All aboard the Big Gay Wine Train
Okay, so I am going to be a bit bias here in my remarks but there was an amazing first time event this past weekend in Napa put on by Out In The Vineyard and The Napa Valley Wine Train. The Big Gay Train, a first time event bringing five LGBT winemakers/owners together for a Winemaker dinner on the rails of Napa Valley in March.
It was amazing to see people from all across the country on board. Maryland, Seattle, Florida, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and of course, Wine Country. I couldn’t believe it! It literally brought tears to my eyes thinking that I was partly responsible for making this happen! I love opening up Wine Country to the LGBT community and truly believe that Our Wine Country can and should be a destination spot for us. We’ve got everything here – the food, wine, ambiance, relaxation, the coast, etc.
And kudos to The Napa Valley Wine Train, their team along with Chef Kelly Macdonald did an outstanding job of not only pairing the wines with each course, but the service was impeccable.
It would be remiss of me not to mention the winemakers/owners that participated in the evening. From J Sparkling Wine at the reception to Greg Bjornstad of Bjornstad Cellars, Mark Lyon of Sebastiani, Philippe Langener of Hesperian Wines & Jeffrey Durham & Joey Wolosz of Poem Cellars. Great winemakers, amazing wines.
And it wasn’t over when we got off the train. Linda Cordair of Cordair Gallery in Napa hosted the group for Ceja Bubbles and Annette’s Chocolates then it was over to Bistro Sabor, also owned by the Ceja Family for some Salsa dancing.
It was a truly a gay old time in Wine Country!