Out in the Vineyard: Following the reception, our guests will wine and dine out with the winemakers. 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!
Enjoy an intimate evening, dining with the winemakers themselves, who pair their wines with the culinary delights from five of Sonoma’s top restaurants. Celebrate with world class wine and culinary delights, music and dancing.
• Dinner from Sonoma’s top restaurants
• Award winning wines from talented winemakers
• Luxurious dining at a private estate
• Available to VIP Pass Holders
Advanced Purchase VIP Pass. Sale ends on March 1st
Eco Terreno Vineyards & Glen Ellen Star: 8:00pm – $125
Award winning, wine-making legend, Mark Lyon, brings his nearly 4 decades of wine-making experience & his new bio-dynamic wines, Eco Terreno Vineyards to Glen Ellen Star, where Food & Wine’s best new chef, Ari Weiswasser and his wife, Erinn Benziger-Weiswasser, create a truly organic, bio-dynamic, and sustainable wine and food experience.
MacRostie Winery & 5th Street Farm: 7:30pm – $125
A literal Farm to Table dinner at a private estate in Sonoma, Fifth St. Farm, where the produce is picked farm fresh for your evening wine paired, culinary adventure with MacRostie Winery & Vineyards. Vintner Steve MacRostie brings his bright, balanced and age-worthy style of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from one of the Sonoma Coast’s defining wineries.
Jasper Sisco Wines & The Girl & The Fig: 8:00pm – $125
We are proud to present our first Oregon winemaker dinner, featuring LGBT vintner and winemaker Justin Paul Russell, who brings his small lot Jasper Sisco Wines cool climate varietals to Sonoma’s internationally renown restaurant, The Girl & The Fig, for a true “country french with a passion” dining experience!
Cooper Mountain Vineyards & Aventine Glen Ellen: 8:00pm – $125
Cooper Mountain Vineyards wine educator (and hottie), Michael Hughes, brings their North Willamette Valley Estate Wines to Aventine, Glen Ellen, a classic Italian Osteria, featuring local-sourced ingredients to reflect the vibrancy of Glen Ellen and Sonoma Valley. You are guaranteed an unforgettable wine paired culinary experience.
Kanzler Family Vineyards @Private Russian River Valley Estate: 7:30pm – $125
This year we’re presenting a very special winemaker dinner at a private estate in Russian River Valley, 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 with the delicious, mouth watering, culinary delights created by Classic Culinaire and the hands of the handsome, Chef Chad Carlsted.
Corner 103 & Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar Winemaker Dinner: 8:00pm
Vintner Lloyd Davis, brings his award winning Corner 103 wines to Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar for perfectly paired, modern farm-to-table cuisine, created with ingredients from the surrounding Wine Country.
Idle Hour Winery & Saddles Steakhouse @MacArthur Place: 8:00PM – $125
We’re excited to feature wines from the Sierra Foothills with Idle Hour Winery! LGBT winemaker Anna Marie dos Remedios brings her subtle & fresh, small lot, single-vineyard, Bordeaux varietals to Saddles Steakhouse @ MacArthur Place, named “Best Beef Restaurant in California” by the California Beef Council and winner of The Wine Sepctator’s “Best of Award of Excellence”, for a evening of luscious food and wine.
Sonoma Valley Inn (Now Taking Reservations)
Just steps from the historic Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma Valley Inn is offering special rates starting at $249/night for Out In The Vineyard guests at Gay Wine Weekend!
Rooms feature private patio or balcony and fireplace, refrigerators, coffee makers, hair dryers and in-room safes, free wireless high speed Internet, cable television, and pay-per view movies. A complimentary breakfast is provided each morning.
Hotel amenities include heated pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, fitness center, business center and free parking.
For reservations call Sonoma Valley Inn’s Gay Wine Weekend Hotel Concierge, Lacy Swan, Sunday – Thursday between 10AM-4PM at 707-938- 9200 (ext. 454) and ask for the Gay Wine Weekend rate!
The Wine & Dine Out takes place on the following date:
- Friday, July 14th, 2017 from 7:30PM/8:00PM (depending on your location)
Advanced Purchase VIP Party Pass (aka Blind-Tasting Pass) $395
Limited number of Advanced Purchase VIP Party Passes as we finalize our schedule with the best wineries, winemakers, restaurants and tours wine country has to offer. Sale ends on March 1st.
VIP Party Pass $495
Tickets purchased after March 1st.
- 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
All ticket sales final. Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable.