Sunday, July 17 | 11:30AM
Vintner's Luncheon at Far Niente
It’s hard not to get lost in the beauty of Far Niente, one of Napa Valley’s oldest and most treasured wineries. Stepping onto the grounds of this estate, anchored by its circa 1885 stone winery, is akin to stepping into California winemaking history. Surrounded by lush gardens, ancient oak trees, and towering redwoods, guests at today’s alfresco luncheon will experience Far Niente’s timeless magic, as well as the hypnotic allure of their award-winning Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Established in 1885, Napa Valley’s Far Niente winery prospered until the onset of Prohibition in 1919, when the winery ceased operation and the buildings and estate were abandoned. Sixty years later, in 1979, the old stone shell of a winery underwent a three-year renovation, which restored the building to its original, 19th century grandeur. During restoration the name, “Far Niente,” which romantically translated means “without a care,” was found carved in stone on the front of the building. Now on the National Register of Historic Places and 100 percent solar powered, Far Niente produces Napa Valley estate bottled Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon wines that are renowned for their consistent house style and ability to evolve with extended age.