Nicora Winery

We are a family run winery with a focus on vineyards throughout the Central Coast.

  • About
  • Wines Produced
  • Press & Accolades
  • About
    THE STORY OF NICORA
    Nicora was started with little resources, and has been built from the ground up. It truly began in the cellar, where I learned from mentors such as Scott Hawley (Torrin), Eric Jensen (Booker), and Bob Tillman (Alta Colina). I worked for the funds to buy grapes and barrels, and spent many hours with purple hands and wet boots. My dream was to hand craft wines that would be both a personal expression and a reflection of the unique vineyards found within Paso Robles and beyond.

    At Nicora, I make wine using traditional techniques that are both time and labor intensive. Each year, I try to expand a bit more, whether it be searching out new-to-me vineyards or bottling just a little bit more, if Mother Nature allows. The hope is to not only provide Nicora enthusiasts with unique and exceptional wines, but to give you opportunities to experience the excitement and joy that is found while crafting the wines. I strive to create something so memorable that the wine may make it to your kitchen table to share with friends and family.
  • Wines Produced
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Grenache
    Red Rhône-Style Blend
    Syrah
    White Rhône-Style Blend
  • Press & Accolades
  • Accolades

    • 2016 Nicora Euphoric Grenache, Jeb Dunnuck, 93 points
    • 2016 Nicora Russell Family Vineyard Syrah, Jeb Dunnuck, 93 points
    • 2016 Nicora Russell Family Vineyard Syrah, PDWR, 93 points
    • 2016 Nicora Euphoric Grenache, PDWR, 94 Points
    • 2016 Nicora Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah, PDWR, 94 Points
    • 2016 Nicora Shadow Canyon Vineyard Syrah, PDWR, 94 Points
    • 2019 Slide Hill Vineyard Syrah, Jeb Dunnuck, 97 Points
    • 2016 Nicora Slide Hill Vineyard Syrah, Jeb Dunnuck, 95 Points
    • 2019 Euphoric Grenache Fulldraw Vineyard, Jeb Dunnuck, 97 Points
    • 2016 Nicora Shadow Canyon Vineyard Syrah, Jeb Dunnuck, 96 points
    • 2019 Nicora GSM Blend, Jeb Dunnuck, 94 Points
    • 2016 Nicora Slide Hill Vineyard Syrah, PDWR, 97 Points
    • 2019 Nicora SGM Blend, Jeb Dunnuck, 94 Points
    • 2019 Russell Family Vineyard Syrah, Jeb Dunnuck, 94 Points
    • 2017 Nicora Euphoric Grenache, Jeb Dunnuck, 93 points
    • 2019 Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah, Jeb Dunnuck, 94 Points
    • 2017 Nicora Buxom, Jeb Dunnuck, 93 points
    • 2019 Buxom Syrah, Jeb Dunnuck, 93 Points
    • 2017 Nicora Russell Family Vineyard Syrah, Jeb Dunnuck, 94 Points
    • 2017 Nicora Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah, Jeb Dunnuck, 94+ points
    • 2019 Euphoric Grenache Fulldraw Vineyard, Doug Wilder PDWR, 96 Points
    • 2017 Nicora Slide Hill Vineyard Syrah, Jeb Dunnuck, 95 Points
    • 2019 Russell Family Vineyard Syrah, Doug Wilder PDWR, 96 Points
    • 2019 Nicora GSM Blend, Doug Wilder PDWR, 96 Points
    • 2018 Nicora Buxom, Jeb Dunnuck, 93 points
    • 2019 Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah, Doug Wilder PDWR, 95 Points
    • 2018 Nicora Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah , Doug Wilder PDWR, 93 points
    • 2019 Buxom Syrah, Doug Wilder PDWR, 95 Points
    • 2018 Nicora GSM, Doug Wilder PDWR, 94 Points
    • 2019 Nicora SGM Blend, Doug Wilder PDWR, 95 Points
    • 2014 Nicora Russell Family Vineyard Syrah, PDWR, 93 points
    • 2018 Nicora Buxom, Doug Wilder PDWR, 94 Points
    • 2019 Slide Hill Vineyard Syrah, Doug Wilder PDWR, 94 Points
    • 2014 Nicora GSM, PDWR, 93 points
    • 2018 Nicora Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah , Jeb Dunnuck, 94+ points
    • 2019 Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah, Wine Spectator, 94 Points
    • 2014 Nicora Buxom, Jeb Dunnuck, 93 points
    • 2018 Nicora Slide Hill Vineyard Syrah , Jeb Dunnuck, 95 Points
    • 2019 Buxom Syrah, Wine Spectator, 93 Points
    • 2014 Nicora Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah, PDWR, 94 Points
    • 2018 Nicora Russell Family Vineyard Syrah, Jeb Dunnuck, 96 points
    • 2019 Euphoric Grenache Fulldraw Vineyard, Wine Spectator, 92 Points
    • 2014 Nicora Russell Family Vineyard Syrah, PDWR, 94 Points
    • 2018 Nicora Russell Family Vineyard Syrah, Doug Wilder PDWR, 96 points
    • 2014 Nicora Buxom, PDWR, 95 Points
    • 2018 Nicora Slide Hill Vineyard Syrah , Doug Wilder PDWR, 100 Points
    • 2014 Nicora Euphoric Grenache, PDWR, 95 Points
    • 2014 Nicora Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah, Jeb Dunnuck, 95 Points
    • 2014 Nicora Russell Family Vineyard Syrah, Wine Enthusiast, 94 Points
    • 2015 Nicora Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah, PDWR, 93 points
    • 2015 Nicora GSM, PDWR, 93 points
    • 2015 Nicora Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah, Jeb Dunnuck, 93+ Points
    • 2015 Nicora Slide Hill Vineyard Syrah, Jeb Dunnuck, 93+ Points
    • 2015 Nicora Slide Hill Vineyard Syrah, PDWR, 94 Points
    • 2015 Nicora Russell Family Vineyard Syrah, PDWR, 94 Points
    • 2015 Nicora Shadow Canyon Vineyard Syrah, PDWR, 94 Points
    • 2015 Nicora Russell Family Vineyard Syrah, Jeb Dunnuck, 94 Points