PHOTOS: Sonoma Turns Fire Island For A Weekend


What happens when you mix gay with wine? The answer can be found at the annual Gay Wine Weekend, where wine enthusiasts descend on California wine country and cover Sonoma in glitter and rainbows.

Our photographer got inside scoop on the Out in the Vineyard’s 4th annual event this year.

Host hotel MacArthur Place went gay for the weekend and transformed into a magical and luxurious gay neighborhood. The weekend’s biggest event was a Twilight T-dance at Raymond Vineyard, where hundreds and hundreds  drag legend Honey Mahogany performed acapella throughout the eventing.

The weekend culminated in a charity Recovery Brunch, where Bloody Mary’s and mimosa’s lined tables of recuperating eyes. With a little hair of the dog and a sassy auctioneer from SF Gay Men’s Chorus, the live auction raised over $24,000 for local HIV/AIDS charity Face-to-Face.

Check out pictures below…


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Host winery of Twilight T-Dance, Raymond Vineyard


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VIP reception for Twilight T-Dance


Drag superstar and performing guest Honey Mahogany

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Recovery Brunch auction with proceeds benefiting Face-to-Face

photos credit PhotoDRO