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When translated from an Italian phrase, ‘Far Niente’ romantically means ‘without a care’. We hope you recapture that essence as you take a behind-the-scenes peek at Far Niente and the fine Cabernet and Chardonnay we produce here in Oakville.

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Categores: Far Niente Chardonnay, Winemaking

Nicole Marchesi

Have you ever wondered about the life of Far Niente Chardonnay, before it reaches you in bottle? Our winemaker, Nicole Marchesi, tastes the wine regularly during its progression from vine to bottle, but there are two important tastings with each year that help determine the best...

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Categores: Far Niente Cabernet, Winemaking

2013 Far Niente Cabernet

The cellar has been bustling with activity these last few days as we’ve bottled our 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet. As you might imagine, the process is a delicate one requiring long hours and persistent attention to detail, from the team which applies the parchment labels...

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Categores: Sustainability

Solar

When John Benson hired Hamden McIntyre to design and build the stone Far Niente winery in 1885, it’s safe to say he never imagined that more than a 100 years later, the winery he founded would be running on electricity, let alone be fully solar...

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Categores: Far Niente Cabernet

Far Niente bud break

One of things we enjoy most about our winemaking passion is how attuned we are to the seasons. When the vines turn dormant in the winter (and our winemaker takes a much-deserved vacation) it’s not long before we begin anticipating the next growing season. This...

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Categores: Cabernet Wine Club, Far Niente Cabernet, Far Niente Events

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Whether you were with us Saturday, February 7, for  Cabernet Day or wish you had been, we’ve got three of Chef Trevor’s recipes that we served at the party so you can stage your own Cabernet Day at home! And don’t worry, we haven’t left...

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Categores: Dolce Napa Valley

We have a special treat for Dolce lovers: James Beard Award Winner and celebrated pastry chef, Gale Gand, whipped together this recipe for Pavlova, a delicious meringue-based confection. The fresh fruit and delicate texture of the meringue make this a fine complement to our sister winery’s...

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