Nicholson Jones is the collaboration of two unique men who share a common vision to produce delicious California-style wines with a delightful and traditional French accent. Winemaker Julien Fayard is the creative soul with complete authority over the wine quality while Cal Nicholson juggles everything else. No wine will ever wear the Nicholson Jones label unless it passes the rigorous standards set by Julien.
Cal Nicholson grew up in the American Heartland and spent his formative years (that’s a euphemism for misspent youth) in Southern California. After a long and successful marketing career with firms like, TIME, Kraft, and Duracell, he hung up his spurs to follow his two real interests in life–surfing and winemaking.
The obvious question remaining is… who is the Jones? Jones is the maiden name of Cal’s wife, Pam, the love of his life.