Far Niente is a must stop in your Napa Valley trip. It has by far some of the prettiest scenery you will see in all of Napa, not to mention some exceptional wines. So get your reservation and get ready to be in awe.
Get Your Camera Ready
You will be blown away from the second you pull into this beautiful winery. Have your camera ready because you will drive through beautiful tree lined roads with vineyards on both sides. Then you pull up to a gorgeous gate to be buzzed in. Up the rolling hills to the most beautiful garden parking lot you will ever see.
On your way to the winery, leave yourself a little time to take some pictures as you walk up to the winery, their gardens are just beautiful and the pathways are so serene, you will be lost in the beauty. Want more ideas for epic Napa pics? Check out my Instagrammable Napa article.
Inside the winery, head to the back of room for an epic balcony view of rolling vineyards. It is epically beautiful and is the perfect place to take some pictures before your tour starts.
Your tour will take you through the grounds and the caves of this incredible vineyard. You will learn the history of not only the building but the Nickel family. We assumed that since we had also taken the Nickel & Nickel tour that we would hear the same information, but it was all new information which we appreciated.
Far Niente’s caves are beautifully gorgeous! They make for some epic pictures and instagram cover pics.
Make sure you take time to take a picture in front of the Dolce gate in the cave, it is absolutely gorgeous. This is their dessert wine which you get to try at the end of the tour. Dolce makes a great ending to a wine tasting.
The tour ends with a tasting out in the gardens and a view like none other. You will feel like you are in Tuscany. The tasting provides you with cheese pairing for each of their wines, which makes for an even grander experience.
Don’t miss the barn as you leave, there is an amazing car collection. This is definitely worth a quick stop to see this fun collection of vintage and new cars.
Why Far Niente?
What sets Far Niente apart from other wineries is the incredible views. It is nestled into the hills and it is incredibly quiet and serene. The tour is by far more in depth than most and really gives you a feel for the Nickel’s love of wines.
While it is one of the more expensive tastings you will find in the valley, the views alone are worth the price tag. Also if you are thinking of joining a wine club, this one offers great deals and refunds your tasting fee of not only your visit to Far Niente, but also your tasting at Nickel & Nickel, which makes for a very enticing deal.
Where to Next?
There are so many wineries it is really hard to pick. The Nickel family that owns Far Niente also owns Nickel & Nickel Winery. Both wineries has exceptional tastings and incredible views, their wine and surroundings are completely different. I highly recommend both of them.