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Napa Valley Wineries

Far Niente

Tasting is by appointment only

Hours

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Sunday

Phone

707-944-2861
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Far Niente

Information

  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay

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Premiere Napa Valley Wines

About Us

Founded by John Benson in 1885, Far Niente prospered until the onset of Prohibition in 1919, when the winery ceased operation and the buildings and estate were abandoned. Sixty years later, in 1979, Gil and Beth Nickel purchased the old stone shell of a winery and spent three years restoring the building to its original, 19th century grandeur. During restoration the name, "Far Niente," which romantically translated means "without a care," was found carved in stone on the front of the building. In 1998, Far Niente was reunited with its past when a bottle of 1886 Far Niente Sweet Muscat, intact with its original cork, capsule and label, was found in a wine cellar in Marin County, California. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, Far Niente produces critically acclaimed, estate bottled Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon wines that are renowned for their consistent house style and ability to evolve with extended age.

To experience Far Niente's western Oakville winery is to discover one of the most enchanting settings in wine country. Currently, every private Far Niente tasting is led by one of our professional wine hosts and is exclusive to your party, with spacious outdoor seating set among 13 acres of lush gardens.

Our Makers' Stories

Winemaker

Nicole Marchesi

— My grandfather passed away when I was 12, so I’d love to show him what I have done in my adult life.

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Director of Winemaking

Andrew Delos

— I prefer to drink wine without food.

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Location

Far Niente

1350 Acacia Drive
Oakville, CA 94562

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Tasting Experience

Experience our classic Napa Valley estate wines in one of the most enchanting settings in wine country. Every private Far Niente tasting is led by one of our professional wine hosts and is exclusive to your party, with spacious outdoor seating set among 13 acres of lush gardens. Our stunning stone winery, flourishing vineyards and timeless wines are waiting for you.

Formal
Casual
Modern
Rustic
Lively
Quiet

View

We are on the west side of Napa Valley and have a lovely view of the east side.

Food

Wine tasting with cheese pairing.

Music

Classical, Light, Jazz

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  • Tasting fee
  • Seated tasting available
  • Private tasting available
  • Indoor tasting area
  • Outdoor tasting area
  • Historical landmark
  • Unique architecture
  • Gardens
  • Couches
  • Fireplace
  • Romantic
  • Sustainable practices

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