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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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In our last blog post of 2011, Larry Maguire, President and CEO, pays tribute to a friendship that has stood the test of time.

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Categores: Dolce Napa Valley, Wine Pairing

Our latest post contains a couple of tasty recipes from Director of Winemaking Dirk Hampson--just in time for the holidays!

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Categores: Far Niente Cabernet

Dirk Hampson stops by with this Far Niente harvest update: Harvest is in high gear. While Chardonnay is all picked, we are just getting into the heart of the Cabernet harvest. The weather is finally giving us the conditions to bring the fruit of this late and cool season to full ripeness.

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Categores: Winemaking

Director of Winemaking Dirk Hampson talks yields and berry size and what this might mean for the 2011 harvest.

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Categores: Viticulture

Director of Winemaking Dirk Hampson stops by to tell us a little about what vintners in the northern hemisphere worry about this time of year: shatter. I happen to love this time of year. The scent of grape flowers is all over the place.

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