N ello Olivo makes primarily Italian wines and blends from 11 varieties of estate-grown grapes. His efforts to make "the best Italian wines under the California sun" result in smooth, well-balanced, robustly flavored wines, popular with wine-enthusiasts, competition judges and anyone who loves delicious wines—especially with food.

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Come Taste!

Sequoia Mansion home of Nello Olivo Winery tasting room

Placerville Tasting Room - more info

643 Bee Street, Placerville

Mon-Wed Closed
Thur 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-7,
Sun 11-5

Nello Olivo tasting room on Carson Road, Camino California

Camino Tasting Room

3544 Carson Road, Camino

7 days a week

News & Events

Nello Olivo Wine Club Pickup Party

Club Pickup Party Happening

It's a club wine Pickup Party with lunch and live music! Come join the fun and get your 3rd quarter club wines.

The Return of PastaNello Night!

Enjoy a little Italy in the evening! A casual, relaxing way to mix with friends, meet new people, enjoy a simple fresh meal and taste new wines!
Nello Olivo Sagrantino - a 99 Point shooting star

Catch a 99 Point Shooting Star

Judges at the 2019 California State Fair gave 99points to our 2016 Sagrantino, plus 4 more high honors.
Trivia Night at Nello Olivo Winery and Hwy 50 Brewery

Tuesdays are Trivial!

Starting June 18, transform a boring Tuesday evening into a trivia winning streak! Trivia Night Tuesdays: NEW at Nello Olivo tasting room and Hwy 50 Brewery in Camino.
Nello Olivo Winery hosts a River Cruise Wine Adventure

Join Us On an Enchanting River Cruise with Wine!

This Fall we're floating down the Rhine River on an enchanting wine adventure! Join us.
Nello Olivo Winery private cellar tastings

Book a Private Cellar Tasting!

Relaxed, small group, guided wine tastings in the historic wine cellar of Sequoia Mansion.

Meet The Grapefather

N ello Olivo IS The Grapefather. The father of vineyard and vine. The wine whisperer of gentle voice and commanding words so the grapes know who's boss! Hang around him for a while and he'll tell a few stories — even legends — but some things he'll never tell. The Grapefather's best secrets come inside bottles. Pull the cork and you'll know.


Super Tuscan Style: A Wine for Rebels

What happens when the head of a 600-year-old family Italian winery breaks with staunch Italian wine laws and uses an unsanctioned grape variety (gasp!) to make a higher class Chianti wine?

Piero Antinori rocked the wine world when he blended non-Italian Cabernet Sauvignon with the holy grail of Italian wines—Sangiovese—bringing to market a new “Super Tuscan” wine.

Other wine producers joined the rebellion because the new wine sold like crazy and at higher prices. (Also, well, this was the 1970’s and people didn’t want to follow the rules, they wanted the rules to follow them!)

By the 1990’s Antinori’s revolt did help change the laws. Today Super Tuscan style wines lead a movement that inspires winemakers to be free and creative in their craft.

Nello blends Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with Sangiovese (all estate-grown) to make his Super Tuscan Style wine. It has many fans and usually gets on our TOP 5 bestseller list without breaking any rules.

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