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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 Tours & Tastings
  • By Appointment Only
  • Private Tastings
  • Wine & Cheese Pairing
  • Wine Caves
  • Wine Club
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
Average Score from CellarPass Visitors6 Star Average Rating
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Hospitality 5 Star Hospitality Rating 5/5
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Brian R. Member Since 2/1/2017
Tour & Tasting on 2/13/17 10:00 AM

Very nice and knowledgeable tour guide. Beautiful grounds and cave tour.

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Debbie H. Member Since 1/27/2017
Tour & Tasting on 2/08/17 1:00 PM

Loved the entire experience-including the wines!

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Kendall K. Member Since 2/8/2014
Tour & Tasting on 2/06/17 10:00 AM

Beautiful grounds, wonderful hospitality and attention to detail. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Jacqueline W. Member Since 1/5/2017
Tour & Tasting on 2/03/17 10:00 AM

Beautiful, great history and wonder wine and cheese pairing.

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Jeff D. Member Since 10/5/2012
Tour & Tasting on 1/27/17 10:00 AM

The winery is amazing. Our host, Rory, was friendly, personable, knowledgeable, and very accommodating. Her passion for the winery and the wines was palpable. The wines were delicious and showed lovely restraint compared to the more prevalent massive Cabernet style in Napa these days. I'm not usually a fan of California Chardonnay, but theirs had bright acid, judicious oak, and lovely to sip.

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Arlington L. Member Since 1/26/2017
Tour & Tasting on 1/25/17 1:00 PM

The property itself is amazing. As it does with its wines, Far Niente, sets it self apart with the caves it uses to store its wines and the personalized experience of the tour and wine tastings. Anthony our tour guide was very knowledgeable , friendly, proper, and professional. Great Job Far Niente! Thanks for the experience Anthony!!

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David A. Member Since 1/16/2017
Tour & Tasting on 1/20/17 1:00 PM

The tour was interesting and informative. Wines were amazing, facilities spectacular, and the overall experience was probably the best wine tour/tasting I've ever done.

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Jeff H. Member Since 9/7/2016
Tour & Tasting on 12/27/16 10:00 AM

A fantastic tour and tasting. The property is quite unique, worth the walk of the grounds. Steeped in history. Rory was our guide and was fantastic! The wines are also amazing. FN is often booked way ahead, so plan accordingly!

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Philip R. Member Since 1/8/2016
Tour & Tasting on 12/21/16 1:00 PM

Great afternoon in a unique & beautiful setting

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Neil M. Member Since 9/4/2016
Tour & Tasting on 12/22/16 1:00 PM

Very pleasant and warm. Our hostess was very knowledable and friendly.

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Jeff C. Member Since 10/14/2016
Tour & Tasting on 12/15/16 1:00 PM

Excellent tour, excellent hospitality, excellent wine. I'll be back again for sure.

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Jack R. Member Since 12/12/2016
Tour & Tasting on 12/17/16 10:00 AM

Our host and guide was incredible. We really enjoyed our wine tasting that was paired with cheese. Overall experience and tour was an A++

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Tim L. Member Since 10/10/2016
Tour & Tasting on 12/12/16 10:00 AM

Great wine, great tour, beautiful grounds!

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Elizabeth F. Member Since 2/5/2015
Tour & Tasting on 12/07/16 10:00 AM

After making reservations for others the past 7 years finally experiencing the tour exceeded my expectations.

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Alissa & Kevin M. Member Since 10/5/2016
Tour & Tasting on 10/06/16 1:00 PM

This was our favorite winery we visited on our honeymoon! We loved every second and loved the wine pairings! We will put this winery on our must go list every time! Thank you!

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Dan F. Member Since 11/9/2016
Tour & Tasting on 12/04/16 10:00 AM

A beautiful winery that offers a great tour, that is matched with great wines.

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Carolyn L. Member Since 10/6/2016
Tour & Tasting on 11/29/16 1:00 PM

We had a wonderful, informative tour of Far Niente and a fabulous wine tasting with a cheese paring

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Susy & Larry A. Member Since 9/13/2016
Tour & Tasting on 11/20/16 2:00 PM

Very good tour and tasting experience. Spectacular grounds

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Katherine N. Member Since 9/6/2016
Tour & Tasting on 11/19/16 2:00 PM

We had 6 wineries scheduled in our four day stay. All were good but this tour/tasting was outstanding. We love their wine and joined their club. I would strongly recommend this winery to everyone.

