Out in the Vineyard, a Sonoma-based LGBT travel company, is gaying-up the Napa Valley Wine Train with a partnership that will bring guests to various LGBT winemakers in a once-of-a-kind adventure. In it’s fourth year, “The Big Gay Train 2014” will have LGBT winemakers representing four distinctive West Coast American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), who will pair their wines with a specially prepared four-course gourmet meal created by Napa Valley Wine Train Executive Chef Kelly Macdonald. Winemakers Annette Bergevin (Bergevin Lane Vineyards, Walla Walla Valley, WA), Kurt Giusti (Via Viusti Wines, Russian River Valley), Deb Schatzlein (Bink Wines, Yorkshire Highlands, Southern Mendocino County), and Brad Beard (Mercury Wines, Alexander Valley) will be aboard the luxurious Wine Train, bringing the unique flavors of each AVA to the table while meeting and greeting guests.
“We have a great lineup of LGBT winemakers this year,” said Out in the Vineyard Co-founder Mark Vogler. “We are especially excited to grow our awareness and be able to include winemakers from wine regions outside of California. Annette Bergevin, from Bergevin Lane Vineyard, is joining us from Walla Walla Valley, Washington, with her luscious Bergevin Lane Syrah. Great wine is great wine, regardless of where it’s produced, and we like to share it with the LGBT wine-loving community.”
The train leaves the station at March 15, and tickets start at $180 and can be bought here.