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

    Mon | Tues | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sun

    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 | Sun

    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
Sulma Z. Member Since 2/5/2019My Boss
Tour & Tasting on 2/17/19 2:30 PM

The staff at Far Niente was extremely welcoming from the minute we walked into the venue and throughout the tour and tasting experience. The view from our tasting room added to the relaxing ambience. You can go wrong with a tasting at Far Niente!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Vatche C. Member Since 3/6/2014My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 2/15/19 3:00 PM

Always like the class and good taste in behavior at winery

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ravital S. Member Since 1/22/2019My Parents
Tour & Tasting on 2/17/19 3:00 PM

Really great experience. Host was friendly, perfect amount of walking involved in tour, tasting experience at end was great. Would love to come again.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tara H. Member Since 2/16/2019My Parents
Tour & Tasting on 2/17/19 3:00 PM

We did a tour and a wine and cheese pairing. Our guide was fun and knowledgeable and the wine was wonderful.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Greg C. Member Since 1/17/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 2/17/19 10:30 AM

Overall a wonderful experience. Todd Elliott did an amazing job. Looking forward to another visit soon now that we’re club members.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sachin N. Member Since 1/25/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 2/14/19 3:30 PM

Great experience. The Caves are impressive and the property is beautiful. Our host Reed was very knowledgeable and personable. The best part was the wines. The Chardonnay and the flag ship Cabernet Sauvignon were excellent. The Pinot was impressive too.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ernesto G. Member Since 10/25/2015My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 2/12/19 1:00 PM

Always a great time at Far Niente. No matter what level of a wine collector you are, no one can deny that FN makes a such solid bottles across any of their brands. Delicious. Elegant. Beautiful. Don't skip this!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Justin J. Member Since 1/15/2019Evil Stepmother
Tour & Tasting on 2/14/19 3:30 PM

Wonderful experience! Great tasting, beautiful views, amazing wines!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amy S. Member Since 9/12/2018My Boss
Tour & Tasting on 2/14/19 3:30 PM

Grounds are beautifully landscaped. Reception and tasting area being a registered historical landmark was interesting. Decor, meh. Tasting room was cramped and underwhelming. Wines were delicious. Reed our host, was very kind and informative. He did however, talk very fast so it was hard to understand him many times. The cave tour was my favorite part.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
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

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