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Make travel plans now for Gay Wine Weekend 2013

SONOMA, Calif. -- Out in the Vineyard will host its Gay Wine Weekend 2013 in California Wine Country from June 14-16, which will feature a weekend of wine and celebration, benefiting the Sonoma County AIDS Network.

Gay Wine Weekend includes three full days of LGBT events in Northern California's magnificent Sonoma Valley, home to some of the world's most prestigious wines and wineries.

Participants will celebrate with world class wine and culinary delights, music and dancing in a private estate vineyard, and enjoy VIP receptions, wine tasting excursions, champagne brunch and a wine auction in one of the most famous luxury wine destinations in the world.

Alaska Airlines is the official airlines for Gay Wine Weekend and is offering a 5% discount for guests of the wine weekend. Tickets must be booked by June 12 by clicking HERE. The discount is automatically applied. Or enter ECMU577 in the discount code box. Restrictions apply.

Check out the full weekend schedule:

Friday, June 14

3-6 pm: VIP Host Hotel Guests’ Welcome Reception - El Dorado Hotel on The Plaza

5-8 pm: Sonoma Plaza Wine Tasting Passport ($25) - 
Take a walk around the Sonoma Plaza where many Tasting Rooms will be staying open late and offering specials to our Gay Wine Weekend Guests

7:30 pm: Wine & Dine OUT in Sonoma – Winemakers’ Dinners ($95) - Lasseter Family Winery and El Dorado Kitchen; La Crema and The Girl & The Fig; Sebastiani Vineyards and Meritage Martini Oyster Bar & Grille; Peju Province Winery and Saddles Steakhouse and Enkidu Wines and The Epicurean Connection.

Saturday, June 15

10 am to 3 pm: Winery Tours & Lunch ($85/$99) - 
Tours to some of the best producers in Sonoma and Napa Valleys with the girl & the fig CATERS! box lunches.

5-10:30 pm: Twilight T-­‐Dance ($80/$150)- Atwood Ranch.

11 pm: "Après-­‐T" After Party ($20) – El Dorado Hotel.

Sunday, June 16

11 am: Gay wine auction and recovery brunch ($50) - El Dorado Hotel.

2:30-6 pm: Sunday Pool Soirée ($20) - El Dorado Hotel

For additional details and ticket information, click HERE.

SDGLN reader contest: Win a trip for 2 to Gay Wine Weekend

We've teamed up with Alaska Airlines, Official Airlines of Gay Wine Weekend, to bring San Diego to Sonoma County for a weekend of wine and celebration, benefiting Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network.

Enjoy 3 Full Days of LGBT events in Northern California's magnificent Sonoma Valley - home to some of the world's most prestigious wines and wineries. Celebrate with world class wine and culinary delights, music and dancing in a private estate vineyard, VIP Receptions, wine tasting excursions, champagne brunch and wine auction in one of the most famous luxury wine destinations in the world.

Two (2) lucky winners will receive:

* 2 round-trip, coach class, tickets on Alaska Airlines from San Diego International Airport (SAN) to Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport (STS/Santa Rosa), in heart of California Wine Country..

* 2 night, single room, accommodations at Best Western Plus Sonoma Valley Inn, located just steps from the Historic Sonoma Plaza.

* 2 VIP Party Passes to the following Gay Wine Weekend events:

- Friday, June 14 - VIP Reception at El Dorado Hotel; Sonoma Plaza Wine Walk Passport

- Saturday, June 15 - Winery Tour (Based on Availability); VIP Reception & Twilight T Dance; "Apres-T" After Party.

- Sunday, June 16 - Big Gay Wine Auction & Recovery Brunch; Sunday Pool Soiree at host hotel El Dorado Hotel

Click HERE to read additional information, terms and restrictions, and to enter the contest.