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Proof That A
40th Anniversary Can Be Golden

Celebrating 40 years of legendary Chardonnay

In 1979, we had a vision. 40 years later, that vision persists. To create the quintessential example of Chardonnay, to produce a wine of such stature and complexity, that it truly becomes iconic. For 40 years we’ve achieved that vision. And we proudly invite you to share in our celebration.

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2019 Far Niente
Estate Bottled Chardonnay,
Napa Valley

Classically beautiful, the 2019 vintage opens with aromas of honeysuckle, white peach blossom and citrus zest, along with soft accents of vanilla. Silky stone fruit, lemon curd and honeydew flavors flow across the round, full palate, with lightly toasted oak, cool minerality and a lingering citrus note adding texture and depth. From its alluring perfume and pure fruit flavors to the graceful finish, this elegant Napa Valley Chardonnay captivates the senses.

Nicole Marchesi

Nicole Marchesi, Winemaker

History of excellence


  • 1885

    Far Niente winery is constructed

  • 1979

    Far Niente is restored and reopened by Gil & Beth Nickel

  • 1989

    First commercial vintage of Dolce harvested and produced

  • 1997

    Nickel & Nickel is born

  • 2007

    Following a passion for Burgundy, we journey to Russian River Valley to found EnRoute

  • 2012

    Acquiring a vineyard swath on the acclaimed Bella Oaks Lane, Bella Union Winery joins the Far Niente Family of Wineries & Vineyards

  • 2020

    A desire to share our 40-year expertise in Cabernet and Chardonnay more broadly, Post & Beam wines is created

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