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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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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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Categores: Winemaking

I recently had the amazing opportunity to visit the Tuscan wine region in Italy with fellow members of the Oakville Winegrowers Association. The purpose of this technical exchange trip was to learn more about grapegrowing and winemaking in Tuscany as well as to foster new...

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Categores: Far Niente Cabernet, Far Niente Chardonnay, Winemaking

Like the beautiful flowers in full bloom outside, our production crew is in full “bloom” inside the winery. We are moving swiftly from one project to another, taking care of each wine in our cellar. Last week we finished bottling our 2011 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon....

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