The Best of April: Napa Valley Winery News, People and Wine Experiences


The Best of April: Napa Valley Winery News, People and Wine Experiences

It’s officially spring in Napa Valley, we're embracing the spirit of Il Dolce Far Niente all month long.

From the return of guided winery tours at Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel to celebrating the 40th anniversary of our most iconic Napa Valley Chardonnay, here’s how we’re making the most of longer, warmer wine country afternoons (+ some pro tips on how you can, too)!

EnRoute Spring Pinot Noir Pairing

Spring. We’re Drinking It In.

“I love hosting virtual wine tastings and my favorite spring Pinot Noir to enjoy with guests is our EnRoute “Les Pommiers." This Russian River Valley Pinot reminds me of fresh violets, with dewy plum and cherry flavors, and its bright acidity means it can be paired with almost any menu, though you can also skip the food and simply enjoy it with the sun on your back or your favorite book. This Pinot is lavish, full of life and embodies the season of spring.” – Nat Bandel, Private Client Services and Virtual Tastings

Inspired to toast spring with Nat? Book a Custom Virtual Tasting

Vice President Winemaking, Napa Valley Winemaker

We’re Getting Cheesy with Vice President of Winemaking Andrew Delos

Andrew Delos takes making wine seriously (he's the serious-looking winemaker on the right, pictured). But when National Cheese Ball Day happens to coincide with our April Hosted at Home virtual happy hour, he’s happy to let his lighter side show.

Get More Hosted at Home Details + Enjoy Our Merlot-Inspired Cheese Ball Recipe

Far Niente Napa Valley Chardonnay Celebration

We’re Taking [Tasting] Notes from Our Hospitality Pros

“We’re enjoying some amazing wines at Far Niente right now. We currently greet our guests with a glass of crisp, cool 2019 Far Niente Chardonnay. We’re celebrating the 40th anniversary of this classic Napa Valley Chardonnay and notes of lemon zest and fresh Granny Smith apple burst from the bouquet! Another favorite? The 2017 Far Niente Estate Bottled Cabernet, which has juicy, youthful fruit right now yet possesses tons of cellar potential.” – Jess Black, Far Niente Hospitality

Experience Our Napa Valley Hospitality + Learn More About our 40th Anniversary Celebration

Post & Beam Napa Cabernet

We’re Not Holding Our Applause

Here’s what the critics are saying about the 2018 Far Niente Valley Cabernet


Wine Spectator Spotlights 11 Enticing Cabernets Under $50. Their top scorer? Our newest wine from Post & Beam.

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