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The Panel



Whether you are local to Sonoma, or visiting from afar, we invite you to stop by The Panel, to taste our diverse wines by the glass.  We offer special reds, whites, rosés & sparklings, daily (ask about our secret menu, too). 

Our lounge was created for comfort - made to feel as if you are relaxing in a friend's living room. It is a space where we encourage wine lovers of all expertise to come together to experience new & unique wines from around the world. We will try to accomodate whatever small-bite flavor notes you seek, beautifully paired with our wines - by the glass or by the bottle!


Like wine, but LOVE unique beer?  We also offer distinctive craft brews on tap and San Francisco's Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters espresso, as well as unique and unexpected "small bites" and desserts to accompany your libation of choice.  Come try a Nitro Stout Beer Float with local-made ice cream or a local non-alcoholic organic kombucha!  Surf the net in comfort - yes, we have free WiFi. (Give us a call to find out what's on tap today: 707-938-7152)


The Panel's highly-curated retail wine shop features distinctive local wine, as well as wine from all over the globe with an abundance of approachable, limited production wines (as well as grower Champagnes) from France, Italy, and notable wine growing regions from Argentina to New Zealand! 


At The Panel, we love to celebrate YOU!  Assemble your group of eight (8) or more on our porch or in our main lounge areas: Just call ahead and let us know the size of your party and when you're coming over. We will reserve your space, chill your wines of choice, and make your night a special one!  (PLEASE NOTE:  Fridays and Saturdays, reservations are only accepted until 5 pm).

We also have private EVENT space available (12-16 guests) in our tasting room (drink minimums apply) and up to 60 guests seated & 100 guests mix-n-mingle in our fun main Lounge & on our porch. 

Wedding season is upon us, so get your reservations in now!  We are also THE PERFECT PLACE for wine release parties for those winemakers without a tasting room to call their own.  Call for details! 

​Come on in and stay a while.  


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The Panel:

535 West Napa Street
Sonoma, CA  95476
T | (707) 938-7152


Tue - Fri:  3 pm to 9 pm

Sat:  12 pm to 9 pm

Sun/Mon by appointment (or for Special Events Open to Public)



Join us on Wednesday evening for a taste of some delicious French varietals from a very Under the Radar Wine Importer who will be tasting guests through several small wineries from his home country of France.  Paul Duroussay is the importer and he will be here telling stories of these lovely wineries and their fantastic wines!  $10 pp - 5:30 to 7:30 pm

05/31: The Panel's 1-Year Anniversary!

In honor of our 1-year anniversary The Panel is going to have anniversary drink specials all day long plus fun food specials, too!  Come & join the festivites!  3 pm to 9 pm (or later?) - CHEERS! 

06/01:  UNDER THE RADAR WINEMAKER SERIES - Gondak Cellars Wine Pairing

Joins us for a fun wine & food pairing as Will Gondak pours his lovely varietals on Saturday afternoon/evening from 4 to 6 pm!  $10 pp

06/06:  UNDER THE RADAR WINEMAKER SERIES - JARDESCA TASTING!   What is Jardesca you say? Come for a taste to find out about this refreshing & unique beverage that will be a must-have for your summer sipping!  It's a marriage of the vineyard & the garden and it's a not-to-be-missed tasting!  Thursday the 6th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. & just $10 pp

06/08:  Rosé ALL Day Baby! It's a PINK WINE PARTY

In honor of National Rosé Day, The Panel will have all kinds of FUN and EXCITING rosé-centric specials - from a Rosé Tasting Flight to Special Tasting Bottles to Frosé and so much more! Join the weekend fun, pull up a seat on our porch with your favorite partner-in-fun (or your four-legged pal?) and enjoy some incredible wine!  We will be serving more than two dozen rosé labels for your Saturday sipping pleasure!

Join us on Saturday the 8th (12 to 9 pm) for our PINK WINE PARTY at The Panel!

06/12:  BIG Rosé Wine Tasting

If you had to miss our Saturday event, don't miss this opportunity to taste through 8-10 incredible summer-sipping rosés on Wednesday the 12th (ranging in price from just $15.99 & up)!  This drop-in event is $15 pp & is happening from 5:30 until 8 pm

06/20:  UNDER THE RADAR WINEMAKER SERIES - Attune Wines Tasting!

Join us on Thursday the 20th, as Sonoma's own Attune Wines pours some spectacular Pinot, Chardonnay and Rosé at The Panel from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm!  Michelle Scribner will be on hand to walk you through the tasting! With Auteur winemaker Kenneth Juhasz creating wines for Attune, you know this will be a fabulous event! $10 pp to taste through all varietals.

06/27:  UNDER THE RADAR WINEMAKER SERIES - Benevolent Neglect Wines Tasting

Named as one of "Napa Valley's exciting winemakers" Benevolent Neglect is making some cool varietals including Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache, Counoise, GSM Red Blend, Rhone-style Rosé, plus a Riesling. Their total production is under 500 cases and they're bringing some cool wines for you to try. Drop by Thursday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 pm to taste their wine & hear some fun history!  $10 pp to taste

06/28:  UNDER THE RADAR WINEMAKER SERIES - Small Vines Wines Tasting

Join us from 5:30 to 7:30 pm for a unique Friday evening tasting as we welcome Paul & Kathryn Sloan of Small Vines Wines. Small Vines specialized in exquisite Pinot Noir & Chardonnay from some of California’s most meticulously farmed & unique high-density vineyards.  $10 pp  Don't miss this opportunity to get up close and personal with the winemaker, here in Sonoma!



Every WEEKDAY: Tue - Fri from 3 to 6 p.m. with a special selection of wine ($5 to $7) & bubbles (just $6) and $4 bottles or draft beer pints!

We also have a nice big TV in our TASTING LOFT for your sports viewing pleasure!  Call ahead to see what's playing!  (707) 938-7152


Come by the Panel on Saturday Nights for our new SATURDAY NIGHT GAME NIGHT!   Don't miss a chance to cozy up at The Panel and play some FUN board games with friends and loved ones - or come by yourself and make new friends as you join others for a fun round or two of classics and NEW exciting games!  Gamer's get bottle fees waived or take 10% off by-the-glass tab!


P.S. The Panel has games available all day every day, so make your own "game time" any time.

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