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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 Cabernet, Far Niente Cave Collection, Food and Wine Recipes, Wine Pairing

“If you’re itching to fire up your grill in anticipation of spring, look no further than this miso-marinated hanger steak with roasted potatoes, miso mayonnaise and crunchy kale salad. For this recipe, I used white miso rather than red, which has a delicate flavor profile...

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Categories: Food and Wine Recipes, Wine Pairing

This Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Sweet Potatoes is a dreamy recipe to cook with your favorite culinary partner in crime. Inspired by the golden blooms of mustard sprouting up between our vineyard rows, Far Niente Chef Sarah Walz encased the tenderloin with toasted mustard seed to give it a Napa Valley twist. Slice it thin; top with our classic red wine shallot sauce. Then fill your glasses with the luscious, briary fruit flavors and cocoa-spice accents of our Bella Union Cabernet Sauvignon and let the evening unfold.

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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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