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“Memorable experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Far Niente Winery

Far Niente Winery
Ranked #4 of 20 things to do in Oakville
Certificate of Excellence
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Boca Raton, Florida
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Memorable experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

My party of 4 had a private tour in September. It was comped because we knew an owner of some local restaurants. The cost would have been $50 per person. I assume that we got the same tour as everyone. We did sit in a separate wine tasting room rather than in the lobby area where another tour was tasting. My only complaint is that our tour guide was the least enthusiastic of any tour guide we encountered (We also toured St Suppery, Rutherford Hills, Castillo do Amerosa). She also worked in the business department of the winery and we believe she needed to get back to her main employment duties. As everyone says in their reviews the grounds and building are beautiful. You do see the caves and the auto barn containing about 25 exotic and vintage autos. You do not see any bottling facilities nor do they take you into the vineyards. The grapes were being brought in for the crush so we saw a little of that. The wine was very good and very expensive. They set up the glasses in advance and you taste 4 or 5 that they select. Because it was private, it was a very enjoyable tasting experience, If you appreciate fine wine and can afford the tour price you should include this winery on your tour list.

Visited September 2013
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Wishing this was my yard”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013 via mobile

This was our last winery to visit on our trip to Napa Valley. The grounds are stunning! The tour was very informative, and their cave system was fascinating. The wines are more expensive; however, they are not as "mass-produced" as some of the other wineries. You can tell by the taste that they put a lot of thought and effort into the few wines they offer.

Visited October 2013
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NC, USA
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57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wine and cars too!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

This tour and tasting were excellent. The property is beautiful and it has a rich history. The antique car collection was an added benefit, the collection is amazing. The tasting was also terrific; they have multiple labels and we had tastings for a few. The Chardonnay and Cabernets were as terrific as expected, but the Dolce was truly spectacular and unexpected. Overall a great experience.

Visited September 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Fantastic find in the valley”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

Wonderful private tour of a beautiful property with rich history and an amazing 2005 Cabernet :)
Great car collection and underground cave system... Must see if you get the chance!

Visited September 2013
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West Bay, Grand Cayman
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“Another of my fav's”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013 via mobile

Love, love, love this winery as well as their sister property Nickel & Nickel. Beautiful grounds. We really enjoyed the tours and tasting. Just great.

Visited August 2013
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