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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 New York Times recently published a piece on the increased interest in floating solar arrays, and as the first adopter of a Floatovoltaic™ system, we were excited to be a part of the story. In 2008, we installed 994 solar panels on pontoons over an irrigation pond at...

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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 Gardens, Sustainability, Visit Far Niente

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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Greg Allen is more than Dolce Winemaker, he also manages our solar arrays. Here he shares his enthusiasm for a very successful project.

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Far Niente has been fully solar powered since May 2008, and just this past week President and CEO Larry Maguire received a welcome reminder of one of the many benefits of going solar. Read about it in his latest blog post.

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In this guest blog post, Viticulturist Aaron Fishleder talks cover crops—one of an organic farmer’s most important tools! Come springtime, there are more than grapes growing in our vineyards. In fact, if you’ve got a gardener’s eye, you’ll spot various vegetables and flowering plants growing...

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