A well-known Sonoma Resort in the heart of wine country has taken luxury to the next level. The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa is excited to announce the opening of Bean & Bottle – the new wine and coffee bar located inside the newly renovated lobby. Bean & Bottle fills a completely unexplored niche in the greater Sonoma dining scene and in the hotel, with grab and go picnic items, wine shopping and café style dining. Discover a truly unique experience created from the inspiration of Wine Country and see what awaits you just 45 miles outside of San Francisco.
With the opening of Bean & Bottle, The Lodge at Sonoma completed significant renovations that include upgrades in the Raindance Spa
and pool area, as well as a complete renovation of the lobby to create a
living room experience that captures the natural beauty of the Sonoma
Wine Country. The interior takes advantage of the lobby’s current
features which are the high ceilings, glass doors and windows, beautiful
stone fireplace, and slate floors. The three key areas of the room are
the slick bar with the deli-case and Berkeley slicer; the retail glass
and exhibition wine wall; and the beautiful stone fireplace. The colors
and textures are modern and natural and the bar was extended to seat up
to 18 guests.
Bean & Bottle Coffeehouse and Wine Bar + Two New Sommeliers
Bean & Bottle is a modern gathering area where guests can sit and
enjoy a selection of featured items daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
High quality coffee and espresso drinks by Illy Coffee will be served,
along with breakfast items such as house-made pastries, including scones
and a variety of croissants and bagels, fresh fruit, and local yogurt
with house-made granola. For lunch, guests of this wine country hotel
can indulge in an array of delicious charcuterie and local cheeses,
rustic bread, aged salami from Zoe’s of Petaluma, and hot pressed Panini
sandwiches. The dessert selections will include artisan chocolates,
cookies, brownies, and seasonal tarts. Guests will have the option to
prepare an insulated picnic basket for two with their choice of grab and
go items from the marketplace.
Bean & Bottle will offer a selection of local wines, beers and
spirits. Sommelier Christopher Sawyer will oversee the purchase of
wines for both Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar and Bean & Bottle.
Guests will have the option of wines by the glass or choose from a
collection of retail wines for sale in the marketplace. All spirits are
local and organic including TRU organic vodka and gin, Charbay vodka,
rum and tequila, a selection of whiskey, including Hooker’s House
bourbon, a Sonoma-style American bourbon that is straight bourbon
whiskey finished in pinot noir barrels, and other selections of vodka,
rum, gin, whiskey and brandy. Fever-Tree soda water, bitter lemon, tonic
water, ginger ale, and lemonade will also be served.
Two new trained and knowledgeable sommeliers will be joining the Bean
& Bottle team - Richard Farnocchia and Daniel Noreen. Farnocchia
was born and raised in San Francisco and now lives in the heart of
downtown Sonoma. He has been a home winemaker for over 22 years and is
thrilled to bring his expertise to Bean & Bottle. Noreen grew up in
Walnut Creek, CA and has spent the last 30 years in retail wine and
beverage sales, first at the Cannery Wine Cellars in San Francisco,
before leaving to open the Sonoma Wine Exchange in downtown Sonoma’s
Plaza. Well respected in the industry Dan has helped judge at the Sonoma
County Harvest Fair, West Coast Wine Competition, and Alameda Country
Fair. They will be on-site to provide guests with wine recommendations,
assist in scheduling winery tours or visits and selecting personalized
cases of wine. They will also offer wine education, tastings and
For more information please visit http://www.marriott.com/SFOLS