Gay Wine Weekend 2013 Roster of Events Announced

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Gay Wine Weekend 2013 Roster of Events Announced

Out in the Vineyard, Sonoma County's premiere experiential Wine Country event and travel company, has announced the much-anticipated roster of events for Gay Wine Weekend 2013.

The event, which has grown into the largest gay wine event in the world, is scheduled to take place from Friday, June 14, through Sunday, June 16.

And, as in previous years, the 2013 edition of Gay Wine Weekend returns with three full days of LGBT events all set in Northern California's magnificent Sonoma Valley.

Chock full of world-class wines, culinary delights, VIP receptions, private estate vineyards, great music, and even dancing, Gay Wine Weekend 2013 promises to once again be one of the brightest spots on Sonoma County's annual calendar of world-class events.

Here's a rundown of event highlights:   

Sonoma Plaza Wine Tasting Passport
Arrive in the heart of Wine Country and kick off Gay Wine Weekend with Out in the Vineyard's passport to 18 winery tasting rooms all located around the historic Sonoma Plaza.

Spend a beautiful summer evening strolling the plaza and sampling some of Sonoma's best boutique wines, followed by an exceptional winemaker dinner at Wine & Dine OUT.

Wine & Dine OUT in Sonoma
Because last year's three winemaker dinners sold out quickly, Gay Wine Weekend 2013 includes an offering of five exclusive and intimate winemaker dinners at restaurants around the historic Sonoma Plaza.

At these dinners, 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.

Out In The Vineyard Wine Tours & Lunch
Join one of the five exclusive wine tasting tours to some of the area's best producers. Departing from the Sonoma Plaza, you'll venture to amazing wineries for intimate wine tasting and a box lunch from the girl & the fig.

Twilight T-Dance
This is the not-to-be missed signature event of Gay Wine Weekend. Dance into Twilight among the vines in the heart of Sonoma Valley as a DJ spins the hottest dance tracks right Out in the Vineyard. Proceeds benefit Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network.

Gay Wine Auction & Recovery Brunch
Start your perfect Sunday in Wine Country with a scrumptious buffet brunch and then get ready to bid on some amazing wines, winery tours and visits, which will hit the auction block after brunch. All of the monies raised from this event benefit Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network.

A limited number of VIP Party Passes are available now for advance purchase at a special discount price of $215 (Value $265).  VIP Passes include access to the following:

  • VIP Welcome Reception
  • Sonoma Plaza Wine Walk Passport
  • Twilight T-Dance VIP Reception
  • Twilight T-Dance
  • Apres T After Party
  • Big Gay Wine Auction & Recovery Brunch
  • Sunday Pool Soiree

(Winemaker dinners and winery tours sold separately. See website for details.)

To purchase tickets of for more complete details about Gay Wine Weekend 2013 visit www.outinthevineyard.com/events.

Duane Wells
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