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Gay Wine Weekend 2018 is coming!

A weekend of Wine & Celebration with new winemaker dinners, winery tours and events, benefiting Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network.

Enjoy 3 Full Days of LGBT events in Northern California's magnificent Sonoma Valley - home to some of the world's most prestigious wines and wineries. Celebrate with world class wine and culinary delights, music and dancing in a private estate vineyard, VIP Receptions, wine tasting excursions, champagne brunch, wine auction and pool party in one of the most famous luxury wine destinations in the world.

What IS Gay Wine Weekend?

 
 
 Friday, July 20th   VIP Welcome Reception 3:00 - 6:00pm & Wine Tasting   Exclusive to Gay Wine Weekend guests staying at the luxurious host hotel & VIP Pass holders have exclusive access to this year's VIP Reception & wine tasting at Gay Wine Weekend.  Located only 45 minutes north of San Francisco it is truly an amazingly breathtaking place to gather and show your Pride, Out In The Vineyard.

Friday, July 20th

VIP Welcome Reception 3:00 - 6:00pm & Wine Tasting

Exclusive to Gay Wine Weekend guests staying at the luxurious host hotel & VIP Pass holders have exclusive access to this year's VIP Reception & wine tasting at Gay Wine Weekend.

Located only 45 minutes north of San Francisco it is truly an amazingly breathtaking place to gather and show your Pride, Out In The Vineyard.

  WINE & DINE OUT IN SONOMA - 7/8:00PM DEPENDING ON LOCATION. $125 - $150   We are proud to present exclusive winemaker dinners for Gay Wine Weekend with some of wine country's most talented winemakers. Last year's winemaker dinners sold out quickly so we recommend you book early for your intimate winemaker dinners at restaurants in the heart of Sonoma Valley & around the historic Sonoma Plaza                                                                    GET DETAILS & BOOK

WINE & DINE OUT IN SONOMA - 7/8:00PM DEPENDING ON LOCATION. $125 - $150

We are proud to present exclusive winemaker dinners for Gay Wine Weekend with some of wine country's most talented winemakers. Last year's winemaker dinners sold out quickly so we recommend you book early for your intimate winemaker dinners at restaurants in the heart of Sonoma Valley & around the historic Sonoma Plaza

                                                                 GET DETAILS & BOOK

  Pop-Up Video Gay Bar on Sonoma Square - 9:30pm - No Cover   We'r popping up Sonoma annual gay bar on the historic Sonoma Plaza for opening night of Gay Wine Weekend!  Join us at  B&V Whiskey Bar & Grille  for our kick off celebration!  No host bar. No cover. 9:30pm to close.

Pop-Up Video Gay Bar on Sonoma Square - 9:30pm - No Cover

We'r popping up Sonoma annual gay bar on the historic Sonoma Plaza for opening night of Gay Wine Weekend!

Join us at B&V Whiskey Bar & Grille for our kick off celebration!

No host bar. No cover. 9:30pm to close.

 Saturday, July 21st   Out In The Vineyard Wine Tours & Lunch - 10am - 3pm - $95   Join one of our exclusive wine tasting tours to some of the best producers in Sonoma. Departing from our host hotel, you'll venture to amazing wineries for intimate wine tasting and a box lunch Out In The Vineyard!                                                                          GET DETAILS

Saturday, July 21st

Out In The Vineyard Wine Tours & Lunch - 10am - 3pm - $95

Join one of our exclusive wine tasting tours to some of the best producers in Sonoma. Departing from our host hotel, you'll venture to amazing wineries for intimate wine tasting and a box lunch Out In The Vineyard!

