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
o drink Dolce on its own is a pleasure; as a complement to a delectable dish, it is an experience.LEARN MORE
Introducing our Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley! Deeply reflective of Far Niente’s nearly four decades of crafting majestic Napa Cabernet, our Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley marries fruit from our estate vineyard in Oakville with hand-selected Cabernet lots from Calistoga, Oak Knoll, St. Helena, Stags Leap, Diamond Mountain, and Yountville.LEARN MORE
This year, you’re invited to personalize your Mother’s Day giving with custom etched wine gifts. Whether it’s a rare vintage from our Far Niente Cave Collection, the luxuriously approachable Bella Union Cabernet Sauvignon, or a stylish magnum of EnRoute Pinot Noir “Les Pommiers” an etched bottle of wine is a meaningful way to celebrate the people and moments we love. As we like to say, every masterfully crafted wine from the Far Niente Family of Wineries & Vineyards is memorable, but adding a custom etching makes it truly one of a kind.
Our wine gift experts would love to work with you to craft a personalized Mother’s Day message that’s just right for her.LEARN MORE
On the eve of our 2020 harvest, EnRoute Winemaker Michael Accurso penned this letter to all of our teams here at EnRoute and at the Far Niente Family of Wineries & Vineyards. We wanted to share his compelling, uplifting words with all of our winery family and friends.LEARN MORE
As we drove through Far Niente’s Acacia Drive this week, we passed a pair of foxes running through the Martin Stelling Vineyard. Across the street, the Nickel & Nickel horses are soaking up the Napa Valley sunshine.
This month, we’re inviting you to celebrate the beauty of March in the Napa Valley. From experiencing our wineries in bloom to catching Post & Beam Winemaker Michael Accurso’s podcast debut, here’s how.LEARN MORE
Non-malolactic fermentation. Although the phrase doesn’t roll easily off the tongue, Chardonnays made without it certainly can. And it’s essential to our Far Niente Chardonnay house style.LEARN MORE
What to pair with crisp days and cool nights? A single-vineyard Pinot Noir with rich autumn flavors alongside a pomegranate-glazed duck breast with wild mushroom polenta. Cheers to Autumn Pinot pairings that tick off all the fall flavor check boxes.LEARN MORE
Vintage after vintage, the ample fruit and velvet tannins of Nickel & Nickel’s State Ranch Cabernet garners accolades. Is it any surprise we’re declaring the critically acclaimed 2018 Nickel & Nickel State Ranch Cabernet one of the most romantic wine picks for February? It's plush, powerful and highly prized, and it marries beautifully with this recipe for Petit Pork Tenderloin and Fricassee of Wild Mushrooms.LEARN MORE
Cool autumn nights are the perfect time to grab a projector, hook up your Hulu, pile on the blankets and bring movie night to your backyard! Three of our favorite wine lovers weigh in on their outdoor movie and wine pairing picks, from a Napa Valley Cabernet that pairs marvelously with swashbuckling to the sweetest accompaniment to a comedy classic.LEARN MORE
Ready to inspire your palate, look like a food and wine pairing pro, and indulge in some seriously delicious adventures in the kitchen? Reach for a silky, sophisticated, super versatile wine, like the newest vintage of EnRoute’s flagship Pinot Noir, Les Pommiers. Then, layer in comforting seasonal flavor. This elegant roasted chicken thigh recipe and wine pairing will start you off on the right culinary foot.LEARN MORE
When it comes to personalized wine gifting, custom and pre-etched wine bottles give your holiday wine gifts a meaningful touch, one that lingers long after the last glass has been sipped and savored. We're excited to debut a set of fresh and festive pre-etched wine gifts from our Far Niente Family of Wineries & Vineyards, and we're shining the holiday lights on one of our merriest engraved Cabernet wine gifts, below, which is now available in our online holiday collection!LEARN MORE
When Beth and Gil Nickel purchased the Far Niente property in 1979, not only did they lovingly restore the neglected stone building and create a footprint for the winery’s famously lush gardens, they also began the important process of designing a label for the soon-to-be revitalized wine estate.LEARN MORE
This Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Sweet Potatoes is a dreamy recipe to cook with your favorite culinary partner in crime. Inspired by the golden blooms of mustard sprouting up between our vineyard rows, Far Niente Chef Sarah Walz encased the tenderloin with toasted mustard seed to give it a Napa Valley twist. Slice it thin; top with our classic red wine shallot sauce.LEARN MORE
Enduring craftsmanship, unparalleled vineyards, sophisticated flavor … these are the qualities that make every wine in the Far Niente Family of Wineries & Vineyards portfolio both meaningful and mouthwatering. Layer on each winery's iconic label design and handsome packaging and it's little wonder our holiday and business gifts are so celebrated.
