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Twilight T-Dance at Chateau St. Jean Winery!

A benefit for Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network

VIP Reception 5:00pm - 7:00pm/T Dance 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Join us on Saturday Night in the Heart of Sonoma Valley for our not-to-be missed Signautre Event of Gay Wine Weekend!

This year Sonoma's legenday Chateau St. Jean Winery hosts our benefit for Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network

Featuring UK's International Celebrity DJ/Producer Wayne G!

As one of San Francisco's most popular t-dance DJs, Jamie J Sanchez has been spinning his uplifting dance anthems since the City's clubbing heyday of the late 90's. As resident DJ at legendary SF hotspot Club Universe, Jamie brought the emerging international club sounds to an audience of thousands every weekend.

With regular guest DJs spots at Pleasuredome, then Fresh at Ruby Skye, Jamie became known for his ability to craft uplifting, energetic t-dance sets, easily transitioning to late-night, peak time circuit sounds. As his name began to grow, Jamie started playing regularly around the world, with headlining gigs in Ibiza, London, Amsterdam, South Africa, Taipei, New York City, Mexico

For the first time Out In The Vineyard is proud to have DJ Jamie spin at the Signature Event of Gay Wine Weekend - Twilight T-Dance

Wayne made his dj'ing debut at London's infamous Red Heart party in April 1996, performing alongside Grace Jones to a dancefloor of 3,000. However, it was his 9 year residence at London's world's famous Heaven nightclub that made Wayne a household name. Wayne has gone on to play huge festivals all over the world including Sydney Mardi Gras, Sydney Harbour Party, Sydney Gay Games, Berlin Love Parade, World Pride, The Adventjah Festival, Folsom St Fair, Fantasia in Bangkok, White Party Palm Springs, Angel in Shanghai, Southern Decadence New Orleans, Provincetown Pier Dance, Winter Party Miami, Gay Days / Wonder World Orlando, Hong Kong Pride, White Party Miami, WinterPride, Provincetown independence, Destination in Beijing, Hell & Heaven Brazil, San Diego Zoo Party, Whistler Ski Week, Trip in Phuket, Connections in Perth, Big Gay Day in Brisbane and the prestigious Fire Island Pines Party & Independence Day Party.

Over the last few years his travels have taken him to clubs globally from Mexico City to New Mexico, from Sydney to Shanghai, from Johannesburg to Juneau and from London to Lima. Wayne is also a resident on the Atlantis cruises.

Wayne Gs production and remixing skills have been much in demand, his credits include remixes of tracks by Cher, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry, Christina Aguliera, Celine Dion, Backstreet Boys, Deborah Cox, Whitney Houston, Darren Hayes, Jerry Springer The Opera, Kelis, Olive, Holly Johnson, Jimmy Somerville, Andy Bell, Belinda Carlisle, to name a few. His recent productions have included output on a number on the following influential dance labels; Fierce Angel, Hed Kandi, Flawless Recordings, Tommy Boy, Centaur and Almighty Records.

VIP Reception 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Come early for the VIP Reception in the beautiful, lush rose garden on the grounds of Sonoma's iconic Chateau St. Jean Winery! Sip on their award winning wines and enjoy delicious, mouth watering, culinairy delights created byClassic Culinaire and the hands of the hansome,Chef Chad Carlsted.

A world-class chef, dedicated to providing you, your family and your guests with an experience they will remember forever.

Executive Chef & Personal Chef, Chad Carlstedt, has maintained an unparalleled passion for cooking and fine food since he was a child. Having grown up in California's wine country, the famed hot bed for culinary masterpieces, it was no surprise that Chad would choose the culinary arts as his career path. After graduating from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, he gained valuable hands on experience in a wide variety of environments. It was clear early on that his passion extended beyond just cooking, but to delivering world-class service to his customers as well. This is how Classic Culinaire was born. Founded in 2007, Classic Culinaire consistently delivers an unmatched standard of culinary and service excellence.

Executive Chef & Personal Chef, Chad Carlstedt, has maintained an unparalleled passion for cooking and fine food since he was a child. Having grown up in California's wine country, the famed hot bed for culinary masterpieces. After graduating from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, he gained valuable hands on experience in a wide variety of environments. Founded in 2007, Classic Culinaire consistently delivers an unmatched standard of culinary and service excellence.A world-class chef, dedicated to providing you with an experience they will remember forever.

Twilight T-Dance 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Sip award winning wines and dance into Twilight in the vineyards atChateau St. Jean Winery, located in the heart of Sonoma Valley!

