News & Upcoming Events

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

Saturday, October 25 - No Tricks, Just Treats - Noon-5 pm
$10 for 2 tastings

Help us celebrate Halloween with a spooky good time! Treat yourself and a friend with a 2-for-1 tastings at the winery. Indulge in light appetizers and sweet tidbits. Taste our new fall releases. Weather permitting, picnic under the oaks and enjoy a glass of our wine and vineyard views. Don that black hat and bring your broom. No tricks, just treats!

Nicholson Vineyards Wine Club

Saturday & Sunday, November 8 & 9 - Wine Club Fall Pick Up - Noon-5 pm
$10 tasting fee
(Wine Club members complimentary)

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

Sunday, November 9 - Wine Club Holiday Party and Food Drive

The time of year to help those in need. Please join us to celebrate the upcoming season with wine and appetizers and help us collect non-perishable goods for the 2nd Harvest Food Bank. Your donations are greatly appreciated!

Santa Cruz Mountains Fall Passport Day

Saturday, November 15 - Santa Cruz Mountains November Passport Day - 11 am-5 pm
$45 Passport / $12 Nicholson Vineyards only
(Wine Club members complimentary at the winery)

Come enjoy the wine, sun and fun. Bring a picnic and enjoy a glass while relaxing under the Oaks. Jewelry by April Martin Designs. 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.

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