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Nice Wines

Nice Winery Events Calendar

We would love to welcome you at one one of our upcoming events. Note: Tickets are required and events often sell out. If you are interested in a private event, please visit the link to the left of this page.


In order to reserve tickets for any event, call the winery at (713) 744-7444 or

email Michelle at

March 2017
French Wine Class With Tony Elsinga
6:30 PM     Thu, Mar 30, 2017
Venue: Nice Winery
Contact: Michelle, Ashley, or Warner 7137447444,

Learn about French wines with our friend and resident French wine expert, Tony Elsinga. We guarantee the class will be trés magnifique! Light meat & cheese pairings will be served.

About Tony: After living in Europe for 24 years, Tony Elsinga returned to the states a bonafide wine aficionado. He started writing wine lists for upscale restaurants and won the coveted Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2005. Elsinga joined The Tasting Room in 2006 won the Houston Iron Sommelier Competition and the Houston cellar Classic’s Sommelier Smackdown in 2007. In 2011, Tony had the opportunity to go out on his own and with his partner is owner of Medallion Global, LLC, an importer and distributor of French wines focused on old and rare Bordeaux and small estates from various regions.  

Member Pricing: $50  (Limit 2 tickets at this price) 

Guest Pricing: $65



April 2017
Tasting with Troy Watters of Flowers Winery
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM     Thu, Apr 6, 2017
Venue: Nice Winery
Contact: Michelle, Ashley, or Warner 7137447444,

Flowers Winery is synonymous with extraordinary wines and quality. Flowers Winery produces Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Rose from its two estate properties, Camp Meeting Ridge Vineyard and Sea View Ridge Vineyard, as well as select vineyards in the coolest regions of the Sonoma Coast AVA, which are farmed to Flowers’ specifications by their own crews. Learn more about Flowers Winery here.

Join us to taste their exceptional wines and meet Troy Watters, who oversees the daily operations and winemaking at the winery. Ian will be preparing amazing food for this event. 

About Troy Watters:
Troy Watters is the General Manager of Flowers Vineyards & Winery and has been in this role the past three years. In this role, he is responsible for leading all aspects of the brand, including vineyard management, winemaking, tasting room & wine club management, as well as marketing.  Troy has been in this industry over 20 years and is passionate about the global fine wine business, having worked in Australia, Napa Valley and Sonoma Coast.  Prior to landing his dream job at Flowers, Troy was the Vice President, Winery Operations at Treasury Wines Estates, responsible for winemaking and production of brands such as Stags’ Leap, Etude, Beringer and Chateau St. Jean.

Member Pricing: $35/person (Limit 2 tickets at this price) 
Guest Pricing: $45


Wine 101
6:30 PM     Wed, Apr 12, 2017
Venue: Nice Winery
Contact: Michelle, Ashley, or Warner 7137447444,

Know you love wine, but want to know more about it? Join us for a fun and informative class to learn all about the finer points of wine enjoyment. Winemaker and Sommelier, Ryan Levy, will lead you through a wine tasting and answer questions such as:

Why does vintage matter? What is the proper way to open and serve wine to your guests? How do you approach a wine list when you don't recognize anything? What is the best temperature to store and serve wine? How do I know if a bottle of wine is corked, cooked, or oxidized? How will I know if a wine needs to be decanted or allowed to breathe? Does decanting really make a difference? What is the difference between French Oak and American Oak?  

Please bring your own wine questions! Light meat and cheese pairings will be served.

Member Pricing: is $50/person. (Limit 2 tickets at this price)
Guest Pricing: $65

This is a seated event. Space is limited!

Tasting with Cain Vineyard & Winery
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM     Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Venue: Nice Winery
Contact: Michelle, Ashley, or Warner 7137447444,

Cain Vineyard & Winery is cradled in a spectacular bowl overlooking the Napa Valley from the crest of the Spring Mountain District. The estate vineyard is planted to the classic set of five varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. They are dedicated to the creation of three Cabernet blends, each drawn from its own unique vineyard sources, each with its own distinctive signature: Cain Cuvée, Cain Concept, and Cain Five.

Join us to taste their exceptional wines with their National Representative, Lynda! Chef Ian will be serving incredible food parings with each wine.

November 2017
Wine River Cruise hosted by The Nice Winery
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 - Sat, Nov 18, 2017
Venue: Rhine River

Join our winemakers, Ryan Levy and Ian Eastveld, for a 7 night cruise up the Rhine River from Basel to Amsterdam. The cruise, hosted by AmaWaterways aboard the AmaSonata, will begin in Basel with stops in Strasbourg, Heidelberg, Rudesheim, Rhine Gorge and Cologne before ending in Amsterdam.

Passengers will enjoy a choice of spacious staterooms; gourmet dining with free-flowing fine wines at multiple onboard dining venues; a heated sun deck swimming pool with a 'swim up' bar; fitness center and spa; complimentary ship-wide Wi-Fi and in-room Internet; and a fleet of bicycles carried onboard for passengers to enjoy on their own or on guided bike tours.

For more information, contact Ralph Piazzo; (281)-343-1946 or