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Last week, in honor of International Women’s Day, we profiled the dynamic women in wine here at Far Niente. You might have noticed that  someone was missing. We saved the best for last. We caught up with Beth Nickel, who helped launch Far Niente with Gil...

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Categores: Winemaking

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’re tipping our hats to the women who grow and make our wines. Whether you’re interested in pursuing a career in wine yourself or you simply like to drink great bottles, read on to discover what gets these five...

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Categores: Far Niente Cabernet, Far Niente Chardonnay, Winemaking

The quick harvest pace has finally slowed. Our Napa Valley Chardonnay is completely off the vine and the last of our Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon came in last week, literally one to two days before the first real rains of the season. It’s a thrilling –...

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Categores: Far Niente Cave Collection, Far Niente Chardonnay, Winemaking

2015 Napa Valley Chardonnay

 We’ve spent the past week bottling our Napa Valley Chardonnay here at the estate. With its filler spouts and cork applicators, the bottling line ranks low in terms of glamour and/or romance. Maintaining exacting bottling standards, however, is an essential part of the winemaking process. And,...

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Categores: Far Niente Cabernet, Far Niente Cave Collection, Winemaking

“Each vintage is our opportunity to make our greatest wine. It’s what drives us each day.“  – Far Niente President and CEO Larry Maguire   After making Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon for more than three decades, we’ve learned a few things about crafting “age-worthy” wines.  One...

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Categores: Wine Pairing, Winemaking

 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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