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Address: 2950 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574-9641
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11:00 - 17:00
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Established in 1890 by Anton Nichelini, Nichelini Family Winery is the...

Established in 1890 by Anton Nichelini, Nichelini Family Winery is the oldest continuously owned and family-operated winery in Napa Valley.

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Nice family run winery

The drive to the winery is pleasant, the wine selection is good and the staff is pleasant and cheerful.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Shyam S
Seattle, Washington

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Seattle, Washington
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The drive to the winery is pleasant, the wine selection is good and the staff is pleasant and cheerful.

Thank Shyam S
Doug P, 4th generation Nichelini at Nichelini Family Winery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us and we very much appreciate your review. While we have been making wine and selling it for 126 consecutive years, what is important is how we are doing today. We will pass along to the staff and to our winemaker your comments and we look forward to seeing you again! More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 August 2016

It is the oldest family owned winery in Napa. Met 4th and 5th generation family members. They provided us a great tasting experience and we had a wonderful picnic afterward. It is a little off the beaten path but well worth the trip. Definitely recommend you bring your own food!

Thank Jeff M
Pismo Beach, California
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88 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This was our last winery stop of the day and it was such a pleasant surprise. I had planned to take our group here all along and I knew it was off the beaten path, but I hadn't seen any photos of the property or its building. I actually questioned if we were in the right place when we pulled... More 

1 Thank RMIgolfer
Granbury, Texas
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Let me start by saying this winery was the first and best overall experience in Napa that my husband and I had the pleasure of visiting. We were celebrating our 39th anniversary, and had made an appointment for a tour and tasting the morning of our first day. What a find!! The wine was delicious, the location is charming, the... More 

2 Thank kkdonarumo
Park City, Utah, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Favorite winery and wines of our trip, no question. We happened upon Nichelini during our rode ride and did not have a reservation, but they were very accommodating and gracious. It is off the beaten path but worth the trip. The wines were delicious and the space is amazing. It will be the only wine club we join. Definitely a... More 

Thank Kelly S
Munich, Germany
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270 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Amazing. We loved every moment of the tour of this small family vineyard. Can only recommend! It is off the beaten path, but worth the detour. Make sure you call upfront.

Thank Patrick_Bateman
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105 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2015

Nice, off-the-beaten-path, roadside winery. About a 20 min drive east of Rutherford past pretty Lake Hennessey. Decent wines. Pretty setting.

Thank ChelleAnn
EdwardNapaLee, General Manager at Nichelini Family Winery, responded to this review

Dear ChelleAnn, Thank you so much for your recent review, we were glad that we get to be a part of your Napa Adventure and we want to thank you for the positive review you've posted to encourage us. If you could give us additional insights on improving our service and overall experience, we would kindly appreciate it. Cheers, Edward... More 

Eureka, Ca
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36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015

It was an okay experience for us. Tasting was $20 and that is waived if you buy a bottle which is great, and perhaps why they don't honor standard industry discount. Wines were well explained and tasted well. There is so much competition in this area and a handful pop out at me as memorable experiences and terrific wine...and those... More 

Thank finewine35
EdwardNapaLee, Manager at Nichelini Family Winery, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review, I find it thoughtful and transparent. I do apologize for the fact that our staff did not realize that you are in the wine business, which we would be happy to comp you and your party's tastings, with the 20% discount to all your wine purchases. Please... More 

Minnetonka, Minnesota
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192 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Still run by the fifth generation of the family, we happened upon this winery while trying to get back into the Napa Valley from the Lake Berryessa area. This family vineyard dates back to the 1800's and the wine cellar is the original built by the family. Definitely worth the trip out to this winery if you have the time.... More 

1 Thank CPhi74
EdwardNapaLee, Manager at Nichelini Family Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. I am so happy to see that you have taken the extra time to get the words out there about us. Please continue to encourage us to pursuit for the best service paired with the wines authentic to our family story and history. Please come visit us again whenever you visit California! Cheers, Edward More 

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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015

As we live within a couple hours of the Napa Valley, we have come to the area many times. We enjoy discovering new-to-us wineries. This trip we drove the short drive up into the hills to Nichelini. It was worth the drive. This is truly a family winery. No big glitzy commercial push here. The wines were quite good. We... More 

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