Nello Olivo was born in Santa Clara county, California to a family of 16 children. His grandfather Enrico was born in Todi, Umbria, Italy in 1879, with all his other grandparents being from Spain and Chile. Olivo has brought unique Italian grape varieties to the California wine region and has worked with the University of California, Davis on bringing the rare Sagrantino to the United States. His Sangiovese was the winner of the 2010 California State Fair and his Petite Sirah  was award the prestigious Best In Class at the 2011 California State Fair. 
- Nello Olivo.com - Official site.