Geyserville, Calif. (March 1, 2021) – Recently launched winery project Drive Wines will be joining the boutique small-production winery lineup at the Locals Tasting Room in Geyserville, CA today. Drive Wines, previously sold exclusively through their website, wine club, local restaurants and retailers, is now available for tasting outdoors and purchase by the bottle at the Locals Tasting Room.
After building a local following for their home winemaking endeavors in a vintage auto garage in Sonoma County, owners John Musto and Tom Young launched Drive Wines in 2017. Their first Drive Wines release, a Zinfandel from the historic Puccioni Ranch secured a Double Gold Medal and 95-point score at the North Coast Wine Competition. Critical and consumer acclaim for their subsequent releases have helped provide the former hobby vintners the opportunity to partner with Locals, a tasting room showcasing some of the premier small-production wineries in Sonoma County.
“We started Drive in 2017 as a way to prove that we could build a small self-funded wine business from scratch.” says Drive Wines Co-Owner and Winemaker John Musto. “With the odds stacked against us, we’ve continued to persevere and that ethos has really resonated with folks. Moving into a space like Locals will allow us to take the next step in sharing our story with the wine world”.
Drive Wines currently offers a Rosé of Zinfandel from Comstock Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley and their recently released 2018 Zinfandel from Puccioni Ranch also in Dry Creek Valley. In 2021, they will be releasing a 2020 Rosé of Pinot Noir from Quan Vineyards in Carneros and a 2019 Syrah from Cannihan Vineyard in the Sonoma Coast.
About Drive Wines
Launched in 2017, Drive Wines has received a multitude of 90+ points scores and Gold Medals on each of their first three released wines, including a 95 point Double Gold score (North Coast Wine Competition) on their first ever release, a 2017 Zinfandel from Puccioni Ranch in Dry Creek Valley. Drive is a two man team, owned and operated by John Musto and Tom Young, who launched the project after connecting at Santa Rosa Junior College’s “Wine Studies” program. Drive Wine’s mission is to make boutique wine more approachable through transparency and authenticity. Drive Wines is based out of Penngrove, California. To learn more about Drive Wines, visit www.drivewines.com
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About Locals Tasting Room
Located in Geyserville, Calif, Locals is a boutique tasting room representing a small group of artisan wineries from through Sonoma County. Currently offering outdoor tastings, Locals runs a tasting room and wine club. For more information, visit www.localstastingroom.com or follow @localstastingroom on Instagram or Facebook.