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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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Without a Care

Categories: Far Niente Chardonnay, Winemaking

Non-malolactic fermentation. Although the phrase doesn’t roll easily off the tongue, Chardonnays made without it certainly can. And it’s essential to our Far Niente Chardonnay house style.   In 1979, when we bottled our very first wines, we decided to forego malolactic fermentation in our...

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Categories: Far Niente Chardonnay, Food and Wine Recipes, Uncategorized, Wine Pairing

Madras curry and bright Meyer lemon give this easy-to-assemble chicken salad fragrance and flavor, while candied pecans lend it just the right amount of sweet crunch. Subtly smoky and lightly tangy, it’s so good piled atop crusty sourdough baguette, rolled into picnic-ready wraps or neatly...

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Categories: Food and Wine Recipes, Wine Pairing

It’s picnic season! Our favorite alfresco menus highlight the fresh fruits and vegetables of the season, from tangy chicken salads, spring pea flatbreads and watermelon capreses to the mini apricot cake recipe we’re sharing below. We love to wrap them while they’re still warm from...

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Categories: Far Niente Events, Wine Club

Summer sports need summer wines! Thank you to all the wine club members who turned out at Oracle Park for our debut San Francisco wine club event. As we watched the drama unfold on the field, our winemakers poured some incredible selections, including several exclusives...

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Categories: Far Niente Cabernet, Uncategorized, Wine Pairing

Inspired by the green bean surplus in our winery gardens, Far Niente Chef Sarah Walz created a summer three bean salad and lamb merguez recipe that pairs beautifully with our Far Niente Cabernet. Her menu is a delicious reminder that fresh summer salads and red...

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Categories: Cabernet Wine Club, Far Niente Events, Wine Club

We hit the road last weekend and joined our wine club members at Wrigley Field to watch the Cubs take on the Cardinals. From the game-tying grand slam to the incredible wines, food and views at Murphy’s Rooftop, our first on-the-road wine club event was...

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