Out In The Vineyard Partners with Chateau St. Jean to Donate Iconic Winery to Gay Wine Event to Help End HIV in Sonoma County

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Legendary Sonoma Icon hosts Twilight T-Dance at Out In The Vineyard’s Gay Wine Weekend In Sonoma to benefit Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network.

Legendary Sonoma Icon hosts Twilight T-Dance at Out In The Vineyard’s Gay Wine Weekend In Sonoma to benefit Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network.

Legendary Sonoma Icon hosts Twilight T-Dance at Out In The Vineyard’s Gay Wine Weekend In Sonoma to benefit Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network.

Having Chateau St. Jean open is doors to the LGBT community and donate their legendary winery to help us raise money to stop HIV in Sonoma County is a testament to how dedicated they are to our community. It's incredibly generous.

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 http://www.GayWineWeekend.com

About Gay Wine Weekend

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 the iconic vineyards of Chateau ST. Jean, VIP Receptions, wine tasting excursions, passport wine tastings, Apres T parties, pop up gay bar on the historic Sonoma Square, 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 events in Sonoma & Napa Valleys and tours to international wine regions for the discerning gay traveler and their friends.

For more information visit 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 information visit http://www.chateaustjean.com

About Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network

Since its inception in 1983, Face to Face has worked with the challenges that Sonoma County faces as a result of the HIV/Aids epidemic. Their mission is to “provide compassionate care to people living with HIV/AIDS and their loved ones, and prevention education to the entire community.” Through their educational programs, prevention clinics and compassionate counseling, Face to Face has committed themselves to supporting and working with individuals with HIV/Aids to help the entire Sonoma County community.

For more information visit http://www.F2F.org

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

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