The Optimist Society

Membership in the Pangloss Cellars Optimist Society guarantees you access to a collection of wines crafted exclusively for our Members. You receive one case in October and one case in March, and we encourage you to customize, or "optimize," your selection of wines to ensure you get exactly the wines you want.

Optimizing is a key benefit to the Optimist Society. It is something that makes our Membership unique because it gives you the ability to choose the 12 bottles in your shipment. We encourage you to optimize your selections each release, because we believe you should always receive exactly the bottles you want. With each release we offer you a new selection of wines, and if you do not wish to optimize, those wines will be shipped to you. If you do want to change things up, you are welcome to do so. You may even choose other Pangloss Cellars offerings not included in the release, subject to availability. You can optimize online, or contact us at 707.681.2940 or

Ground shipping is complimentary on 12-bottle Member releases.

Additional Benefits

Complimentary tastings, including Member Only wines, are available for Optimist Society Members at the Pangloss Cellars Tasting Lounge on the historic Sonoma Square.

Members also receive invitations to Member-only events.

Here are the experiences available to you at the Tasting Lounge:

Tasting Bar: A classic sampling of our wines at the Tasting Bar (open to the public, complimentary for Members).

Tasting Lounge: Enjoy wines presented by the glass or in flights. Each flight is accompanied by small-plate food complements (open to the public).

The Cellar Tasting: The Cellar offers a private, more focused and immersive seated tasting accompanied by a local cheese and charcuterie plate for each guest (by prior reservation only, 21 years of age and over).

Because we want every Member to enjoy an unforgettable experience at our Tasting Lounge, we encourage you to please make a reservation at 707.933.8565 or via email at