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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 Cabernet, Far Niente Chardonnay, Winemaking

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The quick harvest pace has finally slowed. Our Napa Valley Chardonnay is completely off the vine and the last of our Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon came in last week, literally one to two days before the first real rains of the season. It’s a thrilling –...

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Categores: Far Niente Chardonnay, Wine Pairing

Chardonnay Wine and Cheese Pairings

If you’ve ever experienced a tasting here at our Oakville winery, then you know we love putting together Napa Valley wine and cheese pairings. At this time of year, when foggy, fall-like mornings transition into hot, sun-drenched afternoons, we can’t seem to get enough of this end-of-summer...

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Categores: Far Niente Chardonnay

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Cool end-of-July breezes, wood-fired pizzas, live Brazilian-inspired music, and perfectly chilled bottles of current release and library vintages of Far Niente Estate Bottled Chardonnay – what a gorgeous weekend spent celebrating Napa Valley‪ Chardonnay! Thank you to all of our members and guests who joined us for...

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Categores: Far Niente Cave Collection, Far Niente Chardonnay, Winemaking

2015 Napa Valley Chardonnay

 We’ve spent the past week bottling our Napa Valley Chardonnay here at the estate. With its filler spouts and cork applicators, the bottling line ranks low in terms of glamour and/or romance. Maintaining exacting bottling standards, however, is an essential part of the winemaking process. And,...

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Categores: Far Niente Chardonnay, Wine Gifts, Wine Pairing

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If you’re anything like us, the month of May has us celebrating short sleeves, bare feet on grass, garden brunches and LOTS of outdoor grilling. There’s just something about alfresco dining that brightens even the simplest menus and wines, whether the setting is a backyard...

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Categores: Far Niente Chardonnay

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  For Far Niente Winemaker Nicole Marchesi, the start of harvest begins before she ever starts picking fruit. It starts in the weeks leading up to that first pick date, when she spends her early mornings in the vineyard, sampling for ripeness. “It’s one of...

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