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Valentine's Day with Nello Olivo

Wine plus chocolate equals love at Nello Olivo WinesThe most romantic day of the year is coming!

The combination of romance and wine has a long history. In Medieval Europe, gifts of wine and sweets were especially popular to show romantic interest. In Venice on the day of the Festival of the Twelve Marys, young men paraded to a church to give desserts and wine to eligible bachelorettes. The next day, they would find the ladies again, this time at the homes of wealthy town dignitaries, where they would woo them again with wine and sweets. Hmmm. Sound vaguely familiar??

Here at Nello Olivo Wines, we offer 3 ways to woo with, or be wooed by, wine and sweets . . .

#1 Our popular Chocolate Dipped Wine Bottles.

This gift is actually a romantic event for two, involving all the senses. Instructions: light some candles, dim the room and invite your intended to pull the red "zipper" on the side of the bottle. Suddenly aromatic chunks of gourmet chocolate cascade away to reveal a bottle of spirited Nello Olivo wine. Remove the cork and regale each other with bits of chocolate and sips of wine until well sated!

Buy Chocolate Dipped Wine Bottles in our tasting room or by calling 530-409-5603. We ship anywhere in the US.


#2 A Chocolate Affair

(The benefit charity event, not the guilty pleasure.)

This annual Soroptimist gala raises funds for Helping Hands, CASA, Partners in Case, Women's Center and many other organizations that benefit women, children and families in our area. We'll be there pouring our wares along with other wineries and breweries, while restaurants, caterers, bakeries, chocolatiers and others sample out luscious food items and treats. It's fun and indulgent. And for a worthy cause.

A Chocolate Affair happens on February 9th at the fairgrounds from 6 to 9:30PM. Ticket information is here, or by calling 530-344-1476. Please attend to give your support, and don't forget to stop by our booth to taste some great wines.

#3 Valentine's Day Dinner & Ball

Valentine's Day Dinner and Ball at Wedgewood Sequoia Mansion

The most romantic event of the season happens just over our heads here at 643 Bee Street.

A five-course dinner served elegantly on linen-topped tables, and afterwards, dancing in Sequoia's beautiful Empire Ballroom. Information and menu here.

The tasting room is open all evening. On your way upstairs, stop in to buy your bottle of favorite wine to enjoy with dinner. Take a break from dancing and come downstairs for a taste of wine or to buy a Chocolate Dipped Wine Bottle to take home with you.

However you celebrate Valentine's Day, we hope it's full of fun and romance. Remember this: "In water one sees one’s own face; But in wine, one beholds the heart of another" (an old French proverb).


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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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