Notable Sonoma tasting room to close its doors

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The Rhône Room, which specializes in wines from the Rhone region of France, will close its doors on Saturday, Jan. 26.

“It has been a passion project for over the past two years... but we have decided to consolidate our efforts with our other properties,” said owner Sondra Bernstein in an announcement to wine club members.

Bernstein added that she thinks she has come up with some creative ways to “continue to educate on all things Rhône, produce amazing Rhône varietal wines with our talented winemaker friends.”

She added her appreciation for everyone who had helped with the Rhone Room property since its opening in September 2017.

“I have learned in 21 years that no risk, no reward. We realized that staffing five buildings was too complicated and that we have to rethink the model,” Bernstein said in a phone call on Monday, referencing the Fig Café, the Girl and the Fig, the Fig Caters, Suite D and the Rhône Room.

Bernstein plans to launch new wine initiatives and a virtual shop on March 1.

From now through closing, the Rhone Room will offer 25 percent discounts on the remaining wine stock in the store.

The Rhone Room tasting room space in the Roadside Shops complex on Broadway is currently for rent.

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