New tasting room opens in Graton
Starting this weekend, those eager to sample some Sonoma County wine will have a new place to do so. Winemaker/owner Mat Gustafson of Paul Mathew Vineyards and his wife Barb Gustafson announced that Paul Mathew Vineyards will open a tasting room this month in Graton.
The husband and wife team, both with many years of experience in the food and wine industries, have been working for six years to open the tasting room and bring their dream to fruition. The newest addition to the Sonoma County Wine Road will feature “Farm to Tasting Room” seminars that focus on educating people about the locally sourced foods available in the West County community.
“This is the realization of a dream that Mat and I have been working on for six years, and we are very excited to be able to offer our wines to the public,” said Barb Gustafson. “We lucked out with a perfect location in the town of Graton, blocks from many very fine wine producers. Mat and I are also excited to partner with local artisans to feature their wares while helping them raise awareness within the community and beyond.”
Added Mat, “Both Barb and I were sommeliers in our previous lives and believe that this expertise and passion transfers over to the quality of wine we work hard to produce. We have always focused on purchasing the best grapes and producing high quality, low input wines in small quantities. This approach to winemaking has received high accolades from several renowned critics. We will certainly carry on this philosophy as we move forward with our newest venture.”
The tasting room will be open to the public Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a tasting fee that is reimbursed with a wine purchase. Monday through Thursday tasting appointments are available by request.
The Paul Mathew Vineyards tasting room is located at 9060 Graton Road, Graton. For more information, call 865-2505 or visit paulmathewvineyards.com.