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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, Visit Far Niente, Wine Pairing

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Although there are a host of white wines out there (and we love trying them all!), this July, we are paring down, simplifying our routine, and keeping it classic.

Welcome to our #SummerofChardonnay.

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Categores: Far Niente Chardonnay, Winemaking

Nicole Marchesi

Have you ever wondered about the life of Far Niente Chardonnay, before it reaches you in bottle? Our winemaker, Nicole Marchesi, tastes the wine regularly during its progression from vine to bottle, but there are two important tastings with each year that help determine the best...

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Categores: Far Niente Cabernet, Far Niente Chardonnay, Winemaking

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The Far Niente staff at our 2014 Blessing of the Grapes in August. Overall, we had a remarkable growing season. Our team started picking early at the end of August, enjoying great weather while steadily bringing in fruit over the course of two months. Winemaker...

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Categores: Far Niente Chardonnay, Winemaking

Napa Chardonnay

It’s Chardonnay season, which means yes, sipping Napa Chardonnay along with your favorite summer dish but for us here at the winery it also means bottling the newest vintage. At this very moment, we’re bottling the 2013 Far Niente Chardonnay in anticipation of its release...

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Categores: Far Niente Gardens, Visit Far Niente

The 13-acre gardens that surround the historical Far Niente winery building came to life with the restoration of the property beginning in 1979. Flowering dogwoods and rhododendrons, towering redwoods, artful Japanese maples, brilliant azaleas and more now mingle with the sculptural oaks that were here...

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Categores: Far Niente Chardonnay

We were in our Coombsville Chardonnay vineyards just the other day, showing some friends the beauty of the rolling hills just east of the town of Napa, when Dirk Hampson (Director of Winemaking) asked everyone to carefully find one of the burgeoning grape clusters and...

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