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Categores: 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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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: Far Niente Chardonnay, Wine Pairing

Chardonnay Wine and Cheese Pairings

If you’ve ever experienced a tasting here at our Oakville winery, then you know we love putting together Napa Valley wine and cheese pairings.  Although experimenting with new wine and cheese combinations is half the fun, lately we can’t resist creating this gorgeous cheese board from...

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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: Wine Gifts, Winemaking

As the full-time winemaker here at Far Niente as well as a wife and mom to two boys, Winemaker Nicole Marchesi has found that balancing the myriad roles and parts of her world requires an expertise in organization and precision as well as an acceptance...

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Categores: Far Niente Chardonnay, Wine Pairing, Wine Tours and Tastings

Straight from our Chef’s Tasting – a new food and wine tasting experience here at Far Niente – this crab and avocado summer roll is one of our favorite spring recipes! We love how the easy-to-prepare appetizer marries the clean, salty flavors of crab with...

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