Sonoma-Cellar coming to downtown Alexandria

Sonoma Cellar to feature more than 160 Sonoma County and Virginia wines and California-inspired craft food

Offering an authentic California wine tasting and food experience, Sonoma Cellar will feature hand-selected wines from 140 + Sonoma County boutique wineries and 20+ Virginia-based wineries, offering the opportunity to taste a number of varietals from these robust growing regions.

Complementing the wine will be a bistro featuring an organic farm-to-table cuisine designed and prepared exclusively by Sonoma Cellar’s executive chef, Bernard Henry, who was born and raised on a dairy farm in Alsace-Lorraine, France, and professionally trained at L’Academie de Cuisine. 

Owners Rick and Elizabeth Myllenbeck are wine enthusiasts who are transforming the historic Bartleman Building i Old Town Alexandria to include tasting rooms, banquet and meeting rooms, and dining spaces as well as a quaint tasting garden outside.

“We are passionate about bringing Sonoma County and Virginia wine to the D.C. area and share what makes these wines and the wine-making process so special,” said Rick Myllenbeck. “With more than 450 wineries in Sonoma County alone, that is a world of wine all located in a single, magnificent location – all of which is begging to be tasted. Our craft food menu is second to none and is designed to pair with the wine, offering a tasting experience like none other in this area.”

Sonoma Cellar’s phenomenal experience, however, requires renovations to the historic Bartleman Building at 207 King Street. Wine lovers who participate in the Indiegogo fundraising campaign may select from a variety of rewards in return for their financial assistance. 

Wine lovers can connect with Sonoma Cellar on Indiegogo, FacebookTwitter, and the Web.

Sonoma Cellar is located at 207 King Street in the heart of historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. It will be open seven days a week: Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.Friday and Saturday11 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information visit or call (703) 966-3550.