A visit to the Nichelini Family Winery offers an experience of the Napa Valley the way it used to be: serene, rustic, and independent. Get away from the crowds and travel the 8 miles up into the hills east of the Silverado Trail, past Lake Hennessy and through the scenic cliffs of Sage Canyon Road.
Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 5pm, or Monday through Thursday by appointment.
Nichelini Family Winery
2950 Sage Canyon Road
St. Helena, CA 94574
Directions to the Winery
From San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge:
Take Highway 101 North to Highway 37, Vallejo/Napa exit. Turn left at the second stoplight onto HWY 121 (Infineon Raceway is on the left). Turn left onto HWY 29 North. Travel north on HWY 29 and follow the directions below from Napa.
From San Francisco, Bay Bridge:
Take Highway 80 East over the Carquinez Bridge. Take Exit #33/NAPA/AUTO MALL/NOVATO/COLUMBUS PKWY onto CA-37 West toward Napa. Take exit #19/NAPA/SONOMA BOULEVARD and Turn RIGHT onto HWY-29 North. Travel north on HWY 29 and follow the directions below from Napa.
Take HWY 29 North to the HWY 128 turn-off at Rutherford and follow it across the Silverado Trail by turning right onto the Silverado Trail and immediately left at the Conn Dam/Lake Berryessa turnoff. Proceed past Lake Hennessey. At the “Y”, stay right on HWY 128. Continue for about 5 miles and you will come to Nichelini on the right.
Take HWY 80 West to Davis and take the Hwy 113 north exit. Exit HWY 113 at Covell Blvd and turn left passing over Hwy 113. Follow Covell Blvd (Hwy 128) west for 10 miles to the town of Winters. Continue straight on HWY 128 thru Winters, past Conn Dam, and upon reaching HWY 121turn right (HWY 128 turns to the right). Stay on HWY 128 to the left as you pass the Turtle Rock Café on your right. When to reach Lower Chiles Valley Road stay left on HWY 128 and Nichelini is just ahead on the left.