Far Niente

Oakville, CA

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

    Daily

    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

    Daily

    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

    Daily

    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

    Daily

    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

    Daily

    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

    Daily

    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

    Thu | Fri | Sat

    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

    Daily

    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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  • Private Tasting $80.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 4

    Sat | Sun

    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
Jim A. Member Since 3/18/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/19/19 1:00 PM

Jess Black was excellent. The grounds were immaculate. The tour and wine tasting experience was the best by far of any of the other 8 places we visited in Napa. It was really cool to visit the wine cellar. I would highly recommend Far Niente to anyone visiting Napa.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carmelo O. Member Since 3/20/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/20/19 3:00 PM

Excellent tour and tasting with superb wines. One of the best I've ever experienced in Napa. Far Niente is one of my favorite wines and will continue to be so.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carol & Steve B. Member Since 3/4/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/20/19 10:30 AM

It was over the top. Great experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nicholas O. Member Since 1/17/2016My BFF
Library Wine Tasting on 3/16/19 10:00 AM

Very nice overall. One problem: I understood that because of the wines I purchased, I would receive a credit of $100 against the tasting fee. I don’t think that it happened.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Melinda H. Member Since 2/27/2019My BFF
Library Wine Tasting on 3/13/19 1:30 PM

Fantastic experience! Everything was perfect, from the greeting in the driveway to the trip up the spiral staircase to the tasting. Our sommelier (Jess Black) was amazing and knowledgeable - taking us through each taste. We all enjoyed learning about the history of TVH as well as the wines and what makes them so special. The tasting was personalized and we felt very pampered! Highly recommend!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David V. Member Since 3/2/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/16/19 12:30 PM

We were extremely well taken care of. This place does not have an industrial feel. They are true to the family value that the owners were aiming for.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sylvia & Stan F. Member Since 3/25/2015My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/15/19 2:30 PM

Our experience was a great one, Miss Wetzel was very informative. We will definitely be back. As always Far Niente makes great wine. Thank you, Sylvia Friedman

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
ted S. Member Since 3/15/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/15/19 1:00 PM

The tour and property was amazing. Extremely welcoming upon arrival, a great wine and a beautiful winery. Be sure to take the time and take this tour.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Elizabeth K. Member Since 3/11/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/14/19 3:30 PM

Reed is the man! Beautiful space and great wine, especially the Dolce.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David H. Member Since 2/5/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/12/19 3:30 PM

Beautiful grounds and very knowledgeable, friendly people. Great wine too!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jordan C. Member Since 12/29/2015My Parents
Library Wine Tasting on 3/14/19 1:30 PM

Great as always

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michelle M. Member Since 3/8/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/14/19 10:00 AM

Cheese pairing was fabulous.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ed and Amanda A. Member Since 3/4/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/14/19 3:30 PM

Awesome and informative tour and excellent wines!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chunyan J. Member Since 3/5/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/13/19 3:30 PM

In my opinion, this is a must see winery in Napa valley. Beautiful garden which I like the most, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and of course fantastic wines. Their Chardonnay is my personal favorite.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Beth B. Member Since 2/5/2019My BFF
Library Wine Tasting on 3/11/19 1:30 PM

This was a fabulous tasting for a beginner to wine country. Our host Todd provided a vertical tasting that helped us decide which wines we truly enjoy based on how wine ages through time.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tom K. Member Since 1/28/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/11/19 10:30 AM

Property and buildings were beautiful. Very well kept. Todd Elliott was the perfect host. We will recommend him.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brian R. Member Since 6/22/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/10/19 1:00 PM

This was the 5th time I've been to the winery and done the tour and tasting. It was the best experience I've had yet. Todd did a great job as our host. He was friendly and very knowledgeable and shared some things about the winery that I'd never heard before. The actual tasting was the best ever with cheese pairings and a personalized menu. The view from the "crow's nest" was amazing as well!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Melinda E. Member Since 12/20/2016My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/11/19 10:00 AM

The views are spectacular, the history inspiring and the hospitality unmatched. Our experience at Far Niente will undoubtedly keep us coming back for years to come.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Raymond L. Member Since 1/29/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/11/19 3:00 PM

Awesome wine tasting and tour.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Arturo P. Member Since 1/24/2017My Boss
Tour & Tasting on 3/09/19 3:30 PM

