Wednesday, January 30
Far Niente Wine Estates
Seminar | 6:30 p.m. | Dinner | 7:30 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $225
Far Niente, located in Napa Valley, was founded in 1885 by John Benson, a forty-niner of the California gold rush and uncle of the famous American impressionist painter, Winslow Homer. In 1979, Gil Nickel purchased the winery. Today, almost 40 years later, Far Niente has expanded their offerings to include, not only their renowned chardonnay, cabernet and dolce, but also their EnRoute winery, which produces Russian River pinot noir. This will be a special event, featuring wines from partner, Larry Maguire. The evening will begin with a seminar focusing on their single-vineyard designated wine, Nickel & Nickel, cabernet. Dinner will follow, focusing on Far Niente, EnRoute and their newest venture, Bella Union.