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Nicholson Ranch

Address: 4200 Napa Road, Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone Number: 707.938.8822
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Ranked #19 of 77 Activities in Sonoma
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I have been here several times and just love it. Scott, Annika, Chris and Chris are amazing. I'm a red wine drinker but I truly love their Chardonnay. I love that the owner Deepak comes out and will just sit with us and chat. This is my go to winery when I have out of tone guests and want to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This was our last stop on a tour to 4 wineries with Platypus Wine Tours. It was also our favorite. My husband isn't usually fond of white wines but he wanted to buy 2 bottles of their Chardonnay. Every wine in our tasting was unique and delightful, we had to join their wine club. Truly a great experience here. Plus,... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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87 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This was my favorite winery tour of the four we did because of the cave tour. So cool! I think he said that they were one of only a few that had caves (apparently they're pretty expensive). Even got to see a bat in there! The tour guide was also a sommelier and very knowledgeable of the wines. We met... More 

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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This winery is in a beautiful, relaxed setting. We had a flight of four tasting for $10. I would say the staff was not very professional or accommodating, but good help is hard to find. It would have meant a lot to at least rinse out my glass when you switched from white to red wine, since apparently I couldn't... More 

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Jamestown, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went to Nicholson as recommended by the book "Back Lane Wineries". We have used this book as a guide to Sonoma and Napa wineries with great success. Nicholson was no exception and proved to be a great find. Every wine was off the charts superb. The people were friendly and offered a comfortably unrushed atmosphere to an exquisite wine... More 

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New York City, New York
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71 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Nicholson Ranch has a lovely vantage point over some of the valley region, while the tasting room itself is full of light and opens onto a lawn area where you can sit and enjoy your tastings. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, and are also open until 6pm so a great spot for a tasting later in the day.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We were taken here as part of a wine tour from San Francisco. We were greeted outdoors with a nice taster of chilled chardonnay. Stood looking over the vineyards and enjoying the morning sunshine this was perfect. We then moved into the tasting room where the owner explained the vineyard and gave red wine tastings. The Pinot Noir in particular... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you plan on taking a trip up to the wine country north of San Francisco make sure to include a stop at Nicholson Ranch. The scenery is spectacular, it's a smaller boutique winery and they have the most delicious Chardonnay ever. Stay a while and enjoy. We will be back again for sure.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We visited this winery as part of the Green Dream tour. Once we arrived, we were poured tastings by the owner Deepak who was very friendly and welcoming. We tasted 6 different wines (the regular price is $15). I enjoyed most of them. There is a tour available for $25 which includes a tour of their caves which I would... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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58 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

First stop on our wine tour. Our guide was very friendly and spoke highly of the winery. The grounds were lovely and there was a large area for outdoor seating We had one tasting in the tasting room then were taken underground to the cave room for the rest. Nice location, wines were decent. One we rated 8/10. The balancing... More 

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