                                                                       GET DETAILS

  Twilight T-Dance X @ Chateau st. jean winery!     Celebrating 10 years!    5PM - 10pm - VIP $165/General $80   A benefit for Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network  Nestled in the heart of the stunning Sonoma Valley, the Chateau St. Jean estate offers wine lovers an idyllic getaway to soak in the Sonoma wine lifestyle. With incredible vineyard views, a dramatic mountain backdrop, lush gardens and the elegant 1920s chateau, join us for a private, one of a kind experience at the beautiful Chateau St. Jean and sip their award winning wine with 500 of your closest friends, while enjoying the breathtaking ambiance of the estate and dance into the magnificant sunset of Sonoma.   VIP Reception 5:00pm - 6:30pm   Come early for the VIP Reception in the beautiful, lush rose garden on the grounds of Sonoma's iconic  Chateau St. Jean Winery ! Sip on their award winning wines and enjoy delicious, mouth watering, culinairy delights created by  Classic Culinaire  and the hands of the hansome,  Chef Chad Carlstedt.

Twilight T-Dance X @ Chateau st. jean winery!

Celebrating 10 years!

5PM - 10pm - VIP $165/General $80

A benefit for Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network

Nestled in the heart of the stunning Sonoma Valley, the Chateau St. Jean estate offers wine lovers an idyllic getaway to soak in the Sonoma wine lifestyle. With incredible vineyard views, a dramatic mountain backdrop, lush gardens and the elegant 1920s chateau, join us for a private, one of a kind experience at the beautiful Chateau St. Jean and sip their award winning wine with 500 of your closest friends, while enjoying the breathtaking ambiance of the estate and dance into the magnificant sunset of Sonoma.

VIP Reception 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Come early for the VIP Reception in the beautiful, lush rose garden on the grounds of Sonoma's iconic Chateau St. Jean Winery! Sip on their award winning wines and enjoy delicious, mouth watering, culinairy delights created by Classic Culinaire and the hands of the hansome, Chef Chad Carlstedt.

 
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Twilight T-Dance 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Sip award winning wines and dance into Twilight in the vineyards at Chateau St. Jean Winery, located in the heart of Sonoma Valley!

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Nestled in the heart of the stunning Sonoma Valley, the Chateau St. Jean estate offers wine lovers an idyllic getaway to soak in the Sonoma wine lifestyle. With incredible vineyard views, a dramatic mountain backdrop, lush gardens and the elegant 1920s chateau, join us for a private, one of a kind experience at the beautiful Chateau St. Jean and sip their award winning wine with 500 of your closest friends, while enjoying the breathtaking ambiance of the estate and dance into the magnificant sunset of Sonoma.

Enjoy our "Gourmet Food Truck Up", where you can purchase a selection of items to enjoy with your favorite Chateau St. Jean wines!

 
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Don't miss this incredible night Out In The Vineyard.

VIP Reception & Twilight T-Dance  5:00pm - 10:00pm - $165

General Admission T-Dance 6:30pm - 10:00pm - $80

"Apres-t" after party! 11pm - late - $20

The party continues following Twilight T-Dance back in Sonoma. No host bar.

    Sunday, July 22nd   GAY WINE AUCTION & RECOVERY BRUNCH - 10AM $75    100% of the monies raised benefit Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network   Start your perfect Sunday in Wine Country as you enjoy a scrumptious buffet brunch at host hotel  The Lodge at Sonoma  & then get ready to bid as we raise much needed funds for  Face to Face Sonoma County AIDS Network  with some amazing wines, winery tours and visits up for auction. 

 

Sunday, July 22nd

GAY WINE AUCTION & RECOVERY BRUNCH - 10AM $75

100% of the monies raised benefit Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network

Start your perfect Sunday in Wine Country as you enjoy a scrumptious buffet brunch at host hotel The Lodge at Sonoma & then get ready to bid as we raise much needed funds for Face to Face Sonoma County AIDS Network with some amazing wines, winery tours and visits up for auction. 

 
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With special celebrity guest, Sordid Lives writer/director Del Shores! 

“Del Shores is the grand master of Southern lowlife sensibilities.” - Daily Variety

This year's Recovery Brunch and Wine Action promises to be quite a good time as a bidding war amongst us gays could get pretty ugly…..too much fun to miss!

 Campari America & Chateau Sonoma present   Sunday Pool Soiree 1pm - 4pm - $30   This year we're mixing it up and wtih a REAL SONOMA POOL PARTY located just minutes frrom the Plaza at the beautiful home of our good friends, who haas generously opened her home to our guests.  Spend Sunday Sonoma Style, with a chill afternoon poolside and enjoy the final afternoon of Gay Wine Weekend, lounging and soaking in the warm Sonoma Sun until departure - or extend your stay and keep Gay Wine Weekend going!

Campari America & Chateau Sonoma present

Sunday Pool Soiree 1pm - 4pm - $30

This year we're mixing it up and wtih a REAL SONOMA POOL PARTY located just minutes frrom the Plaza at the beautiful home of our good friends, who haas generously opened her home to our guests.

Spend Sunday Sonoma Style, with a chill afternoon poolside and enjoy the final afternoon of Gay Wine Weekend, lounging and soaking in the warm Sonoma Sun until departure - or extend your stay and keep Gay Wine Weekend going!

Keep it simple with our VIP PARTY PASS! - $495 

INCLUDES:

  • VIP Welcome Reception - EXCLUSIVE to VIP Pass Holders & Host Hotel Guests
  • LGBT Business Expo & Wine Tasting
  • Twilight T-Dance VIP Reception
  • Twilight T-Dance
  • Apres T After Party
  • Big Gay Wine Auction & Recover Brunch
  • Sunday Pool Soiree

GET the VIP Party PASS

Winemaker Dinners & Winery Tours Sold Separately.

 

See you at THE Best LGBT Event of The Year!

 It's OUT! The Gay Wine Weekend 2018 event guide!   Check out all this coming weekend's activites, winemaker dinners, winery tours, wine auction and Recovery Brunch, Twilight T-Dance at  Chateau St. Jean  winery and, of course, all our sponsors and supports who help us raise funds for  Face to Face Sonoma County AIDS Network ! We couldn't do it without them!   GET IT!

It's OUT! The Gay Wine Weekend 2018 event guide! 

Check out all this coming weekend's activites, winemaker dinners, winery tours, wine auction and Recovery Brunch, Twilight T-Dance at Chateau St. Jean winery and, of course, all our sponsors and supports who help us raise funds for Face to Face Sonoma County AIDS Network! We couldn't do it without them!

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  OFFICIAL HOST HOTEL   We're very excited about this year's host hotel! Located near Sonoma's historic plaza,  The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa  is offering is offering  spe ci   al GAY WINE WEEKEND rates  for Out In The Vineyard guests - starting at just $399. Guest rooms and suites feature private balconies and patios, some with views of the resort pool; pillowtop mattresses, marble bathrooms with plush robes, and free Wi-Fi access are among the many amenities you'll enjoy during Gay Wine Weekend 2018.                                                    BOOK IT!

OFFICIAL HOST HOTEL

We're very excited about this year's host hotel! Located near Sonoma's historic plaza, The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa is offering is offering special GAY WINE WEEKEND rates for Out In The Vineyard guests - starting at just $399. Guest rooms and suites feature private balconies and patios, some with views of the resort pool; pillowtop mattresses, marble bathrooms with plush robes, and free Wi-Fi access are among the many amenities you'll enjoy during Gay Wine Weekend 2018.

                                                 BOOK IT!

  PRESENTING SPONSOR   Sonoma's legenday  Chateau St. Jean Winery  returns as Gay Wine Weekend's Presenting Sponsor & host to our signature event, Twilight T-Dance on Saturday, July 21st!  Thank you Chateau St. Jean for your continued support of the LGBTQ community and helping us raise much needed funds for Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network

PRESENTING SPONSOR

Sonoma's legenday Chateau St. Jean Winery returns as Gay Wine Weekend's Presenting Sponsor & host to our signature event, Twilight T-Dance on Saturday, July 21st!

Thank you Chateau St. Jean for your continued support of the LGBTQ community and helping us raise much needed funds for Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network

Friends Of Gay Wine Weekend

 

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