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Wine & dine OUT at Gay Wine Weekend 2018!

FRIDAY, JULY 20

We are proud to present exclusive winemaker dinners at Gay Wine Weekend, July 20-22, 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.

Enjoy an intimate evening, dining with the winemakers themselves, who pair their wines with the culinary delights from Sonoma's top restaurants.

sotheby's POP-UP estate dinner with Kanzler Family Vineyards & Melissa Teaff 7:30pm - $150

Sotheby's presents a very exclusive winemaker dinner at one of their luxury, private, Sonoma Valley estates, for an intimate evening with the handsome vintner and LGBT Ally, Danny Fay and millennial all-star winemaker, Alex Kanzler with Kanzler Family Vineyards limited production wines, paired perfectly paired with the modern farm-to-table creations of Napa Valley's legendary, award-winning, chef Melissa Teaff! This will be a truly extraordinary, culinary event!
(Note: Very limited seating. Address to estate will be provided privately, before the event.)

 
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Corner 103 @ El Dorado Kitchen 7:30PM - $150

Vintner Lloyd Davis, brings his award winning Corner 103 wines to El Dorado Kitchen, on the Historic Sonoma Square, to pair with their contemporary California cuisine, for an evening in an atmosphere that embodies a sophisticated, yet relaxed, wine country spirit.

 
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hip chicks do wine @ the girl & the fig 8pm - $150

We are so excited to bring Portland's hippest - and oldest - urban winery to Gay Wine Weekend. Lesbian winemakers Laurie Lewis and wife Renee of Hip Chicks Do Wine bring their wines sourced from vineyards throughout Oregon and Washington, to Sonoma's renowned restaurant the girl & the fig for a true "country french with a passion" dining experience.

 
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Jeff Cohn Cellars @ THe Fig Farm 7pm - $150

Responsible for making the first California Zinfandel to hit the top 10 of the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list, winemaker Jeff Cohn, brings his  Single vineyard Zinfandel and Rhône-centric wines to The Fig Farm - the source of much of organic ingredients of Sonoma's the Girl & the Fig restaurant - for an authentic farm to table culinary event.

 

 
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Sonoma-loeb @ Williams Sonoma 7pm - $125

Winemaker Phillip Titus, who sources the fruit for his Sonoma-Loeb wines from some of the most renowned Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards in Sonoma County, teams up with Sonoma legendary icon, Williams-Sonoma Heritage Store & Kitchen, at their original 1956 location steps off Sonoma Plaza, to present a truly Sonoma, wine paired evening.

 
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Winery Sixteen 600 @ 5th Street farm 7pm - $150

Legendary winemaker, Phil Coturri, has been described as a “poor old dirt farmer”, “famed organic viticulturalist” by the Hollywood Reporter and“the ubiquitous wizard of sustainable winemaking” by Sonoma Magazine, bring his Winery Sixteen 600 pioneering organic and biodynamic wines to the private estate gardens at 5th Street Farm, for a a literal Farm to Table dinner.

 
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Mercury Wines @ Carneros bistro 8pm - $125

Sourcing all five Bordeaux varietals in the Alexander Valley and grapes from other interesting vineyards in Geyserville and elsewhere in California, gay vintner and winemaker, Brad Beard, of Mercury Wines, specializes in Bordeaux-style blends, small-lots of interesting varietals like Tempranillo and Mourvedre, teams up with Sonoma's Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar, that cultivates ingredients from the surrounding Wine Country, for a modern farm-to-table dining experience.

 
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All Winemaker Dinners On Sale Now.

 
 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!

GET 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  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

Media/In-Kind Sponsors