One of the most beautiful vineyards in Napa Valley. Get there early and walk around the gorgeous grounds. The garage is filled with classic cars. The wine cellar goes on forever.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brad and Sessily M. Member Since 2/28/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/08/19 10:30 AM

It was a good combination of history, cellar tour, and wine and cheese pairing. Rory was great!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Pam P. Member Since 8/12/2015Evil Stepmother
Tour & Tasting -VV on 3/09/19 10:30 AM

Far Niente never disappoints, their grounds are beautifully landscaped. The caves are always fun to see. They also provide a cheese pairing with their wines, which is a nice touch. Always and enjoyable experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robin N. Member Since 3/6/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/06/19 3:00 PM

Far Niente is exceptionally beautiful. The wine was fabulous and cheese pairings were perfect. We especially loved sitting in the cupola with the stunning views, which made the experience quite special.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David N. Member Since 11/28/2018My BFF
Private Tasting on 3/09/19 3:30 PM

Every time, every host and every experience trumps the last one Chris Robinson was our host last weekend. He recognized me from the Feb event and the conversation my group had with him. He spent a considerable amount of time with us then and showed my girlfriend and me the same consideration. It was a private, relaxed, fun and informative afternoon. Always the best!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Craig S. Member Since 2/7/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/09/19 10:00 AM

Great tour and tasting, wonderful property.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kim O. Member Since 5/24/2016My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/08/19 2:00 PM

Very good wines, great hospitality!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rebecca C. Member Since 3/5/2019My Parents
Tour & Tasting on 3/07/19 1:00 PM

Amazing!! beautiful property and felt welcomed and it was luxurious! The wine was amazing as well.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Richard L. Member Since 3/4/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/06/19 3:00 PM

The tours are well planned by a very professional and dedicated group whose mission is to provide a great visitor experience. You have to appreciate that your tour starts at the designated time, and not before or after -- this assures a visitor a complete tour with plenty of time for tasting. It was a good learning experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Greg S. Member Since 1/11/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/03/19 2:30 PM

Out of all of our scheduled tastings, I had the biggest expectations for Far Niente as we have been enjoying their wines for years. They did not disappoint and far exceeded our expectations. From the great wines to the tour, the entire experience was fabulous and went way too fast. Cannot wait to go back.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Donna & Greg W. Member Since 6/21/2016My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/01/19 12:30 PM

Hospitality was great, enjoyed the tour, Reed (our guide) was great as always and , importantly, the wines were fantastic. We took our friends to the Napa Valley for their first time and this was, hands down, the best experience they had and we had a few!! Try it, you really love it!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Anthony D. Member Since 4/20/2016My Ex
Library Wine Tasting -19 on 3/01/19 10:00 AM

Had high expectations but was disappointed by so many things here. The first person to greet us at the parking lot was very terse and not very welcoming. Our host seemed like he was trying to rush us through the tasting and made no attempt to connect with the group. Out of the 8 wineries we visited, Far Niente was the least desirable to our group. So disappointed.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
Adom M. Member Since 1/29/2014My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/01/19 3:00 PM

Elizabeth. Did a very nice Knowledgeable tour and tasting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
George S. Member Since 1/31/2019My BFF
Library Wine Tasting on 3/01/19 11:30 AM

Very personable , Chris was awesome! We did the library wine tasting. Very nice plate of cheeses and deli meat. You will not leave on an empty stomach

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Janet A. Member Since 1/12/2019My BFF
Library Wine Tasting -19 on 2/28/19 1:30 PM

Cc

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Maria G. Member Since 1/21/2019My Parents
Tour & Tasting on 2/26/19 3:00 PM

Excelent

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Andy Z. Member Since 2/15/2018Evil Stepmother
Tour & Tasting on 2/24/19 2:00 PM

Wonderful atmosphere, great wine and warm experience! Thank you.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael S. Member Since 2/19/2019My Parents
Tour & Tasting on 2/21/19 3:00 PM

Great wine, unique and different tour, high class!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Shannon L. Member Since 12/31/2017My BFF
Tour & Tasting SAL on 2/23/19 10:00 AM

The grounds are beautiful, the cave was amazing and overall tasting experience was fabulous.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Donald B. Member Since 1/28/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 2/23/19 10:00 AM

The property is absolutely amazing, the wine was fantastic, and Reed was an amazing host!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Karla G. Member Since 12/10/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting -VV on 2/16/19 10:30 AM

Loved our experience at Far Niente. We felt very welcomed, the wine was delicious and the tour was super informative and fun.

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