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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: Dolce Napa Valley, Viticulture

From Noble Rot to Liquid Gold – the key to Dolce’s sweetness begins in the vineyard. Our late-harvest wine comes from a delicate blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes grown in Coombsville and Oak Knoll. Inspired by the French Sauternes-style, the Dolce vineyard is...

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Categores: Viticulture

Director of Winemaking Dirk Hampson stops by to tell us a little about what vintners in the northern hemisphere worry about this time of year: shatter. I happen to love this time of year. The scent of grape flowers is all over the place.

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Categores: Viticulture

Last weekend we were treated to views of a snowy Mt. St. Helena–even the slopes of Howell Mountain had a good dusting of the white stuff. Hard to believe that just two weeks ago we were basking in 70+-degree weather! Our higher elevations are supposed to be in for a dusting tomorrow. As you know, sometimes forecasters are right, and a lot of the time they are wrong.

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