News & Upcoming Events

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

Summer Soiree Winemakers Dinner

Saturday, June 6 - “Summer Soiree” Winemaker’s Dinner - 6:00 pm

Share this special summer evening with winemaker John Ritchey. Pre-dinner reception and hors d’oeuvres. Evening feast by the chefs of Five Star. Live jazz by the Sam Kellerman trio. Celebrate the release of our newest summer wines. A wonderful evening of wine, food and friends under the stars! Seating is limited to 80 for this intimate affair. Please email or call for reservations before they are gone! or call (831) 724-7071.

Silicon Valley Wine Auction

Saturday, June 20 - Silicon Valley Wine Auction - 2:00-5:00 pm
Purchase tickets online $150

The Premier Wine Auction of the Silicon Valley -- Wine & Food for Education. Join us for an evening of celebration, wine and philanthropy, benefiting the Silicon Valley Education Foundation. Produced in collaboration with the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, this inaugural wine event will be held at Levi’s® Stadium -- home of the San Francisco 49ers -- and highlights the local vintners of the Santa Cruz Mountains while benefiting K-12 education in Silicon Valley. To purchase tickets go to


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.

California State Fair Wine Competition

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 Noon-5 pm -- Call (831) 724-7071