Out In The Vineyard is an experiential Wine Country Event and Travel company promoting positive LGBT lifestyles and offering exclusive, luxury itineraries and events in Wine Country for the discerning gay traveler and our friends.

Our itineraries present the LGBT wine country lifestyle to our guests; from luxury hotels and exclusive winery tours, to catered lunches & dining experiences in private estates provided by some of the finest restaurants and private chefs in Wine Country. Our Events bring the LGBT community together to gather and socialize and raise funds for many worthy LGBT causes. 

Owned and operated by local gay community insiders bringing the LGBT traveler the very best of OUR WINE COUNTRY.

Out In The Vineyard founders Mark Vogler and Gary Saperstein get personal about being openly gay in Sonoma, the LGBT community and the wine industry and the need for Gay Wine Weekend.



A Sonoma County native, Mark grew up outside the Dry Creek Valley, in Healdsburg, California and spent summers working in a winery in Alexander Valley. After attending the prestigious UCLA Film School and working in Creative Advertising & Marketing for Columbia and TriStar Pictures, Mark became an internet executive at the Fortune 100 Telecommunications giant NTT, where he traveled extensively throughout Asia and the Pacific.  After nearly 10 years in International Business, Mark returned to his roots in Wine Country and joined Fosters Wine Estates to manage the online wine business in the Americas and help develop online and digital marketing programs with Fosters International Marketing teams. Mark has extensive global luxury travel experience, having traveled across six continents, and brings his passion of travel and wine to guests of Out In The Vineyard.


A Sonoma local for the past 16 years having moved from New York, Gary finds the wine country as an amazingly beautiful part of our country; surrounded by rolling hills and vineyards, world class wineries and fabulous restaurants.  Gary has worked in the restaurant business for over 25 years, where hospitality has been his passion. From working at the world class Auberge Du Soleil in Napa to the renowned, “the girl & the fig” in Sonoma, Gary has created relationships with many local winemakers, restaurateurs and hoteliers over the years. Gary currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau and looks forward to working with many industry insiders to bring incredible wine country experiences to his “Out In The Vineyard” guests.