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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.

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Gardens
  • Ghost Winery
  • Historic Building
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
Experiences

  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • Large Groups (8 - 12)
  • Private Tasting
  • Tour and Tasting
Varietals Offered

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy BFF
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Judy G. Member Since 9/20/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 10/11/18 10:00 AM

Everything was top notch here! The service and experience couldn’t be better. Hilary was amazing as well as Amber. Thank you for making it an awesome experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Charles K. Member Since 9/14/2018My BFF
Outdoor Tour & Tasting on 10/11/18 10:00 AM

Every thing I expected and more.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Margarita F. Member Since 10/3/2018My BFF
Private Outdoor Tasting on 10/11/18 1:30 PM

Exeptiotal experience,one of the best ever .

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Charles A. Member Since 7/20/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 10/09/18 2:30 PM

It was my first trip to Napa. Very special experience because it was individualized and educational. Very special learning the history and the Cave experience. Amber our host did a wonderful job and I would give her 6 stars. Only thing I missed was riding in one of the vintage cars. You need to do that as a special option.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Patricia & Mark F. Member Since 10/1/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 10/08/18 12:30 PM

This vineyard was enchanting from the moment we drove up through the beautiful gardens. The tour was interesting and informative (not too long) and we enjoyed the tasting with cheese pairings at the conclusion. We would definitely recommend this vineyard!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jacob M. Member Since 10/4/2017My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 10/08/18 3:00 PM

The place, the wine, and the people were all outstanding. Also, the Dolce Liquid Gold is a must try!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Andrew S. Member Since 8/20/2018My BFF
Cave Collection Tasting on 9/09/18 3:00 PM

This was an excellent tasting. The host was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the winery and of the wines in the tasting. Chris was a great host. I would recommend this winery and tasting to anyone. It was well worth in and we ending up joining the wine club.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Pamela S. Member Since 8/23/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 10/06/18 2:30 PM

Beautiful grounds, great tour guide, Reed, and most importantly wonderful wines!! Our first time visiting but I've already recommended to some friends who are planning a Napa trip soon!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sabra S. Member Since 4/6/2017My BFF
Private Outdoor Tasting on 10/05/18 12:30 PM

Absolutely beautiful setting, very friendly personnel even upon arriving in the parking lot. Our tasting experience was superb! Very personal experience with a very charming, down-to-earth host and absolutely stunning wines. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend it to anyone and I would take others to this tasting and do it all again!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Douglas M. Member Since 6/8/2016My Parents
Tour & Tasting on 10/06/18 10:00 AM

Fantastic, my favorite winery! Reed was the best!Reed Gomes

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Damon G. Member Since 10/1/2018Evil Stepmother
Private Outdoor Tasting on 10/04/18 2:00 PM

My wife and I came for a tasting on our anniversary, everything was absolutely awesome. Elisabeth was gracious and courteous and showed us a great experience. The wine was fabulous and the grounds impeccable. Highly Recommend! Damon and Katina

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gina W. Member Since 9/19/2017My Parents
Tour & Tasting on 9/27/18 12:30 PM

We had a wonderful time at Far Niente. Would recommend to anyone looking for a special experience in Napa. Everyone was lovely and knowledgeable. We felt extremely welcome.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Yousuf O. Member Since 3/22/2016My BFF
Tour & Tasting - on 10/05/18 10:30 AM

As always, Far Niente tour was wonderful. Our guest enjoyed the tour and the special treatment

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa and Andrew S. Member Since 9/10/2018My BFF
Private Outdoor Tasting on 10/05/18 10:30 AM

Amazing experience, Todd was the best guide/server we had during our entire trip

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dale W. Member Since 7/6/2012My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 10/04/18 1:00 PM

We go to the wine area a lot and this has always been our number one place and it still is there are a lot of good winery in the area but few great ones and this is a great one.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nick A. Member Since 9/14/2018My BFF
Outdoor Tour & Tasting on 10/04/18 12:30 PM

The whole place is stopped in history, you can immediately sense the love and attention that goes into their wines and the tour experience. The layout if breathtaking!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David F. Member Since 8/21/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting - on 10/04/18 10:30 AM

Fabulous visit and warm hospitality from Shain. Lovely tour and elegant wine tasting. An excellent experience and one of our absolute highlights.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Madeline & Michael D. Member Since 9/4/2018My BFF
Private Outdoor Tasting on 10/01/18 12:30 PM

We had a wonderful experience. Thank you Amber!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cindy & Charlie E. Member Since 9/10/2018My Boss
Tour & Tasting on 10/03/18 3:00 PM

