Recently, I went wine tasting with a couple of my past clients who are now friends – meet Travis and Sherry. We went to Gloria Ferrer and Highway 12 in Sonoma. They were picking up shipments they get with their wine clubs, so I tagged along to check them out. I must say, Gloria Ferrer really was a class act.
They are known for their sparkling wine there and when we arrived, each person was given their own small charcuterie board with cheese, meats, crackers, nuts, and olives…at no additional cost for club members.
There was a beautiful patio, but we sat inside since it was a bit chilly that day. Gloria Ferrer also offers a weekend brunch with wine pairing, which I hope to come back and check out soon. According to the Gloria Ferrer website, the owners thought Sonoma would be an ideal climate for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay (their specialties), which led to a perfect combination for making sparkling wines.
Highway 12 is tucked away on the square in Sonoma. It is quaint and their Highwayman Red Blend and Pinot are delicious, along with their Highway 12 selection. There are rumors that you can get the red blend at Concord Costco, but I have yet to verify. It is worth a stop for a tasting if you are in Sonoma, though. I recommend a reservation as it is a fairly small tasting room with most of the seats outside! We are so close to Napa and Sonoma, I always ask myself why I don’t go more often. Enjoy!