Far Niente, one of the earliest stone wineries, derives its name from the Italian phrase “Dolce Far Niente” (how sweet it is to do nothing). It was founded in 1885 and flourished until
prohibition. Abandoned for over 60 years, the winery was purchased in 1979 by Gil Nickel when he started the long process of restoring it. Far Niente’s quest to produce outstanding wines of
distinctive character has led them to a philosophy that requires vineyard ownership. Today, they own 200 acres (3 different vineyard sites) of what many regard as some of the finest vineyard land in
the Napa Valley.
Far Niente Chardonnay Napa Valley
The Big Top is constantly sourcing the best value from vintage to vintage, increasingly with specific estates sourcing old vine material that represents the best possible value for money. The current pair of wines are sourced from the warm region of Lodi in Central California.
White Zinfandel Rosé
Burlesque Old Vine Zinfandel
In 1984 when Ken Brown founded Byron, his plan seemed simple : produce spectacular Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Santa Barbara County. In 2003, Jonathan Nagy assumed winemaking duties. His
small-lot, hands-on winemaking techniques have helped contribute to Byron’s success. Intensive grape sorting, native yeast fermentations, and lot separation from harvest through winemaking with more
than 170 separate batches of Pinot Noir alone – have helped create wines that combine the finesse of Burgundy and the power of California.
Santa Barbara County Chardonnay
Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir