Below are some of the stories that have been shared with us about families, traditions, and experiences with Nichelini Winery. Enjoy! (Share Your Story Here!)
Tiger Mountain Winery, LLC
Hello all. Just thought I would drop you a note about how
much my wife and I enjoy your wine, The Primitivo is still
my favorite, and have enjoyed it with lamb and all by itself.
We were there just as the vines were waking up and
thought your Vineyard was the most relaxed and made
the tasting very personal.
Keep up the good work.
If walls could talk, the old stone winery of Nichelini would tell
amazing tales of 5 generations of family winemakers and the
historic creek side winery that is the oldest in the Napa Valley.
For over 120 years, the Nichelini family has produced exquisite
estate wines in the Napa Valley. The historic stone winery, on
the banks of Sage Creek, was built in 1895. Through Prohibition
and beyond, 5 generations of this legendary family have honed
their skills producing award-wining wines that are only available
January 31, 2012 at the winery. Visit any day chat with the family over a glass of
Jonelle wine. Learn about the wines and their rich history in the Napa
Valley. By the time you leave, you’ll have made a few new
friends and already be planning your next visit!
My father frequented Nichelini winery on numerous occasions in the
early 70's. Remember running around out back and on those chilly
mornings/days sitting on the small kegs. All this while my dad and I
think another Mr Nichelini talked about wine. Each time we left the
cases were stacked in the back of the station wagon and the
camping equipment on top. My brother and I were squeezed in on
those rides back to the city. Liked looking at the pictures. Hasn’t
changed that much in the areas I remember. Cheers!
I visited Napa for the first time ever! We were so disappointed! Went to a
small winery on the Napa-St Helena hwy, and the young man at I would
rather not mention where, didn't care, notice, or give a hoot about who we
were, we could have been from Mars! It wasn't anything personal, just
take a number, pay your tasting fee and buy some wine and move on so I
can get off work. On the way home, we drove the road to Lake Berryessa
and luckily stopped in at the Nichelini Family Winery and were wowed by
the personal touch beyond our dreams! After opening up for us, because
we told them about our non-descript and sad experience in the valley,
they said that we couldn't leave Napa that way. We tasted all their wine,
shared our Organic Nation spirits with them and got invited, per tradition,
to their family BBQ/Bday party, an entire pig! Everyone was so nice,
beyond our expectations. We now have friends for life, and besides, the
wine is great! The service and care is beyond what anyone expects, We
dream of this and they made our dream come true!!
Come visit us soon in Oregon, so we can return the favor!
- Diane and David from Organic Nation, Ashland OR