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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

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

It’s not an easy business, but it’s the business we love! Far Niente President and CEO Larry Maguire stops by to talk about just one of the challenges in winemaking: Mother Nature.

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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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Categores: Far Niente Cabernet, Far Niente Chardonnay

Our wine club members are an adventurous lot, refusing to let a little wild weather keep them from a great wine experience. Many braved the pouring rain this past Saturday for sister winery Nickel & Nickel’s Spring Release event and Far Niente’s Open House.

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Categores: Viticulture

Last weekend we were treated to views of a snowy Mt. St. Helena–even the slopes of Howell Mountain had a good dusting of the white stuff. Hard to believe that just two weeks ago we were basking in 70+-degree weather! Our higher elevations are supposed to be in for a dusting tomorrow. As you know, sometimes forecasters are right, and a lot of the time they are wrong.

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