News & Upcoming Events

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

Capitola Art and Wine Festival

Saturday & Sunday, September 10 & 11 - 34th Capitola Art & Wine Festival, Saturday 10 am-6 pm, Sunday 10 am-5 pm
Admission free. Capitola Village, Capitola

The winery will be closed September 10-11, but we will be pouring in downtown Capitola at the Capitola Art & Wine Festival. Hope you can visit us there!

Saturday, September 17 - 2016 Bottle Bash & Harvest Celebration - Noon-5 pm
$55 / $40 Wine Club (plus tax, reservations required)

Please join Nicholson Vineyards to celebrate the harvest season! The 2016 Harvest Red Blend is ready - it's your turn on the bottling line! Enjoy wine tasting and a bbq lunch hot off the grill. Additional wine may be purchased by the glass or bottle to enjoy during lunch. Space is limited, so reserve today!

  • Chicken & Tri Tip BBQ (Vegetarian option available)
  • Bottle your own case of Harvest Red Blend - $140.*
    (Group A: Noon -2:00 pm / Group B: 2:30-4:30 pm)

*If you plan to bottle, please select group A or B bottling time slot when making your reservation. Tickets are non-refundable. Call (831) 724-7071 or email for reservations.

Santa Cruz Mountains November Passport Day

Saturday, November 5 - Santa Cruz Mountains November Passport Day - Noon-5 pm
$55 Passport / $12 Nicholson Vineyards only
(Club members complimentary at the winery)

A limited number of passports are available at the winery and are valid for one visit to 50+ participating wineries (at one of four Passport Saturdays each year.) Light appetizers will be served for your enjoyment while wine tasting. To purchase advance passports, please contact the Santa Cruz Mountain Winegrowers Association.

Nicholson Vineyards Wine Club

Saturday, November 5 - Wine Club Fall Pick Up & Holiday Celebration - Noon-5 pm

November Wine Club orders are available for pick up. Join us for appetizers and wine tasting as we anticipate the arrival of the holidays.


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.

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

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.

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
Call (831) 724-7071