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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: Far Niente Gardens, Visit Far Niente

At this time of year, as the many plants and trees prepare for winter, the Far Niente gardens are a paradise of color and texture. Landscape Designer Daniel Townsend revels in the sights.

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Categores: Uncategorized

Larry Maguire, Far Niente President and CEO, enjoys a long tradition of spending Halloween in the Napa Valley town of St. Helena, and in this blog post, he shares why.

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Categores: Far Niente Gardens, Wine Pairing

Trevor Eliason, our Executive Chef, writes this ode to the fall-time dishes he so enjoys, and if this doesn’t inspire your inner chef (or at the very least make your mouth water), we don’t know what will!

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Categores: Dolce Napa Valley

Whereas winemakers of dry wines want nothing to do with Botrytis and shriveled berries, those conditions are exactly what Dolce winemaker Greg Allen looks for in fruit that’s ready to pick. We checked in with him to see how the Dolce fruit is progressing towards harvest.

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Categores: Far Niente Cabernet

Dirk Hampson stops by with this Far Niente harvest update: Harvest is in high gear. While Chardonnay is all picked, we are just getting into the heart of the Cabernet harvest. The weather is finally giving us the conditions to bring the fruit of this late and cool season to full ripeness.

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Categores: Far Niente Events

There are a lot of moving parts at Far Niente—and from the vineyards to the cellar to the hospitality staff in the Great Hall, we are fortunate to have wonderful people behind each component.

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