Nestled in the heart of the stunning Sonoma Valley, the Chateau St. Jean estate offers wine lovers an idyllic getaway to soak in the Sonoma wine lifestyle. With incredible vineyard views, a dramatic mountain backdrop, lush gardens and the elegant 1920s chateau, join us for a private, one of a kind experience at the beautiful Chateau St. Jean and sip their award winning wine with 500 of your closest friends, while enjoying the breathtaking ambiance of the estate and dance into the magnificant sunset of Sonoma.

Enjoy our "Gourmet Food Truck Up", where you can purchase a selection of items to enjoy with your favorite Chateau St. Jean wines!

Don't miss this incredible night Out In The Vineyard.

VIP Reception & Twilight T-Dance 5:00pm - 10:00pm - $165
General Admission T-Dance 6:30pm - 10:00pm - $80

Official Host Hotel

Sonoma Valley Inn - Now Taking Reservations!

Just steps from the historic Sonoma Plaza, BEST WESTERN PLUS Sonoma Valley Inn provides comfort and convenience to wine country visitors seeking hotel accommodations close to Sonoma, Carneros and Napa area wineries, shopping and fine dining.

Guest rooms at our Sonoma hotel feature private patio or balcony and fireplaces. Our room amenities include: refrigerators, coffee makers, hair dryers and in-room safes. We also provide 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. Our state-of-the-art Krug Event Center provides outstanding group, meeting, and wedding facilities.

Only 20 minutes from Napa Valley, and less than an hour from San Francisco or the Pacific coast, BEST WESTERN PLUS Sonoma Valley Inn's location makes it the perfect place for a memorable wine country adventure.

Just steps from the historic Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma Valley Inn is offering special GAY WINE WEEKEND rates for Out In The Vineyard guests!

Rooms feature private patio or balcony and fireplacesoom, 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 10am-4pm

707-938- 9200 ext. 454

Ask for the Gay Wine Weeknd rate!


Keep it simple with our VIP Party Pass!

Includes:

  • VIP Welcome Reception - EXCLUSIVE to Pass Holders and Host Hotel Guests
  • LGBT Business Expo & Wine Tasting
  • Twilight T-Dance VIP Reception
  • Twilight T-Dance
  • Apres T After Party
  • Big Gay Wine Auction & Recovery Brunch
  • Sunday Pool Soiree

$495

(winemaker dinners & winery tours sold separately)

Only a handful of VIP Party Passes available!


Presenting Sponsor

Chateau St. Jean

Friends of Gay Wine Weekend

Classic Culinaire, Official Caterer of Gay Wine Weekend

Equality Wines

Mangiantini Construction Design Build

Roadtrek

Sotheby's International Realty

Sotheby's Presents Sonoma

Gay Wine Weekend Fans

Corner 103

Outings & Adventures

Joe Freund - State Farm Agency

Media & In-Kind Sponsors

Gay Travel


Gay Entertainment Directory


Man About World

Passport Magazine

Sonoma Valley Inn


Become A Sponsor!

GWine Weekend is becoming a primary destination for LGBT community traveling to N. California

600 participants, 80% male, 20% female, average age 35-55 years old

Highly educated, High Household Income $150k+

Primary target draws from Major Metropolitan SF Bay Area, Sacramento, Los Angeles & San Diego

Secondary target draws from multiple US & International Metropolitan Areas with 30% of attendees in 2013 from outside California.

Download our sponsor ship information kit to learn how you can connect with the LGBT Market Influencers

Gay Wine Weekend is becoming an annual event destination for wine lovers in the LGBT community.

Attendees include:

  • Wine collectors and appreciators
  • 600 - 700 participants, 90% male, 10% female, average age 35-55 years old
  • Highly educated, High Household Income $150k+
  • Upper managment & executive level business professionals
  • Primary target draws from Major Metropolitan SF Bay Area, Sacramento, Los Angeles & San Diego
  • Secondary target draws from multiple US & International Metropolitan Areas with 30% of attendees from outside California

Download our sponsorship information kit to learn how you can connect with the LGBT Market Influencers.

Expo Hall

GWine Weekend is becoming a primary destination for LGBT community traveling to N. California

600 participants, 80% male, 20% female, average age 35-55 years old

Highly educated, High Household Income $150k+

Primary target draws from Major Metropolitan SF Bay Area, Sacramento, Los Angeles & San Diego

Secondary target draws from multiple US & International Metropolitan Areas with 30% of attendees in 2013 from outside California.

Download our sponsor ship information kit to learn how you can connect with the LGBT Market Influencers

This year we're offering a limited numer of vendor booths at our host hotel. Showcase your goods and services to members of the $750 million LGBT consumer market.

Expo Participants Receive:

  • Listed as Gay Wine Weekend Participant online and in collateral material
  • Exclusive table at the vendor hall at host hotel
  • Showcase your product and/or service.
  • Ability to feature banners and distribute marketing material
  • Sign up wine club members for wineries.
  • Collect email address and build a lead list.

$500