News & Upcoming Events

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

Saturday, September 26 - 2015 Bottle Bash Harvest Celebration - Noon-5 pm
$50 / $30 Wine Club (Reservations Required)

Please join the Nicholson family to celebrate the harvest season! We will again be bringing out the grills to prepare a BBQ lunch that will satisfy the hardiest of appetites. In honor of the season, our Harvest Red Blend will be ready for bottling! Take a turn on the bottling line and create your own bottle art to commemorate the 2015 harvest.

  • Chicken & Tri Tip BBQ
  • Wine Tasting
  • Bottle your own case of Harvest Blend - $135.* (Group A: 12:00 -2:00 / Group B: 2:30-4:30)

*If you plan to bottle, please select group A or B bottling time slot when making your reservation. 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.

Saturday, November 21 - Santa Cruz Mountains November Passport Day - 11 am-5 pm
$55 Passport / $12 Nicholson Vineyards only
(Club members complimentary at the winery)

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.


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
Call (831) 724-7071