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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 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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Categores: Far Niente Chardonnay, Visit Far Niente, Wine Pairing

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Although there are a host of white wines out there (and we love trying them all!), this July, we are paring down, simplifying our routine, and keeping it classic.

Welcome to our #SummerofChardonnay.

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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, Far Niente Chardonnay, Winemaking

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The Far Niente staff at our 2014 Blessing of the Grapes in August. Overall, we had a remarkable growing season. Our team started picking early at the end of August, enjoying great weather while steadily bringing in fruit over the course of two months. Winemaker...

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