News & Upcoming Events

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

Winemaker Wednesday at Shadowbrook Restaurant

Wednesday, May 7 - 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. Cost to be determined (typically $10-$15 per person).

Saturday, May 10 - “Magnificent Moms & Sweet Treats” - Noon-5 pm

Moms, be our guests! $12 for doting husbands and favorite children. Wine Tasting, Barrel Tasting, Strawberry Shortcake and Old Vine Zin Pairing. A great way to shower Mom with the love and attention she deserves! Child friendly!

Saturday & Sunday, May 15 & 18 - Wine Club Pick Up Day - Noon-5 pm
$10 tasting fee
(Club members complimentary)

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

Saturday, June 14 - “Deserving Dads” Weekend - Noon-5 pm

Dads, be our guests! $12 for wonderful wives and favorite children. Wine tasting, barrel tasting, BBQ sausage and sweet treats. Child friendly.

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