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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: Dolce Napa Valley, Viticulture

From Noble Rot to Liquid Gold – the key to Dolce’s sweetness begins in the vineyard. Our late-harvest wine comes from a delicate blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes grown in Coombsville and Oak Knoll. Inspired by the French Sauternes-style, the Dolce vineyard is...

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Categores: Winemaking

I recently had the amazing opportunity to visit the Tuscan wine region in Italy with fellow members of the Oakville Winegrowers Association. The purpose of this technical exchange trip was to learn more about grapegrowing and winemaking in Tuscany as well as to foster new...

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Categores: Far Niente Cabernet, Far Niente Cave Collection

Every now and then I need to pinch myself at work. It never ceases to amaze me that I get to work for an estate with an incredible history of producing quality wine. That now I have the opportunity to add to that history sometimes...

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Categores: Far Niente Chardonnay, Wine Pairing

It's Chardonnay season, and Chef Trevor has shared this beautiful recipe with us, sure to tempt (and inspire) your tastebuds. Pair with 2011 Far Niente Napa Valley Chardonnay and get ready for summer! Butter Broiled Lobster Tail Avocado Risotto, Cherry Tomato Confit Click here for...

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Categores: Far Niente Gardens, Visit Far Niente

Darn, where did those spring flowers go? What an amazing show we had this year in the Far Niente gardens—the best yet in my 11-year tenure as garden curator. Plant maturity has become quite apparent in many specimens throughout the property, and the spring display...

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Categores: Cabernet Wine Club, Dolce Napa Valley

We’ve finally begun bottling the 2010 Dolce!  After nearly two-and-a-half years of barrel aging (about 922 days, but who’s counting?) this vintage of Dolce is ready for the bottle. It’s been a long journey, but it’s not over yet.  This wine was harvested over several...

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