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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: Sustainability

Greg Allen is more than Dolce Winemaker, he also manages our solar arrays. Here he shares his enthusiasm for a very successful project.

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Categores: Sustainability

Far Niente has been fully solar powered since May 2008, and just this past week President and CEO Larry Maguire received a welcome reminder of one of the many benefits of going solar. Read about it in his latest blog post.

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Categores: Far Niente Gardens

  Landscape Designer Daniel Townsend shares the reward and satisfaction of composting at Far Niente. We are deep into our frigid winter with mid- to low-20s, cold for the Napa Valley. I see a plume of steam on our compost pile. I investigate and find...

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Categores: Winemaking

I have a secret to share about winemakers. We’re really not as cool as you think we are. Deep down we’re just a bunch of geeks. Ok, so maybe we’re a bunch of geeks who have the really cool job of making wine.

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Categores: Far Niente Cabernet, Far Niente Cave Collection

What do we have planned for 2012? Beyond tending the vineyards, keeping busy in the cellar, maintaining the historic stone winery and greeting the guests that visit us each day, we have a year full of great events planned. First up: the much-anticipated annual Cabernet release day on Saturday, February 4.

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Categores: Uncategorized

In our last blog post of 2011, Larry Maguire, President and CEO, pays tribute to a friendship that has stood the test of time.

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