Magnifying Glass to the Wine Country


Far Niente

Far Niente

Founded by John Benson in 1885, Far Niente prospered until the onset of Prohibition in 1919, when the winery ceased operation and the buildings and estate were abandoned. Sixty years later, in 1979, Gil and Beth Nickel purchased the old stone shell of a winery and spent three years restoring the building to its original, 19th century grandeur. During restoration the name, "Far Niente," which romantically translated means "without a care," was found carved in stone on the front of the building. In 1998, Far Niente was reunited with its past when a bottle of 1886 Far Niente Sweet Muscat, intact with its original cork, capsule and label, was found in a wine cellar in Marin County, California. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, Far Niente produces critically acclaimed, estate bottled Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon wines that are renowned for their consistent house style and ability to evolve with extended age.

more info
Muller Winery

Muller Winery

For discriminating guests who are searching for truly distinctive wines in an unpretentious setting, come enjoy ?Tasting in the Cellar? at Mueller Winery. This small family-run winery was founded by Bob and Lori Mueller in 1991 and is a true ?Diamond in The Rough?. Located on a beautiful, oak-studded hilltop in the renowned Russian River Appellation, visitors will find Mueller Winery an engaging and authentic experience, with exceptional wines.

more info

O'Shaughnessy Winery

O'Shaughnessy Winery

Thank you for your interest in O'Shaughnessy Estate Winery. We are a small, family-owned vineyard and winery on Howell Mountain in California's Napa Valley. Our quest, to make a single great Cabernet Sauvignon, is the driving force behind all of our growing and winemaking decisions.

more info
Lewis Cellars

Lewis Cellars

In 1992 Debbie and Randy Lewis established a small family winery in Napa Valley and were later joined by their son Dennis in 1999. We are literally hands-on in every aspect of vineyard management, winemaking, sales and distribution, and we thrive on this challenge and the relationships we cultivate in the process. It is our continuing goal to create world-class wines.

more info