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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: Winemaking

Winemaking takes a lot of equipment – pumps, presses, tanks – the list goes on. But perhaps the most important piece of equipment that we have is our barbeque. That’s right, our barbeque. Nothing brings our production team together like a hot and salty piece...

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Categores: Uncategorized

Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel have enjoyed a long, supportive relationship with the V Foundation for Cancer Research. Beth reports on her recent experience at New York Fashion Week, when she hosted the winning bidder of our wineries’ auction lot – which supported the Foundation – plus five friends, for a sneak-peak at what’s ahead in fall fashion.

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Categores: Dolce Napa Valley, Far Niente Cabernet, Far Niente Chardonnay

Were you at Far Niente Cabernet Release Day? Candlelit caves and beautiful vintages around almost every corner. . . Cheese, charcuterie and delicious bites flowing from the kitchen. . . It was a day to remember, for sure. But if you weren’t able to join us, don’t despair—we’ve saved some of our newly released Cabernet just for you.

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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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