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
o drink Dolce on its own is a pleasure; as a complement to a delectable dish, it is an experience.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
Non-malolactic fermentation. Although the phrase doesn’t roll easily off the tongue, Chardonnays made without it certainly can. And it’s essential to our Far Niente Chardonnay house style.LEARN MORE
We're continuing the 40th anniversary celebration of Far Niente's first (and best) Napa Valley Chardonnay with a spring food and wine pairing that's at once effortless and elegant.
As multifaceted as it is iconic, the 2019 Far Niente Estate Bottled Chardonnay's citrus-honeysuckle perfume, silky fruit flavors, warm vanilla and bright finish elevate an array of occasions. Pair this versatile Napa Valley Chardonnay with spring gardens, panoramic views, long lunches, golden sunsets and the seafood and white wine linguine recipe below. This elegant food and wine menu takes less than half an hour to prepare; it's filled with flavor and fragrance; and it's currently one of our top seafood and Chardonnay pairing picks.LEARN MORE
Introducing our Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley! Deeply reflective of Far Niente’s nearly four decades of crafting majestic Napa Cabernet, our Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley marries fruit from our estate vineyard in Oakville with hand-selected Cabernet lots from Calistoga, Oak Knoll, St. Helena, Stags Leap, Diamond Mountain, and Yountville.LEARN MORE
Ready to inspire your palate, look like a food and wine pairing pro, and indulge in some seriously delicious adventures in the kitchen? Reach for a silky, sophisticated, super versatile wine, like the newest vintage of EnRoute’s flagship Pinot Noir, Les Pommiers. Then, layer in comforting seasonal flavor. This elegant roasted chicken thigh recipe and wine pairing will start you off on the right culinary foot.LEARN MORE
This year, you’re invited to personalize your Mother’s Day giving with custom etched wine gifts. Whether it’s a rare vintage from our Far Niente Cave Collection, the luxuriously approachable Bella Union Cabernet Sauvignon, or a stylish magnum of EnRoute Pinot Noir “Les Pommiers” an etched bottle of wine is a meaningful way to celebrate the people and moments we love. As we like to say, every masterfully crafted wine from the Far Niente Family of Wineries & Vineyards is memorable, but adding a custom etching makes it truly one of a kind.
Our wine gift experts would love to work with you to craft a personalized Mother’s Day message that’s just right for her.LEARN MORE
On the eve of our 2020 harvest, EnRoute Winemaker Michael Accurso penned this letter to all of our teams here at EnRoute and at the Far Niente Family of Wineries & Vineyards. We wanted to share his compelling, uplifting words with all of our winery family and friends.LEARN MORE
When Beth and Gil Nickel purchased the Far Niente property in 1979, not only did they lovingly restore the neglected stone building and create a footprint for the winery’s famously lush gardens, they also began the important process of designing a label for the soon-to-be revitalized wine estate.LEARN MORE
Looking for travel & wine inspiration? Check out which bottles are finding their way into our winemakers’ summer vacation plans.LEARN MORE
As we drove through Far Niente’s Acacia Drive this week, we passed a pair of foxes running through the Martin Stelling Vineyard. Across the street, the Nickel & Nickel horses are soaking up the Napa Valley sunshine.
This month, we’re inviting you to celebrate the beauty of March in the Napa Valley. From experiencing our wineries in bloom to catching Post & Beam Winemaker Michael Accurso’s podcast debut, here’s how.LEARN MORE
When it comes to personalized wine gifting, custom and pre-etched wine bottles give your holiday wine gifts a meaningful touch, one that lingers long after the last glass has been sipped and savored. We're excited to debut a set of fresh and festive pre-etched wine gifts from our Far Niente Family of Wineries & Vineyards, and we're shining the holiday lights on one of our merriest engraved Cabernet wine gifts, below, which is now available in our online holiday collection!LEARN MORE
What to pair with crisp days and cool nights? A single-vineyard Pinot Noir with rich autumn flavors alongside a pomegranate-glazed duck breast with wild mushroom polenta. Cheers to Autumn Pinot pairings that tick off all the fall flavor check boxes.LEARN MORE
Cool autumn nights are the perfect time to grab a projector, hook up your Hulu, pile on the blankets and bring movie night to your backyard! Three of our favorite wine lovers weigh in on their outdoor movie and wine pairing picks, from a Napa Valley Cabernet that pairs marvelously with swashbuckling to the sweetest accompaniment to a comedy classic.LEARN MORE
Vintage after vintage, the ample fruit and velvet tannins of Nickel & Nickel’s State Ranch Cabernet garners accolades. Is it any surprise we’re declaring the critically acclaimed 2018 Nickel & Nickel State Ranch Cabernet one of the most romantic wine picks for February? It's plush, powerful and highly prized, and it marries beautifully with this recipe for Petit Pork Tenderloin and Fricassee of Wild Mushrooms.LEARN MORE
Summer’s official first day is around the corner (four days, but who’s counting?!) and we are celebrating the return of wine tastings, tours and events at our Napa Valley wineries. From all-new after hours events at Far Niente to a fresh lineup of wine tastings and experiences, read on to discover a few of our favorite ways to infuse your summer days and nights with the spirit of Il Dolce Far Niente.LEARN MORE
Ready to make some wine and movie pairing magic?
