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Our Team

Owner, CEO

Nello Olivo 

Nello Olivo will be the first to tell you that while he is not a trained winemaker, winemaking is in his blood.

As a second generation Italian-American, (all his grandparents were born in either Italy, Spain or Chile), Nello has learned that wine-making was important in the daily lives of his ancestors on both sides.

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Wine Maker

Marco Cappelli is Wine Maker for Nello Olivo wines


When I was in college my girlfriend at the time had a roommate who was an enology student. During our first year in the dorms we extended our drinking budget by making wine together from fermented honey. Seeing the transformation that took place during fermentation process fascinated me and in no time at all I was hooked.

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Director of Vineyard Operations 

Lance Johnson


There have been many events along the way that influenced my passion to be a winegrower.  I remember so vividly when I was about four years old and my Greek Grandfather led me out to the barn and took an old tin can, which he filled with some red wine from an old dusty barrel.  He offered me a sip and it was good.  I tried my hand at milking a goat that day also. 

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Director of Sales and Marketing

David Bagley photo by Lisa Richmond Photography


As a child I lived in the Napa/Sonoma area, California's premier wine district. When I was 12, a friend's dad noticed me working in the kitchen of my father's restaurant and offered to train me as a chef. He was an old school Italian chef/restaurateur known locally as "Papa Bertolucci," the proprietor of Bertolucci's, one of the well known Northern California restaurants of the day.


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Nello Olivo Online Store

Nello Olivo wine tasting room in Placerville

643 Bee Street, Placerville

Monday: closed
Tuesday: 11-5
Wednesday: 11-5
Thursday: 11-5
Friday: 11-7
Saturday: 11-7
Sunday: 11-7

We're the closest winery to Hwy 50, at the "corner of" Hwys 50 and 49. Start your wine tour here. We have winery maps!

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