News & Upcoming Events

Open Saturdays Noon-5 pm & Sundays Noon-4 pm for tasting in addition to the following events.

Santa Cruz Mountains Summer Passport Day

Saturday, July 18 - Santa Cruz Mountains July Passport Day - Noon-5 pm
$45 Passport / $12 Nicholson Vineyards only
(Club members complimentary at the winery)

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! Passports are available at the winery and are valid for one visit only to 50+ participating wineries (at one of four Passport Saturdays each year.) Light appetizers will be served for your enjoyment while wine tasting. Picnic tables are available for use. To purchase advanced tickets see Santa Cruz Mountain Winegrowers Association website.

Nicholson Vineyards Wine Club

Saturday, August 8 - Wine Club Summer Pick Up - Noon-5 pm

Summer Wine Club orders will be ready for pick up.

Saturday, September 19 - Bottle Bash Harvest Celebration - Noon-5 pm
$45 / $25 Wine Club (Reservations Required)

Call (831) 724-7071 or email for reservations.

Saturday, November 14 - Wine Club Fall Pick Up - Noon-5 pm

Fall Wine Club orders will be ready for pick up.


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 & Sundays Noon-4 pm
Call (831) 724-7071