July 13  |  8:30PM

Patron Dinner at Far Niente

The benchmark producer of luxury Napa Valley Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, Far Niente has hosted some of Festival Napa Valley’s most legendary events. Beth Nickel and Larry Maguire invite guests to a post-concert dinner in the Chardonnay Cellar, a glorious, historic space that is made available for only the most exclusive of events. Featuring high ceilings and gorgeous redwood support beams from the 1880s, the Chardonnay Cellar plays an essential role in Far Niente’s winemaking – it is where the iconic Far Niente Estate Bottled Chardonnay matures in French Oak Burgundy barrels.  Guests will be treated to the winery’s ever gracious hospitality and exhilarating food and wine pairings. The evening ends on a sweet note – with dessert and Dolce in the restored Carriage House.


Far Niente

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.
Far Niente