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About Nicholson Ranch:
Nicholson Ranch is a winemaker owned and operated Estate winery located on the Napa/Sonoma county line along Highway 121. The winery is situated in the midst of 31 acres of prime Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot and Syrah vineyards. All of our wines are 100% Estate grown, cellared and bottled under the care of our winemaker and owner, Deepak Gulrajani.
Deepak was born in Bombay and graduated from IIT, Bombay in 1985. Deepak developed a passion for wine as a young man working in the software industry in Berkeley, CA. That passion led him to plant the Nicholson Ranch vineyards in 1995 and to establish the winery in 2003. Deepak uses sustainable practices in the vineyard eschewing the use of Round-up and synthetic fungicides. Deficit irrigation and dry farming practices are used in the vineyard to create concentrated flavors.
The winery is built to use gravity, not pumps, to gently guide the grapes from harvest to fermentation. All our wines are cellared in French oak barrels in our underground caves to develop concentration, texture and finish. We do not fine or filter our barrel-fermented Chardonnays or any of our red wines so you experience the natural aroma, flavor, texture and terroir of our acclaimed wines.
Nicholson Ranch wines have been awarded Double Gold medals at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for four years in a row. Our wines have received 90+ ratings from Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator magazines.
Nicholson Ranch winery is nestled in the southern foothills of the Mayacamas mountains not far from the San Francisco Bay. Our unique location has breathtaking views of vineyards and coastal hills. The Mediterranean style winery buildings create a comfortable setting for your wine tasting experience. Our winery staff provides a relaxed and educational wine experience for you and your friends.