Seattle is buzzing about this weekend’s upcoming Bonza Bash. See what our city’s fine wine writers are saying about our “top-notch cocktail party”!

Wine, Dogs and Cats for a Cause!  (Writer for Wine – August 18, 2009)

Party for the Animals: Bonza Bash Summer 2009 (Wino Magazine – August 13, 2009)

Bonza Bash Summer 2009 Extravaganza (Seattle Examiner – August 18, 2009)

Bonza Bash wine party this Saturday benefits the Seattle Humane Society (Seattle Examiner – August 20, 2009)

Bonza Bash Summer 2009 (Seattle Dining – August 2009) (August 20, 2009)

Bonza Bash 2009 supports Seattle Humane Society Ballard News Tribune (August 19, 2009)

“BONZA BASH” – A Party on 8/22 for wine, food & pets at Fremont Studios Eastside Spin (August 21, 2009)

Press Release

Media Contact:
Heather Jensvold
[email protected]

For Immediate Release


Wine, Silent Auction, Dancing Benefit for The Seattle Humane Society August 22

Seattle—As if Seattle’s summer wasn’t hot enough, Bonza Bash Productions announces its first sizzling summer event: Bonza Bash Summer 2009. The notable event will infuse premium wineries with the classic Aussie flair of unique Bonza Bash style and fun. The event, Saturday, August 22, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Seattle’s Fremont Studios, will be a benefit for The Seattle Humane Society.

From 8 to 10:30 p.m. wine will be flowing from celebrated wineries including: Barrage Cellars, Bookwalter Winery, Darby Winery, DiStefano Winery, Sparkman Cellars and Aussie wines The Black Chook and Woop Woop. Guests will also be able to purchase wine for their home cellars. Hors d’oeuvres will accompany the wine tasting and a fully stocked bar will be available throughout the evening.

The upscale event turns into festive Bonza Bash fun at 11 p.m. with DJs Kippy, Victor Menegaux and Speedy G enticing guests on the dance floor to old school and new school beats. Guests will be able to partake in raffles and bid on silent auction items including restaurant and spa gift certificates, winery packages, and tickets to sporting events. Entertainment from massage therapists, cartoonists and face painters will be offered throughout the night.

“We are thrilled to expand the Bonza Bash brand with our first summer event, answering the requests of our guests for a premium wine experience combined with our upscale, yet affordable parties,” said Brenton Webster, Bonza Bash Productions principal. “And the partnership with The Seattle Humane Society is a perfect fit for us with its deep roots in the community and a cause that will resonate with our guests.”

The Seattle Humane Society, dedicated to bringing pets and people together through pet adoptions, advocacy, and services such as Pet Food Banks, was chosen as the event nonprofit partner and will benefit from ticket sales, raffles, silent auctions and donations. Past Bonza Bash events have raised $11K-$12K for the beneficiary.

The “Red, White and Bright” dress code encourages guests to dress in their best, colorful summer cocktail attire (no jeans allowed, collared shirts required).

Bonza Bash Summer 2009 will be held from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Fremont Studios located at 155 North 35th Street, Seattle. General admission tickets are $45; VIP $125. All previous events have sold out so guests are encouraged to purchase tickets early. For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit

About Bonza Bash Productions
Offering upscale, approachable events, Bonza Bash Productions is locally owned by Australian transplants Dave McLauchlan and Brenton Webster. The six year-old event planning company originally designed its events after Australia’s “Outback Bash” when people travel from around the world for a non-profit benefit weekend of upscale events constructed in Australia’s Outback. Bonza Bash events consistently benefit nonprofit organizations with four events a year: Spring, Summer, Halloween and New Year’s Eve.

About The Seattle Humane Society
The Seattle Humane Society was founded in 1897 to bring people and pets together. The shelter in Bellevue gives healthy and adoptable animals as long as it takes for staff to find them homes of their own, regardless of age, breed or beauty. The Seattle Humane Society is the region’s # 1 resource for everything pet related, with pet workshops and training, a Pet Food Bank, summer day camp for kids, Humane Teen Club, visiting pets program and more. The Seattle Humane Society is located in Bellevue, at 13212 SE Eastgate Way. For directions and more information, visit or call (425) 641-0080.

Past Events


94.1 KMPS with Stubbs

If you’re a fan of Stubbs on 94.1 KMPS you might have heard Stubbs and Brenton talking about the Bash during the past week or so. Check out a couple of spots here:

Star 101.5 KPLZ with Kent and Allen

On Thursday 3/19/09 Brenton dropped by the studio to chat with our good friends Kent and Allen about the upcoming Bonza Bash: