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)
Each spring, tulips bring bright pops of color to the Far Niente landscaping. It's something we look forward to every year.
And with the washing of the bins, Harvest 2012 was on its way!
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 2012 Far Niente Cabernet
Beth Nickel joined the crew for a much-deserved pizza party.
Renowned violinist Joshua Bell, Beth Nickel and Larry Maguire--a beautiful summer evening of wine, music and food.
Far Niente Holiday Reception (photos by Nanci Kerby)
We turned the Carriage House into a festive venue for wine, food and mingling.
The 2011 Far Niente Chardonnay started the party off right.
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!
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.
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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