Nichelini Vineyards

Information about the planted areas of this vineyard

Grape Profile

Grape Details

Varietals: Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah (Durif), Pinot Gris (Pinot Grigio), Sauvignon Blanc (Fumé blanc), Sémillon, Sauvignon Vert, Merlot
Vine Age: 30.1 years (average)
Wine Regions: Chiles Valley, Napa Valley, North Coast

Vineyard Size

Planted Area: 72.24 acres

Wine History

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Farm Certifications

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Land Profile


Elevation917.12 ft.
Slope3.2% (1.85°)
AspectSouth (197.62°)

Solar Radiation

Average Radiation TotalWH/m2
Growing Season146139.45

Climate Indices

Index Name
Growing Degree-Days3472.34
Huglin Index2562.66
Biologically Effective Degree-Days1894.55

Temperature & Rainfall

AverageHi °FLow °FRain in.
Growing Season81.850.65.31
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Block List

Planted Areas of this Vineyard (15)

  1. Block: 1 (9.9 acres)
    Grape: Zinfandel
    876.71 ft. | Pleasanton, Tehama
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  2. Block: 11 (3.69 acres)
    Grape: Petite Sirah (Durif)
    931.37 ft. | Pleasanton
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  3. Block: 12 (3.22 acres)
    Grape: Pinot Gris (Pinot Grigio)
    925.5 ft. | Pleasanton
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  4. Block: 13 (1.42 acres)
    Grape: Zinfandel
    951.84 ft. | Pleasanton
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  5. Block: 2 (13.11 acres)
    Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
    886.24 ft. | Pleasanton, Tehama, Yolo
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  6. Block: 3 (2.95 acres)
    Grape: Petite Sirah (Durif)
    922.25 ft. | Pleasanton, Yolo
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  7. Block: 4 (4.24 acres)
    Grape: Sauvignon Blanc (Fumé blanc)
    914.11 ft. | Bressa, Pleasanton
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  8. Block: 5 (1.09 acres)
    Grape: Sémillon
    908.06 ft. | Pleasanton
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  9. Block: 6 (2.89 acres)
    Grape: Sauvignon Vert
    901.4 ft. | Pleasanton, Tehama
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  10. Block: 7 (7.8 acres)
    Grape: Merlot
    899.6 ft. | Pleasanton, Tehama
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  11. Block: 8A (2.71 acres)
    Grape: Zinfandel
    924.13 ft. | Pleasanton
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  12. Block: 8B (2.69 acres)
    Grape: Zinfandel
    920.16 ft. | Pleasanton
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  13. Block: 9 (4.78 acres)
    Grape: Zinfandel
    942.77 ft. | Pleasanton
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About Nichelini Vineyards

At Nichelini Vineyards, we endeavor to grow the best wine grapes of Napa's Chiles Valley Appellation through exploring its terrior to its fullest and to provide our grapes to wine makers who share our passion for excellence through their art of wine making. We are dedicated to our family who has farmed this land for over 120 years. Our passion for growing grapes and making wine in Napa Valley is honored in every block of grapes we grow. We are committed to developing long-term relationships that result in the highest level of success for everyone we are associated with.

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Vineyard-ID: 2970
Created Date: October 11, 2012
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Data Notes and References


Farm Certifications: See the certifications page to learn more about the farm certifications Everyvine tracks.
Soil Horizon: Bedrock value set to "-" is not available. Available water capacity units are cm/cm.
Solar Radiation: Area Solar radiation has been calculated in watt hours per square meter (WH/m2)
Topography: Topography values are averaged over the block area. Aspect is expressed in positive degrees from 0 to 359.9, measured clockwise from north.
Growing Season: For use in various statistical averages, Everyvine defines the vineyard growing season as the period April 1st to October 31st.


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Topography: Topographic and solor radiation calculations are based on 1/3 arc-second (approx. 10m) elevation models. Data provided by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), EROS Data Center, National Elevation Dataset,, 1999
Climate Indices: Calculations based on methodologies described by Gregory Jones and John Gladstones. See the following:
  • Jones, G.V, Duff, A.A., Hall, A., and J. Myers (2009). Spatial analysis of climate in winegrape growing regions in the western United States.” American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, in Press Spring 2010.
  • Gladstones, J. (1992) Viticulture and environment (Winetitles: Adelaide).
Month Climate Averages: Monthly and annual temperature and rainfall values based on 30-arcsec (800m) normals for the climatological period 1971-2000. Data provided by PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University,, October 31,2008
Soil: Soil data is collected from the following sources:
  • SSURGO: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Soil Survey Geographic (SSURGO) Database. Available online at
  • STATSGO2: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. U.S. General Soil Map (STATSGO2). Available online at
  • Web Soil Survey: Soil Survey Staff, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Web Soil Survey. Available online at
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