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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, Visit Far Niente

Who doesn’t love a great love story? We sure do, especially if it involves a bottle of Far Niente. Stephanie and Cory were bidding on a bottle of 1997 Far Niente Cabernet at a silent auction in La Jolla, California. Every time Stephanie placed a bid, Cory topped...

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Categores: Far Niente Cave Collection, Far Niente Chardonnay, Far Niente Events, Visit Far Niente

Last Saturday marked our annual Chardonnay Celebration! It was one of those resplendent, sun-soaked days that will be reminisced upon with a warm smile and a slight twinkle of the eye. Our centuries-old winery was alive with the sounds of laughter between friends, music from a spectacular live...

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Categores: Far Niente Gardens, Visit Far Niente

Darn, where did those spring flowers go? What an amazing show we had this year in the Far Niente gardens—the best yet in my 11-year tenure as garden curator. Plant maturity has become quite apparent in many specimens throughout the property, and the spring display...

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Size Matters?

Categores: Dolce Napa Valley, Visit Far Niente, Winemaking

Excuse me, that’s a provocative title for a wine seminar! Earlier this month I had the pleasure of defending just that concept in the context of Dolce. Pebble Beach Food & Wine afforded the opportunity for me to share the 2001 Dolce from three bottle...

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Categores: Far Niente Gardens, Visit Far Niente

Spring is in full swing here at Far Niente and, folks, it is absolutely glorious! Thousands of azaleas are soaking up their moments in the sunshine—bright, rich pastels painting the understory canvas in our woodland gardens. There to back them up with an abundance of color...

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Categores: Far Niente Gardens, Visit Far Niente

It's looking a lot like spring around here, with tulips in myriad colors, azaleas just beginning to blossom and new green emerging in our ginkgoes and oaks. If you are planning to visit Far Niente in the next few weeks, you're in for a treat! Take...

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