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Nello Olivo Wins Gold and Silver in CA State Fair Competition

California State Fair Wine Competition

Nello Olivo wines have won Gold and Silver in the California State Fair Wine Competition.

The California State Fair Wine Competition is the oldest wine competition in North America. Considered the "authentic Grandaddy" of American wine competitions, this year marked its 155th anniversary. Wines were entered from 607 California wineries, and collectively, 60 judges sampled 20,000 glasses of wine. In a competition known for its rigorous judging, a win here means a lot.

The winning Nello Olivo wines are:

Sangiovese 2007*

Special Awards
Best Sangiovese in California
Best Red Wine in Sierra Foothills Wine Region

Petite Sirah 2006

The complete list of winners are available here. (For the time being, the winning wines are listed under "Toogood Estate Winery" where the actual bottling takes place for Nello Olivo wines.)

One unique aspect of the California State Fair Wine Competition is its celebration not only of the winning wines but also of the winning vineyards supplying grapes for those wines. Duplicate awards are given to winning wineries and to each vineyard manager in recognition of the expert technique, care and passion required to produce the grapes that go into award-winning wines. Truly great wines do begin at ground level.

Read about Nello Olivo's celebrated vineyard manager, Lance Johnson.

* NOTE: The Gold-medal-winning Sangiovese 2007 will be available for purchase soon.




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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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