Sustainable Practices

Far Niente Sustainable Napa Valley Wines

Far Niente and its sister wineries follow an integrated program of sustainable measures affecting vineyard, winery and day-to-day business practices.

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“. . . as an agriculture-based business we have an obligation to do our part and take sustainable measures.” — Larry Maguire, President and CEO

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We strive to be ecologically friendly in all aspects of operations at our wineries. In 2008, Far Niente went solar in a revolutionary way with our Floatovoltaic™ system, becoming the first in the world to float a significant, grid-connected solar installation. Along with sister winery Nickel & Nickel, we are solar powered, net-zero users of electricity who annually produce more energy than we consume. All our vineyards are organically farmed; vineyard irrigation and frost protection use collected process water from winery operations. Lastly, we continue to recycle extensively at all our wineries.

“We will always be committed first and foremost to producing great wines; it’s what we’ve been doing for over 25 years,” says Larry Maguire, winery partner, President and CEO. “Yet, we recognize that our environment is facing significant challenges, and as an agriculture-based business we have an obligation to do our part and take sustainable measures.”

Sustainable Practices