We invite you to toast your best clients, esteemed colleagues, treasured teams and dedicated employees with wine gifts that are as distinguished as they are. Not sure where to start? While all of the Napa and Russian River Valley wines in our 2020 Corporate Gift Program offer power and elegance in every glass, these two Napa Valley wine duets are our most-requested year after year.LEARN MORE
Ready to make some wine and movie pairing magic?
We asked three of our most film-loving team members to share their favorite wine and movie combos. From an Oscar-nominated drama made even more thrilling when paired with dueling wines to the perfect Napa Cabernet foil for romantic comedies, their responses will have you dusting your popcorn in truffle salt and updating the films in your Netflix queue.
Whether it is a romp through the hills of San Francisco with Steve McQueen in Bullitt or a ride through Chicago in a Ferrari with Ferris Buellers’ Day Off, you gotta love the car movie classics and you have to be ready with a corkscrew.” - Bruce Mooers, Far Niente Family of Wineries & Vineyards President Director of Sales
It's November, the Far Niente ginkgoes have turned golden and we’re planning comforting seasonal menus for the holiday ahead. Recently, Far Niente Winemaker Nicole Marchesi shared one of her favorite comfort food and wine pairings. Served with a simple salad and fresh baguette, this casserole and Cabernet pairing is the perfect fall dinner.LEARN MORE
Whether you want to know the nearest location carrying a selection of our Napa Valley and Russian River Valley wines or you’re looking for specific bottle from one of the six wineries in our Far Niente Family of Wineries & Vineyards, finding your favorite wines is now as easy as entering your zip code in and conducting a local wine search.LEARN MORE
From Far Niente's legendary Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon to a handsomely boxed Nickel & Nickel magnum, this Valentine's Day, we're saying "Cheers" to love with pre-etched wines and wine gifts starring some of our favorite Napa Valley Cabernets.LEARN MORE
Whether you’re all about strategy, love creative word play or are a cutthroat card game competitor, wine adds a delicious layer of fun to a classic game night.LEARN MORE
Last month, we planned the ultimate virtual Super Bowl pre-party with January’s Hosted at Home co-hosts, Nickel & Nickel Winemaker Joe Harden and Super Bowl Champion Will Blackmon. If you've not read up on our new monthly wine subscription, check out the full Hosted at Home details here. We have a slate of winemaker and wine industry guests you joining us this year that you won't want to miss.
Then, read on below for three game-day ready appetizer recipes (& two single-vineyard, Napa Valley Cabernets destined to be MVPs) that will take your game day snacking and sipping to the next level. When Sunday rolls around, you'll be ready.LEARN MORE
Last week, we invited Chef Eric Upper to share his tips on great grilling wines and Cabernet-friendly recipes for summer entertaining.LEARN MORE
If you’re itching to fire up your grill in anticipation of spring, look no further than this miso-marinated hanger steak with roasted potatoes, miso mayonnaise and crunchy kale salad.LEARN MORE
From a creamy-yet-tangy toma to the sweet butter and caramel flavors of Bellwether Farms’ Carmody, this cheese trio offers something for every palate.LEARN MORE
From at-home happy hour wine and food pairings to full-flavored dinners, getting creative in the kitchen can be a fun, delicious act of kindness for yourself and for loved ones. We chatted with Far Niente Executive Chef Sarah Walz to talk about the at-home food recipes that have her currently inspired, along with the spring wines pairings she's enjoying with them.LEARN MORE
It’s Single-Vineyard Merlot’s season to shine!
Expertly crafted Napa Valley Merlot brings some stellar qualities to the table: impeccable balance and silky, velvety textures. It's also remarkably versatile, especially with spring wine and food recipes, from spring ham to tacos layered with shredded, slow smoked pork or brisket.
A recent food and wine pairing favorite? A cinnamon-rubbed pork chop paired with with one of the most compelling, food-friendly Merlots in our portfolio: Nickel & Nickel Suscol Ranch Merlot, Napa Valley.LEARN MORE
Buying Futures refers to purchasing wine that is still maturing in barrel. In France, this more than 200-year old practice is known as en primeur, which literally translates to, as being new.LEARN MORE