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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 Chardonnay

Cool end-of-July breezes, wood-fired pizzas, live Brazilian-inspired music, and perfectly chilled bottles of current release and library vintages of Far Niente Estate Bottled Chardonnay – what a gorgeous weekend spent celebrating Napa Valley‪ Chardonnay! Thank you to all of our members and guests who joined us for...

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Categores: Far Niente Cave Collection, Far Niente Chardonnay, Winemaking

2015 Napa Valley Chardonnay

 We’ve spent the past week bottling our Napa Valley Chardonnay here at the estate. With its filler spouts and cork applicators, the bottling line ranks low in terms of glamour and/or romance. Maintaining exacting bottling standards, however, is an essential part of the winemaking process. And,...

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Categores: Sustainability

The New York Times recently published a piece on the increased interest in floating solar arrays, and as the first adopter of a Floatovoltaic™ system, we were excited to be a part of the story. In 2008, we installed 994 solar panels on pontoons over an irrigation pond at...

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Categores: Far Niente Chardonnay, Wine Gifts, Wine Pairing

If you’re anything like us, the month of May has us celebrating short sleeves, bare feet on grass, garden brunches and LOTS of outdoor grilling. There’s just something about alfresco dining that brightens even the simplest menus and wines, whether the setting is a backyard...

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Categores: Far Niente Cabernet, Far Niente Cave Collection, Winemaking

“Each vintage is our opportunity to make our greatest wine. It’s what drives us each day.“  – Far Niente President and CEO Larry Maguire   After making Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon for more than three decades, we’ve learned a few things about crafting “age-worthy” wines.  One...

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Categores: Far Niente Cabernet, Far Niente Cave Collection, Far Niente Events

Wines were decanted. Glasses were raised. We loved celebrating our newly released 2013 Far Niente Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon with our wine club members and guests. From Lamb Sliders and Soup Shooters (hello Cheddar Cauliflower!) to Mini-Kobe Beef Wellingtons (get the recipe here) Executive Chef Trevor Eliason...

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