Susanna Kelham established Kelham Vineyards along with
her two sons, Ron Nicholsen
and Hamilton Nicholsen in October of 1997. The entire family have been an integral part of
the Oakville heritage for well over twenty years. Together they are proud to showcase an impressive array of celebrated library wines, each bottle speaking directly to a passion that has long defined them as stewards of their craft.
Kelham Vineyards releases every vintage in succession, allowing you the customer to savor the subtle differences between
each year’s offerings. We use
only our own locally grown grapes, allowing the proficiency and expertise of the entire
Kelham family to be reflected in every bottle.
Ron is Susanna’s eldest son and a winemaker here at Kelham. Before becoming a full-time vintner, Ron studied architecture at the University of Colorado. He found his passion for wine-making while working at local vineyards at a very young age. Ron’s recommended Kelham wine is the 2007 Petit Verdot.
Owner and founder of Kelham Vineyards, Susanna Kelham is a native Californian who travelled the world before finding her calling in the Napa Valley. A successful business woman and entrepreneur before starting the winery, Susanna can often be found perusing antique shops for design ideas. Her favorite wine is the
Son’s Red Proprietary Blend as it was made for her specifically.