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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, Wine Pairing

Chardonnay Wine and Cheese Pairings

If you’ve ever experienced a tasting here at our Oakville winery, then you know we love putting together Napa Valley wine and cheese pairings. At this time of year, when foggy, fall-like mornings transition into hot, sun-drenched afternoons, we can’t seem to get enough of this end-of-summer...

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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: Wine Pairing

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

 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

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: Dolce Napa Valley, Far Niente Chardonnay

We sat down with Winemaker Nicole Marchesi to talk about 2011 Far Niente Chardonnay, which we have just released. Although the 2012 harvest is over, that doesn’t mean the work is finished. Nicole and her team still have much to do before spending the holidays with...

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