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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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Without a Care

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

Our gift catalog offers a tantalizing selection of wines from Far Niente, Nickel & Nickel, Dolce and EnRoute. This year, we’ve added a three-bottle Far Niente Cave Collection vertical of the 2005, 2006 and 2007 vintages. Called ‘Age & Beauty,’ the gift is exactly that–a...

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Categores: Far Niente Gardens, Visit Far Niente

  Crisp mornings, falling leaves, richly hewed golds, reds, oranges and browns—we are embracing autumn at Far Niente. With harvest completed, the cellar is a hive of activity as the crew finishes pressing the wines and getting them into barrel. And the winery’s gardens and...

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Categores: Far Niente Gardens

  Another harvest is wrapping up as I type this blog. What a great team effort by everyone at the winery. We try to help where we can in the kitchen by feeding the crush crew dinner during harvest. With the long work hours, we...

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Categores: Far Niente Gardens

As I walked through the new raised beds at the Far Niente culinary gardens, the smell of autumn hits me. The leaves are blowing in the air and all around the hint of fermentation: the fall harvest is on. And not just for the grapes...

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Categores: Far Niente Cabernet

  You know the old joke. The New York tourist stops Leonard Bernstein on the streets of New York and asks him, “How do I get to Carnegie Hall.” He says, “Practice, practice, practice.” One of the great professional pleasures of my wine career has...

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Categores: Far Niente Cabernet, Far Niente Chardonnay, Visit Far Niente

One of the pleasures of tasting wine at Far Niente, aside from sitting down at a table in the rustic ambience of the historic stone building, is experiencing wines from both the current release and Cave Collection. The cellar-aged wines in our Cave Collection are...

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