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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

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Without a Care

Categories: Food and Wine Recipes, Wine Pairing

We incorporate a full bottle of Dolce Napa Valley into the recipe for this bountiful Pear Vineyard Cake, which absolutely makes it our new favorite holiday indulgence. And the fact that we put our late harvest wine in the cake doesn’t stop us from enjoying...

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Categories: Far Niente Cabernet, Food and Wine Recipes, Wine Pairing

This Braised Lamb Shank with Lentils takes its inspiration from French terrines and Moroccan tagines, in which you fill a heavy, often earthenware, pot with root vegetables, garlic, spices and a generous shank or round of protein, allowing everything to cook together until the air fills with...

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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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