With the winter garden at rest, the naked architecture of the woodlands sets the scene as time appears to stand still. The mighty Black Oak towers in the sky next to the Carriage House. The majestic Valley Oaks feel right at home dotting the woodland gardens. At their feet, dogwoods, magnolias and maples wait for that little glimpse of spring to tickle their branches and awaken the growing season. The long shadows have begun to lift ever so slowly as the days become longer, bringing light and new beginnings.
A Black Oak near the Far Niente Carriage House
Not just yet, I say. Winter is here to stay if only for a few more full moons. This is a time to enjoy the emptiness and simplicity of nature’s scaffolding and natural architecture. In time, will we be blessed with a new canopy of texture and many beautiful flowers, as if a flight of butterflies have suddenly burst into a visual symphony. Here at Far Niente, the magic is year-round…
Our lovely Japaense Maple
The winter months are a lovely time to visit. Call ahead for an appointment: (707) 944-2861.
It’s November and we’ve got food, wine and gratitude on the brain! A handful of our Far Niente Family team weighed in on favorite food and wine pairings that make them thankful for, well, food and wine! From simple classics to the food and wine combos that ignited their passion for wine, we’ve compiled their mouthwatering responses below.LEARN MORE
We're continuing the 40th anniversary celebration of Far Niente's first (and best) Napa Valley Chardonnay with a spring food and wine pairing that's at once effortless and elegant.
As multifaceted as it is iconic, the 2019 Far Niente Estate Bottled Chardonnay's citrus-honeysuckle perfume, silky fruit flavors, warm vanilla and bright finish elevate an array of occasions. Pair this versatile Napa Valley Chardonnay with spring gardens, panoramic views, long lunches, golden sunsets and the seafood and white wine linguine recipe below. This elegant food and wine menu takes less than half an hour to prepare; it's filled with flavor and fragrance; and it's currently one of our top seafood and Chardonnay pairing picks.LEARN MORE