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  • Tour & Tasting $80.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 16

    Guided tours and tastings are available daily, by appointment. Tours include a walk through our historic winery and wine caves. Tastings follow each tour and feature our current releases, including a Napa Valley Chardonnay and Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. The tasting concludes with the late harvest wine, Dolce. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Tour & Tasting $80.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    Guided tours and tastings are available daily, by appointment. Tours include a walk through our historic winery and wine caves. Tastings follow each tour and feature our current releases, including a Napa Valley Chardonnay and Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. The tasting concludes with the late harvest wine, Dolce. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Outdoor Tour & Tasting $80.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    Guided tours and tastings are available daily, by appointment. Tours include a walk through our historic winery and wine caves. Tastings follow each tour and feature our current releases, including a Napa Valley Chardonnay and Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. The tasting concludes with the late harvest wine, Dolce. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Library Wine Tasting $100.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 6

    Taste our current release wines alongside specially selected Cave Collection vintages and discover how our Far Niente Cabernets and Chardonnays age and evolve during this 60-minute private tasting for just you and your group. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Outdoor Tasting $80.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 6

    Our outdoor* private tastings take place at our Cabernet Grill under the shade of century-old cork trees. Indulge in a seated tasting of new and special releases, under the guidance of one of our knowledgeable wine professionals. As a working winery and vineyard estate, many of our tasting locations involve stairs and steep inclines. Contact us if special assistance is needed. *Alternative location provided for inclement weather. Private tastings do not include a guided tour. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Outdoor Tasting - $80.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 6

    Our outdoor* private tastings take place at our Cabernet Grill under the shade of century-old cork trees. Indulge in a seated tasting of new and special releases, under the guidance of one of our knowledgeable wine professionals. As a working winery and vineyard estate, many of our tasting locations involve stairs and steep inclines. Contact us if special assistance is needed. *Alternative location provided for inclement weather. Private tastings do not include a guided tour. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Outdoor Tasting $80.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 6

    Our outdoor* private tastings take place on our Terrace under the shade of century-old cork trees. Indulge in a seated tasting of new and special releases, under the guidance of one of our knowledgeable wine professionals. As a working winery and vineyard estate, many of our tasting locations involve stairs and steep inclines. Contact us if special assistance is needed. *Alternative location provided for inclement weather. Private tastings do not include a guided tour. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Tour & Tasting $80.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 6

    Guided tours and tastings are available daily, by appointment. Tours include a walk through our historic winery and wine caves. Tastings follow each tour and feature our current releases, including a Napa Valley Chardonnay and Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. The tasting concludes with the late harvest wine, Dolce. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

    Reserve

  • Private Tasting $80.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 4

    Indulge in a seated tasting of new and special releases, under the guidance of one of our knowledgeable wine professionals. As a working winery and vineyard estate, many of our tasting locations involve stairs and steep inclines. Contact us if special assistance is needed. Approximately 1 Hour.

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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

  • Large Groups (8 - 20)
  • 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
Kyle T. Member Since 2/5/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 2/08/19 1:00 PM

The amount of detail and care Far Niente's staff puts into each member/guest's experience is OUTSTANDING. It was my girlfriend and I's first time at the location and we instantly felt like family. 10/10 will visit here every chance I get!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Margaret M. Member Since 2/10/2019My BFF
Library Wine Tasting on 2/11/19 11:30 AM

Lots of fun learning about and tasting the special wines. We had a cozy time.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Gregg B. Member Since 1/9/2019My Parents
Tour & Tasting -VV on 2/09/19 10:30 AM

The property is breathtaking starting with the view and the main reception facility. We were greated warmly and with laughter based on the exchanges with the attending hostess and staff. Our guide Chris Harrison was exempliary with his winery knowledge and interaction with our tour group! Engaging us with extra time in the cave structure covering the first bottles of Knob Hill wine was great!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steve P. Member Since 2/8/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 2/08/19 2:00 PM

Phenomenal property, Outstanding wine and Chris was the perfect Host. Thanks, sp

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Donald N. Member Since 1/14/2014My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 2/07/19 3:30 PM

