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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 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, Winemaking

2013 Far Niente Cabernet

The cellar has been bustling with activity these last few days as we’ve bottled our 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet. As you might imagine, the process is a delicate one requiring long hours and persistent attention to detail, from the team which applies the parchment labels...

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gin fizzes

We dipped into the archives and brought back this great blog post by Dirk Hampson, Director of Winemaking, just in time for your holiday festivities: I know I am supposed to talk about wine but sometimes other beverages fit the time and place too perfectly...

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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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Categores: Far Niente Chardonnay, Winemaking

Napa Chardonnay

It’s Chardonnay season, which means yes, sipping Napa Chardonnay along with your favorite summer dish but for us here at the winery it also means bottling the newest vintage. At this very moment, we’re bottling the 2013 Far Niente Chardonnay in anticipation of its release...

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Categores: Cabernet Wine Club, Far Niente Cabernet, Far Niente Chardonnay, Winemaking

Some say the devil is in the details, but we like to think that the beauty is in the details. The 2013 Far Niente Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon still have a long way to go before they reach their new homes in your cellars, but here is...

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