At Far Niente, we are as passionate about the planet as we are our wines. Our commitment to sustainability is woven throughout our tapestry of soils, vines and grapes. Far Niente went solar in 2008, with our ground-breaking Floatovoltaic™ system — the world’s first floating, grid-connected solar installation. Along with our sister winery, Nickel & Nickel, we are solar powered, net-zero users of electricity who annually produce more energy than we consume.
From grape to glass, we ensure the utmost respect for our environment by minimizing our environmental impact and maximizing our roles as stewards of the land. For us, it’s just second nature.
We honor every season and every soil across our Napa Valley vineyards. From our production techniques to our daily business practices, we maintain our commitment to ethical winemaking. We feel an obligation to do our part through effective, sustainable measures.
Our storied history has created incredible moments, relationships, and even recipes.
"As the vaccination pace rises and the country opens up, many are planning their first getaway in nearly a year. Napa Valley has always been an idyllic destination for rest and relaxation, and the bucolic region continues to offer one of the dreamiest spots in which to enjoy not only some of the best wine in the world, but also California’s legendary sunshine. Hire a car service or select your designated driver, follow this three-day itinerary that winds through some of the Valley’s best wineries and most beautiful estates, and enjoy the type of incomparable and memorable travel experiences you’ve so been missing."
"Everyone knows you can’t judge a book by its cover. In this case you can. Far Niente is a producer of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay based in Oakville, (Napa Valley) California. If there is a more attractive label in all the wine world, I haven’t seen it. This one always grabs my attention. The label shows the winery nestled between the surrounding foothills and the vineyards all framed by vines with bright green foliage and plump, redolent grapes ready for harvest. I have tasted Far Niente Cabs and Chardonnays over the years and its single vineyard Nickel and Nickel wines and they always remind me this is luxury in a glass."
"If mom is a wine aficionado, set up a virtual tasting with the help of California's top wine estates. Set the scene with cheese and fruit and crackers and a few bottles of her favorite vintages—You can set up custom online virtual tastings with the Far Niente Family of Wineries and Vineyards, which includes Far Niente, Nickel & Nickel, EnRoute, Bella Union, and Dolce. During this complimentary experience, one of the talented wine educators from Far Niente will walk you through a personally curated selection of wine in a private live video tasting experience."
"Far Niente winemaker Nicole Marchesi is celebrating the warmer weather in Napa Valley with a chardonnay and fresh salad pairing. "I particularly look for chardonnay that has a silky or oily texture and a full palate that goes well with food," she says. "Last year I discovered Yotam Ottolenghi's vegetarian cookbook, Plenty. My absolute favorite salad is his soba noodles with eggplant and mango." Marchesi adds that this fresh, bright dish draws out the floral and nutty top notes, layered melon flavors, and tropical undertones in their chardonnay."