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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: 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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Categores: Far Niente Cabernet, Uncategorized, Wine Pairing

Inspired by the green bean surplus in our winery gardens, Far Niente Chef Sarah Walz created a summer three bean salad and lamb merguez recipe that pairs beautifully with our Far Niente Cabernet. Her menu is a delicious reminder that fresh summer salads and red...

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Categores: Wine Pairing

From chic, fun rehearsal dinner bottles to pairing wine with your wedding cake, renowned Bay Area/LA wedding and event planner Shannon Leahy of Shannon Leahy Events reveals her best tips for choosing and serving thoughtful wines for every leg of your wedding journey. 1.When it...

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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: Dolce Napa Valley, Food and Wine Recipes, Wine Pairing

Poached Apple and Late Harvest Dolce

“This started as a simple-yet-elegant almond cake, but I couldn’t resist all the autumn apples showing up in local markets and groceries. The good news is threefold. First, both recipes are straightforward with easy-to-follow steps, though you’ll definitely want to keep your chef hat on...

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