Nicholson Vineyards Winery
2800 Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos, CA 95003, United States

Review №1

Were new to the state, and Nicholson was the first winery we checked out. We felt totally safe during COVID with their (easy, online, same-day) reservation system, distanced and sanitized tables, and respectful group of fellow customers. Not only that- but they were highly communicative, let us sit early for our time slot, and were extremely kind and warm throughout our tasting. We also truly enjoyed all the wines on the tasting menu. Well be back!

Review №2

The gentleman, Mike, who helped us was fantastic! Extremely knowledgeable, fun, personable, and professional. Nicholson Vineyard was organized in having everyone properly separated to be adequately social distanced, masks were required (and provided for you if you didnt have one), and they had plenty of hand sanitizer available. Also, the bathrooms were very clean. Most importantly (not more important than our health, that was a joke), the wine was delish!

Review №3

We spent a couple of hours at Nicholson on a beautiful summery Saturday afternoon. The pinots and zinfandel were some of the best, the staff was very friendly and there was plenty of shade which was great for our dog. Lots of seating and greenery all around. One of the best in Santa Cruz!

Review №4

Nicholson makes very good wine and they also produce their own estate olive oil. The Tasting Room is a barn, and now theyve added a cute little sitting area that juts out from the back of the tasting room, making a small, semi-private spot for small groups. Great hospitality, and a lovely front lawn area where you can sit at a small table and gaze out at the vineyard.

Review №5

Best wine in the area! Fun conversation and beautiful vineyard to boot!

Review №6

Great location and ambiance! The selection and variety of wines is well balanced for both white and red drinkers.

Review №7

Beautiful setting, great wine!

Review №8

This is one of our two favorite wineries in Santa Cruz. The setting is absolutely beautiful, you can bring a picnic, and the wines are world class. Try the Old Vine Zin, it is outrageous! Pinot Noirs are outstanding as well as the Voinier. Many people also prefer their Terra Cotta or the Barbosa. Really, you cant miss.

Review №9

Quaint and super friendly staff. Besides that, being a wine conisour from Napa, I was shocked to find this winery. Kid turned 21 and for the celebration we opted for wine tasting in the Santa Cruz area. Didnt think there would be anything. Found this for our first visit and it made the next few wineries very enjoyable. Great place to make a trek to.

Review №10

Easily the best winery out there, with great wines, wonderful people, and beautiful views!

Review №11

My favorite is the Old Vine Zin but I love all the wines. And the people are FANTASTIC!

Review №12

Brian and Marguerite have created a WONDERFUL place to relax and enjoy their incredible family of wines. We have joined their wine club and have great times every chance we get to visit the winery.The Chardonnay and Pinots are very well done and are my two favorites. I especially LOVE the Estate Pinot....Marguerite is a very helpful and fun hostess - I would recommend the winery as a great location to host a wedding, have a picnic or just go and enjoy the great wines...You should BUY their Pinot and their Chardonnay!

Review №13

Superb friendly and knowledgeable staff; wonderful setting. These wines are among my top favorites in Santa Cruz Mountains and Santa Cruz wines are my favorite in the world! I especially love 13 Old Vine Zin, Viognier, and Barberra and Gold Medal winner Brooks Block 12 Pinot is amazing.

Review №14

Great wines, wonderfully helpful people!

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  • Address:2800 Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos, CA 95003, United States
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  • Phone:+1 831-724-7071
  • Winery
  • Tourist attraction
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Working hours
  • Monday:Closed
  • Tuesday:Closed
  • Wednesday:Closed
  • Thursday:Closed
  • Friday:12–5pm
  • Saturday:Closed
  • Sunday:Closed
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