Sonoma fulfills our city’s need for an approachable wine bar with a sophisticated wine list, friendly service and inviting ambiance. Wine is meant to be enjoyed and shared and is an integral part of setting the table. Our team of wine-lovers serve the most delicious wine-friendly food – with ingredients and free range meats sourced from local purveyors – and proudly pour wines from family-owned wineries and grower winemakers alongside our kitchen creations. Our employees are hired for their passion and we know you will receive the best service in their knowledgeable and capable care.
Sonoma Wine Bar is a small business with a big heart. We’re approaching our tenth year of service this February at our first location on Richmond Avenue and have almost reached the five-year mark at our Heights location. We are a growing company with a humble vision of serving and supporting our local communities, sharing on average 5 percent of our net profits to various charities and fundraisers throughout the Houston area.
No doubt Sonoma has contributed to making Houston the wine-excited city it is today. We value our fellow wine bars and wine-friendly restaurants — with our shared love and passion for wine, we push one another to be the best we all can be.
This wine bar was a dream turned reality — our business motto is to always love what we do, work hard, continue to improve our skill and share as much wine as possible.
Ten years ago, a determined Farrah started taking the steps to pursue her dream of owning a wine bar. After having worked in all aspects of the hospitality industry from front-of-house service to sales and distribution all across the US, she came home to Houston and was resolute on creating a successful wine bar concept that was also a positive workplace where people love what they do and do it proudly. Today her vision exists as Sonoma -- a wine bar that is as sophisticated as it is comfortable and warm. Farrah fits in the roles of mother and wife in between being a hands-on owner and getting dirty with any and all projects big or small. Farrah travels frequently to different wine growing regions, which inspire her wine list selections and food menu creations.
Kevin and Farrah serendipitously met in 2006 when he was one of her favorite regulars at her then job. A genuine friendship bloomed from there, which led to many passionate conversations about wine. A joke between friends about owning their own wine bar took a serious turn when they both realized that it could become a reality if they joined as a team. You can find Kevin relaxing with a glass or two on some evenings at Sonoma after long shifts as an interventional cardiologist at Houston Methodist Hospital.
Matt’s mother will have you know that his calling as a chef came at the early age of 6. Hobbling on a broken leg into the kitchen, he asked if he could make himself breakfast (as he was just plain tired of eating cold cereal) and to her surprise cooked a proper scrambled egg. We’re grateful that Matt continued to pursue his dream of being a chef and went on to get his associate’s degree of applied science in culinary arts from the Art Institute. Matt brings an attention to detail and has high standards for the quality of the food that comes out of the kitchens at both stores.
Wine Club Manager
Brenna is a Wisconsin-native with a passion and curiosity for wine. Her past food and beverage experiences include the Houston City Club, Perry's Steakhouse and Lakeside Country Club. Brenna is also a musician, oil painter and enjoys running and golfing. Her favorite wine regions are Burgundy and Anderson Valley.