We had a pleasant afternoon tour with a bunch of nice young people who had never been at the winery previously. They were from the Quad Cities (Iowa) and clearly upper crust types who appreciated the experience. My only regret was in not being able to get a closer look at Gil Nickel's cars as we used to be able to do in years past. We would never have touched any of them - oh well.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Daniel C. Member Since 1/14/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 2/05/19 12:30 PM

It’s such a beautiful place, hard not to love your time spent there.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
John K. Member Since 1/8/2019Evil Stepmother
January Tour & Tasting on 1/26/19 11:00 AM

We loved it. The property is beautiful, wished I lived there. The driveway was fantastic. Chris our guide was great, has passion for his job.Thank You for a great afternoon.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Hari R. Member Since 4/8/2016My Boss
January Tour & Tasting on 1/13/19 3:00 PM

" Il Dolce Far Niente" is the Motto of this venerable Winery. The motto means the following, " The sweetness of doing nothing " for the laid back easy going California Natives. True to the Motto the entire Tour and Tasting is a Sweet and Delightful Experience Par Excellence. The tour and tasting curated by Mr Price was truly outstanding. The Cabernet Sauvignon and the Dolce were fantastic.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Abbey D. Member Since 12/12/2018My Parents
Tour & Tasting on 12/22/18 2:30 PM

My family had a wonderful experience! We went on a tour of the property and had a sit down tasting with cheese and it was phenomenal. Our tour guide Elizabeth was ADORABLE! She was sweet, professional, personable, and very knowledgeable about the winery/wines we tasted. Everyone was extremely friendly, kind, and hospitable. Also, the staff was very efficient and hard working.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Krista H. Member Since 11/15/2016My BFF
Private Indoor Tasting on 12/30/18 3:00 PM

Always love visiting this place!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tylor H. Member Since 1/2/2014My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 12/30/18 3:00 PM

Awesome property, the caves were amazing. Would recommend to anybody going to wine country.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Anita G. Member Since 11/16/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting - on 12/30/18 10:30 AM

WOW! A little slice of heaven! Don't miss this gorgeous vineyard!! You won't be disappointed!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David K. Member Since 12/28/2018Evil Stepmother
Tour & Tasting on 12/28/18 10:00 AM

Brought my Daughter for her 40th Birthday and it was way beyond any expectations we could ever have! Thank you for introducing us to Far Niente!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kimberly G. Member Since 12/10/2018My BFF
Library Wine Tasting on 12/21/18 11:30 AM

Shane was an amazing host and we are very much looking forward to our wine club participation!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Karen & Fred N. Member Since 12/18/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 12/19/18 12:30 PM

Our guide, Reid, was very knowledgeable and informative withoutbeing pedantic. Strongly recommended.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Teri B. Member Since 10/5/2016My Ex
Library Wine Tasting on 12/15/18 3:00 PM

We waited almost 30 minutes despite having a reservation. Library tasting-$100.00 Unbelievably bad! 2016 and 2017 Chardonnays are your "Library Wines"? 2014, 2011, 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon are your "Library Wines"? Really disappointing. The fruit flies were so bad, we were swatting them from our glasses and smashing them on the table. As a wine club member, I was embarrassed as I brought a guest.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 2/5
Terrence B. Member Since 11/11/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 12/16/18 11:30 AM

Overall a wonderful experience. The grounds are fantastic (even at this time of year). Our host was knowledgeable, energetic and informative. The tour was very interesting. And of course the wines were fantastic.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Buddy J. Member Since 12/14/2018My Boss
Tour & Tasting on 12/15/18 1:00 PM

Great facilities, outstanding tour and a great presentation from the member that met with us.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ann P. Member Since 10/22/2015My BFF
Library Wine Tasting on 12/15/18 10:00 AM

Excellent Informative yet we were able to sit back and sip.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kimberli D. Member Since 12/15/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 12/15/18 3:00 PM

Breathtakingly gorgeous! The wine is delectably delicious. I'm so happy that we joined the club.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Guadalupe E. Member Since 12/12/2018My BFF
Private Indoor Tasting on 12/13/18 12:30 PM

This was probably my favorite experience of our entire stay at Napa. They accommodated us even though I’d mistakenly shown up on the wrong day! Reed gave us a quick tour and he was so friendly and so knowledgeable. It really made for a spectacular visit. The wines were also among my favorite in the valley.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Richard R. Member Since 1/10/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 12/11/18 2:30 PM

