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.

    Reserve

  • 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.

    Reserve

  • 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
Sisi & Robert F. Member Since 8/20/2016My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 4/14/19 1:00 PM

The winery is always so beautiful and it was a lot of fun to learn about the property.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Andrea O. Member Since 3/26/2019My Parents
Tour & Tasting on 4/09/19 2:30 PM

My friends and I received a tour from Jess Black. He was incredible! Extremely personable and knowledgeable, answering our many questions with ease (and patience!). Would recommend anyone to come here for a tour with him-we had a great time!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Albert M. Member Since 2/10/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 4/13/19 2:30 PM

Amazing care, knowledge, and service

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gae & Mark Z. Member Since 1/30/2016My Frenemy
Private Tasting on 4/13/19 10:30 AM

Shane was great and staff super; thank you.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Anna G. Member Since 2/10/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 4/12/19 1:00 PM

The property is positively stunning and we were greeted with exceptional hospitality. The Far Niente wines were spectacular. And our group was thoroughly impressed with the wine and cheese pairings. Excellent all around!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Caroline C. Member Since 3/26/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/29/19 2:30 PM

My family and I enjoy coming whenever I am in CA.... lovely to see and taste!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Edward S. Member Since 3/30/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 4/07/19 1:00 PM

From the moment you drive up you know the experience you are about to have is unlike any other in Napa. Far Niente is BY FAR the most beautiful setting in all of Napa. Absolutely breathtaking! The tour went in depth on the history of the winery and the location. The wine cave is by far the most impressive. The tasting was excellent - having the host sit and describe the wine/food was great.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Julia P. Member Since 3/27/2019My BFF
Private Tasting on 4/06/19 12:30 PM

I'd done the full tour before, and this was even better. Very knowledgeable and peaceful to enjoy the magnificent wines of Far Niente.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Krista S. Member Since 2/28/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 4/06/19 10:30 AM

Lovely tour and tasting with Gregory. Fabulous wine and decided to join the wine club!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ana O. Member Since 1/16/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 4/06/19 12:30 PM

Awesome

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Eric D. Member Since 2/28/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 4/06/19 3:00 PM

Friendly staff. Knowledgable tour guide and the most intimate setting for the tasting and pairing. Far Niente was recommended to us by the folks at Opus, and I couldn't have had a better experience. We were even able to taste Cave Collections that weren't on the original menu.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steven N. Member Since 2/24/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 4/04/19 1:00 PM

I felt like I was entering a beautiful castle with elegant gardens everywhere. The scenery was beautiful. The staff was gracious and generous. The wines were delicious. The cheeses were delicious.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Anne B. Member Since 4/2/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 4/03/19 12:30 PM

The winery facility and grounds were gorgeous. Reed, our host was knowledgeable and very pleasant! It was fun to taste with other people that we did not know. The tour was just right and the tasting with the cheeses were fabulous!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rachael & Justin W. Member Since 8/21/2017My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 4/05/19 3:30 PM

Lovely time!! Our guide Reed was kind, knowledgable, and friendly! We will be back...and of course wine is amazing. Thank you .

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kim W. Member Since 2/25/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 4/05/19 2:30 PM

Personal, quaint, quality

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
vanessa d. Member Since 3/5/2019My BFF
Library Wine Tasting on 4/05/19 11:30 AM

This was bt far the best tasting experience we had. It was both visually stimulating and exquisitely paired with wine and food. The library tasting room kept pulling us in. Our som was both funny engaging and personable. We will definitely be back and try another tasting you guys offer. Thank you!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David S. Member Since 2/16/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 4/04/19 10:00 AM

First class all over - great wine in a great location. The service is spectacular and they accommodate your special requests. Highly recommend.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
john v. Member Since 6/26/2013My Boss
Library Wine Tasting on 4/04/19 11:30 AM

Gorgeous, anticipated hospitality touches, real world knowledgeable staff, delicious wines. We learned a lot, enjoyed a lot, and helped our friends fall in love with Napa Valley. From senior management, to reception to the team who helped set the reservation, all were easy and great to work with. Te only disappointment was not being able to test drive that Porsche, or the Bentley, or the...

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Aleksandr S. Member Since 3/27/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/28/19 12:30 PM

Awesome place to visit!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marie H. Member Since 3/24/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/31/19 10:30 AM

First of all let me say how fantastic the grounds are. Lovely to spend time relaxing. The hospitality and tour were very informative and overall we had alot of fun. The wines..... Absolutely fantastic. While I think $80 is a bit much for wine tasting. We would do it again.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rene M. Member Since 2/23/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 4/01/19 3:00 PM

We have a wonderful visit and enjoyed all of the wines we tasted!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Claire & Bruce M. Member Since 2/14/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/31/19 3:30 PM

Shane was a professional and welcoming host. The grounds are as good as they get. We are proud to share our “Okie” heritage with the Nickel family.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Megan F. Member Since 3/20/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/29/19 1:00 PM

Far Niente is a beautiful facility and the tour is very relaxed, yet professional. Tasting is generous and is paired wonderfully with cheese. I would recommend this tasting to anyone visiting the Napa area.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gregory B. Member Since 1/11/2015My Parents
Library Wine Tasting on 3/29/19 10:00 AM

Absolutely incredible wines and grounds. Landscaping was beautiful!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Donna D. Member Since 11/22/2016My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/30/19 12:30 PM

Beautiful setting with informative tour - and great tasting wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Janice F. Member Since 1/18/2018My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/29/19 3:30 PM

Absolutely stellar--from the gorgeous grounds to the fun tour and our beautiful tasting in the gazebo. It was a delightful afternoon.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joe G. Member Since 3/25/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/28/19 10:00 AM

I have been to many wineries and Far Niente was one of the very best. Rory, our host was exceptional in her knowledge and created a very warm and down to earth experience. The grounds and buildings were absolutely beautiful. Oh, and the wines were fabulous.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Natalie S. Member Since 3/27/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/28/19 2:00 PM

We were greeted by Jess right away and was amazed by the knowledge and atmosphere of the winery. I would defiently recommend it to everyone!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Susan M. Member Since 6/24/2014My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/28/19 1:00 PM

Our guide was super sweet and knowledgeable. He had a challenging group of beer drinkers from Wisconsin. He kept his composure and was very professional. The property is amazing and the tasting was delicious.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robert S. Member Since 6/13/2016My Ex
Tour & Tasting on 3/27/19 10:00 AM

Great experience! Service is always excellent!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Peter S. Member Since 9/18/2012My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/25/19 3:30 PM

Awesome! Beautiful property, amazing wines and outstanding customer service. Gregory was professional, knowledgeable, friendly and attentive.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeff S. Member Since 3/20/2019My Boss
Tour & Tasting on 3/25/19 10:00 AM

Chris Robinson made the experience personal, slow paced and immersive. He cared about you and the wine. The wine itself is superb. The explanation and demonstration of differences in a Chardonnay that’s been caged ages a year versus not, or the effects imparted by an odd 2011 season on opulent Cabernet grapes were highlights.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeff J. Member Since 3/22/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/25/19 12:30 PM

Well run and small group. Great wines to taste.

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

Gregory Groth took wonderful care of us. The tour & tasting experience was outstanding! Beautiful winery & the grounds are first rate

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kiley H. Member Since 3/24/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/24/19 1:00 PM

Beautiful views, amazing wine, and great people!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael T. Member Since 2/11/2019My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 3/16/19 1:00 PM

Very enjoyable.

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

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