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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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Without a Care: Our New Far Niente Blog!

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Welcome to our new blog! We decided to change things up a little in 2011 with a new URL and new design. We also have let long-time blogger Dirk Hampson off the hook, freeing him up to focus on the business of winemaking—but we hope to talk him into guest blogging now and then.

Why farniente.com/blog? As you probably know, dolce far niente means "the sweetness of doing nothing" in Italian, which, on this stormy, wintery day, brings to mind hammocks, a perfect sun-to-shade ratio, and glasses of Chardonnay–Far Niente, of course. The spirit of this sweetness of leisure is living "without a care," enjoying the present–even if the present comes with a wind and driving rain determined to upset the best of hairdos.  

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