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Nicholson Ranch

4200 Napa Rd, Sonoma, CA 95476-2800
+1 707-938-8822
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  • Average4%
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“wine tour” (16 reviews)
“cave tour” (9 reviews)
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4200 Napa Rd, Sonoma, CA 95476-2800
+1 707-938-8822
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our initial stop of our 2017 Sonoma Wine Trip and our first visit to Nicholson Ranch. We had an enjoyable tasting tour hosted by Chris who was very informative and engaging. We tried 6 wines primarily some interesting Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs but...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great knowledgeable tour with Debby. She was a riot and so knowledgeable. Cave tour was great and wines were awesome

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very beautiful farm and a winemaker passionate about his wines which are worthy to be compared to the best French wines. To visit absolutely during a stay in San Francisco.

Reviewed 8 August 2017

While tasting the high quality pinot noir and chardonnay wines, we soaked up stunning views of the Sonoma valley. Very classy, well worth a visit. We visited as part of the Green Dream Tours, a day trip from San Francisco. Highly recommend this tour which...More

1  Thank coogee3
Reviewed 29 July 2017

My wife and I were in town for a conference in San Francisco. Unfortunately we weren't able to do a full day wine tour due to our schedule, but we desperately wanted to go to wine country and see a vineyard. I emailed Morgan about...More

1  Thank s2kyle88
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This was our first stop on our Sonoma and Napa Valley wine tour. Beautiful scenery and nice talk - too much emphasis on organic growing and not watering when it was clear that everything was sprinklered! The tasting outside was excellent but when we moved...More

Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Our visit to Nicholson Ranch with Platypus Wine Tour was the best of our entire trip to Sonoma! The sommelier, Jon Smith, showed us around the property, led us through the vineyards, and the wine caves. Jon spent plenty of time explaining their wine-making process...More

Thank Spoonman66
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

This is a small boutique winery recommended by our hotel. We loved learning about the different soil compositions in the area, dry farming, and how climate impacts grape growth. Learning about wine storage was also informative. Each wine tasted was delicious; crisp and clear, earthy,...More

Thank hills136
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

The grounds of the property are stunning. The staff truly love the wine business. The offer a tasting for any budget. We stopped for a quick tasting and it exceeded my expectations! Wish I had more time to spend here.

1  Thank Stacey H
Reviewed 16 May 2017

THIS PLACE WAS FANTASTIC! Our guide Debbie took us through the Vinyard and taught me more about the grape growing process than I could imagine. Very smart woman I highly recommend this vinyard!!!

1  Thank Michael K
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Response from Jerry L | Reviewed this property |
We were on a tour (just 4 or us) and the operator just took us there. But this was in January, so not crowded either. A call ahead is probably smart if you want to take the tour, which was interesting and educational. And... More