Looking for something fun to do Labor Day Weekend? How about a weekend in Sonoma County! Tickets are now available for the 2015 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, taking place over Labor Day Weekend, Friday, Sept. 4 through Sunday, Sept.6. Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, Sonoma County’s leading fundraising event and host to one of the top three charitable wine auctions as named by Wine Spectator magazine, is presented by Visa Signature. During the weekend Sonoma County throws open the doors to America’s leading wine and food destination, providing an unforgettable, insider experience for all who attend.
Sonoma Wine Country Weekend brings together the wine industry and guests with the shared goal of raising funds to support youth and children for future success, safeguarding our environment and improving the health and welfare of our local communities. In 2014, over $3 million was raised for local charities and to-date, over $16 million has been invested in Sonoma County’s future through more than 125 local organizations. To buy your tickets and plan your Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, please visit http://www.SonomaWineCountryWeekend.com.
“Sonoma Wine Country Weekend captures and reflects the spirit of Sonoma County. Guests can look forward to experiencing an authentic taste of Sonoma hospitality, savor the Sonoma lifestyle and take home memories that will transport them back to Sonoma County long after the Weekend’s festivities have concluded.” — Carolyn Stark, Executive Director, Sonoma County Vintners.
“As we like to say, ‘At Sonoma Wine Country Weekend; the chefs serve; the winemakers pour and the proceeds matter!’ This year’s Weekend promises to be the most successful ever. The event is a wonderful way for attendees to experience and celebrate Sonoma County, in the knowledge that they are making a meaningful contribution to the overall wellbeing of our community” — Maureen Cottingham, Executive Director, Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance.
2015 marks the ninth annual Sonoma Wine Country Weekend and includes three flagship events, in addition to an array of intimate winery lunches, winemaker dinners and barbecues.
Sonoma Starlight at Francis Ford Coppola Winery – $125/per person (General) $175/per person (Reserve) – Toast the start of Sonoma Wine Country Weekend with a spectacular evening of world-class wines, delicious cuisine and live music under the stars at Sonoma Starlight
Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Estate Vineyards – $165/per person (General) $195/per person (Grand Reserve) – With more than 200 wineries pouring thousands of wines, and over 60 local chefs whipping up divine pairings, Taste of Sonoma, set at the historic MacMurray Estate Vineyards, delivers a once-in-a-lifetime experience for oenophiles and foodies alike.
Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction at Chateau St. Jean – $500/per person – Sonoma County’s largest and most fun charitable event. Mingle with Sonoma’s finest winemakers and bid on a selection of rare world-class experiences and wines and join neighbors in the wine community in supporting charities that will build a better future for Sonoma County.
Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is co-produced by the Sonoma County Vintners and Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance.
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About 2015 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Presenting Sponsor Visa Signature® : Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is presented by Visa Signature®. Visa Signature® offers account holders a range of benefits that provide special access and can save time and money. In addition to points, miles, cash back and other premium rewards offered by Visa Signature partners, account holders enjoy perks such as 24/7 complimentary concierge services, the Visa Signature® Luxury Hotel Collection and exclusive offers for fine wine and food, travel and sports and entertainment events. For more information on Visa Signature and issuers offering Visa Signature®, visit http://www.visasignature.com.
About 2015 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Sponsors and Beneficiaries: A partnership between Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance and Sonoma County Vintners, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is California’s premier wine, food and social event, taking place on Labor Day weekend each year. The events comprising Sonoma Wine Country Weekend have raised more than $16 million in aid of local charities supporting children, the environment and health in our local communities. The 2015 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is presented by Visa Signature®. For a complete list of beneficiaries and sponsors, please visit http://www.SonomaWineCountryWeekend.com.
About Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance and Sonoma County Vintners: The Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance (SVVGA) is a non-profit trade organization serving more than 500 members who share a mission to promote awareness of Sonoma Valley’s grapes, wine and history as the birthplace of the California wine industry. The Sonoma Valley wine region represents five of the seventeen American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) of Sonoma County: Bennett Valley, Los Carneros, Moon Mountain District, Sonoma Mountain and Sonoma Valley. For more information on the SVVGA, please visit http://www.SonomaValleyWine.com.
Sonoma County Vintners (SCV) is the leading voice of Sonoma County wine, dedicated to raising awareness of Sonoma County as one of the world’s premier wine regions, noted for its heritage of artisan winemaking, distinct growing regions and extraordinary quality. Founded in 1944, SCV represents more than 250 wineries and affiliated businesses throughout the county. Learn more about SCV at http://www.SonomaWine.com.