SONOMA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wine country enthusiasts will indulge in world-class wine, food and festivities, as all tickets to Sonoma Wine Country Weekend will be on sale May 16. The event will again fundraise for Sonoma County non-profits over Labor Day Weekend August 30 – September 1, 2013. Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, the premier wine and epicurean event that showcases the birthplace of California wine, is presented by Visa Signature®.
Produced in partnership by the Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance and the Sonoma County Vintners, the 2013 event features Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Ranch®, Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction at Chateau St. Jean, Sonoma Starlight at Francis Ford Coppola Winery, and winery lunches and dinner parties.
“We are planning a vibrant and highly-entertaining event with a cast of hundreds of wineries, vintners, grape growers, chefs and volunteers who represent the best of our incredibly diverse and bountiful region,” said Maureen Cottingham, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Co-Director. “All Sonoma Wine Country Weekend event tickets will be on sale beginning May 16. With the popularity of our Labor Day Weekend event, we anticipate that events will sell out, so we encourage early ticket purchases.”
“At Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, we are all neighbors supporting our kids and our community. It is always gratifying to see our vintners and culinary world come together, and ultimately make the most important task of the weekend, the critical fundraising supporting dozens of vital Sonoma County non-profits, a reality,” said Honore Comfort, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Co-Director.
The 2013 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Honorary Co-Chairs are Sonoma County vintner leaders The Gallo Family as the Winery Co-Chairs and grower Phil Coturri, Enterprise Vineyards, as the Grower Co-Chair. Culinary community leader Sondra Bernstein, proprietor of the girl & the fig, is the Culinary Chair and Bruce Riezenman of Park Avenue Catering returns as the Culinary Director.
Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, Sonoma County’s largest charitable fundraising event, generates almost $2 million annually, supporting the local economy and non-profits. To date a cumulative total of more than $11 million has been donated directly to Sonoma non-profits by the local wine community. Tickets range from $85 to $500 per person, for more information visit www.SonomaWineCountryWeekend.com.