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Pangloss Cellars

Updated: Jan 17

It’s really hard not to have a teachers…errrr…I mean tasting room ‘pet’. Daily I get asked, ‘Which Sonoma County winery is your favorite?


You HAVE to have a favorite! I do! You caught me wine stained handed. I have a small handful of top, top, TOP favs. Some of you are master detectives. You read between my lines and tell when I’m completely enthralled over a winery. Pangloss I’m in love. I’m in love like… swirling my glass and pondering…would it be weird to name a future child Pangloss kinda love. First, the wines were on point.


Chenin Blanc, Rosé, Pinot, Zin, Cab….so many varietals. All smooth. All wine sirens seducing me to swirl, sip and savor every last drop. Second, the ambiance and tasting room aesthetic is what I want to be in life. Right on the square in downtown Sonoma. In the midst of all the hustle and bustle. Cobblestone type walls. Vaulted redwood ceilings. A wine bottle wall display behind the bar, candles, fireplace… My cat rolls around on her back with her fluffy belly sticking out marking her territory around the house. I wanted to roll around Pangloss… Roll all around the hardwood floor, the upholstered luxe couches, the granite bar countertop.


I’m weird. We know this. Such sexy interior design. Food!

An in house chef creates swoon worthy wine and food pairings.

Cheese, cured meats, bacon-peach-tartlet bites, melon with feta…almost too pretty to eat. I want to hang out here on the daily. I want Carrie Bradshaw, Samantha, and Charolette to meet me here for a glass of wine. I’ll order the Moon Mountain Cab. We’ll have juicy girl talk. I’ll strut over to @figgirl in my Manolo Blahnik’s to meet my Mr. Firefighter Big for dinner. A perfect evening Wine Country style????


More Info For You:

Located in the heart of Sonoma across from the town plaza.

The unpretentious 116 year old building sits on a corner.


A building that historically used to be Sonoma’s general store.

The tasting lounge is an Architectural Digest masterpiece.

The Pangloss Lounge is a unique and bold tasting experience.


It starts with the soul of the building……….

Carefully and lovingly restored during a 9 month renovation.

The interior was painstakingly returned to its original glory.


The original redwood and glass storefront restored- check

The stonemasons spent months uncovering the original stone walls- check

Carpenters exposed the hand-sawn beams- check

Reclaimed oak floors were brought in- check