Williams-Sonoma & Chateau St. Jean partner with Out In The Vineyard, a Sonoma Gay Wine Event & Travel Company, for "Legendary Sonoma" Winemaker Dinner at Gay Wine Weekend

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Sonoma Icons Chateau St. Jean & Williams-Sonoma host LGBT wine lovers at Out In The Vineyard's "Legendary Sonoma" Winemaker Dinner with acclaimed CSJ winemaker Margo Van Staaveren at Williams-Sonoma The Sonoma Store, just steps off the historic Sonoma Plaza.

Sonoma Icons Chateau St. Jean & Williams-Sonoma host LGBT wine lovers at Out In The Vineyard's Gay Wine Weekend.

Out in the Vineyard, an experiential LGBT wine event and travel company based in Sonoma Valley, is pleased to announce it’s partnership with Sonoma legendary icons, Williams-Sonoma and Chateau St. Jean Winery for Gay Wine Weekend’s “Legendary Sonoma Winemaker Dinner” - a five course culinary adventure, hosted by Chateau St. Jean’s award winning winemaker, Margo Van Staaveren at the site of Williams-Sonoma newly reopened heritage store, at their original location, which opened in 1956, just steps off the historic Sonoma Plaza.

“We are incredibly honored to have Chateau St. Jean and Williams-Sonoma join us to host this very special winemaker dinner at Gay Wine Weekend 2015. Growing up here in Sonoma County, I could have never imagined gays being so welcomed and accepted as we are today,” says Out In The Vineyard co-founder, Mark Vogler. “Having these two legendary Sonoma Icons come together in support of the LGBT Community, to hosting a very intimate evening of wine and food at Williams-Sonoma’s original location - steps from the location of the historic Bear Flag Revolt of 1846 and birthplace of California – is a testament to Sonoma Valley as a gay friendly destination in rural America.”

The “Legendary Sonoma Winemaker Dinner” is the first time an LGBT group will be hosted at Williams-Sonoma “Heritage Store” and will be held on Friday, June 19, 2015 7:30pm and feature a five course Chateau St. Jean wine paired dinner, prepared exclusively for Gay Wine Weekend guests at Williams-Sonoma’s new culinary center in Sonoma. This very special evening is limited to only 17 guests, offering an incredibly unique opportunity to spend the evening with Chateau St. Jean’s acclaimed winemaker, Margo Van Staaveren and her award winning wines. Chateau St. Jean was the first Sonoma Winery to receive Wine Spectator Magazine’s “Wine of the Year” award for it’s 1996 Cinq Cepages, 5 varietal Bordeaux-style blend.

Tickets are available at http://www.GayWineWeekend.com

Gay Wine Weekend is 3 Full Days of LGBT wine events in Northern California's magnificent Sonoma Valley, home to some of the world's most prestigious wines and wineries, featuring world class wine and culinary delights, music and dancing in a private estate vineyard, VIP Receptions, wine tasting excursions, passport wine tastings, champagne brunch, wine auction and pool party in one of the most famous luxury wine destinations in the world, benefiting Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network.

For more information, please feel free to reach out with questions, or visit: http://www.GayWineWeekend.com

About Out In The Vineyard
Out In The Vineyard is an experiential Wine Country Event and Travel company promoting positive LGBT lifestyles and offering exclusive, luxury itineraries and events in Wine Country and tours internationally for the discerning gay traveler and their friends. http://www.outinthevineyard.com

About Chateau St. Jean
Founded in 1973 in the Sonoma Valley, Chateau St. Jean is the quintessential Sonoma winery. Chateau St. Jean produces an extensive portfolio of Sonoma County wines as well as vineyard designated wines, limited production Reserve wines, and the flagship Cinq Cépages Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaker Margo Van Staaveren, who was named “Winemaker of the Year” for 2008 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, has been with Chateau St. Jean for over 30 years. Chateau St. Jean is the first Sonoma winery to be awarded the prestigious “Wine of the Year” award from Wine Spectator Magazine for its 1996 Cinq Cépages, a Bordeaux style blend of “five varieties” and has long been recognized as a leader in vineyard designated wines. For more visit http://www.chateaustjean.com.

About Williams-Sonoma
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home. These products representing seven distinct merchandise strategies – Williams-Sonoma (cookware and wedding registry), Pottery Barn (furniture and bridal registry), Pottery Barn Kids (kid’s furniture and baby registry), PBteen (girls’ bedding and boys’ bedding), West Elm (modern furniture and room decor), Williams-Sonoma Home (luxury furniture and decorative accessories) and Rejuvenation Inc. (lighting and hardware) – are marketed through 576 stores, seven direct mail catalogs and six e- commerce websites.

Out in the Vineyard Media Contact: Mark Vogler, Principal/Partner, Out In The Vineyard (707) 591-1800 or mark(at)outinthevineyard(dot)com

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