SPONSOR. This contest is sponsored by Lake Sonoma Winery (“Sponsor”). References to Sponsor in this Agreement shall refer solely to the company sponsoring the contest and, its parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, and respective employees, officers, and directors.



1. Eligibility

To enter the Contest and be eligible for a chance to win a Prize a person (the “Entrant”) must be a legal resident of California, USA who has reached the legal drinking age at the time of entry.

2. Agreement to Rules. 

Participation in the Giveaway constitutes your agreement to and acceptance of these Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a Reward is contingent upon being and staying compliant with these Rules.

3. Giveaway Period

The Contest begins at 12:00:01 am Pacific Time (“PT”) on March 2, 2023 and ends at 11:59:59 pm (PT) on March 20, 2023 (the “Contest Period”). Entries submitted before or after the Contest Period will not be eligible. Sponsor’s computer or networking equipment is the official time-keeping device for the Contest.


4. How to Enter

No purchase necessary. The Giveaway must be entered by submitting an entry on the official Giveaway site www.lakesonomawinery.com/SIFF-contest during the Giveaway Period. The entry must fulfill all giveaway requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or submitted without following the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. 


You may enter only once and you must fill in the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules your entry may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.


5. Prize

There is one (1) prize available to be won and it is provided by the Sponsor. The prize includes two (2) all-access cinema passes to Sonoma International Film Festival (March 22, 2023 through March 26, 2023) one (1) nights stay at the Lake Sonoma Winery Suite and a Cinema Sips experience at the Lake Sonoma Tasting Room.  The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Prize is twelve hundred US dollars ($1,200 USD).  Prize must be redeemed March 22,2023 with accommodation check-in on March 25, 2023. The winner will be required to provide a major credit card upon accommodation check-in to secure the damage deposit. Any damage to the room will be the responsibility of the winner. Without limiting the foregoing, the following conditions apply to the Prize: (i) Prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable, assignable and/or convertible to cash (except as may be specifically permitted by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion); (ii) no substitutions are permitted, except at Sponsor’s option; (iii) the costs of everything not specifically and expressly stated above as included in the Prize are the sole and absolute responsibility of the winner; (iv) if the winner does not utilize any part(s) of the Prize, then any such part(s) not utilized may, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, be forfeited in their entirety and, if forfeited, nothing will be substituted in their place; (v) Sponsor reserves the right at any time to: (a) place reasonable restrictions on the availability or use of the Prize or any component thereof; and (b) substitute the Prize or a component thereof for any reason with a prize or prize component(s) of equal or greater retail value, including, without limitation, but solely at the Sponsor’s sole discretion, a cash award; (vi) all arrangements relating to the Prize must be made through the Sponsor; and (vii) by accepting the Prize, the winner agrees to waive all recourse against the Sponsor if the Prize or a component thereof does not prove satisfactory, either in whole or in part. The Prize will only be released to the verified winner. Arrangements for Prize delivery will be confirmed with the winner by e-mail or telephone. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.

6. Winner Selection

A random draw will be conducted from all eligible Entries received during the Contest Period to select one (1) Entry on or around March 20, 2023 by the Sponsor or its designated representative(s) (the “Contest Judges”). The Contest Judges will attempt to contact each selected Entrant by e-mail or telephone for a period of two (2) business days following the draw date. If a selected Entrant cannot be contacted within the allotted time, the Entrant is no longer eligible to win the Prize and the Sponsor may, at its sole discretion, select at random another eligible Entrant whom the Contest Judges will attempt to contact, and who shall in turn be subject to disqualification, in the same manner. The odds of being selected for a Prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the applicable Contest Period.


7. General Conditions

In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Giveaway is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, technical problems, security malfunctions or in the event the Giveaway is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (1) suspend the Giveaway to address the impairment and then resume in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Rules; or (2) terminate the Giveaway and, in the event of termination, no participant shall be eligible for a Reward of any type. 

Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the operation of the Giveaway or to be acting in violation of these Rules or in a disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Giveaway including, but not limited to; multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computing device in excess of that allowed by sweepstakes rules; or the use of bots, employed humans to create false entries, macros or scripts or other technical means for entering may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorneys fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. 


8. Release and Limitations of Liability

By participating in the Giveaway, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, and each of its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Giveaway, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (together, “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Giveaway or receipt of a Reward, including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Giveaway, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, or wireless service provider; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Giveaway; (c) mechanical human, printing or typographical errors; or (d) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from your participation in the Giveaway or acceptance, receipt or misuse of any Reward you may receive. 


You further agree that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Giveaway, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorney’s fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Giveaway. 


9. Privacy & Information Submitted

Any information you provide to Sponsor may be used to communicate with you in relation to this Giveaway or on a Giveaway Winner’s list.  By entering the Giveaway you agree to receive email newsletters periodically from the Sponsor. You can opt-out of receiving these emails at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the newsletter.  Information submitted in connection with the Giveaway will be treated in accordance with the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. 

10. Arbitration

These Rules shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Lake Sonoma Winery, 134 Church St, Sonoma CA 95476, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Sponsor location.


Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Giveaway or any Reward awarded shall be resolved by binding arbitration, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the giveaway home location. The parties agree to follow the arbitration procedures set forth by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) to resolve the dispute. Arbitration proceedings shall take place in the Giveaway home location. Each party is responsible for paying its own filing, administrative and arbitrator fees. Judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.


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