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New Barbera Wins Best of Pacific Rim

Nello Olivo Barbera Best Red of Show Pacific RimOur newly released Barbera 2010 apparently wowed judges at the 2013 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition. They awarded it a Gold medal, named it Best of Class, plus gave it highest honors as Best Red Wine of Show.

"This is what every winemaker tries for," says Nello Olivo, "to create wine that stands out in some way from the others. It's not an easy thing to do. Especially since there's really no accounting for people's tastes....especially judges at a wine competition!"

Read more: New Barbera Wins Best of Pacific Rim


Passport Weekend Report

Passport Weekend Report

During our two "Godfather Experience" Passport Weekends we poured our medal-winning wines for crowds of wine-loving folks, made new friends, sold lots of wine at "deal-you-can't-refuse" prices, shared great foods and laughter, all to the music from the "Godfather" movies playing in the background.

Read more: Passport Weekend Report


Easter Egg Hunt at the Vineyards

easter-egg-hunt-insertOur first annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Vineyards happens March 30, 2013. Besides hunting for eggs, we'll have other activites, games and prizes for kids. Lots of fun for adults, too. It's a private event that requires an invitation. Read more to find out how to get one.

Read more: Easter Egg Hunt at the Vineyards


Passport Weekend 2013

Nello Olivo and The Godfather Experience

Start Your Passport Weekend with Us for a "Godfather Experience" You Can't Refuse!


23rd annual Passport Weekends:
April 13-14 & 20-21

During two glorious spring weekends each year, award-winning wineries in El Dorado Wine Country feature luscious wine and food pairings, barrel tastings, art, music, and other activities for the throngs of fun-loving folks who attend.

This year each participating winery will create a unique setting based on a movie or film star and match its wine, food, and people to that theme. Nello Olivo Wines has chosen for its theme "Godfather Experience."

Read more: Passport Weekend 2013


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 . . .

Read more: Valentine's Day with Nello Olivo


Toscanello Dinner! January 25, 2013

Toscanello dinner

In 2012, Nello Olivo's highly praised Toscanello became the winery's flagship wine. Join us for an authentic Tuscany styled wine-pairing dinner featuring Toscanello '07, '08, '09, and newly released '10. Special treat for dessert: a taste of our rare Sagrantino wine!

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Sequoia By The Night - January 10, 2013

Nello Olivo sponsors Sequoia By The NightGrilled Chicken Timbale, Winter Squash Soup, Mixed Grill with Beef, Quail and Salmon, and Warm Bread Pudding are on the menu January 10, 2013.

Nello Olivo Wines sponsors Sequoia By The Night dinners for folks who remember Sequoia Mansion's fine public restaurant past. While it's now a Wedgwood wedding and banquet facility, much of what people loved about the "old" days still exists: great food prepared and styled by Chef David Bagley, one of our area's best chefs, and classic Victorian architecture and interior stylings. This 1853 mansion is still as warm and welcoming as ever.

Read more: Sequoia By The Night - January 10, 2013


Nello Olivo Wines Featured at Sequoia Wine Dinner October 26, 2012

nello-olivo-wine-dinner-FBWe're happy that Sequoia and Chef David Bagley have selected Nello Olivo wines to feature at their final winemaker's dinner of 2012. It will be a 5-course dinner, each course paired with a different Nello Olivo wine.

Also, that night we're releasing our new Toscanello 2010 vintage! It's an exciting release for us, because it's the first wine to include Sagrantino in its blend, a rare grape grown only by us in all of El Dorado County. Come be among the first to taste this wine!

Besides great food and great wine, we'll be offering some of our wines, including the Toscanello 2010 at special prices.

Read more: Nello Olivo Wines Featured at Sequoia Wine Dinner October 26, 2012


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