News & Upcoming Events

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

Winemaker Wednesday at Shadowbrook Restaurant

Wednesday, April 29 - Winemaker Wednesday at Shadowbrook Restaurant - 5-8 pm

Flights of our wines (sample-sized portions of each wine) served in the Shadowbrook bar including complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Serving our 2012 Pinot Noir Cuvee, Santa Cruz Mountains; 2012 Terra Cotta Red (50% each Sangiovese and Syrah); 2011 Petite Sirah, Central Coast; 2012 Old Vine Zin, Amador County. $13.50 per person.

Saturday, May 9 - “Sweet Treats for Mom” Wine Tasting & Strawberry Shortcake Pairing - Noon-5 pm

Moms, be our guests! $15 for doting husbands and favorite children. Wine Tasting, Light Appetizers, Strawberry Shortcake & Old Vine Zin Pairing. What better way to shower Mom with the love and attention she deserves!

Saturday May 9 - Wine Club Spring Pick Up - Noon-5 pm

Spring Wine Club orders will be ready for pick up.

Summer Soiree

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 winesa 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.


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