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Nicholson Ranch

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Address: 4200 Napa Rd, Sonoma, CA 95476-2800
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+1 707-938-8822
10:00 - 18:00
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John is an amazing guide

Our group had a wonderful time at this winery. We would liked to have stayed longer but had a big itinerary and not a lot of time. The property is just spectacular and when you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 September 2016
Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Our group had a wonderful time at this winery. We would liked to have stayed longer but had a big itinerary and not a lot of time. The property is just spectacular and when you learn that they are making the wine without artificial anything, it makes it taste that much better. John was our guide, he is passionate about... More 

Thank MauiFan16
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The winery is small. They do not distribute their wine if you want it you have to come and get it. Which is a shame because it is really good. The staff more informative and you could tell the owner really loved what he does for a living. My favorite was the Chardonnay Sonoma Valley. Light and crisp. Had a... More 

Thank Jason A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed several hours at this vineyard. Our personal tour guide John was outstanding and did a great job explaining the more traditional methods of growing and harvesting their grapes. The dry farming as well as hand picking and the processing of the wine seemed much more natural and intimate here. The vineyard was very scenic rolling over the low... More 

Thank David E
Sonoma, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I live in Sonoma and regularly go wine tasting. I had passed Nicholson Ranch many times on my way to Napa and always said I should check it out. My son and his wife were visiting this weekend so we decided to go and check it out. Entering the property you pass through a beautiful vineyard and enter a fabulous... More 

Thank Ronald B
Sonoma, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Let me put it right out there: any winery in Sonoma that charges $20 for tasting and then doesn't waive the fee with a certain level of wine purchase is in the Stone Age. Why go there? This isn't a high end winery that would warrant that type of pricing. We have visited several times over the past 10 years... More 

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Michigan, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We arrived soon after they opened, before the tour buses started arriving. Were taken good care of by the tasting room staff. Got to meet the owner/winemaker as well. Nicholson Ranch produces stellar Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, at reasonable prices. The grounds are spectacular. We were quite comfortable on the patio with our wine and panoramic vistas. Go. Taste. Enjoy.

Thank A2JetSet
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

This was one of my most favorite wineries visited during my weekend trip to Napa and Sonoma with friends. The staff was so incredibly friendly! We did a tour and had Debbie who just knocked it out of the park, she was so informative and fun! We visited multiple wineries during our weekend and this was one of the best!... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

My wife and I visited this winery a few months ago. We were part of a group on a full-day wine tour with Platypus Tours. This winery is modern and has been purpose-built for estate wine production. We were given a guided tour of the property which included the underground cellars and wine-tasting room. Up above ground there is a... More 

Thank MikeC_NZ_12
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

As part of a wine tour of Sonoma vineyards we were taken to Nicholson Ranch, it was the final stop and they really did save the best to last. We were given the tour by the fabulous Debbie, who made our experience and our day incredible. We tasted their first Chardonnay on the terrace and were then take through the... More 

Thank Michael M
Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We were a bus full of tourists visiting the Nicholson Ranch. We were well taken care of and shown around the area. We tasted several types of wine, such as Chardonnay, which was very good. The area is quiet and lovely, a very nice experience.

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