Fifteen years and it feels like we’re just getting started.
We owe our longevity to hard work and perseverance to always being the best we can be. Our team motto is try to be the good in everybody’s day. Guests come to relax and enjoy and our job is to be that place with consistently good service. Being in the hospitality industry where competition is fierce, there’s a sense of high expectations to be met and we, as a team, are happy to rise up to that challenge.
OWNER / SOMMELIER
Fifteen 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.
STORE MANAGER & WINE BUYER
Dani is just as serious about her ever-growing knowledge and passion for wine than she is when it comes to running a tight ship. She comes to us after years of working management for Pappas and brings a balance of structure, sensibility and fun to the floor. Dani is committed to our guests and providing the best wine and food experience possible. We look forward to her new Spring Wine List, coming soon!
Juan is an all-around good guy and a true joy to have running the kitchen. His love for cooking shows in every dish. When he’s not in the kitchen, he’s home growing hundreds of succulents and various plants. We believe this side passion lends to his keen sense of selecting the season’s best ingredients.
Meet Michael. When people ask how I do it, run 2 restaurants and be a mom and a wife. My answer is always “my team” and I could not be more proud to have my brother as part of that team! He’s there for all of us! He works the door, helps on the floor and behind the bar, stocks wine, makes the deliveries, runs between both stores… there’s nothing this guy wouldn’t do for me, the team and for the business. It’s true what they say…when you work for a small business you kinda do it all to keep it going, but you can’t do it by yourself…it takes a team!
14 YRS @ SONOMA
The man, Carlos. He’s been part of this work family for 15 years and what a part he’s been! He’s got the biggest following out of everyone and we love him so! He can hold his own during our wine classes and even the blind tastings… Carlos sets the bar high!