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About Far Niente

Founded in Oakville, California in 1885 and restored in 1979, Far Niente is consistently recognized as a benchmark producer of Napa Valley Chardonnay and Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Founded in Oakville, California in 1885 and restored in 1979, Far Niente is consistently recognized as a benchmark producer of Napa Valley Chardonnay and Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

features Notable Features
  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Gardens
  • Ghost Winery
  • Historic Building
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
tours and tastings Experiences
  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • General Tasting
  • Large Groups (8 - 12)
  • Lunch
  • Private Tasting
  • Special Event
  • Special Tasting
  • Tour and Tasting
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
Average Score from CellarPass Visitors6 Star Average Rating
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Giovanni S. Member Since 4/10/2018
Tour & Tasting on 6/21/18 3:00 PM

Excellente wine, great Chardonnay and Dolce, the reds were also amazing. Nice cheese!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tina & Bill M. Member Since 6/18/2018
Tour & Tasting on 6/20/18 12:30 PM

Shane was our guide. He was knowledgeable amiable and a pleasure to be with. The grounds are extraordinary. Wines are fabulous and the Dolce is to die for. Have done tastings for 40 years. Ranks in top 5.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robert T. Member Since 6/4/2018
Outdoor Tour & Tasting on 6/20/18 10:00 AM

Fabulous landscape, views and building. Great tour of the facilities. Magnificent outdoor wine tasting . Superb vie and great wines. We had a wonderful host. Just a wonderful morning event.t

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gregory P. Member Since 4/12/2013
Outdoor Tour & Tasting on 6/18/18 2:30 PM

Far Niente provides a classy informative experience. I did miss the antique car tour that was part of the prior experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Maria M. Member Since 3/10/2018
Tour & Tasting on 6/18/18 2:00 PM

Would recommend to everyone. Toty was great , beautiful vinard. So disappointed that the 2006 Cab was sold out . Getting married in November and 2006 was when we met. Other than that it was amazing.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Derek D. Member Since 5/3/2018
Tour & Tasting on 6/16/18 12:30 PM

awesome!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Aaron B. Member Since 2/14/2014
Tour & Tasting on 6/16/18 10:00 AM

One of the best experiences in the valley at a historic property.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Claire B. Member Since 9/8/2015
Outdoor Tour & Tasting on 6/16/18 10:00 AM

Great experience, beautiful estate with great service! Loved our tour of the estate and tasting

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Susan W. Member Since 8/7/2017
Private Outdoor Tasting on 6/15/18 2:00 PM

Lovely setting and great wine! Fabulous treatment!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Randy N. Member Since 5/2/2018
Outdoor Tour & Tasting on 6/15/18 10:00 AM

It was beautiful! The wine was spectacular!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Catherine L. Member Since 4/21/2018
Tour & Tasting on 6/15/18 2:30 PM

Reed guided our tour and tasting. He was a perfect host with an incredible wealth of knowledge. He answered our questions without hesitation and he didn’t rush us out after the tasting but let us sit for a bit to process the beauty taste and surroundings. Thank you for this memorable day.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeffrey M. Member Since 6/6/2018
Tour & Tasting on 6/13/18 10:00 AM

Great historical tour of this classic winery. The grounds are magnificent.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Natalia B. Member Since 4/19/2018
Private Outdoor Tasting on 6/08/18 1:00 PM

A beautiful experience! Would return anytime!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
George and Sandra V. Member Since 1/9/2015
Tour & Tasting on 6/14/18 1:00 PM

We visit Napa at least twice a year and Far Niente is by far the most beautiful winery we’ve visited! The wines were great, the staff was accommodating (not the best we’ve had however) and the overall experience is one of the best in the Valley.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Christy O. Member Since 6/6/2018
Outdoor Chef's Table Tasting on 6/13/18 10:30 AM

What a wonderful experience! By far, this was our favorite winery. The grounds are gorgeous, the hospitality perfect, the food was out of this world and the wine divine! I can't wait to return with friends.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John T. Member Since 5/9/2018
Tour & Tasting on 5/28/18 3:00 PM

Beautiful winery first class service as well as first class wine!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gilberto T. Member Since 5/8/2018
Tour & Tasting on 6/12/18 1:00 PM

What an amazing experience and place. We were treated like royalty. I felt the whole place was for us two. Exceptional!!! By far the best winery and also, wine in Napa Valley. Well worth the tasting fee.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Aimee G. Member Since 8/18/2017
Private Outdoor Tasting on 6/10/18 2:00 PM

Beautiful grounds, and excellent knowledge base regarding winery and wine tastings. We will be back soon.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Peter D. Member Since 6/5/2018
Outdoor Tour & Tasting on 6/10/18 2:30 PM

People that greeted us at the parking lot and at the house were very nice. Sarah was an excellent tour guide. Very nice, pleasant, patient, and informative without being overly so. I would recommend the tour to anyone.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David J. Member Since 5/24/2018
Outdoor Tour & Tasting on 6/10/18 2:30 PM

A fantastic experience from the beautiful grounds, to the excellent tour, to the relaxed and friendly tasting of excellent wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rick L. Member Since 5/30/2018
Tour & Tasting on 6/09/18 2:00 PM

Good but not great experience. Not as personal as other tastings. Second visit for me. Stunning environment. Very strong wines.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael D M. Member Since 9/22/2015
Outdoor Tour & Tasting on 6/09/18 10:00 AM

