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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Nello Olivo Wine Tasting Room

Danica Olivo, Nello Olivo, cutting the ribbon for Nello Olivo Wine Tasting Room

March 4, 2011 marked the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Nello Olivo Wine Tasting Room. Above, Danica Olivo prepares to cut the ribbon as Nello and costumed El Dorado County "Chamber Maids" look on.

It was a long anticipated day for us. Work on the tasting room interior extended many months beyond originally planned. But the results and the public's seeming happiness that we're open has been worth the wait.

Danica Olivo cuts the ribbon, officially opening the Nello Olivo Wine Tasting Room

Danica Olivo cuts the ribbon, signalling the public opening of our new Nello Olivo Wine Tasting Room. We had been worried earlier in the week, as rain had been forcasted. But the day brought mostly sun and a bit of cloud cover.

Nello Olivo pouring wine for happy guests

After the ribbon ceremony, another kind of ceremony began as guests poured into the tasting room and wine poured into glasses! It was soon shoulder-to-shoulder in the packed room.

Nello Olivo tasting room, low on glasses

Things looked a bit desperate when the ceiling rack for wine glasses emptied. Thankfully, Sequoia, our sister restaurant upstairs, supplied some clean glasses while we revved up the dishwasher. Sequoia's kitchen also provided delicious finger foods for the occasion.

Lance Johnson and Anne Roos

As the crowd thickened, Lance Johnson, our director of vineyard operations, stepped in to help. Beautiful Celtic harp music filled the room from harpist, Anne Roos.

Jackson Steel Band plays for Nello Olivo ribbon cutting celebration

Many thanks to Jackson Steel Band and their fantastic dance music upstairs. And many thanks to all of you who joined us. We hope to see you often!

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Our friends at Studio 3 Weddings provided this SLIDE SHOW of the festivities. Great photos. Thanks Studio 3! 




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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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