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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


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! 3-5 pm

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


12/11:  Yao Ming Wine Tasting & Sonoma Portworks Tasting

Join us as we host the fabulous Teresa from Yao Ming Wines - taste his Yao Ming Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and his Napa Crest label, too!  6-7:30 pm; $10 pp

FOLLOWED by a taste of Petaluma's own SONOMA PORTWORKS from 7 pm to 9 pm with super-cool boozy treats ($10 pp)


12/12:  CHAMPAGNE & SINATRA CHAMPAGNE TASTING EVENT (NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS)

Join us 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!  $40 per person for Champagne flight + bites


12/14: The BURGESS BROTHERS are HERE

Join us as Sac-famous The Burgess Brothers take over The Panel with their amazing EATS (they just partnered with Levi Stadium to provide catering for 49er fans)!  DON'T MISS this event!  4 - 6:30 pm


12/18:  DB Cellars Wine Tasting

Join Diane Bergeon as she tastes you on her Cabernet Sauvignon & enlightens tasters on the Templeton Gap District and he lovely wine.  Stop by from 6 to 7:30 and check out her lovely, balanced cabernet!


12/19: Cru9 WIne Tasting

If you missed the last one - don't miss this tasting!  Lovely Pinot Noir, Cab, and Chardonnay from one of out favorite female winemakers!  Cheers to Cru9 Times!  6 - 7:30 ($10 pp with bottle credit for bottle purchases)


12/21: Music After Dark 

Drop by for a little Christmas cheer and enjoy some holiday music from a favorite local musician or two!  Music starts at 8 p.m.


HOLIDAY EVENT BOOKINGS

Our holiday event schedule is almost full!  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 2 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

- WINE LOUNGE NEWS -
 
Home Sweet Home
by The Sauvignon Bombshell of The Merlot Down

 

20 Sonoma Wineries and Tasting Rooms Open After 5 p.m.
by Chelsea Kurnick for Sonoma Magazine

 

Sonoma List: 5 Cozy Winter Hideaways
- Sonoma Index-Tribune Staff Report

 

BEST CO-OP TASTING ROOMS IN NAPA AND SONOMA
- The California Wine Club Uncorked Blog by Amy Beaudine

 

- WINE CLUB NEWS -
 
The 25 Best Wine Clubs | Wine Subscription Services For 2019
- California Winery Advisor

 

“The Panel” in Sonoma Disrupts the Wine Club Concept  (The Panel is disrupting the concept of the wine club in the way Uber changed the way we get around town.)
by Sarah Stierch for Sonoma Magazine 

 

Introducing Pop Culture: A Compelling New Club for Exclusive Champagne and Sparkling Wine 
Wine Industry Advisor

 

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

 

“The Panel” Named a Top Wine Club in the Nation
- Wine Industry Advisor

 

11 new clubs for wine newbies and somm wannabes
- The Mercury News