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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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The 13-acre gardens that surround the historical Far Niente winery building came to life with the restoration of the property beginning in 1979. Flowering dogwoods and rhododendrons, towering redwoods, artful Japanese maples, brilliant azaleas and more now mingle with the sculptural oaks that were here...

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Far Niente Estate

We’re touring the new Far Niente website in a five-part series. Have you ever wondered how Far Niente got its name or who designed and built the stately stone winery? What is Far Niente’s connection to Winslow Homer? Our estate page tells these stories and...

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Darn, where did those spring flowers go? What an amazing show we had this year in the Far Niente gardens—the best yet in my 11-year tenure as garden curator. Plant maturity has become quite apparent in many specimens throughout the property, and the spring display...

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Spring is in full swing here at Far Niente and, folks, it is absolutely glorious! Thousands of azaleas are soaking up their moments in the sunshine—bright, rich pastels painting the understory canvas in our woodland gardens. There to back them up with an abundance of color...

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Categores: Far Niente Gardens, Visit Far Niente

It's looking a lot like spring around here, with tulips in myriad colors, azaleas just beginning to blossom and new green emerging in our ginkgoes and oaks. If you are planning to visit Far Niente in the next few weeks, you're in for a treat! Take...

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With the winter garden at rest, the naked architecture of the woodlands sets the scene as time appears to stand still. The mighty Black Oak towers in the sky next to the Carriage House. The majestic Valley Oaks feel right at home dotting the woodland...

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