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Sustainability From The Ground Up

At Far Niente, we are as passionate about the planet as we are our wines. Our commitment to sustainability is woven throughout our tapestry of soils, vines and grapes. Far Niente went solar in 2008, with our ground-breaking Floatovoltaic™ system — the world’s first floating, grid-connected solar installation. Along with our sister winery, Nickel & Nickel, we are solar powered, net-zero users of electricity who annually produce more energy than we consume.

What Sustainability at Our Wineries Looks Like

From grape to glass, we ensure the utmost respect for our environment by minimizing our environmental impact and maximizing our roles as stewards of the land. For us, it’s just second nature.

We honor every season and every soil across our Napa Valley vineyards. From our production techniques to our daily business practices, we maintain our commitment to ethical winemaking. We feel an obligation to do our part through effective, sustainable measures.

  • We are solar-powered, net-zero users of electricity
  • We annually produce more energy than we consume
  • We practice organic farming across our vineyards
  • We collect process water from winery operations for vineyard irrigation and frost protection
  • We recycle extensively across our wineries



Certified California Sustainable


Far Niente, Nickel & Nickel, and Bella Union Wineries are honored to be Certified California Sustainable. Introduced in 2010 by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA), this is a statewide certification program that provides third-party verification that a winery and/or vineyard adopts and implements stringent sustainable winegrowing requirements based on the industry’s code of best practices and commits to continuous improvement in those areas.

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Napa Green Certified


Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel Wineries are proud to have achieved Napa Green Winery certification. Napa Green is one of only four sustainable winegrowing programs nationwide offering the opportunity for comprehensive soil-to-bottle certification. Napa Green wineries implement more than 100 sustainability and stewardship standards.

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