We have been members for several years and we always find the winds excellent.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lora R. Member Since 11/26/2015My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 12/10/18 3:00 PM

Excellent tour and sit down tasting of fabulous wine paired with cheese.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
France M. Member Since 1/17/2013My BFF
Tour & Tasting - on 12/10/18 10:30 AM

A very classy place, yet personable. Very knowledgeable staff. Love it.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lynn M. Member Since 11/28/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 12/08/18 10:00 AM

This was one of our most favorite experiences during our first stay in Napa.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Claire C. Member Since 11/27/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 12/06/18 3:00 PM

Toured the main tasting space , winery facility, and private tasting area with a small group of approx 8 people with varying levels of knowledge.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gary M. Member Since 4/26/2016Evil Stepmother
Tour & Tasting on 12/02/18 3:00 PM

Great experience! Staff was knowledgeable and proud to be a part of Far Niente!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Hortencia and Jim P. Member Since 11/14/2018My BFF
Private Indoor Tasting on 11/25/18 3:00 PM

beautiful road up to the winery and an impressive facility. thoroughly enjoyed the visit. highly recommend this not only for the facility but the wine is of course phenomenal!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Loren B. Member Since 9/21/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 11/30/18 10:00 AM

Beautiful winery and outstanding tasting!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kris W. Member Since 11/5/2018My BFF
Library Wine Tasting on 11/24/18 12:00 PM

We had a private tasting that was amazing. Great service and excellent wine. Will definitely return.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ariel D. Member Since 10/23/2018My BFF
Outdoor Tour & Tasting on 11/23/18 2:30 PM

The property was absolutely beautiful! Gregory was very knowledgeable and quite pleasant to tour with.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gemma & Michael C. Member Since 11/19/2018My Boss
Tour & Tasting on 11/21/18 3:00 PM

The experience with the staff was phenomenal. They’re ere friendly, professional, and kind. The wine was great. What you would expect for a solid Napa lineup. Unfortunate, the experience we wanted was left very lackluster and ruined by a VERY drunk tour attendee. The staff did their best to be accommodating, but she should not have been allowed to participate.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Eric B. Member Since 8/18/2018My Boss
Private Outdoor Tasting on 11/17/18 2:00 PM

Received a private tour at Far Niente after buying into the wine club at Nickel & Nickel. Hadn't heard of or tried Far Niente wine prior. Very impressed with the wine tasting experience and enjoyed the beautiful grounds, specifically the drive way entrance. The views of the vineyard from our private tasting room were also breathtaking.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mohsin H. Member Since 10/13/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 11/21/18 2:30 PM

Due to the most horrendous traffic on 37 E, we weren’t able to make it to the winery on time, even though we took the alternative route suggested by my car navigation system. However, we are very well taken care of by a very pleasant young lady, Elizabeth, who hosted us with the great wines paired with the various types cheese. She was outstanding! Our best to her.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Anna & Alex U. Member Since 8/28/2017My BFF
Private Outdoor Tasting on 11/20/18 12:30 PM

very good, thank you Jess for a great conversation about local wines

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Angie W. Member Since 10/5/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting - on 11/16/18 10:30 AM

Far Niente was hands down our favorite winery. Best wine and most welcoming. Our host, Todd made the experience extra special. He was so much fun and knowledgeable about wine and the history of Far Niente. We will definitely be back.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Doug C. Member Since 10/31/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 11/15/18 12:30 PM

The Wine was superb and Elizabeth was a wonderful Hostess!!! Even tho is was a very smokey day I am very glad I was able to see the Winery! A really GREAT experience on ALL levels

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joe B. Member Since 10/24/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 11/13/18 3:00 PM

the total experience was very good; Elisabeth was great. Very good marketing by allowing a credit for the tasting by joining the club.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Doris P. Member Since 4/12/2014My BFF
Private Outdoor Tasting on 11/09/18 3:30 PM

Amber was terrific- knowledgeable and friendly Our guests had a great time and joined the Dolce club.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sophia & Chris N. Member Since 3/5/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 11/11/18 12:30 PM

Absolutely beautiful winery and grounds. Gregory did a tremendous job and was a joy to sit down with. Will 100% be back.

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

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