Open Saturdays Noon-5 pm for tasting in addition to the following events.
Saturday, May 14- Aptos Wine Wander - 1-4 pm - $35
Join us at the inaugural Aptos Village Wine Wander for an afternoon of tasting delicious, local Santa Cruz Mountains wines in the heart of the Aptos community.
Tickets are limited, so purchase yours today! All proceeds benefit Rio Del Mar Elementary, Mar Vista Elementary and Valencia Elementary.
Saturday, May 21- Pathway To Pinot Paradise - Noon-5 pm
$45 to visit all participating wineries / $12 Nicholson Vineyards only
(Club members complimentary at the winery)
Come sip, sample and enjoy three days meandering your way through the many Pinot Noir and Chardonnay producers of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Taste through barrel samples, enjoy the experience of meeting our winemakers and participate in personal tours of the vineyards.
Saturday, July 16 - Santa Cruz Mountains July Passport Day - Noon-5 pm
$55 Passport / $12 Nicholson Vineyards only
(Wine Club members complimentary at the winery)
Passport Celebration Days to the Santa Cruz Mountains was introduced in 1993, by the Winegrowers of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Four times a year the winegrowing community of the Santa Cruz Mountains comes together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of the Santa Cruz Mountains wine region. Over the last 20 years the event has become a beloved tradition among wine lovers who enjoy wines produced by our legendary, artisan winemakers all within the idyllic Santa Cruz Mountains. On the third Saturday of January, April, July and November, passport aficionados are welcomed into 50+ wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, each offering a unique winery experience. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable day. Enjoy!
NICHOLSON VINEYARDS WINS GOLD, SILVER & BRONZE AWARDS
IN SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE COMPETITION
Nicholson Vineyards won Gold and Silver Awards in the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. The judges recognized our 2012 Pinot Noir, Brooks' Block - Gold Medal, 2013 Chardonnay - Silver Medal and 2011 Pinot Noir - Bronze Medal.
The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC) is the largest competition of American wines in the world and broke records again last year with an astonishing 6,417 entries. Submissions came pouring in from boutique wineries and large scale producers spanning 28 different states throughout the country.
NICHOLSON VINEYARDS WINS 3 SILVER AWARDS
IN 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 Noon-5 pm
Call (831) 724-7071