We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Nelson Family Vineyards

550 Nelson Ranch Rd., Ukiah, CA 95482
707 462-3755
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 16 attractions in Ukiah
Type: Wineries
Owner description: One of the most beautiful family owned ranches in Mendocino County. Over 2000 acres with spectacular views of the vineyards, Bartlett pear orchards,... more » Owner description: One of the most beautiful family owned ranches in Mendocino County. Over 2000 acres with spectacular views of the vineyards, Bartlett pear orchards, Olive Trees, Redwood Grove, and 200 year old Oaks makes this one of the most desired stops for wine and nature enthusiasts. We invite you to visit our tasting room where you can experience the passion you will only find in a family owned boutique winery. « less
Write a Review

23 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    19
    4
    0
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Palo Alto, California
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

It was a lovely vineyard, but it was a little too far for us to travel. If you live closer, check it out.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Concord, CA
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

After only our second visit to Nelson Family Vineyards we were wine club members and purchasing barrel futures. The tasting room though small, is warm and beautifully decorated with wood floors and bar. The wines are excellent and they have something for everyone - bubbly, crisp whites, warm reds and smooth desserts. The tasting room itself is located well off... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oakville, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I happened across Nelson Family Vineyard last summer while on a 4-state road trip. Sherrilynn was SO helpful and knowledgable! We literally tasted everything and left with a case of our favorites, along with a new 'Family'. LOVE the family plan!! I customized my Oct shipment to use as holiday gifts. It was perfect & everyone raved... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

A hidden gem! Just off Hwy 101, Nelson Family Vineyards is intimate and unpretentious. Sherrilynn is awesome. She let us taste from the barrel and even gave us off-menu pours from wines that were open from a recent event. There was a baguette and some local honey in the tasting room that we snacked on between tastes and Sherrilyn waives... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

On a whim, we drove North of Napa, only to find that The Nelson Family Vineyards was the best on our tour. The grounds were beautiful-picture perfect. My wife is the person that enjoys wine the most, but Sherrilynn Goates was patient with me and introduced me to some more non-traditional wines that I really enjoyed--orange muscat and ice riesling.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
The Villages, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We were greeted by Sherrilynn Goates at hr Winery. She was wonderful, warm. Sherrilynn explained how the wine was made, and gave us samples. She showed us the vineyard, and told us to help our self to the grapes. They were delicious. I would definately go back to the Nelson Family Vineyard.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Concord, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Visit the Nelson Family Vineyards! Your experience begins by driving up a short picturesque road through the vineyards leading to a beautifully landscaped garden entrance to the tasting room. The tasting room is intimate, cozy, and bright. The perfect place to sip quality, great-tasting wines! To further enhance your experience, the friendly and knowledgeable hostess makes you feel welcome from... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reno, Nevada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This proved to be a fine tasting experience. I was surprised by the numerous pours we were given of so many varietals for the $5 tasting fee (which we got back since we purchased several bottles). Many of the wines were notable for their excellent taste and structure, and were very well priced. Pleasantly surprised too that we had the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ukiah, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Nelson Family Vineyards is not only offers first class wines, it is a wonderful way to experience a real old school Mendocino county ranch. The experience starts at the very beginning of the winding country road off 101 that leads to the winery, and I always drive it at a snail's pace to enjoy the elevated view across vineyards to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Jacinto, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Spent 4th of July week in Sonoma county. We went to many wineries in Sonoma,Napa and Mendocino counties. Nelson winery was one of the best. The hostest was friendly and vey knowledgeable of wines and other local areas. also bought some honey. Tasting was only $5.00 most in area were $10.00.Great visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Nelson Family Vineyards also viewed

Ukiah, Mendocino County
Ukiah, Mendocino County
 
Ukiah, Mendocino County
 

Been to Nelson Family Vineyards? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Nelson Family Vineyards, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing