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

Pomegranate Sauce

“After months of Thanksgiving feasts, holiday shopping, family gatherings, work parties and New Year’s toasts, the first weeks of January often have a strange rhythm to them. I enjoy the calm yet miss being surrounded by family, friends, and flowing conversation. One of my favorite...

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Categores: Far Niente Chardonnay, Food and Wine Recipes

  “I love everything about this roasted chicken recipe – the juicy dark meat flavors, the ultra-crisp skin, and the citrus-herb aromas that float through the kitchen every time I make it. At home, we pair ours with a crusty baguette and roasted potatoes, along...

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Categores: Dolce Napa Valley, Food and Wine Recipes, Wine Pairing

Poached Apple and Late Harvest Dolce

“This started as a simple-yet-elegant almond cake, but I couldn’t resist all the autumn apples showing up in local markets and groceries. The good news is threefold. First, both recipes are straightforward with easy-to-follow steps, though you’ll definitely want to keep your chef hat on...

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