Wonderful

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
kenny w. Member Since 7/19/2018My Boss
Private Outdoor Tasting on 10/01/18 2:00 PM

Beautiful grounds, great wine, nice ambiance, staff was courteous and mindful of our safety during the wine making process.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robert P. Member Since 8/4/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting - on 9/28/18 10:30 AM

Great tour and wine tasting, Elizabeth was great!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Paul W. Member Since 9/15/2018My BFF
Library Wine Tasting on 10/01/18 3:00 PM

Outstanding every which way you can think about hospitality! Need to experience it for yourself!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Donya W. Member Since 8/12/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting - on 10/01/18 10:30 AM

Phenomenal! Best in the Napa Valley!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Leslie W. Member Since 9/14/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 10/01/18 12:30 PM

We loved Far Niente and had a great tasting with Shane. Thanks for allowing us to be there and experience your wonderful property and wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ken W. Member Since 8/27/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 10/01/18 12:30 PM

It was the highlight of our wine-trail trip.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jonathan S. Member Since 1/4/2017My Parents
Tour & Tasting on 9/29/18 1:00 PM

very classy garden and cave tour. ended with tasting some great wines

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Melissa Q. Member Since 8/3/2018My BFF
Private Outdoor Tasting on 9/30/18 3:00 PM

Top notch from the moment we drove through the gate until the moment we left. It's such a magnificent setting with gorgeous panoramic views and fantastic wine. Make sure to ask for Elisabeth. She really knows her stuff!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Larry L. Member Since 11/22/2016My BFF
Private Outdoor Tasting on 9/20/18 1:30 PM

Our hosts at both vineyards were wonderful!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ryan L. Member Since 9/17/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 9/30/18 10:00 AM

Our visit to Far Niente exceeded my expectations. The winery is immaculate and is a standout from others in the valley. Todd, our host, was incredibly gracious and provided us with a great experience throughout the entire visit. The tasting was exceptional and Todd's insights were especially helpful.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stephanie G. Member Since 4/9/2018My BFF
Outdoor Tour & Tasting on 9/29/18 12:30 PM

I would definitely recommend a tour and a tasting. It’s a must! We walked the beautiful grounds, & into the cave to see how the whole process is done. Such an amazing experience and then we sat outside to have our tasting. We loved it! Can’t wait to go back! I’m excited to have joined the wine club and many thanks to our tour guide Christopher!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Justin W. Member Since 9/25/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 9/25/18 2:30 PM

Exquisite grounds, lovely reception, and fun wine tasting experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jeff O. Member Since 12/9/2016My BFF
Private Outdoor Tasting on 9/29/18 2:00 PM

Outstanding. As a Cave Club member, I received outstanding treatment!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ashley H. Member Since 9/22/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 9/29/18 1:00 PM

Amazing experience! Hillary went above and beyond to welcome me and my husband. The tour, THE WINE, attention to detail. Our names on the wine menu. Wow. Impressed doesnt cover it. So glad we are wine club members now.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dean & Angela F. Member Since 9/28/2018My BFF
Private Outdoor Tasting on 9/28/18 3:30 PM

Far niente as usual did not disappoint ! We enjoyed every moment but most of all .. the delicious wine !!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Eddie F. Member Since 3/15/2018My BFF
Private Indoor Tasting on 9/26/18 12:00 PM

One of the best experience tastings. Took us two tries to get a reservation but was worth it. Wines were amazing. If only they delivered to my state.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Karen A. Member Since 9/13/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 9/26/18 10:00 AM

Outstanding!! Beautiful vineyard with excellent wine and enjoyed every Plenty of it!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steven M. Member Since 7/16/2015My BFF
Private Outdoor Tasting on 9/24/18 10:00 AM

A truly amazing experience. The winery and the wines were outstanding. Our host, Todd, took amazing care of us.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Larry J. Member Since 8/30/2018My BFF
Cave Collection Tasting on 9/25/18 3:00 PM

Special room at the top, charcuteries and cheese. Great flight of Cab's and whites. Excellent job by Chris.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lorrie K. Member Since 7/1/2018My BFF
Private Outdoor Tasting on 9/25/18 1:30 PM

We are members and tasted by the pond, in the gazebo with Reed. Can’t get better than that! Great wine, gorgeous setting and Reed was fabulous and fun to taste with.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Audrey H. Member Since 6/15/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 9/22/18 1:00 PM

Such a beautiful location and our tour guide was excellent, gracious and hospitable. The wine tasting was generous and really informative. Watching grapes going through the first crush process was so interesting. I would highly recommend this tour

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

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