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Nelson Family Vineyards

550 Nelson Ranch Road
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 462-3744

Tasting:   Open daily 10 to 4:30 pm
Complimentary Tasting
10% case discount
  Informal Tours
Price Range:   $15 to $42 per bottle
Established:   2003
Vineyards:   200 acres
  1200 cases
Winery Dog:   Oscar

Nelson Family Vineyards Description

Redwood trees, vineyards, a great winery dog and handmade, estate-grown premium wines make Nelson Family Vineyards a memorable stop on your
wine-tasting tour.

The motto of this family-owned micro-sized winery is “Great wines are born in the vineyard.” With grape-growing experience going back to the 1950s, the Nelson family gently crafts their grapes into wines that are well-balanced and possess finesse, flavor and panache.

The tasting room is located up the road in a small grove of redwood trees. A comfortable outdoor patio sits amid a garden planted with California native plants. Inside the well-kept and minimalist tasting room is a small tasting counter, hardwood floors and a fireplace.

They produce wine in ultra-small batches with the “tender loving care” that can be found only at a family-owned micro-winery. The family tends over 200 acres of vineyards planted with nine varietals of wine grapes, including Zinfandel, Carignane, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier, Orange Muscat, Riesling, and Merlot. If you are lucky, they may have their Ice Riesling Dessert Wine available.

Nelson Family Vineyards Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Family Run
Casual & Relaxed
Hip & Stylish
Cabernet Sauvignon
Picnic Sites- Superior
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Nice tasty selection of white wines
mikesq, Waltham
Very friendly tasting room. The 2013 Estate Pinot Grigio has a Light straw color, fruity aroma, mild flavor of melons and pears. Quite pleasant. The 2012 Estate Riesling has a fruity aroma; it is off-dry and very drinkable. I loved the 2013 Ice Riesling. It is a very sweet, peachy desert wine with a lingering finish – yumm!

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Hidden Gem
brianw, Concord
Beautiful setting next to a Redwood Grove. Tasting room can get a little crowded but room on the front porch. Whole range of wines are worthwhile but especially recommend the Blanc de Blanc, Voignier,Barn Blend and Top Row Cab. Staff is always friendly. 2012 barrel sample of the Zinfandel portends a great wine.

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joeguy3, Santa Rosa
I was in the area so I thought I would stop by this winery. I have driven by it a few times before and have been interested to see what it was like. The tasting room is located off the highway a little bit. The tasting was complimentary and I was able to try their Riesling. It is spectacular.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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