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Nichelini Family Winery

  • 2950 Sage Canyon Rd./Hwy. 128 Map It
  • St. Helena
  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

A scenic drive east of the Silverado Trail winds past Lake Hennessey to Nichelini, the Napa Valley's oldest continuously operated family-owned winery. Erected in the late 1800s by Anton Nichelini, an Italian-Swiss immigrant, the old winery buildings, still in use, cling to a steep embankment where the road skirts a cliff. The wines to taste—they're made by Anton's great-great-granddaughter Aimée Sunseri—include the Zinfandel, its Italian cousin the Primitivo, the Cabernet Sauvignon, the Petite Sirah, and a white blend of old-vine Muscadelle and more recently planted Semillon. The winery is open for walk-in tastings from Friday through Sunday, the rest of the week by appointment.

Sight Information

Address:

2950 Sage Canyon Rd./Hwy. 128, 8 miles east of Silverado Trail, St. Helena, California, 94574, USA

Map It

Phone:

707-963–0717

Sight Details:

  • Tasting $25

Published 07/06/2016

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