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Address: 2800 Pleasant Valley Road, Aptos, CA 95003
Phone Number: +1 831-724-7071
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Nicholson Vineyards is an award winning Santa Cruz Mountains family...

Nicholson Vineyards is an award winning Santa Cruz Mountains family owned boutique winery in Aptos in the Corralitos foothills producing chardonnay, pinot noir and olive oil.

Our boutique Santa Cruz Mountains winery is located at the end of Pleasant Valley in Aptos in the Corralitos foothills. The winery grounds are planted with four acres of estate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, as well as 4 acres of Tuscan varietal olive trees. In addition to our wonderful extra virgin olive oil, we produce over 1000 cases of wine annually, which include limited releases of our estate wines, as well as additional production of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah Grenache, Sangiovese and Zinfandel from Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties.

The winery is open for tasting Saturdays Noon to 5 pm, except for special event days. We hope you have the opportunity to visit, and join us in savoring a glass of wine. Relax and enjoy the vineyard and valley views while you share a picnic lunch with friends under the Oaks.

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We originally had planned to drive to Napa but decided to try the Aptos, Santa Cruz region after reading great reviews of the wineries in the region. We were pleasantly surprised... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We originally had planned to drive to Napa but decided to try the Aptos, Santa Cruz region after reading great reviews of the wineries in the region. We were pleasantly surprised finding this lovely place. It was a gorgeous day in January. We did the tasting of 5 or 6 wines. I love Pinot Noir and they had other delicious... More 

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Turlock, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is a hidden gem of a place. Friendly and knowledgeable help. Nice area to visit. Simple...but nice

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Gorgeous setting far enough away from the coast so the morning fog does not cloud the sky. We paid $10 to taste seven different wines that were made at least in part with grapes grown on the property. There is a beautiful large shade tree grove that you can sit under on a warm day and enjoy your samples. Many... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2008

Nicholson is a family operation with vineyards and an olive grove. I've visited during special events such as Corralitos Wine Trail and Passport weekend and have found the experience to be really enjoyable. The family gets involved and everyone is extremely warm. The wines are great, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel are among the varietals they are making. The winery is... More 

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