Far Niente Winery

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. A dedication to winemaking in its highest form, paired with a focus on house style, vineyard ownership and social responsibility, has established Far Niente as one of the world’s great wine estates.

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Facility Info

We created our wine clubs as a way for you to enjoy your favorite Far Niente wines at home without so much as an ounce of effort on your part. It’s our way of sending a touch of the “Il Dolce Far Niente” — “It’s Sweet to do Nothing” — lifestyle to you. In addition to receiving specially selected wines throughout the year, our wine club members are invited to exclusive events, first to know about new and limited releases, and offered special savings on wines. Simply review the club options below, sign up for the clubs that suit your taste, and we will do the rest.

Guided Tour and Tasting

Our 90-minute Tour and Tasting experience takes guests on an intimate walk through our historic tri-level winery and wine caves, which are built into the surrounding hillside. This includes a seated tasting of current release wines and ends with a taste of the sumptuous late harvest wine produced by Far Niente’s sister winery, Dolce. Although limited to eight guests, you may be joined by other wine lovers during this experience.

New! Private Tasting

Discover exciting new releases of Far Niente and Dolce during our 60-minute Private Tasting*. Experience our historic stone winery and wines, under the guidance of one of our knowledgeable wine professionals. During the summer months, outdoor seatings at our Cabernet Grill – beneath the shade of century-old cork trees – will also be available, seasonally. A fantastic option for our regular visitors.

*Private tastings do not include a guided tour of the winery and caves.