Nicholson Vineyards is Located in idyllic Pleasant Valley. They are a boutique vintner with an exclusive run of just 1,000 cases per year of hand-crafted wines, including Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinor Noir, Syrah, Zinfandel, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines are excellent – they won three Silver awards at the 2012 California State Fair Wine Competition, the oldest and most renown wine competition in the country.
The winery has four acres of wine grapes, and another four acres of Tuscan olive trees, which they use to produce an olive oil which they also sell.
They are open most Saturdays from noon to 5 PM for wine tastings. They also have a wine club for those who are interested in regularly enjoying their wines.
Tip: The winery can be reserved for special events, so it’s best to check to make sure they’re open if you plan on dropping by on a Saturday.