All posts by Nicole Marchesi

As Far Niente Winemaker, Nicole's dedication to the craft, as well as her humor, shine through in her blog posts.

Categores: Far Niente Cabernet, Far Niente Cave Collection

I recently had the opportunity to open up the beautifully aged 2000 Far Niente Cave Collection Cabernet Sauvignon. What a treat! The wine is a blend composed of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. The growing season was moderate with a slightly later than...

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Categores: Winemaking

I recently had the amazing opportunity to visit the Tuscan wine region in Italy with fellow members of the Oakville Winegrowers Association. The purpose of this technical exchange trip was to learn more about grapegrowing and winemaking in Tuscany as well as to foster new...

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Categores: Far Niente Cabernet, Far Niente Cave Collection

Every now and then I need to pinch myself at work. It never ceases to amaze me that I get to work for an estate with an incredible history of producing quality wine. That now I have the opportunity to add to that history sometimes...

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Categores: Far Niente Cabernet, Far Niente Cave Collection

While a bottle of wine can be enjoyed in so many ways (I do love a glass of wine, a good book and some mellow music), my favorite way is to share it with friends. My husband and I recently opened a bottle of the...

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Categores: Far Niente Cabernet, Far Niente Chardonnay, Winemaking

Like the beautiful flowers in full bloom outside, our production crew is in full “bloom” inside the winery. We are moving swiftly from one project to another, taking care of each wine in our cellar. Last week we finished bottling our 2011 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon....

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Categores: Far Niente Cabernet, Far Niente Chardonnay

I was recently asked what my favorite aspect of winemaking is. Maybe the obvious answer is, “Well, I like wine”—a fair enough answer but not really a good enough answer, in my mind. After all, so much of our time and energy is spent at...

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