With the winter garden at rest, the naked architecture of the woodlands sets the scene as time appears to stand still. The mighty Black Oak towers in the sky next to the Carriage House. The majestic Valley Oaks feel right at home dotting the woodland gardens. At their feet, dogwoods, magnolias and maples wait for that little glimpse of spring to tickle their branches and awaken the growing season. The long shadows have begun to lift ever so slowly as the days become longer, bringing light and new beginnings.
A Black Oak near the Far Niente Carriage House
Not just yet, I say. Winter is here to stay if only for a few more full moons. This is a time to enjoy the emptiness and simplicity of nature’s scaffolding and natural architecture. In time, will we be blessed with a new canopy of texture and many beautiful flowers, as if a flight of butterflies have suddenly burst into a visual symphony. Here at Far Niente, the magic is year-round…
Our lovely Japaense Maple
The winter months are a lovely time to visit. Call ahead for an appointment: (707) 944-2861.
It’s November and we’ve got food, wine and gratitude on the brain! A handful of our Far Niente Family team weighed in on favorite food and wine pairings that make them thankful for, well, food and wine! From simple classics to the food and wine combos that ignited their passion for wine, we’ve compiled their mouthwatering responses below.LEARN MORE
If you’re itching to fire up your grill this summer, look no further than this miso-marinated hanger steak with roasted potatoes, miso mayonnaise and crunchy kale salad. This not-so-classic steak and Cabernet recipe and wine pairing hits all the umami high notes!LEARN MORE