We had a great experience at Far Niente. Hilary took us around and so so professional and easy to talk to. We loved our experience with her and then in the tasting room with (Pablo???) the Italian. Had a great experience with him and your on sight manager. Can’t wait to go back and enjoy your wins. Our friends and I all bought quite a few bottles. Thanks for a wonderful experience. Conni mccarthy

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Walter S. Member Since 9/22/2015
Outdoor Tour & Tasting on 6/08/18 12:30 PM

Beautiful property

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ric & Susan L. Member Since 6/7/2018
Outdoor Tour & Tasting on 6/08/18 2:30 PM

We found the staff extremely welcoming, knowledgeable and accommodating. We have been on many, many winery tours over the years and we rate this one as one of the best. Thanks very much for a wonderful time.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robbie R. Member Since 5/30/2018
Private Outdoor Tasting on 6/08/18 12:30 PM

Our experience was wonderful. I can't stop raving about it. The setting was beautiful and our host Alejandro made the tasting both educational and fun. We visited several wineries over the weekend and Far Niente was BY FAR the best stop of the trip. In fact none of them could compare to the top notch beauty of Far Niente.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Blaze H. Member Since 5/28/2018
Tour & Tasting on 6/05/18 3:00 PM

Highly recommend! Such a lovley experience would suggest considering having this as the only tour for the day.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tom L. Member Since 5/8/2018
Tour & Tasting on 6/05/18 2:30 PM

My party felt like we were treated like royalty. The tour and wine were second to none. Loved the views and the cellar, filled with barrels and the library of wines. The wine tasting and food pairing was also second to none Rory was the most friendly, gracious and knowledgeable hostess and made the experience that much better. We all loved every moment. Thank you!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Emily R. Member Since 5/26/2018
Private Outdoor Tasting on 6/02/18 10:30 AM

It was an absolutely beautiful winery, possibly the most beautiful I've been to! They provided a golf cart to help drive my friend who tore her ACL down to the wine tasting area. They had a menu with our names on it, with a lovely plate of cheeses, dried fruits, and crackers on a plate for each of us. We got to try about 5-6 different wines and they were all spectacular. The hospitality was great!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dorreen S. Member Since 5/18/2018
Tour & Tasting on 6/03/18 3:00 PM

This was not my first time visiting Far Niente - I brought my best friend to enjoy the tour/tasting for her birthday. The tour guide was significantly lacking in knowledge .... at one point I wondered if she may have given too many tours for the day and thus had too much wine in her to be effective. It seemed like she was impaired - literally. It was terrible.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 5/5
Karen R. Member Since 4/3/2018
Outdoor Tour & Tasting on 6/03/18 10:00 AM

Beautiful gardens, historic building, lovely table setting, our server was extremely knowledgeable & personable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tim and Jenean S. Member Since 10/29/2015
Chef's Table Tasting on 5/24/18 10:30 AM

Our Chef Table Tasting was a great pick for our group. The pairings were perfect and the wine delicious. There was plenty of food to consider it lunch. Our plated servings were fit for foodies for sure. Very tasty and presented with passion. Great tour as well. All the staff on property exceeded our expectation.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Julie M. Member Since 2/28/2016
Tour & Tasting on 5/30/18 3:00 PM

I loved the grounds and loved our guide, Rory

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John W. Member Since 5/16/2018
Tour & Tasting on 5/31/18 1:00 PM

The tour and tasting experience at Far Niente was outstanding! They greeted us warmly upon our arrival and our host was informative and gracious. Far Niente is a must see on any visit to the Napa region!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sheila & Christopher F. Member Since 4/23/2018
Tour & Tasting on 5/27/18 10:00 AM

Loved our tour and warm welcome. Beautiful grounds and exceptional wines. We were lucky to have a wine pairing with cheese which was fun...

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Victor F. Member Since 5/20/2018
Outdoor Tour & Tasting on 5/28/18 2:30 PM

We booked a private tour but ended up w/ 4 other people.. That wasn't a plan.... Very dissapointing

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 2/5
Brett S. Member Since 4/11/2018
Outdoor Tour & Tasting on 5/28/18 2:30 PM

beautiful scenery and great experience. A bit on the expensive side (tour) in comparison to other wineries but an enjoyable time.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carlos P. Member Since 5/16/2018
Private Indoor Tasting on 5/27/18 1:30 PM

Was awesome. Very elegant, great wines, great hostess.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ted M. Member Since 4/10/2018
Tour & Tasting on 5/25/18 10:00 AM

Excellent, Reed was awesome!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joanna & Casey P. Member Since 2/19/2018
Tour & Tasting on 5/26/18 12:00 PM

We have been wine club members at various wineries in Napa and Sonoma since I turned 21. We live in San Rafael. Far Niente was by far the most breathtaking winery we have ever been to. The Cab is some of the best. Our personal escort through the property, caves and rafting was perfect. He was well educated and friendly but didn’t overtake the whole experience as some can do. 5 ??

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michel C. L. Member Since 4/4/2018
Tour & Tasting on 5/20/18 2:00 PM

The best visit we had in the Napa valley. Wines were over the top.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5

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Far Niente
1350 Acacia Drive
Oakville, CA 94562
Today 6/24 10:00 AM - 4:30 AM
Monday 6/25 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday 6/26 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 6/27 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 6/28 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 6/29 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday 6/30 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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