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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: 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: Winemaking

Last week, in honor of International Women’s Day, we profiled the dynamic women in wine here at Far Niente. You might have noticed that  someone was missing. We saved the best for last. We caught up with Beth Nickel, who helped launch Far Niente with Gil...

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Categores: Winemaking

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’re tipping our hats to the women who grow and make our wines. Whether you’re interested in pursuing a career in wine yourself or you simply like to drink great bottles, read on to discover what gets these four...

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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 Cabernet, Far Niente Cave Collection

We’ve updated our Far Niente Vintage Chart! Discover this comprehensive, 20-year guide to our Napa Valley Cabernets, then and now. Want to know how that 2005 Far Niente Cave Collection Cabernet Sauvignon is tasting right now?  Here at the winery, it’s easy for us to...

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Categores: Far Niente Cabernet, Far Niente Chardonnay, Winemaking

The quick harvest pace has finally slowed. Our Napa Valley Chardonnay is completely off the vine and the last of our Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon came in last week, literally one to two days before the first real rains of the season. It’s a thrilling –...

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