Bottoms Up! Gay Wine Weekend in Sonoma is Coming Soon 🍷🏳️‍🌈

16 05 2019
Gay wine weekend Sonomoa 2019 and in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Called “One of the best events of the summer season,” Gay Wine Weekend takes over Sonoma Valley from July 18-21 for a 3+ day celebration of food and wine in Northern California’s Sonoma Valley!

Tell me more about Gay Wine Weekend!

Celebrate with world class wine and culinary delights, music and dancing in a private estate vineyard, VIP receptions, wine Gay wine weekend Sonomoa 2019 and in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazineexcursions, a drag queen brunch, wine auction and pool party in one of the most famous wine destinations in the world.

VIP All Access Passes Available and/or individual event passes.

The hosts of this super fun event look forward to meeting you Out In The Vineyard of “our” Wine Country!

Gay Wine: 5 Things Not To Miss In Sonoma

30 06 2015

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Discover white, red, rosé …. and rainbow-tinged wine of gay-popular Sonoma County. From San Francisco drive over the Golden Gate Bridge and an hour through beautiful rolling hills to a darling little town called Healdsburg, a former farming village and the most charming of many lovely towns in the County.

As recently as 15 years ago, there wasn’t much to speak of around these parts but then the Hotel Healdsburg opened in 2001 and world-famous chef Charlie Palmer came to town; soon two Michelin stars followed, transforming this one-horse town into a two-Tesla vacation haven with fantastic wineries.

It’s but one hamlet in a county of charming inns, farm fresh food, boutique shops, plenty of wineries and a surprising number of LGBT residents, winemakers, chefs and business owners, without the tourist crowds of neighboring Napa.

If you plan a trip, here are five things not to miss, especially the number-one time for gay people to visit next year.

Screen Shot 2015-06-25 at 2.41.12 PM1. Hotel Les Mars: Healdsburg is centered around a main town square, while all around it you’ll find restaurants, bookstores, artisan crafts makers, boutique shops, and hotels. The Hotel Les Mars is the best hotel around, a Relais & Chateaux French maison-style hotel with ornate rooms full of dark wood armoires, antiques, 17th-century art, and shelves of tattered books along with a new restaurant, Chalkboard, a hip, rustic chic dining room that was once the Michelin-starred Cyprus.

2. SHED: In this progressive, sun-drenched, farm-to-table lunch spot next to Hotel Les Mars, market, and green space, the owners are lifelong farmers who’ve blended their philosophies on fresh produce with the simplistic virtues of California cooking. SHED has its own garden and also sources fruits and vegetables from the farmer’s market across the street. It’s among the most innovative and artful lunch counters in the state with nice options.

3. Hamel Family Wines: South of Healdsburg you’ll find another Sonoma Country gem. Hamel Family Wines is an elegant, modern vineyard offering winetasting of their mostly Bordeaux varietals paired with locally sourced foods. It’s only been open for a few years but it’s already known for high-quality wine production, passionate winemaking and a decidedly warm welcome to LGBT visitors. Read the rest of this entry »

Our May Issue Is Available For Download! Happy Travels

30 05 2015
Sonoma as seen in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Photo of ManAboutWorld’s May 2015 cover video

The May 2015 issue is now available for download on more platforms than ever before, including iPads, Android tablets, iPhones and now Android phones. Our cover (a screen grab of the video cover), nimbly combines two of this month’s stories: a wine country road trip to Sonoma and Napa; and gay Pride.

In this issue we also cover:

  • Riga, Latvia for EuroPride;
  • An unexpectedly gay-friendly music festival in Nashville, Tennessee;
  • A dangerous and touching first-date story from our Kenya correspondent (involving man-eating crocodiles);
  • The perfect honeymoon hotel in gay-popular Tel Aviv, Israel;
  • Killer images of cemeteries by Jeffrey James Keyes (that’s Toto interred atHollywood Forever Cemetery below); and much more!

Download the May issue now. If you’re not a subscriber, take advantage of ourthree-month FREE trial subscription and start planning your next gay holiday  now.

Toto, Hollywood Forever Cemetery


A Thousand Words: Napa Valley, California

13 03 2015
ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine visited Napa Valley

The view from the terrace of the Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford, just south of St. Helena.

ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine visited Napa Valley, California

A room at the Auberge with doors opening onto a private terrace and overlooking sweeping wine country vistas.

ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine visited Napa Valley, California

The rugged coastline of Carmel, a 17 mile stretch of gorgeous and rocky beach.



Out In The Vineyard Gays Up Wine Tasting Weekend

20 04 2014

hot redFor five years Out in the Vineyard‘s “three days of gay” is developing into quite the homo version of wine country’s traditional barrel tasting weekends, wine roads and Napa Valley Auction all rolled into one — but with better music and cruising. In the words of the event co-founder and ManAboutWorld Global Correspondent, Mark Vogler:

None of the straight wine country weekends include pool parties and COLT models! This year Gay Wine Weekend is going all ginger, as sponsor COLT Studio Group is bringing with them the exceedingly charming and smoking hot COLT MAN Seth Fornea — pictured above with Jared Le Blanc. Seth and Jared will be spending Father’s Day Weekend with  us wine loving gay boys and girls, wine tasting and dancing amongst the vines during the weekend’s signature event and AIDS Fundraiser, Twilight T Dance, at the over-the-top-cool Raymond Vineyards.

wineThere are 18 separate events going on over the weekend and 30 participating boutique, mainstream and luxury wineries, including Lasseter Family Winery, La Crema, Raymond Vineyards and the hot-boys-owned-millennial-hot-spot in Sonoma, Envolve Winery. So pop your cork and get to Gay Wine Weekend. Cheers! Details and full list of

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