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Nicholson Ranch

4200 Napa Road, Sonoma, CA 95476
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Ranked #17 of 67 Activities in Sonoma
Type: Wineries
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We just got back from two days of visiting wineries, and Nicolson Ranch was at the top of our list of favorites. We went on a most amazing tour, sampled grapes, and even spent quite some time in a private tasting room in a their underground cave. Our tour guide was Deepak Gulrajani, the owner of the winery. How do... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stopped at Nicholson Ranch on July 18th as the first stop on a Napa/Sonoma tour from San Francisco and we all loved it. The wine was by far the best (this was the only one we bought from and we're considering joining their wine club), the hospitality was also great. The crew answered any questions we had and were... More

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