Highway 12 Vineyards & Winery

The Wines of Highway 12

If there’s a motivating factor behind the quality of our wines, it’s the name. Assuming the name of California’s premier wine road as our winery name was not without discussion and sincere commitment. There are many wineries and vineyards along this historic route and our commitment to excellence had to be, not only to history, but to our neighbors who share this famed corridor. The wines here listed represent years of winemaking experience and devotion to a lifelong craft. We offer them proudly as the wines of Highway 12.

Highway 12 Wines - Highway 12 Vineyards & Winery

The Highway 12 Family, 100% Sonoma County

Highway 12 Wines

Highway 12, California’s premier wine corridor. We live and work surrounded by the unsurpassed beauty and abundance of this region, grateful always for the generosity of the land that allows us to create wines of exceptional style and quality. Gratitude also to our talented growers for providing consistently superb varietal fruit. Our Highway 12 wines: Aleatico Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma Red Blend, our Bordeaux Style Blend and our Cabernet Sauvignon.

2013 Highway 12 Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma Valley - Highway 12 Vineyards & Winery

2013 Highway 12 Sauvignon Blanc

Sonoma Valley

New Release

The first of the awesome 2013 harvest is showing magnificently, with its clean, mango-scented nose, bright and fruity (yet refined) mid-palate with a slightly tangy lingering finish. Crisp, light and refreshing.  100% Single Vineyard Source - MacLeod Family Vineyard in Kenwood, CA.


2013 Highway 12 Aleatico Rose Sonoma Valley - Highway 12 Vineyards & Winery

2013 Highway 12 Aleatico Rose

Sonoma Valley

This is our second vintage of what has turned out to be a fan favorite. The deep salmon hue and floral persimmon nose excite the senses. The palate is clean and dry—this Provencal beauty is the perfect summer wind-down sipper or winter evening dinner wine. Fantastic for sushi night too! 


2011 Highway 12 Cabernet Sauvignon  - Highway 12 Vineyards & Winery

2011 Highway 12 Cabernet Sauvignon

This is undeniably the classic bold Sonoma cab you've been searching for. With the intense hit of blackfruit right up front and the stabilizing tannins coating the mid-palate...you don't want this to end. But it does. It ends with a lingering finish of soft earth and sweet cocoa. Enjoy with a good steak and some good friends! Hold up to 5 years.


2013 Highway 12 Sonoma Red   - Highway 12 Vineyards & Winery

2013 Highway 12 Sonoma Red

This new release of our wildly popular Sonoma Red Blend is the ultimate BBQ wine.  Medium to full bodied featuring notes of black cherry, fig, cassis and cedar.  A round mid palate and soft tannins lead to a gentle finish suitable for many culinary styles.  Our pick...smoked baby back ribs and sweet slaw!


Carneros Highway Wines - Highway 12 Vineyards & Winery

Our Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Carneros, Sonoma County

Carneros Highway Wines

Few wine growing appellations produce such distinctive character and flavors as Carneros. On the northern shore of San Pablo Bay, austere soils and a marine climate combine to create an environment ideal for varietal grape production. Sparce mineral and nutient content allows true varietal flavors to be expressed free of other influences. This is home to our Carneros Highway Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, clearly as fine a home as a winemaker could hope for.

Carneros Highway Chardonnay Nueva - Highway 12 Vineyards & Winery

Carneros Highway Chardonnay


Tropical notes, bright acidity, caramelized pineapple, honey, vanilla, soft oak nuances, 100% barrel fermented and 100% malo-lactic fermentation yield a wine that will develop with rich lushness over the coming year.


Carneros Highway Pinot Noir  - Highway 12 Vineyards & Winery

Carneros Highway Pinot Noir

This spectacular Pinot boasts hints of strawberry and hibiscus on the nose with the right amount of sandalwood. Interlaced with bright fruit, it’s perfectly complemented by the subtle oak. Slight tannins show around mid-palate, making this one beautifully balanced wine, perfect for sipping or paired with roasted lamb and mushroom risotto.