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Wineries and Vineyards

Our Cabernets. Our Chardonnays. Our Thoughts.

At Far Niente, we like to think of our wines as the exceptions rather than the norms. Most of our fans and wine reviewers would concur that we do things differently, which results in exceptional wines.

Our Cabernets, for example, are created with great finesse and sophistication. Ours are not overly-extracted powerhouses that taste fine for the first sip or two until you realize one glass is about your capacity. Rather, Far Niente Cabernets are more elegant, more plush, and complex as layer after layer of flavors unfolds. Meaning your opportunities for enjoyment extend beyond a few sips or just one glass. And your ability to appreciate nuance and subtleties is ever-present.

Our Chardonnays are non-malolactic and created to age, which is far from typical of Napa Valley or any California Chardonnays for that matter. We allow the grapes to retain their natural acidity, which over time allows the wines to offer a more sophisticated, richer palate profile. In their youth, our Chardonnays are fruit-forward and present a bright, crisp acidity, but as they age that richer, creamier profile takes hold.

Our Winery

Far Niente Chardonnay is a blend of superb Napa Valley vineyards, many of which are located in Coombsville, a cool growing region protected by the rolling hills east of Napa. With less wind, and deeper, well-drained gravelly loam and volcanic ash soils, the results are wines with a refined, creamy and rich palate after proper aging. But even if patience is not your virtue, Far Niente Chardonnays in their youth offer a bright, fruit-forward, and delicious wine experience.

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Our Vineyards

Selecting and nurturing a vineyard is arguably the most important thing we can do. Perhaps that explains why we’re so exacting. Our wines grow in some of the most coveted regions of the Napa Valley, nurtured by sustainable practices, tried and true farming techniques, and decades of experience. This allows us to produce wines of a caliber unreachable by all but a few, and always with a distinctive and exceptional character.

Our Varietals

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

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Winery Blog

From Anniversary Wine Gifts to Rare Cabernets: Milestone Wines for Milestone Moments

05.26.21

From Anniversary Wine Gifts to Rare Cabernets: Milestone Wines for Milestone Moments

Looking for anniversary vintages, graduation gifts or a meaningful way to celebrate personal or professional milestones? Dip into our library of exquisitely aged wine vintages or get inspired by some of our best wine gift collections, like the three favorites below.

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Pairing Food & Wine A Far Niente Chardonnay Recipe Collection to Celebrate Our Big Anniversary!

05.18.21

A Far Niente Chardonnay Recipe Collection to Celebrate Our Big Anniversary!

Our 40th anniversary celebration of Far Niente’s iconic Napa Valley Chardonnay continues with a collection of recipes inspired by the Far Niente kitchen, our winery gardens and the foods grown, raised and caught in Northern California and along the Pacific coast.

From Dungeness crab rolls and chilled lobster with mango to a savory roasted chicken with swiss chard, these Chardonnay-friendly recipes are are all infused with elegance, flavor and the enchanting spirit of Il Dolce Far Niente—three qualities that can transform an ordinary gathering into a celebration. And, of course, they are each a luxurious food and wine match for our Far Niente Estate Bottled Chardonnay, Napa Valley.

We hope you enjoy preparing them as much as we do. Cheers!

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Winery & Vineyard Life The Dirt on Nickel & Nickel's Top Oakville Cabernets

05.14.21

The Dirt on Nickel & Nickel's Top Oakville Cabernets

Of the 16 Napa Valley AVAs, Oakville produces some of the most tremendous Cabernets.

At Nickel & Nickel, we currently grow and craft four single-vineyard, 100% Cabernet Sauvignons from the Oakville appellation. Each of these single-vineyard Cabernets is a celebration of place, an exploration of terroir that reveals how vineyards only miles apart yield dynamic wines that offer a sense of place in every sip. Each of these Napa Valley wines also consistently reminds us why Oakville is not just the geographic heart of the Napa Valley, but is also the hub for critically acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon. From soil diversity to sun exposure, read on to get the dirt on each of these top Oakville Cabernets.

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