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“One of the best wineries in Sonoma county.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nelson Family Vineyards

Nelson Family Vineyards
550 Nelson Ranch Rd., Ukiah, CA 95482
707 462-3755
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Ukiah
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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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.
San Jacinto, California
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“One of the best wineries in Sonoma county.”
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.

Visited July 2013
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Fortuna, California
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“A delightful family owned winery where we felt we were one the family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Great wines and friendly hospitity. My wife and I have been driving by road to the Nelson winery for years as we traveled along highway 101. In March 2012 we stayed overnight in Ukiah and went exploring and finally drove up the country road to the Nelson Family wine tasting room. We received a friendly greeting by Sherrilynn and soon discovered what wonderful wines they produce. It really is a family farm with no pretentions and we felt welcomed as one of the family. We left with a case of wine and a bottle of their olive oil. The Nelson family also holds a "Barn Blend" event in April for its club members and we attended the April 2013 Barn Blend that is actually a gathering of club members in the rustic family barn. We met two other couples that day and the six of us came up with our version of a blend which to our surprise was selected by to be Barn Blend that will be released in 2014. What a great family event, And the Nelson wines a absolutely great!!!

Visited April 2013
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Grass Valley, California
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“Greeted with sparkling wine!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

What a delightful winery! Our favorites were the Chardonnay, the Estate Cab (Grandma's Cab) and Top Row Cab (we call it Top Shelf!). As an added bonus, they also produce and sell olive oil from their olive orchard. Many many thanks to Sherrilynn and Tyler for being so gracious with their time. We were also able to picnic in the beautiful Redwood Grove. Thanks again for a delightful experience.

Visited April 2013
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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“Great Whites!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

My husband and I spent a lovely afternoon sampling some good wine. The sparkling white and chardonnay were very good, and I am very picky about my champagne and don't usually like chardonnays. The ladies hosting the tasting room were very friendly. The grounds were beautiful. Well worth the stop.

Visited March 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Beautiful Family Owned Winery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Down a small road to the vineyard. Flowers and beautiful landscaping. Nice intimate tasting room. Nice offerings of wine served in great glasses. Charge of $5 pp but waived with purchase. We did by a cab that was very good. My husband also bought a hat with the vineyards logo. A very nice first stop on a trip to CA. The whole experice was warm, friendly and informative. No snobbery. You can tell the folks here love what they do and enjoy talking to visitors.

Visited October 2012
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