Welcome To Bonza Bash Summer 2009

Yes, that’s right folks – our first ever summer Bonza Bash celebration is just around the corner!

Just when the summer starts winding down, the time arrives for you to kick up your heels! Vacation from the typical Northwest summer activities by joining us to celebrate summer in a distinctly Bonza style! Introducing…

Bonza Bash Summer 2009
August 22nd 2009 @ Fremont Studios

Come join hosts Dave McLauchlan and Brenton Webster whose Aussie flair is determined to make Seattle sizzle like never before. A summer cocktail party in the distinct Bonza Bash style awaits you.

Wine + Food + Fun

Bonza Bash Summer 2009 will play host to a wine and food tasting from 8pm to 10:30pmall fully included as part of your entry ticket. You’ll also receive a commemorative Bonza Bash tasting glass, yours to keep. We’ll be inviting wineries and restaurants from near and far to showcase their favorite products.

Not a wine buff? No problem, this is a fun and easy way to get introduced to wine and try some of the region’s most delectable drops from established and up and coming wineries. Of course, if you prefer to stick with your regular cocktail of choice, we’ll have a fully stocked cash bar in operation for the entire night.


Our vintner roster has cultivated other-worldy delights and new treasures await your unearthing. From the pleasure on your palate to pairing recommendations sure to spark ideas for your next dinner party, these local favorites are bound to give your swill a swirl!

A favored local discovery, Darby Winery of Woodinville specializes in Rhone varietals and has already developed a cult following.

The DiStefano Winery, also from Woodinville, is a small boutique winery producing high quality white and red wines made from classic varietals grown in Washington State.

A family intent on creating a rich, flavorful, soulful life around Washington’s remarkable wine world, the wines from Sparkman Cellars are built from some of the state’s finest vineyards using traditional farming and winemaking practices.

The main focus at Barrage Cellars is high quality, handcrafted, small lot, red Bordeaux varietals along with a little bit of barrel fermented whites just for fun.

Tasawik of Walla Walla is committed to growing a limited crop of premium grapes on its vineyard bluffs overlooking the Snake River. Their “dedication from vine to wine” yields different wines every year that consistently offer a sense of the unique terroir where the fruit was grown.

Located in the heart of the Columbia Valley, Bookwalter Winery has been producing small lots of high quality wine since 1983. Their lush red and vibrant white wines are sourced from vineyards that deliver unparalleled physiological ripeness and depth of flavor year in and year out.

Patterson Cellars welcomes guests to discover and experience their hand-crafted, red and white blends from their true artisan family-run winery.

At Washington State’s oldest and most acclaimed winery, enjoying wine is a way of life.Chateau Ste Michelle believes that an important part of creating great wines is cultivating a passion for them and invites novices and experts alike to visit their historic chateau to learn more about the venerable art and science of wine.

And certainly it wouldn’t be a proper Bonza Bash without Australia being represented! We have two emerging vintners from Down Under courtesy of Epicurean Wines, a leading distributor of talented young Australian winemakers.

Black Chook topped Wine Spectator’s World Wide Search for the top values of 2008 while Woop Woop is known for its rich, ripe flavor that is chock full of quintessential Aussie character.

It doesn’t stop there… More wineries to come!

Wine Shop

After you’ve made your rounds, be sure to visit our full wine shop where Bonza Bash ensures that your new discoveries aren’t left behind. Not only that, but wineries will offer their wares for up to 20% off of retail prices!

Don’t want to weigh down your dancing shoes? No problem – we’ll have a wine check on hand to take care of your purchase while you enjoy the rest of your evening.

Party With a Cause

Because we like to party with a mission in mind, this Bonza Bash will benefit the Seattle Humane Society. They’ve been dedicated to bringing pets and people together for over a century! Any amount you donate online AND portion of your ticket price will go directly to support the mission of bringing humans and pets together! You can make donations at the same time you purchase your tickets on Shindigg.com (it’s integrated and super easy to use). So come out and have a fabulous time while supporting a worthy cause that impacts so many of us!

Learn more about how you’ll be supporting the Seattle Humane Society’s mission of brining people and pets together…


We are ecstatic to have this trio on the turntables! DJ Kippy, Victor Menegaux and Speedy G are headed over from C-89.5 to spin across the sound spectrum rockin’ old school to new school, all guaranteed to get you grinding. Recognized worldwide as a leader in dance music, C-89.5 has been playing Seattle’s hottest music for over three decades. At Bonza Bash, we’re always on to something new and the groove of this summer’s DJ lineup is no exception. So come on, meet me on the dance floor!

While Studio A ignites your inner dancer, Studio B is a short meander away where you can step into to a world away. You can check out the auction items, the wine shop and then have a seat and get a nice massage. Feeling a bit more adventurous? Then enter the lair of our face painters to further adorn your face or body (but, of course, you don’t have to choose—get a massage first and then get painted up!).

The Dress Code: Red, White & Bright

Bonza Bash Summer 2009 is a summer cocktail party, so the dress code is “upscale summer cocktail party attire”. More specifically, our theme is Red, White and Bright – so wear Red, wear White, or wear Bright colors. As usual, no jeans will be allowed. Also, no t-shirts, shorts, sneakers, flip flops etc…

This is an exclusive summer cocktail party, so please dress accordingly. We don’t get many chances to dress to impress in Seattle so take advantage of it the Bonza way… Shine! PLEASE NOTE: our summer event is not black tie but we do expect you to you’ll be dressed to the nines. Be creative!

The Bonza Bash

So how do you celebrate a Bonza Bash? Like this:

  1. Bring yourselves and your friends – we will be supplying a dazzling venue, catered with the region’s finest wine and food, a phenomenal DJ and a couple of BIG surprises along the way.
  2. Wear your finest summer threads – really. We don’t get many chances to dress to impress in Seattle so take advantage of the Bonza way… Shine! It’s not black tie, but it IS a cocktail party so prepare to make an upscale fashion statement. And don’t forget at least a piece of red, white or bright adorning your fabulousness!
  3. Buy Your Tickets Early – the Bonza Bash now has an invite list of well over 5000 people, our parties draw big crowds, and we’re expecting this year’s event to the BEST yet!
  4. Tell your friends – your friends are our friends. Feel free to add them to invitation over on Shindigg.com. Make sure they know how to celebrate a Bonza Bash.


Tickets are on sale now at Shindigg.com for $45. Get them before we are all sold out. Our events have sold out for the past 4 years, and this event will be no exception.

Buy tickets now

Bonza Gold 90+ VIP

Because some of you demand a little extra privilege, we’re pleased to announce our Bonza Gold 90+ VIP Package. These upgraded tickets were hugely successful at our spring gala and are available in strictly limited numbers so plan your Bonza Gold 90+ VIP experience today.

Read more about Bonza Gold 90+ VIP Tickets…