Just last week, on September 5, our harvest crew started bringing in perfectly ripe and rich Far Niente Chardonnay—a full few weeks earlier than we’ve seen for the last couple of years!
“The summer has been sunny and warm, steadily ripening the grapes, and the cool, foggy mornings have allowed the vines to recharge each day,” says Winemaker Nicole Marchesi.
As is our custom, the Far Niente staff gathered on the first day of harvest to share a toast following a blessing by Father Charles Garrity from the neighboring Carmelite monastery. This moment is significant for everyone at the winery, no matter their role in the winemaking process: a kind of Thanksgiving, a recognition of teamwork, a grateful nod to Mother Nature.
We look forward to sharing the 2012 vintage with you. In the meantime, there’s still some of the beautiful 2010 Far Niente Chardonnay remaining!
In anticipation of our annual Cave Collection release, we sat down with Winemaker Nicole Marchesi to talk about Far Niente's Cave Collection and the keys to making age-worthy Napa Valley Cabernet. Read on to hear what she has to say. Then mark your calendars for the January 17 release from Far Niente's Cave Collection. This year’s allocation is one of our most limited to date, with less than 100 bottles available for our most sought-after vintages.
"Each vintage is our opportunity to make our greatest wine. It's what inspires us in the vineyard and winery."LEARN MORE
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.LEARN MORE
Meet Six Women Shaping the Far Niente Family of Wineries & Vineyards.
Two winemakers. One CFO. Two VPs. And the woman who helped launch Far Niente more than 40 years ago. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we sat down to talk with just a few of the women shaping the way we grow, make, sell and share our wines. From the cellar to the board room, these daring innovators and leaders share a passion for human connection and a sense of adventure.LEARN MORE