Far Niente Winery, Dolce, Nickel & Nickel, EnRoute, Bella Union
With over 40 years of experience in the fine wine industry, Larry Maguire brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to his roles as President of Far Niente, as well as co-owner of Far Niente and sister wineries Dolce, Nickel & Nickel, EnRoute and Bella Union. Maguire joined Far Niente in 1983, and together with his partners, led Far Niente from being a small, locally known winery into a critically acclaimed producer. In the succeeding years, the owners launched four sister wineries: Dolce, dedicated to the production of a single, late-harvest wine; Nickel & Nickel, devoted exclusively to producing 100 percent varietal, single-vineyard wines; EnRoute, producer of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir; and Bella Union, which makes Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
Today, as well as overseeing the day-to-day operations of Far Niente, Maguire oversees the sales and marketing for the five wine companies. Passionate about wine, Maguire regularly visits the great wine regions of the world, tasting in the cellars and homes of some of the world’s most acclaimed vintners. As a board member and three time past president for the Oakville Growers Association, he has served as an advocate for one of Napa Valley’s most prestigious growing regions for more than two decades. In addition to his great love of wine, Larry is an avid golfer and passionate musician. He has composed music for most of his life, and has been a loyal, hands-on patron of Festival Napa Valley since its inception in 2006. Maguire’s guitar playing and song writing is on display on iTunes on the album David Pack’s Napa Crossroads.