New private tastings are available for wine-lovers in Napa Valley. Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel wineries have added new offerings not previously open to guests. The 60-minute seated tastings are available for two to eight people and is guided by the party’s personal host.
Guests at Far Niente will be able to experience the new offerings under centuries-old cork oak trees; the neighboring gazebo, which has views of the 19th Century winery, is reserved exclusively for club members. The winery was established in Oakville, CA in 1885, and had to shut its doors during prohibition but reopened 60 years later in 1979. It underwent renovations to restore the building to its original 19th Century feel. During restoration, the name “Far Niente,” which translates to “without a care,” was found carved in stone on the front of the building.
Nickel & Nickel private tastings can be reserved on the back porch or in the wine cellar of the historic John C. Sullenger House, as well as in the 18th century Gleason Barn. Club members can schedule exclusive private tastings on the second floor overlook of the South Fermentation Barn.
Located in Oakville, Napa Valley, Nickel & Nickel winery produces single-vineyard wines that focus on each vineyard’s personality. It was established in 1997 by the partners of Far Niente.
Each property also offers a traditional 90-minute tour and tasting with full guided tour of the winery, caves, and barrel cellar. These tours are not exclusive to a single party and up to eight guests are included.