Highway 12: Road to tasting room through boutique
By Carey Sweet
Some stores post signs requesting customers not bring any beverages inside. At Highway 12 in downtown Sonoma, it’s not only allowed, it’s encouraged, with an on-site bar offering free drinks among the stylishly displayed merchandise.
In a novel combination, most of the shop is a home accessories boutique, while a section offers complimentary tastings and sells wines from Michael Sebastiani, of the well-known Sebastiani winemaking family. With its location in a graceful brick building on the southeast edge of Sonoma Plaza, Highway 12 is a one-stop destination for customers in search of everything from a pretty ceramic chicken, to a floral bedspread, to a nice bottle of 2010 Chardonnay Nueva from Carneros