14 2013on August
at 2:09 pm
Last Saturday marked our annual Chardonnay Celebration! It was one of those resplendent, sun-soaked days that will be reminisced upon with a warm smile and a slight twinkle of the eye. Our centuries-old winery was alive with the sounds of laughter between friends, music from a spectacular live band, and an all-around infectious joviality — truly living up to the spirit of "Il Dolce Far Niente". It gives us great pleasure to be able to open our doors to both new and familiar faces, to pour our lovingly crafted wines, and most importantly, to set the scenery for memories that won't be soon forgotten.
Mini pizzas were on the menu for the day — to the left, caramelized onions, kalamata olives, and blue cheese. To the right, shaved proscuitto, fresh mozzarella, romesco sauce, and basil chiffonade.
Amongst the various wines poured at last Saturday’s event were two very special vintages: 1987 and 1986 Far Niente Chardonnay, both aged to a gorgeous, deep honey hue.
Thanks again to all of our dear friends who joined us for this year's Chardonnay Celebration!
What a night! As a founding winery of Festival del Sole, we are honored to each year host a special evening dedicated to excellence in music, food and wine. This year we offered our wine club members special savings for VIP passes at this July 20 event. Read more about the program here, and enjoy a few select photographs below. (Visit here for the full album.)
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23 2013on July
at 2:18 pm
Our winemaker Nicole Marchesi and the cellar crew are working hard this very moment, bottling the 2012 Far Niente Estate Bottled Chardonnay. To give you something to look forward to, here are Nicole’s tasting impressions: The 2012 vintage offers lively aromas of lemon and lime citrus zest, honeydew melon, wet stone and honeysuckle blossom. Bright upon entry with a silky texture through the mid-palate, this wine is focused and long with citrus and mineral flavors supported by integrated notes of oak. The finish is clean and refreshing.
15 2013on July
at 9:57 am
You may have heard us talk of the cool, foggy mornings our Napa Valley Chardonnay vineyards enjoy—and how this benefits the flavor development. This gorgeous video capturing Bay Area fog has been making the rounds, and perhaps you’ve seen it. If you haven’t, the video is a beautiful illustration of the climate we so prize—well worth a few moments of your time.
We like to think that nothing quite says summertime like Far Niente Chardonnay. And that’s why each August, while our sister winery Nickel & Nickel throws a release party for their newest vintage of Single-Vineyard Cabernet, we invite people to relax with us here at Far Niente. Chef Trevor and his team make full use of the outdoor pizza oven and several wine stations host pours of different vintages of Far Niente Chardonnay—plus a few treats from the cellar. (We’re not against serving a little of our Napa Cabernet on this day!)
A behind-the-scenes peek at Far Niente and the fine Cabernet and Chardonnay we produce here in Oakville.
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