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OUR KIDS. OUR COUNTY.

Over $12 million raised to support the children, environment and health of the Sonoma County community.

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at Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Geyserville

FRIDAY, August 29 - 6:30 to 10:00 PM

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at MacMurray Estate Vineyards, Healdsburg

Saturday, August 30 - 11:00 to 4:00

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at Chateau St. Jean, Kenwood
Sponsored By TricorBraun WinePak

Sunday, August 31 - 12:30 TO 7:00

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The Proceeds Matter!! Chop’s Teen Club proudly serves teens in grades 7-12 through enrichment and recreation programs.  Thanks to the support of organizations like Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, Chop’s can maintain an annual membership fee of just $1, making it affordable for all teens to become members.  Chop’s Teen Club provides a safe, fun and productive place where teens engage, connect and discover their true potential. #swcwThe Proceeds Matter!!
Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation pays tribute to the generosity of Sonoma Wine Country Weekend guests and local residents. Through these gifts, we are able to support the Hospital by providing for needed equipment and facilities for the health of those in the community and those who visit our town. Recently, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend provided a grant that allowed us to bring in a new portable x-ray machine. With this equipment, we are better able to treat patients at their bedside and make more immediate decisions for their care. #SWCWThe Proceeds Matter!! Ceres Community Project engages teens as volunteer gardeners and chefs, giving them direct, hands-on experience of the difference that fresh, healthy foods and community service make, and building life, work-ready and leadership skills. The free or low-cost, nutrient-rich organic meals they prepare—88,000 in 2014—are delivered to individuals and families in Sonoma and Marin counties who are dealing with a serious illness such as cancer.  Thanks to the support of our generous bidders and guest, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend was able help Ceres Community Project provide 7,000 additional meals to people in need. #swcwTHE WINEMAKERS POUR

Meet Dean Vincent Borgioni, Annadel Estate Winery
Self-proclaimed “beach bum and traveling motorcycle guy” Dean Borgioni discovered Annadel Estate Winery and, quite unexpectedly, put down roots. He transformed this crumbling grand dame into a flourishing flower farm, event destination and world-class winery. Inspired by his Italian grandparents, who left their culture behind when they immigrated to the States, Dean’s life’s work is sharing the magic of Annadel—an expression of heritage, family and love. ‪#SWCW #SonomaValleyThe Proceeds Matter!
Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is pleased to support the Sonoma Valley Community Health Center. Having provided Sonoma with Primary Care Health services out of a small clinic since 1992, the SVCHC is thrilled to be moving to brand new, 18,000sq/ft facility in July of this year!  We’ve partnered with SVCHC to provide a host of great programs at this new facility, including: Peer Support Groups, Parenting Classes, and Fitness Classes such as Yoga and Zumba. #SWCWTHE WINEMAKERS POUR
Meet Suzy and Squire Fridell, Glenlyon Winery 
Talented, funny and full of blithe spirits, Suzy and Squire Fridell have held court at Scottish-themed GlenLyon since 1986. Their boundless energy is evident in the quality of their wines, but also in their commitment to fundraising for the Sonoma County community. Have fun with the Fridells—they’re equally likely to be getting dirty at the winery or getting into costume for the next charity event. Sláinte! ‪#SWCWThe Proceeds Matter!
The Healdsburg Education Foundation (HEF) empowers the Healdsburg area public schools to take on innovative curriculum and practices that they would otherwise not be able to offer to their students. Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is proud to be a part of their latest innovation the—Accelerated English Program, which aims to increase student English proficiency. This initiative is already showing tremendous success with over 70% of students advancing in the program. ‪#‎SWCW‬THE WINEMAKERS POUR

Meet Phil Staehle, Enkidu Wines

Have you heard the story of Enkidu? He was King Gilgamesh’s sidekick, and the person who taught him to appreciate nature, beauty and balance. Enkidu’s story resonated with Phil Staehle so much that he named his winery AND his dog after him. 
Like Enkidu, Phil hopes to introduce you to the revelations of the natural world through his conscientiously crafted wines. See him at Sonoma Wine Country Weekend -- get your tickets today! ‪#‎SWCW‬The Proceeds Matter!

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is honored to have the opportunity to support the Sonoma Community Center for the tenth consecutive year!  Since 2004, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend has supported the Sonoma Community Center with over $250,000 in vital funding.  With the proceeds from last year’s auction, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is able to support Sonoma Community Center's wonderful Performance Playhouse program, slated for early 2015. The series enriches, educates, and entertains children ages 3-10 years old.  For more information on the Sonoma Community Center, please visit www.sonomacommunitycenter.org. #swcwThe Proceeds Matter!
Alliance Medical Center serves as a safety net for thousands of Sonoma County families each year, families that would otherwise be utilizing the emergency rooms at their local hospitals, a costly alternative for both the family and the community. Sonoma Wine Country Weekend has partnered with Alliance Medical Center to purchase mobile dental equipment which they will use to expand treatment, application of fluoride varnishes, and oral education to reduce early childhood dental problems at remote locations in Sonoma County. #swcwThe Proceeds Matter!

Thanks to support from Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, @HannaBoysCenter has expanded their garden area, increasing the opportunities for food preparation and menu planning by their students.  Hanna students are learning so much by working in the garden – they are experiencing the positive outcomes of teamwork, effort, and good practices.  #swcwThe Proceeds Matter!
Created and run by former foster youth, VOICES is the first organization of its kind in the nation. Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is honored to support VOICES through their health & wellness project that provides nutritional, fitness, and emotional health services to transitioning foster youth in Sonoma County. #SWCWMeet Margo Van Staaveren, winemaker at #ChateauStJean and her husband Don Van Staaveren, winemaker at #ThreeSticksWines! They both look forward to meeting you this #LaborDayWeekend at @sonomawinecountryweekend !!2014 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend tickets are officially on sale! See you in Sonoma County this Labor Day. www.SonomaWineCountryWeekend.com #SWCWSonoma Wine Country Weekend Vintner Champions! Kicking it all off @kostabrownewinery!It's Friday night and we were just wishing it was #LaborDayWeekend and we were arriving at #FrancisFordCoppolaWinery for Sonoma Starlight! 4.5 months from today! #SWCWExclusive PRE-SALE tickets available for #VisaSignature cardholders starting April 14! All other tickets go on sale May 14! #SWCW #thechefsserve #thewinemakerspour #theproceedsmatterCheck out our new look where we  introduce you to our #Sonoma #winegrowers and #winemakers that you will meet in person during #SonomaWineCountryWeekend! This is a little sneak peek that is featured in the #WSJ weekend today!! Pre-sale for #VisaSignature cardholders begins April 14 then tickets on sale May 14! #SWCW #thechefsserve #thewinemakerspour #theproceedsmatter #ScotandJakeBilbro #LimerickLaneCellarsOver ONE MILLION DOLLARS in contributions given out to over 44 non-profits throughout #SonomaCounty as a result of the 2013 #SWCW!