experience from some of Napa Valley’s most well-known wine estates including: Mount Veeder Winery, The Prisoner Wine Company, Franciscan Estate, Merryvale Family of Wines, and Chateau St. Jean. During these tenures, Williams gained extensive winemaking experience with a wide range of red and white varieties and explored the latest cellar and vineyard technologies to elevate fruit and wine to their highest quality. Her philosophy and practice of crafting balanced, elegant blends that are approachable when young, yet capable of aging gracefully make her a perfect complement to and continuation of Cakebread Cellar’s 50-year standard and history of winemaking. 

When not working, Williams enjoys time at home in Napa with her husband Nate and their two Boston Terriers, Dottie and Dash. She is an avid gardener, reader, traveler, and baseball fan, and she volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in foster care.

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