We asked three of our most film-loving team members to share their favorite wine and movie combos. From an Oscar-nominated drama made even more thrilling when paired with dueling wines to the perfect Napa Cabernet foil for romantic comedies, their responses will have you dusting your popcorn in truffle salt and updating the films in your Netflix queue.
Whether it is a romp through the hills of San Francisco with Steve McQueen in Bullitt or a ride through Chicago in a Ferrari with Ferris Buellers’ Day Off, you gotta love the car movie classics and you have to be ready with a corkscrew.” - Bruce Mooers, Far Niente Family of Wineries & Vineyards President Director of Sales
Madras curry and bright Meyer lemon give this easy-to-assemble chicken salad fragrance and flavor, while candied pecans lend it just the right amount of sweet crunch. Subtly smoky and lightly tangy, it's so good piled atop crusty sourdough baguette, rolled into picnic-ready wraps or neatly scooped into butter lettuce and endive "cups."LEARN MORE
It’s Single-Vineyard Merlot’s season to shine!
Expertly crafted Napa Valley Merlot brings some stellar qualities to the table: impeccable balance and silky, velvety textures. It's also remarkably versatile, especially with spring wine and food recipes, from spring ham to tacos layered with shredded, slow smoked pork or brisket.
A recent food and wine pairing favorite? A cinnamon-rubbed pork chop paired with with one of the most compelling, food-friendly Merlots in our portfolio: Nickel & Nickel Suscol Ranch Merlot, Napa Valley.LEARN MORE
It's November, the Far Niente ginkgoes have turned golden and we’re planning comforting seasonal menus for the holiday ahead. Recently, Far Niente Winemaker Nicole Marchesi shared one of her favorite comfort food and wine pairings. Served with a simple salad and fresh baguette, this casserole and Cabernet pairing is the perfect fall dinner.LEARN MORE
From a creamy-yet-tangy toma to the sweet butter and caramel flavors of Bellwether Farms’ Carmody, this cheese trio offers something for every palate.LEARN MORE
Classically beautiful. Alluringly perfumed. With pure fruit flavors and an elegant mouthfeel. For four decades, Far Niente Chardonnay has captivated palates and hearts. As we continue to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this timeless Napa Valley wine, winemaker Nicole Marchesi weighs in on what it takes to grow and craft a Napa Valley icon.LEARN MORE
This Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Sweet Potatoes is a dreamy recipe to cook with your favorite culinary partner in crime. Inspired by the golden blooms of mustard sprouting up between our vineyard rows, Far Niente Chef Sarah Walz encased the tenderloin with toasted mustard seed to give it a Napa Valley twist. Slice it thin; top with our classic red wine shallot sauce.LEARN MORE
Of the 16 Napa Valley AVAs, Oakville produces some of the most tremendous Cabernets.
At Nickel & Nickel, we currently grow and craft four single-vineyard, 100% Cabernet Sauvignons from the Oakville appellation. Each of these single-vineyard Cabernets is a celebration of place, an exploration of terroir that reveals how vineyards only miles apart yield dynamic wines that offer a sense of place in every sip. Each of these Napa Valley wines also consistently reminds us why Oakville is not just the geographic heart of the Napa Valley, but is also the hub for critically acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon. From soil diversity to sun exposure, read on to get the dirt on each of these top Oakville Cabernets.LEARN MORE
Whether you want to know the nearest location carrying a selection of our Napa Valley and Russian River Valley wines or you’re looking for specific bottle from one of the six wineries in our Far Niente Family of Wineries & Vineyards, finding your favorite wines is now as easy as entering your zip code in and conducting a local wine search.LEARN MORE
This Napa Valley Cabernet recipe pairing may be our new spring food and wine favorite! Over the years, we’ve prepared delicious variations on this grilled flat-iron steak for recipes, winery dinners and events. We’ve rubbed it with fresh rosemary and piled it, along with a mound of fresh arugula, atop homemade focaccia. We’ve layered in some grilled veggies and stuffed all into warm pitas. We’ve kept it simple with roasted potatoes and bacon-wrapped asparagus.
Our latest version pairs the herb-marinated cut with a fried goat cheese salad created for us by the award-winning journalist, wine writer and home chef, Julia Coney. It’s infused with bright spring flavor, not to mention Julia’s irresistible southern flair!LEARN MORE