News & Upcoming Events

Open Saturdays & Sundays, Noon-5 pm for tasting in addition to the following events.

Nicholson Vineyards Wine Club

Saturday & Sunday, August 16 & 17 - Wine Club Summer Pick Up - Noon-5 pm
$10 tasting fee
(Wine Club members complimentary)

We will be open Saturday and Sunday for Wine Club pickup.

Saturday, September 6 - Bottle Bash Harvest Party - Noon-5 pm
$45 / $25 Wine Club (Reservations Required)

Celebrate the harvest season with the Nicholson family at their annual harvest BBQ & bottling event. We will be bringing out the grills and serving up a meal that will satisfy even the hungriest appetite. And don't forget to plan on bottling a case or more of our Harvest Blend! The line will be going and everyone will have a chance to bottle their own! Discounted wine prices will be available. The event will sell out, so get your tickets early! Wine tasting, bottling, BBQ lunch and more! Call (831) 724-7071 or email for reservations.

Harvest Party 2014

Vintage Santa Clara

Sunday, September 7 - Vintage Santa Clara XXX, 1:30-5 pm
Santa Clara University

For all of you Bronco fans, please stop by our booth to enjoy wine and conversation at the Vintage event. We will be pouring 1:30-5:00 pm. Go Broncos!

Capitola Art and Wine Festival

Saturday & Sunday, September 13 & 14 - Capitola Art & Wine Festival, 10 am-6 pm
Admission free. Capitola Village, Capitola

Visit our booth at the Art and Wine Festival in Capitola on Saturday or Sunday, 10 am-6 pm. It is a great venue for wine tasting, strolling along the Esplanade and browsing through the artists’ tents. Great festival deals will be offered on wine purchases. **Please note that the winery will be closed this weekend.

Nicholson Vineyards Wine Club

Saturday & Sunday, November 8 & 9 - Wine Club Fall Pick Up - Noon-5 pm
$10 tasting fee
(Wine Club members complimentary)

We will be open Saturday and Sunday for Wine Club pickup.

Sunday, November 9 - Wine Club Holiday Party and Food Drive

The time of year to help those in need. Please join us to celebrate the upcoming season with wine and appetizers and help us collect non-perishable goods for the 2nd Harvest Food Bank. Your donations are greatly appreciated!

Santa Cruz Mountains Fall Passport Day

Saturday, November 15 - Santa Cruz Mountains November Passport Day - 11 am-5 pm
$45 Passport / $12 Nicholson Vineyards only
(Wine Club members complimentary at the winery)

Come enjoy the wine, sun and fun. Bring a picnic and enjoy a glass while relaxing under the Oaks. Jewelry by April Martin Designs. Passports are available at the winery and are valid for one visit only to 50+ participating wineries (at one of four Passport Saturdays each year.) Light appetizers will be served for your enjoyment while wine tasting. Picnic tables are available for use.

California State Fair Wine Competition


Nicholson Vineyards won three Silver Awards at the 2012 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition. The judges recognized our 2009 Old Vine Zin, 2008 Syrah and 2009 Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains, Peter Martin Ray Vineyard.

The California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition is the oldest and most prestigious judged wine competition in the nation. With more than 2,500 entries from more than 600 wineries, the competition is so large it takes place prior to the fair. The competition was held June 6-8, 2012.

Open for Wine Tasting Saturdays & Sundays Noon-5 pm (Sundays too starting June 15) -- Call (831) 724-7071