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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, Far Niente Chardonnay, Winemaking

Harvest 2012 was a beautiful harvest indeed. Director of Winemaking, Dirk Hampson, closely followed operations. “This year brought exceptional flavors and structure that broke the rules by delivering strong tonnage,” he says. “I believe this is a year that may develop a mystical aura in...

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Categores: Far Niente Gardens, Visit Far Niente

  Crisp mornings, falling leaves, richly hewed golds, reds, oranges and browns—we are embracing autumn at Far Niente. With harvest completed, the cellar is a hive of activity as the crew finishes pressing the wines and getting them into barrel. And the winery’s gardens and...

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Categores: Far Niente Cabernet

  You know the old joke. The New York tourist stops Leonard Bernstein on the streets of New York and asks him, “How do I get to Carnegie Hall.” He says, “Practice, practice, practice.” One of the great professional pleasures of my wine career has...

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