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Helena W. Member Since 9/14/2016
Tour & Tasting on 11/16/16 1:00 PM

The wines were excellent and the cheese pairing was quite nice.

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Carolyn B. Member Since 3/24/2016
Tour & Tasting on 11/13/16 2:00 PM

The grounds were absolutely beautiful. The tour was insightful and the wine tasting was great-love the wine.

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Alan B. Member Since 4/2/2015
Tour & Tasting on 11/14/16 10:00 AM

Our host was very knowledgeable and friendly, the winery (especially the drive through the trees) was beautiful, and the wine excellent. I joined the wine club I liked the wines so much.

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Mike H. Member Since 8/1/2011
Tour & Tasting on 11/12/16 2:00 PM

Reed gave us an excellent tour and tasting! Great wines and beautiful property.

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Meenu M. Member Since 8/18/2016
Tour & Tasting on 11/12/16 2:00 PM

Amazing property, very informative tour guide, mind blowing tasty wines. In fact the entire landscape in fall colors was like God's work of art. The fresh air of Napa, the heavenly entrance to far niente, well kept grounds, huge fountains in ponds & pristine pruning of the olive trees, parsimmon trees ... where do I stop?? The fleet of antique cars was added bonus. Beautiful place and great wines

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Roy V. Member Since 11/8/2016
Tour & Tasting on 11/08/16 10:00 AM

It was an exceptional winery tour and tasting - my wife and I have done tastings and tours around the world and Far Niente's ranks as one of the top.

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Laura C. Member Since 9/22/2016
Tour & Tasting on 11/07/16 1:00 PM

Beautiful property, friendly host, lovely tasting

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Tung N. Member Since 5/6/2016
Tour & Tasting on 11/05/16 10:00 AM

Amazing! Great history, beautiful views and amazing wines. Was worth the wait.

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Alexandra & Scott S. Member Since 8/20/2016
Tour & Tasting on 10/23/16 1:00 PM

great location and great tour. would have been so much better with a glass of wine to do tour with!

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Jayna C. Member Since 10/28/2016
Tour & Tasting on 10/29/16 1:00 PM

Reed was very friendly and informative. The wine just "kept coming". Lovely grounds and history. If you enjoy caves and old time charm this is the winery for you.

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Staci & David B. Member Since 5/28/2015
Tour & Tasting on 10/29/16 10:00 AM

Love it!

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Pam P. Member Since 8/2/2016
Tour & Tasting on 10/29/16 2:00 PM

Exquisite and delicious. I did not expect the grounds to be so visually perfect and peaceful . The winery was just what we expected, like a luxury home but with the benefits of the most perfect Cabernet. The staff were professional and friendly and it showed that they were glad they were there. Pam

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Jan J. Member Since 2/3/2016
Tour & Tasting on 10/28/16 10:00 AM

World class from reception through the entire experience.

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Mark R. Member Since 7/14/2016
Tour & Tasting on 10/26/16 10:00 AM

The entire experience was "otherworldly". The property is exquisite. The hospitality was unmatched. Anthony, our guide, was knowledgeable and personable. But best of all, the wines were extraordinary.

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David P. Member Since 4/4/2016
Tour & Tasting on 10/24/16 1:00 PM

Best and most informative Wine tour experience yet. Our tour at Nickel & Nickel was also exceptional.

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Sean G. Member Since 8/6/2016
Tour & Tasting on 10/19/16 1:00 PM

How do you possibly sum this winery up in a "brief description"? It was by far the best winery/tasting/tour we did while we were in the Napa area.

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Steve C. Member Since 10/18/2016
Tour & Tasting on 10/22/16 1:00 PM

Best wine tour so far

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Jonathan P. Member Since 8/14/2016
Tour & Tasting on 10/19/16 10:00 AM

Incredible experience. We were overwhelmed with your hospitality. The tour, tasting and food pairings were exquisite. Easily the high point of our week in Yountville.

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David P. Member Since 8/12/2016
Tour & Tasting on 10/20/16 1:00 PM

Amazing and beautiful vineyard with great history.

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Kira H. Member Since 8/5/2016
Tour & Tasting on 10/20/16 10:00 AM

Rory, our tour guide was amazing. She was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. It never felt like it was a tour. The grounds are breathtaking and the wine tasting was top quality. It was our favorite winery that we visited.

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Vicki & Steve A. Member Since 9/21/2016
Tour & Tasting on 10/05/16 10:00 AM

The setting is magnificent, the tour was very informative and the wines were outstanding....well worth the time, effort and expense.

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