Out in the Vineyard is pleased to announce Sonoma’s Iconic winery, Chateau St. Jean, will open it’s doors to the LGBT community and host Twilight T-Dance AIDS fundraiser event, Saturday, June 18, 2016.
Twilight T-Dance is the signature event of the 3 days long annual AIDS fundraising event, Gay Wine Weekend, in Sonoma Valley, benefiting Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network. 500-600 LGBT wine lovers from across North America will travel to Chateau St. Jean Winery for a VIP wine reception, dance into the sunset to the hip beats of an internationally famous DJ out in the vineyards of Chateau St. Jean. Gourmet food trucks will also be on hand, where guests can purchase delicious wine country cuisine to pair with Chateau St. Jean’s award winning wines.
“Having Chateau St. Jean open is doors to the LGBT community and donate their legendary winery to help us raise money for support services to those living with HIV/AIDS and to stop HIV in Sonoma County is a testament to how dedicated they are to our community” says Out In The Vineyard co-founder, Mark Vogle .“Growing up in rural Sonoma County as the AIDS epidemic exploded in the late 1980s and early 90s, and witnessing the backlash against the victims of this horrible disease, I could have never imagined this kind of support. It’s incredibly generous.”
Out In The Vineyard has contributed over $130,000 dollars to Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network since the launch of Gay Wine Weekend in June 2011. “This gives us the greatest pleasure of all,” says co-founder Gary Saperstein. “After everyone goes home, we get to stop and take stock that with so many people’s help, we are able to raise the much needed funds for this great organization.”
Gay Wine Weekend 2016 Events
Friday, June 17th
VIP Welcome Reception
3:00 – 6:00 PM – MacArthur Place Hotel
Wine & Dine OUT in Sonoma – Winemaker Dinners – $125 7:30:PM
Saturday, June 14th
Winery Tours & Lunch – $85 – $125 10:00AM – 3:00PM
Take a tour of some of the best producers in Sonoma Valley with the girl & the fig CATERS box lunch.
Twilight T-Dance – Chateau St. Jean, Sonoma, benefiting Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network
VIP Reception & T-Dance $165 – 5:00PM – 10:00PM
General Admission T-Dance $ 80 – 6:30 – 10:00PM
Apres-T After Party – $30 – MacArthur Place Hotel- 11:00PM
Sunday, June 19th
Gay Wine Auction & Recovery Brunch – $75 MacArthur Place Hotel10:00AM
100% of the monies raised benefit Face to Face, Sonoma County HIV/AIDS network
Sunday Pool Soiree – $30 MacArthur Place Hotel 12:30PM – 4:00PM
Save $100 with Advance Purchase VIP Passes on Sale Now at www.GayWineWeekend.com