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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.




Without a Care

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Without a Care



Happy New Year!

Categories: Far Niente Cabernet, Far Niente Cave Collection

At a time when resolutions are all around us, we’re keeping to the same resolution we’ve made for years: to continue making great wine—and to have fun doing it!

What do we have planned for 2012? Beyond tending the vineyards, keeping busy in the cellar, maintaining the historic stone winery and greeting the guests that visit us each day, we have a year full of great events planned. First up: the much-anticipated annual Cabernet release day on Saturday, February 4. (Click here for details.)

For those of you who haven’t joined us for Cab Release Day in the past, the event marks the official release of our newest, 2009 vintage. It’s also a spectacular showcase of our Cave Collection Cabernets. You are greeted with a glass of Far Niente Chardonnay before you enter the barrel-lined caves. Tucked along the passages you’ll find stations where Cave Collection vintages and, of course, our new release, are served. Winemaker Nicole Marchesi is also on hand to pour tastes of the vintage currently aging in barrel—we’re looking forward to seeing how the 2010 Far Niente Cab is developing! And be sure to say hello to Proprietress Beth Nickel and President and CEO Larry Maguire who will be mingling at the event.

Throughout your journey through the caves, Chef Trevor Eliason and his team will bring delicious bites from the kitchen. Your experience is capped with Dolce and an array of sweets as well as the opportunity to purchase your favorite wines. No matter the weather, the elegance of the caves, the warm atmosphere and wonderful wines make for a beautiful day.

We hope you are having a great start to the year and that we will see you soon!

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