Through legendary Sonoma Valley and the famed Carneros District, California Highway 12 is the quintessential Wine Road. Home to dozens of world renowned vineyards and wineries, this region has been the heart of Northern California’s Wine Country since the first plantings in 1825. Recognizing that our winery, and our neighboring wineries, owe much to this corridor, we proudly assumed the name and the responsibility of honoring its historical significance.
One of California’s Scenic Highways, the beauty of Highway 12 is enjoyed annually by visitors from around the globe. Seasonal changes provide an ever-varying canvas of unsurpassed grandeur, color and depth.
The dramatic Mayacamas mountains framing Sonoma Valley offer both a layered, artistic backdrop and a broad diversity of soils, slopes and microclimates, each with its own varietal affinity. Add to that the rich fertile soils of the valley floor, Sonoma County’s Meditteranean climate and the cooling marine influence of the Pacific and you have grape growing at its very finest.