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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 Cabernet, Far Niente Cave Collection, Winemaking

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“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

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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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Categores: Wine Pairing

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Throughout our more than three decades of making distinctive Napa Valley wines, we’ve hosted our fair share of holiday dinners. We’ve had the pleasure of working with, and at times hosting, some truly great chefs and wine professionals, and in the expert hands of our...

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Categores: Wine Pairing, Winemaking

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 From the obligatory James Bond movie marathon to her desire to grow the food she puts on the Thanksgiving table, Far Niente Winemaker Nicole Marchesi paints a rich picture of the moments and rituals that make Thanksgiving such a treasured holiday for her family.  ...

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Categores: Far Niente Cabernet, Wine Pairing, Winemaking

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By Winemaker Nicole Marchesi If I were to describe the Far Niente Estate Cabernet Sauvignon harvest in two words, they would be short yet intense! Across the Napa Valley, Cabernet vineyards did not yield much fruit. Because of cool weather at bloom and fruit set...

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Categores: Far Niente Chardonnay

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  For Far Niente Winemaker Nicole Marchesi, the start of harvest begins before she ever starts picking fruit. It starts in the weeks leading up to that first pick date, when she spends her early mornings in the vineyard, sampling for ripeness. “It’s one of...

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