Founded in 2003, Highway 12 Winery was inspired by the vision and pioneering spirit of so many before us. Our Highway 12 wines are rooted in their legacy and we offer them proudly in recognition of the heritage and responsibilities we’ve assumed. Winemaker, Michael Sebastiani has spent his life in these vineyards and his adult life making wine. His is a labor of love and tradition and the medals and critical recognition our wines receive attest to his skills and dedication. At our winery and barrel cellar on Eighth Street East, future releases of these wines are aging and evolving in more than a thousand oak barrels, all carefully monitored as they progress. Visits to our cellar are by appointment and tastings at the cellar are usually in groups of eight or more.
The Highway 12 corridor is home to dozens of world class vineyards and from the best of those come the grapes for our Highway 12 wines.
We’re proud to list among our growers the near legendary Serres Ranch. John Serres, owner and patriarch, is one of the few remaining real Sonoma cowboys. John best evaluates his vineyards on horseback where he can be close to the vines and better assess the health and quality of the grapes.
Sangiacomo Family Vineyards, four generations of grape growing since 1927 and one of California’s most prestigious and respected grower families. It’s not by chance that the Sonoma/Carneros region is home to growers of this caliber. With several varieties of Sangiacomo fruit currently aging in our barrel cellar, we look to those future releases with great anticipation.
We’re fortunate to also number among our Southern Sonoma growers, Ned Hill and La Prenda Vineyards. Raised in a grape growing family, Ned grew up working in the vineyards and knows first hand the necessary skills and the unique agriculture of our area.