“Gay Wine Weekend” in Sonoma Valley- June 15-17 -Wine Tours, Dinners, T Dance, Cabaret, Brunch & more -Benefit Sonoma AIDS orgs

Out In The Vineyard

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GAY WINE WEEKEND 2012 tickets on sale now! 


Featuring TWILIGHT T-Dance, in Celebration of Gay Pride Month, 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. 






Friday, June 15th


V.I.P. Reception – 3:00pm – 6:00pm 

Check in and Exclusive Wine Reception for our guests staying at El Dorado Hotel and Gay Wine Weekend Sponsors, featuring the Ravenswood Winery Club Lounge.


“Wine & Dine OUT” Winemaker Dinners – 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Enjoy a beautiful night out around Sonoma’s Historic Plaza for exclusive winemaker dinners as some of Sonoma’s chefs create custom wine paired cuisine for Gay Wine Weekend guests! Seating is incredibly limited. Advance Reservations Required.

Elizabeth Grant-Douglas, La Crema Wines at The Girl & The Fig
Massimo Monticelli, B.Wise Vineyards at Estate Restaurant 
Australian Wine Ambassador and US Brand Manager, Seth Hynes, Penfolds at El Dorado Kitchen   


Seating is incredibly limited for these exclusive winemaker dinners. Advance Reservations Required.


Cabaret Night at Sebastiani Winery – 9:30pm
Join us for an intimate evening with Russian Opera Diva Katya Smirnoff-Skyy as she entertains us with her amazing voice and wit.  

Saturday, June 16th


Wine Tours & Lunch – 11am – 3pm 

New for Gay Wine Weekend 2012 we’ve added 3 exclusive wine tasting tours to some of the best producers in the Sonoma Valley. Departing from the Sonoma Square, you’ll venture to amazing wineries for intimate wine tasting and a box lunch.


The Winery Vista Tour – Gloria Ferrer & Nicholson Ranch Winery 

Valley Of The Moon Tour – Deerfield Ranch Winery, Enkidu, Muscardini Cellars & Loxton Winery

Off The Beaten Path – Audelssa Winery & B.WISE Vineyards


– VIP Reception 5:00pm – 7:00pm/T Dance 7:00pm – 10:30pm
A benefit for Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network.
Dance Out In The Vineyard through Twilight Time and into the evening, featuring some of Sonoma Valleys most renown wineries! 
LIVE PERFORMANCE by LGBT Recording Artist, No Angel, performing her top 10 dance single, “Shy Girl“.
Twilight 2012

Enjoy our “Gourmet Food Truck Up”, where you can purchase a selection of items to enjoy with your favorite wines.

“Apres-T” After Party! – 11:00pm

The party continues at host hotel, the El Dorado Hotel with light bites and no host bar – till closing. 


Sunday, June, 17th


At Sonoma’s Luxury culinary academy, Ramekin’s Culinary School & Inn. 


Sponsored by Benziger Family Winery & Imagery Winery – The culinary feast continues over Sunday Brunch as we raise paddles and much needed funds for Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network. 100% of the monies raised benefit Face to Face.

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.


GWW Wave 2  

Details & Advance Purchase Tickets www.gaywineweekend.com




Gay Wine Weekend Sponsors:  





Julie Atwood Events     


CA Wine Tours    


 COLT  Dot429

SebastainiSKYYSonoma Magazine

Sonoma Magazine


Participating Wineries:  


Eric Ross   Muscardini2 


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