Meet: Gary Saperstein and Mark Vogler, longtime friends and food & wine afficionados who joined forces years back to launch Out in the Vineyard, a company offering LGBTQ-oriented wine country tours, events (and now CRUISES!) in Sonoma and Napa Counties.
Saperstein has long been dubbed “the unofficial gay mayor of Sonoma,” so it makes perfect sense that he’d be dreaming up social gatherings and itineraries to tempt travelers from near and far. Vogler, a Sonoma native, brings an insider’s perspective to the party. Since Out in the Vineyard’s inception they’ve hosted private tours, community events, as well as the wildly successful Gay Wine Weekend, an annual affair.
Out in the Vineyard experiences include both 3 and 6 day itineraries highlighting the best, most beautiful, luxurious, and delicious of what Sonoma County has to offer its visitors, and with their combined insiders’ knowledge of Sonoma’s food and wine scene (Gary has been dedicated to the hospitality industry for over 25 years), there’s little going on that these two don’t know about. Intimate wine tastings with up-and-coming vintners? Check. Private cooking classes with wine country chefs? Yep. Bubbles in the vineyard overlooking rolling wine country views? You bet.
You’ll leave no stone unturned when it comes to this region’s epicurean and oenophilean delights.
The Big Gay Wine Cruise 2016
Saturday, April 2, 2016
7:00pm – 10:30pm Hornblower SF
Pier 3, San Francisco
This year they’re bringing their ALL GAY WINEMAKER DINNER to San Francisco for THE BIG GAY WINE CRUISE on Hornblower!
Join their exclusive, culinary adventure as only Out In The Vineyard can do, for an evening on San Francisco Bay with a sumptuous, custom created, 4 course, wine-paired dinner, featuring 4 of today’s most exciting LGBT winemakers!
Gay Wine Weekend 2016
Friday, June 17 – Sunday, June 19, 2016
Join OUT IN THE VINEYARD for 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 and wine tasting excursions.
For more of their current itineraries, visit www.outinthevineyard.com!!