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Far Niente Winery
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1350 Acacia Dr Oakville, CA 94562
1350 Acacia DriveUSCaliforniaOakville94562
Vineyard, WineryToday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 3:00 pmTuesday 10:00 am – 3:00 pmWednesday 10:00 am – 3:00 pmThursday 10:00 am – 3:00 pmFriday 10:00 am – 3:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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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"The wine tasting was paired with delicious cheeses."
"We tasted two Chardonnays and two Cabernets plus their desert wine."
"The tour and tasting come out to a pricey $50."
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Kristen Colander
8 months ago
The grounds are beautiful! Although I wish we walked more of the grounds, the tour was fun and informative. You learn a lot about the history of the company, which I find interesting. The wine tasting was paired with delicious cheeses. Our tour guide, Brittany, was very nice and didn't show any hint of snobbery that past reviews have hinted at experiencing at this vineyard. The wines were very good, as usual.
Karen Kimerer
2 years ago
My partner and I visited this winery on July 17, 2013. The view was spectacular and the grounds were absolutely beautiful. We were welcomed professionally and our tour guide was well informed about all aspects of the winery. We tasted two Chardonnays and two Cabernets plus their desert wine. It was, however, expensive for the splash in each glass and the 3 bites of cheese.
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Tao Ye
4 months ago
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Sherry Li
a year ago
Far Niente is like Mondavi in that you go there for the tour and they give you a marketing-y spiel about the place, then have you taste their wine. Your perception is distorted after seeing their caves and antique cars. If you're not 100% objective about the wine, you'll get sucked in by the sophistry. Don't me wrong, the tour is a lot of fun. Our guide was funny and we had a good time laughing at all his charming jokes. The antique cars were pretty cool, even to someone like me who doesn't really know that much about cars. And you really can't beat the manicured grounds. You can spend an hour there taking pictures of the 10,000 or however many tulips that just bloomed. The wine is fairly mediocre and fairly expensive. The whites are not aged long enough and the reds lack character and strength. It's not something you should spend your money on since when you drink that wine, you won't have a charming tour guide to talk you into the wine or beautiful flours and cool cars to elevate your mood. The tour and tasting come out to a pricey $50. For that kind of money, I'd rather go to Phelps or spend it at Redd on a delicious meal. PS: When I made the reservation, they seemed very adamant about using directions on the website, instead of Google Maps. But it's not really that hard to fine, and Google Maps got it right. I thought this was kind of excessive. PPS: I had to change the date of the reservation, but apparently that didn't go through so when we showed up, the lady seemed very suspicious that I had made a reservation. She wasn't very nice about it and that totally rubbed me the wrong way. In the end, she "let" us join the 3pm tour. For 50 bucks, I expected to be treated with more respect. At least give me the benefit of doubt that I didn't just jump over the iron gate and march up to demand a tour. Sheesh...
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Adam Stivala
3 years ago
A quintessential winery tour. Awesome view, good wines, good tour guide, and not completely full of themselves. Car collection was a nice twist too. Maybe a little too expensive for the tour though considering most in Sonoma are free.
A Google User
3 years ago