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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: Wine Pairing, Winemaking

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 From the obligatory James Bond movie marathon to her desire to grow the food she puts on the Thanksgiving table, Far Niente Winemaker Nicole Marchesi paints a rich picture of the moments and rituals that make Thanksgiving such a treasured holiday for her family.  ...

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Categores: Far Niente Cabernet, Wine Pairing, Winemaking

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By Winemaker Nicole Marchesi If I were to describe the Far Niente Estate Cabernet Sauvignon harvest in two words, they would be short yet intense! Across the Napa Valley, Cabernet vineyards did not yield much fruit. Because of cool weather at bloom and fruit set...

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Categores: Far Niente Chardonnay, Winemaking

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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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Categores: Winemaking

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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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