Nicora was not started with a lot of resources. Instead, it has been built from the ground up. It began in the cellar, where I learned from mentors such as Scott Hawley (of Torrin), Eric Jensen (of Booker), and Bob Tillman (of 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 handcraft wines, from the Central Coast, that would be both a personal expression and a reflection of the unique vineyards found within Paso Robles. And now, years later, I've found my way into sought after vineyards from the Santa Maria Valley. At Nicora, I make wine using traditional techniques that are both time and labor intensive. Each year, I try to do a bit more, as resources allow. Such as searching out new-to-me vineyards or bottling just a little bit more, if the fruit yield 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 look forward to creating something so great that the wine may make it to your kitchen table to share with friends and family.