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The Panel

 LOUNGE INFO & MONTHLY EVENTS

WINE BAR / LOUNGE (21 & Up ONLY)

Whether you are local to Sonoma, or visiting from afar, we invite you to stop by The Panel, to taste our delicious and diverse wines by the glass.  We offer unique reds, whites, rosés, sparklings & Champagnes daily. 

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, exciting and totally unique wines from around the world. We will try to accomodate whatever small-bite flavor notes you seek, beautifully paired with your glass or bottle!

TAP ROOM/ ESPRESSO BAR  / SMALL BITES       

Like wine, but LOVE unique beer or crave quality espresso?  We also offer distinctive craft brews on tap & in bottle PLUS San Francisco's Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters espresso, as well as unique and unexpected "small bites" (and "sweet bites") 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!  (Give us a call to find out what's on tap today: 707-938-7152)  FREE WiFi, too.

WINE / CHAMPAGNE SHOP  

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

CELEBRATE ANYTHING: RESERVE Space or Host a Party

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 afternoon or evening a special one!  (PLEASE NOTE:  Weekend reservations are only accepted until 5 pm and are based on availability, tasting events, etc.).

PRIVATE EVENT SPACE

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 areas & on our wine porch. Additionally, we specialize in facilitated blind-tasting events, so if you want something memorable for your next birthday, client appreciation, employee recognition or any celebration you can think of - let us help you plan a customized blind tasting for you & up to 15 guests!

Wedding season is upon us, so get your Wedding Weekend Welcome Reception reservations in now!  In addition to fabulous wedding weekend welcome parties, we are also THE PERFECT PLACE for client appreciation events, wine-centric birthday parties, and wine release parties for winemakers without a tasting room to call their own.  Call for details! 

​CHEERS!

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The Panel:

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


  HOURS OF OPERATION 

Tue - Fri:    3 pm to 9 pm

Sat:  12 pm to 9 pm

Sun/Mon by appointment 

CURRENT & UPCOMING EVENTS


09/21:  WILDFLOWER WEED is coming BACK!

Sonoma fans, mark your calendars, as the fabulous Wildflower Weed musical group is coming back to play during from 3 to 6 pm on the  afternoon of Saturday the 21st of September with special guest Max Schimm!  Cheers to LIVE MUSIC, great wine & cold draft beer!


09/26:  Cru9 Wines Tasting

Drop in on Thursday evening, September 26th from 5:30 to 7:30 for a Cru9 Wines tasting with the fabulous Sauvignon Bombshell Michelle Michelbook!  She will be pouring Faythe Stone-Brocka's Russian River Valley Irreverent Pinot Noir, Napa Valley Stop Talking Cabernet Sauvignon, Russian RIver Valley As Ever Chardonnay and her amazing 9th Power Oakville Cab.  DON'T MISS IT!

Come on by for some fab wine! $10/pp to taste and tasting fee is waived with 2-bottle purchase.  CHEERS!!


10/03:  Orange Wine Education Tasting with Windee Smith

National Orange Wine Day is coming up on October 6th and do we have a class for YOU!  These wines are on the forefront of up and coming trends.  Want to learn what it's all about?  Wine Guru Windee Smith will be in the HOUSE to emlighten us!  5:30 to 6:30 pm. This will be a reservation recommended event. More details to follow!  CHEERS!


10/04:  UNDER THE RADAR WINEMAKER SERIES - Gordenker Tasting

Join us for a Gordenker Wine tasting on the evenign of Friday October 4th!  Drop-in a get a taste of these wonderful Sonoma wines before dinner!  Cheers to local winemakers!

10/05: Saturday POP-UP BRUNCH at The Panel Wine Lounge

Champagne, mimosas, incredible Wrecking Ball espresso, delicious small-brunch-bites & lots of fun, as always.  Zoe is going to create some cool espresso confections for your tasting pleasure.  Saturday, October 5th from 10 am to 1 pm - Swing by!


10/12:  EPICUREAN CONNECTION POP-UP Cheese Shop

The Epicurean Connection will be at The Panel with an array of amazing cheeses to enjoy here and to take home (to enjoy later)!  Watch for more details on this one - if you're a cheese lover, don't miss this event!  12 noon to 4 pm on Saturday the 12th of October.  Cheers to CHEESE!!


WEEKDAY HAPPY HOUR

Every WEEKDAY: Tue - Fri from 3 to 6 p.m. with a special selection of wine & bubbles ($6 - $8) and $4 draft beer pints!

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


SATURDAY NIGHT GAME NIGHT

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!

CHEERS to FUN!!

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

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PRESS / ARTICLES

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by Sarah Stierch for Sonoma Magazine 

 

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The Panel Creates the Wine Club of the Future
- Wine Industry Advisor

 

“The Panel” Named a Top Wine Club in the Nation
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11 new clubs for wine newbies and somm wannabes
- The Mercury News