Enjoy three full days of LGBT events in Northern California's magnificent Sonoma Valley, which is also home to some of the world's most prestigious wines and wineries. Toast life at Out in the Vineyard with world-class wine and culinary delights, music and dancing in a private estate vineyard, VIP Receptions, wine tasting excursions, champagne brunch and a wine auction in one of the most famous luxury wine destinations on Earth.
Best of all, the fun is located only 45 minutes north of San Francisco, so you don't have to bust your buns to experience this truly breathtaking place to gather and show your pride.
Here's the schedule of events...
Friday, June 14, 2013
VIP Welcome Reception at El Dorado Kitchen, 3 - 6 pm Hotel and VIP Guests only.
Sonoma Plaza Wine Tasting Passport $25 (Advance Purchase) 5 - 8 pm
Arrive into the Heart of Wine Country and kick off Gay Wine Weekend with our passport to 18 winery tasting rooms all located around the Historic Sonoma Plaza, followed by an exceptional winemaker dinner at Wine & Dine OUT.
Wine & Dine OUT in Sonoma, 7:30pm
Enjoy an intimate evening, dining with the winemakers themselves, who pair their wines with the culinary delights from five of Sonoma's top restaurants. Seating is extremely limited to these intimate evenings.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Out In The Vineyard Wine Tours & Lunch, 10 am - 3 pm
We've added Napa Valley to our extremely popular Gay Wine Weekend wine tours. Join one of the five exclusive wine tasting tours to some of the best producers in Sonoma and Napa Valleys. Departing from the Sonoma Square, you'll venture to amazing wineries for intimate wine tasting and a box lunch, courtesy of The Girl & The Fig Caters!
Proceeds benefit Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network. The not-to-be missed signature event of Gay Wine Weekend! Imagine dancing into Twilight among the vines in the heart of Sonoma Valley with our DJ spinning the hottest dance tracks. Featuring some of Sonoma Valley's most renowned wineries!
VIP Reception & Twilight T-Dance $150, 5 - 10:30 pm
General Admission T-Dance $80, 7 - 10:30 pm
"Apres-T" After Party! 11 pm
The party continues at the El Dorado Hotel with little bites and no host bar, 'til closing.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
GAY WINE AUCTION and RECOVERY BRUNCH, $50, 11 am
Start your perfect Sunday in Wine Country as you enjoy a scrumptious buffet brunch, and 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. It'll be a great time, as a bidding war amongst us gays could get pretty ugly…..too much fun to miss!
Sunday Pool Soiree, $20, 2:30 - 6 pm
Spend Sunday Sonoma Style, with a chill afternoon poolside at El Dorado Hotel. 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!
Advance Purchase VIP Party Pass $50 Savings $215, limited number available. Get your tickets here!