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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
A.J. A. Member Since 10/8/2017My BFF
Private Outdoor Tasting on 10/18/18 3:30 PM

Nothing beats the grounds, the wine, or the staff. They’re the best!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brian & Andrea F. Member Since 7/16/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 10/17/18 3:00 PM

Everything about this visit was amazing. Our host, Reed, was amazing—friendly, super informative, and made us feel right at home. Can not recommend Far Niente enough.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joe W. Member Since 8/29/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 10/18/18 12:30 PM

Great wine, grounds, architecture, hospitality, and history. It will be our favorite memory of our trip to Wine country. It’s a bucket list kind of place.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Yalin C. Member Since 10/17/2018My BFF
Outdoor Tour & Tasting on 10/17/18 2:30 PM

The estate is beautiful and the wines has good potential. The best of the best experience I've had in Napa Vally.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jennifer M. Member Since 10/13/2018My BFF
Private Outdoor Tasting on 10/16/18 2:00 PM

What a wonderful experience! The winery estate is so lovely, the grounds so lush and flowers everywhere and the tasting lodge renovated so beautifully. Our tasting guide, Amber, was very knowledgeable and such a pleasure to chat with!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Richard F. Member Since 5/5/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 10/15/18 1:00 PM

Absolutely beautiful property and an excellent tour and tasting!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John B. Member Since 9/5/2018My BFF
Outdoor Tour & Tasting on 10/15/18 2:30 PM

Chris was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and patient as we asked questions and tasted wine before ordering. The property is out of a storybook. Do the outdoor tour/tasting at the last afternoon appointment if you can. The table by the pond is absolutely incredible. The club price is reasonable especially after they waive the tour fee.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Denise C. Member Since 8/14/2018Evil Stepmother
Tour & Tasting - on 10/02/18 10:30 AM

Absolutely gorgeous, friendly and educating !!! The grounds were impeccable and our tasting was in a beautiful room!! Table was gorgeous..no complaints..A must see!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cathie W. Member Since 7/7/2016My BFF
Outdoor Tour & Tasting on 10/15/18 2:30 PM

Beautiful property and Chris our guide was very knowledgable - great tour. Wine lovely.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ron O. Member Since 6/15/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 10/14/18 2:00 PM

Probably my best wine experience ever . I have toured about 20 wineries over 20 years. This was by far my most memorable. The wines were excellent as were the grounds . The tour was "just right" including the caves and the grounds.If I were building a Napa tour I would save this for last (as in the best for last)

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ryan M. Member Since 9/13/2017My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 10/14/18 3:00 PM

Beautiful scenery and wonderful wines. Elisabeth was a wonderful host!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David B. Member Since 8/7/2017My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 10/13/18 10:00 AM

This winery is not to be missed - a perfect experience all around. The historic grounds were immaculately groomed, and the building and cave tour was second to none. Our tour guide, Jess Black, was incredible - easily the most knowledgeable guide we interacted with in Napa. Oh , and then there is the wine - if you have a passion for discovering the best a wine can be , look no further than Far Niente.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kim Z. Member Since 9/25/2018My BFF
Outdoor Tour & Tasting on 10/08/18 10:00 AM

Absolutely fabulous experience!! Beautiful venue, thoughtfully prepared and welcomed from initial contact.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
HALEY S. Member Since 9/13/2018My Parents
Tour & Tasting on 10/12/18 2:30 PM

We had the best time on our tour. It felt truly exclusive and we were happy to see the surrounding grounds. All in all just a beautiful winery.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Elizabeth & Michael C. Member Since 9/23/2015My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 10/11/18 1:00 PM

Entertaining and informative.....great wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Neal G. Member Since 8/16/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 10/06/18 3:00 PM

Very nice experience. The personal touch on the tasting menu is nice

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark F. Member Since 8/23/2018My Parents
Private Outdoor Tasting on 10/12/18 12:30 PM

Absolutely a must visit when in Napa. Our host Jess, was fantastic!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Barb S. Member Since 9/24/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 10/11/18 12:30 PM

From the time we arrived on the property through our informative tour and fabulous tasting experience we enjoyed our visit more than all of the other wineries. I would recommend the visit, tour and especially the wines to everybody

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
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