Celebration Weekend Ticket Packages

 

FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016

Wine vs. Beer
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
$125.00
Ramekins
450 W. Spain Street
Sonoma CA 95476

Join Mandalay Bay at Sunset Celebration Weekend for an exclusive four-course dinner, that pits beer against wine for a comparative tasting to explore the different ways a beverage can influence the plate. In this rare opportunity to enjoy a meal by Chef Kyle Kuklewski of Ramekins, let your palate guide the way as you eat, sip and vote for your favorite pairing, selected by Mandalay Bay’s Director of Food and Beverage and Cicerone, Sarah Johnson and Director of Wine, Harley Carbery. Seated with you at the table is Sunset Wine Editor, Sara Schneider, and Sunset Food Editor, Margo True, who will provide additional insight and expertise to every bite. Drop all expectations and be prepared to be fully immersed in each course. At the end, you may even be surprised by which pairing you prefer. 
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SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016

Sunset Celebration Weekend - VIP Admission
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$125.00
Cornerstone Sonoma
23570 Arnold Drive
Sonoma CA 95476

Tour the debut of the new Sunset Test Gardens and Outdoor Test Kitchen. Mingle with writers and celebrity chefs; attend seminars on home, travel, food and garden; enjoy fine food wine, and shopping!

VIP Admission Includes:

  • Early entry at 10:00 a.m.
  • Welcome Gift Bag
  • Unlimited tastes from our wine, beer, and spirit purveyors
  • Access to "Sophia," Feast It Forward Network's custom Ultimate Airstream wine lounge with Jamieson Ranch & B Wise Vineyards
  • Relaxation Area & Seating
  • Live Entertainment
  • Unique bites served in the VIP tent all day

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Sunset Celebration Weekend - General Admission
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$35.00
Cornerstone Sonoma
23570 Arnold Drive
Sonoma CA 95476

Tour the debut of the new Sunset Test Gardens and Outdoor Test Kitchen. Mingle with writers and celebrity chefs; attend seminars on home, travel, food and garden; enjoy fine food wine, and shopping!

Taste tickets for wine, beer, and spirit samples will be available on-site at the event.
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Sunset Celebration Weekend – Kids Under 12 Free
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
FREE ($5 at the door)
Cornerstone Sonoma
23570 Arnold Drive
Sonoma CA 95476

Kids under 12 are granted free admission to Celebration Weekend when they are accompanied by an adult.
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Mandalay Bay Beer Seminar
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
$20
Beer & Cocktail Lawn

Join a beer seminar from Mandalay Bay's Director of Food & Beverage and Nevada's first female Certified Cicerone (beer expert) Sarah Johnson.
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Sunbrella Wine + Design
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
$15
Beer & Cocktail Lawn

Take advantage of being in wine country by joining Sunbrella and interior designer Max Humphrey in a wine and design seminar. Max who was named to the 2013 class of Curbed.com’s National Young Guns designer list will curate the perfect pallet paired with wine based on trend colors and tasting notes. Come to this innovative and interactive discussion and gain new insight to design and how to incorporate into your own home all while enjoying delicious wines.
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Sunset Spirits: Crafting Creative & Classic Cocktails
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
$20
Beer & Cocktail Lawn

Join radio and TV personality Ziggy Eschliman (aka Ziggy, Countess of the Cocktail and the Wine Gal) to learn the nuance of garden-to-glass drink mixing. Starting with oh-so-hot-these-days punch, then moving into some classic cocktails, she’ll demonstrate (and you’ll taste) how to combine local produce and craft spirits in perfect balance to showcase the bounty of Sonoma in a glass.
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SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2016

Sunset Celebration Weekend - VIP Admission
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$125.00
Cornerstone Sonoma
23570 Arnold Drive
Sonoma CA 95476

Tour the debut of the new Sunset Test Gardens and Outdoor Test Kitchen. Mingle with writers and celebrity chefs; attend seminars on home, travel, food and garden; enjoy fine food wine, and shopping!

VIP Admission Includes:

  • Early entry at 10:00 a.m.
  • Welcome Gift Bag
  • Unlimited tastes from our wine, beer, and spirit purveyors
  • Access to "Sophia," Feast It Forward Network's custom Ultimate Airstream wine lounge with Jamieson Ranch & B Wise Vineyards
  • Relaxation Area & Seating
  • Live Entertainment
  • Unique bites served in the VIP tent all day

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Sunset Celebration Weekend - General Admission
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$35.00
Cornerstone Sonoma
23570 Arnold Drive, Sonoma CA 95476

Tour the debut of the new Sunset Test Gardens and Outdoor Test Kitchen. Mingle with writers and celebrity chefs; attend seminars on home, travel, food and garden; enjoy fine food wine, and shopping!

Taste tickets for wine, beer, and spirit samples will be available on-site at the event.
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Sunset Celebration Weekend – Kids Under 12 Free
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
FREE ($5 at the door)
Cornerstone Sonoma
23570 Arnold Drive
Sonoma CA 95476

Kids under 12 are granted free admission to Celebration Weekend when they are accompanied by an adult.
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Mandalay Bay Beer Seminar
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
$20
Beer & Cocktail Lawn

Join a beer seminar from Mandalay Bay's Director of Food & Beverage and Nevada's first female Certified Cicerone (beer expert) Sarah Johnson.
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Beer Seminar with Heretic Brewing
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
$20
Beer & Cocktail Lawn

Join a craft beer seminar presented by California Craft Beer Association featuring Heretic Brewing Company.
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Sunset Spirits: Crafting Creative & Classic Cocktails
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
$20
Beer & Cocktail Lawn

Join radio and TV personality Ziggy Eschliman (aka Ziggy, Countess of the Cocktail and the Wine Gal) to learn the nuance of garden-to-glass drink mixing. Starting with oh-so-hot-these-days punch, then moving into some classic cocktails, she’ll demonstrate (and you’ll taste) how to combine local produce and craft spirits in perfect balance to showcase the bounty of Sonoma in a glass.
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A Study of Bubbly – Find Your Style
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$20
Tyge William Cellars

Sparkling wine isn’t a single kind of wine—it’s many! Sip through the range and learn to taste the difference between all-Chardonnay sparklers (Blanc de Blancs) and mostly-Pinot ones (Blanc de Noirs). Become an expert on the mousse, and discover how pink bubbly gets that way.
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Taste Gold Medal Winners from the Sunset International Wine Competition
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
$20
Tyge William Cellars

Taste Gold Medal winners from the Sunset International Wine Competition alongside a panel of our professional judges. Learn what they look for in a wine to determine if it’s a medal winner; why they don’t always agree on every wine; and how they can possibly taste 100 wines a day. Test your own wine taste against the pros’!
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Taste Like a Master
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
$20
Tyge William Cellars

Three years ago, four candidates for the final, intensely difficult Master Sommelier diploma gave the career star quality in the reality movie SOMM, following them through their months of study leading up to the final test. Their tasting challenge in that test hinges on a very specific deductive process of analyzing a wine, leading to the ability—tasting blind—to tell what a wine is and where in the entire world and what vintage it’s from. Learn the process from one of those candidates, now a Master Sommelier and character in the sequel to that movie, SOMM—Into the Bottle.
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