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Near St. Helena in Napa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Nichelini Vineyard

 
 
Nichelini Vineyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Loren Wilson
1. Nichelini Vineyard Marker
Inscription. Placed to commemorate the founding of the Nichelini Winery in 1890 by Anton Nichelini. Here on the southern slope of Sage Canyon he and his wife Caterina built their home and winery and raised twelve children. Ownership passed to eldest son, William, in 1937 and to his son James Edward, in 1963. James was winemaker, owner, and operator until his death, April 22, 1985.

Jo-Anne Nichelini Meyer, James' daughter, carries on the family tradition for the fourth generation.
 
Erected 1985 by Sam Brannan Chapter No. 1004, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 29.924′ N, 122° 17.639′ W. Marker is near St. Helena, California, in Napa County. Marker can be reached from Sage Canyon Road (California Route 128), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Plaque is located in the picnic area. It is attached to a stone wall behind and below the winery building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2950 Sage Canyon Road, Saint Helena CA 94574, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Whiskey Crossing (approx. 3.2 miles away); Napa P.O.W. Camp
Nichelini Winery Picnic Area and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Loren Wilson, May 24, 2008
2. Nichelini Winery Picnic Area and Marker
(approx. 5.1 miles away); Site of Yount’s Blockhouse (approx. 6.8 miles away); Good Indian Go Big Hill (approx. 7.4 miles away); Grave of George C. Yount (approx. 7.4 miles away); The Pioneer Christian Church Bell (approx. 7.5 miles away); Yountville (approx. 7.5 miles away); Yountville's First Fire House (approx. 7.6 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
1. Additional Information Regarding the Marker Dedication
Carl Schoelles was Noble Grand Humbug when this plaque was dedicated. Plaque wording by Loren A. Wilson. Monument constructed by Carl Schoelles and Loren Wilson. The ashes of James Nichilini were placed in a niche benind the plaque when the monument was constructed.
    — Submitted April 17, 2012, by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California.

 
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Nichelini Vineyard image. Click for full size.
By Loren Wilson, May 24, 2008
3. Nichelini Vineyard
Nichelini Vineyard image. Click for full size.
By Loren Wilson, May 24, 2008
4. Nichelini Vineyard
Founded
1890
Old Roman Wine Press at Nichelini Winery image. Click for full size.
By Loren Wilson, May 24, 2008
5. Old Roman Wine Press at Nichelini Winery
Nichelini Winery Stone Building image. Click for full size.
By Loren Wilson, May 24, 2008
6. Nichelini Winery Stone Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California. This page has been viewed 532 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Loren Wilson of Sebastopol, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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