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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: 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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Categores: Uncategorized

Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet? Besides being experts in vineyard care, our farming crew is particularly adept at handing out nicknames. Viticulturist Aaron Fishleder (a.k.a. “Paton”) explains.

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Categores: Dolce Napa Valley

Winemakers up and down the Napa Valley are busily preparing for harvest. Not so for Dolce Winemaker Greg Allen! He’s full of anticipation for harvest, but the Dolce vineyards have a long, long, long way to go before reaching Botrytized perfection.

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