August 13, 2018 – Generations of Sonoma, LLC and Highway 12 Vineyards and Winery announce the opening of Highwayman Wines Wine Bar and Tasting Parlor at Cornerstone Sonoma Gardens. The tasting room offers a chic lounge style atmosphere with an inviting staff of hospitality professionals with decades of experience.
Co-Founders Paul Giusto and Michael Sebastiani launched their first Highwayman wine nearly ten years ago, a bordeaux style proprietary red blend from the 2006 vintage. Since then, the demand for the brand has grown and the lineup of wines was expanded, ultimately paving the way for a dedicated tasting experience.
“We’ve been telling the Sonoma wine grower story since we started our winery nearly fourteen years ago,” states co-founder Paul Giusto. “With Highwayman, that story continues to evolve as does our customers’ desire for a more exclusive experience. We are now positioned to continue telling our story, showcasing our Sonoma wines and entertaining our loyal customer base in a new realm of hospitality.”
The Highwayman Tasting Room is one of the first new tasting rooms to open since the October 2017 fires. Curt John is the General Manager overseeing the operation, which includes wines by the glass, tasting flights, and more; with seven different limited-release wines, including the inaugural release of Doxy’s Charm, a Brut Rosé sparkling wine served in vintage inspired, matte black coupes. A tasting flight is $20 and includes five wines. The chic tasting room is adorned with western-inspired art in partnership with Los Angeles-based artist Gabe Leonard. The Tasting Parlor is open 10am-5pm daily and closed on major holidays. The Parlor is also dog and kid friendly.
Exuding a quiet confidence, this brand is a powerhouse lineup of luxury wines. Dark in attitude and powerful in style, these wines are produced as a showcase for the Highway 12 winemaking team. Made exclusively in small quantities, and created from carefully-curated vineyard blocks, these wines are the perfect way to let dinner guests know that you mean business.
The Sonoma Valley wine community is invited to join the staff and other industry members on Thursday, August 23 from 4:30 to 6:30pm for a ribbon cutting, tastings and mingling.
Cornerstone Sonoma is located at the entrance to Sonoma Valley in the Carneros region, with a marketplace featuring a collection of world-class shopping, boutique wineries and tasting rooms, artisanal foods, art-inspired gardens, live music, and home to Sunset’s Gardens + Outdoor Test Kitchen.
Highwayman, opened in May 2018, is the reserve, specialty and boutique label for Highway 12 Vineyards and Winery with 4,000 cases in production, with labels by Christian McDaniel of Distill Branding. The Highwayman Tasting Room is located at 23564 Arnold Drive, Sonoma CA 95476 and can be reached by phone at 707-935-8815. For more information on Highwayman, visit www.highwaymanwines.com.