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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 

Wed - Fri:    2 pm to 9 pm

Sat:  12 pm to 9 pm

Sun/Mon by appointment 

CURRENT & UPCOMING EVENTS


11/15 & 11/16:  SEASONAL SOUP CLUB  BEGINS FRIDAY the 15th

Inaugural soup is Sushimotos Butternut Squash Curry, which will be served with delicious German Riesling or Stout Beer on Nitro on both Friday (4 pm - 9 pm) & Saturday night (6:30 to 9 pm)!  Grab a cup for $6 or grab a cup paired with wine (for $15) or a beer (for $10).

New soups will launch every few weeks through winter.  Next Club Meeting feature soup:  Clam Chowder with Prosciutto Croutons (yes, prosciutto croutons! Mmmm)


11/16:  THE PANEL WILL BE CLOSED FROM 2:30 to 6:30 PM

We have a PRIVATE EVENT scheduled and will be closed from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.:  Join us for early afternoon (12 - 2:30) espresso & wine OR come on by for wine & bubbles & SOUP(!) AFTER 6:30! 


11/23: Corvers Kauter Rheingau Riesling Tasting / Pairing from   5:30 to 7:30 pm

Come and taste through some absolutely GORGEOUS Rieslings paired with spicy bites from local Sonoma restaurants Delhi Belly and Taste of the Himalayas.  Meet wine importer extraordinaire Kevin Wenck as he educates tasters on this German winery (whose winemaker was nominated as Winemaker of the Year this year).  $15 pp.


11/23: Enjoy the Late Night Sounds of Local Musicians Max Schimm & Alexzandra (8 - 10 pm)

If you missed them last month, mark your calendar for November 23rd at 8 p.m.!  Max Schimm brings a Jim Morrison / Scott Weiland vibe and Alexzandra brings a Christina Aguilera / Adele vibe.  Come for a nightcap and enjoy the fabulous musci of these two hometown musicians! 


 

12/04: Champagne Lelarge Pugeot CHAMPAGNE TASTING

Join us as the lovely Clemence Lelarge pours her family's gorgeous Champagnes at The Panel just in time for some holiday CHEER!  And YES, she will be tasting her AMAZING "Bises" (pronounced "Bees!") 100% Chardonnay dosaged with the family's French honey.  (SO GOOD!)

$15 pp to taste through her entire Champagne line-up with a credit back for bottle purchases.


12/06:  RIBS & PINOT 

Join us for an exlcusive Ribs & Pinot Event as we marry Sushimotos fall-off-the-bone signature Asian pork baby back sticky ribs with Blue Farm's incredible 2016 Anne Katherina Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir for a very limited seating event from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday evening, Devember 6th! 

Enjoy a handful of Asian sticky ribs glazed with sesame ginger and served with steamed rice plus Asian slaw with Napa cabbage, cilantra, carrots and peanut dressing with a gorgeous glass of Blue Farm Pinot Noir plus a special dessert!   $35 pp and tickets are required for this event, due to very limited seating.  RSVP to dar@panelwines.com  CHEERS!


12/07:  PETER MATHIS WINE TASTING

Get your holiday on and come by for a fabulous Peter Mathis wine tasting.  Peter will be pouring his new releases just in time for holiday gift-giving!

Come hang out with Peter and taste through his line-up for just $10 pp (with a $10 plus event discount for purchases of 2 or more bottles).

More details on time to come: Cheers!


12/12:  SAVE THE DATE!!

CHAMPAGNE & SINATRA CHAMPAGNE TASTING EVENT

Save the date for another special Champagne tasting - only this one is a very special Frank Sinatra-centric Thursday evening event you WILL NOT want to miss! 7 to 9 p.m.

We have teamed up with Artisan Wine Imports to bring you some gorgeous grower-producer Champagnes NEVER sold in the US before NOW.  

Come taste Champagnes that are making their debut PLUS we will be pulling out some incredible "secret stash" bottles from our Club Pop Culture bubbles club for you to try. 

Save the date, channel your inner rat pack style and get ready to taste the stars!


 

12/14: The BURGESS BROTHERS are HERE

Join us as The Burgess Brothers take over The Panel with their amazing EATS!  DON'T MISS THIS EVENT!

Watch for more details!


 

HOLIDAY EVENT BOOKINGS

Our holiday event schedule is starting to fill-up!  If you are needing charming, warm event space for your holiday bash (that will wow your guests, but won't put you in debt) give us a call for our event information package!

We have space in our tasting loft (for up to 16) or up to 100 mix-and-mingle for a Panel Wine Lounge take-over!

Cheers to special events with great wine, fun food and excellent service!  We got you.


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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Introducing Pop Culture: A Compelling New Club for Exclusive Champagne and Sparkling Wine 
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The Panel Creates the Wine Club of the Future
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“The Panel” Named a Top Wine Club in the Nation
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