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Far Niente: A Year in Review

12.28.12

Far Niente: A Year in Review

Here's a quick look back at 2012--a year that brought us a bountiful harvest, the release of our 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2011 Chardonnay, and the opportunity to spend time with so many of our friends, old and new, at our special events.

2009 Cabernet Release Day (photos by Robb McDonough)

Aaron Fishleder and Peggy Alamano poured older vintages in our Cave Library.

The limited edition Arvid Case contains two bottles each of the 2005, 2006 and 2007 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon as well as a signed and numbered Arvid giclee, all packaged in a stunning black lacquer box. (Please call the winery at (707) 944-2861 with inquiries.)

Katherine Thomason poured the newly released 2009 Cabernet.

Sights Around the Winery (winery photos)

far niente garden tulips

Each spring, tulips bring bright pops of color to the Far Niente landscaping. It's something we look forward to every year.

far niente harvest bins

And with the washing of the bins, Harvest 2012 was on its way!

Father Charles Garrity at a harvest blessing

With the first bin of 2012 Far Niente Chardonnay, we gathered with Father Charles Garrity from the Carmelite Monastary next door for a harvest blessing and toast.

hand sorting cabernet grapes

Hand sorting 2012 Far Niente Cabernet

nickel & nickel pizza party

Beth Nickel joined the crew for a much-deserved pizza party.

Festival del Sole (Photos by Moanalani Jeffrey)

joshua bell at nickel & nickel winery

Renowned violinist Joshua Bell, Beth Nickel and Larry Maguire--a beautiful summer evening of wine, music and food.

far niente holiday reception

Far Niente Holiday Reception (photos by Nanci Kerby)

We turned the Carriage House into a festive venue for wine, food and mingling.

2011 far niente chardonnay

The 2011 Far Niente Chardonnay started the party off right.

Far Niente Winemaker Nicole Marchesi and Wine Club Manager Julie Zanze

Far Niente Winemaker Nicole Marchesi and Wine Club Manager Julie Zanze poured 2009 Far Niente Cabernet.

For more images from this event, view our Facebook album.

See you in 2013!

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