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All Aboard the Big Gay Train

By Duane Wells
Travel Correspondent

Out in the Vineyard, Northern California’s premier experiential Wine Country event and travel company, and the Napa Valley Wine Train are teaming up again for the return of the The Big Gay Train. This distinctive, one-of-a-kind food and wine event will take place on March 16 with local LGBT winemakers pouring their wines, which will be paired with the amazing cuisine of Executive Chef Kelly MacDonald. 

The third year of this always stellar event promises to be an adventure like no other on the rails of Napa Valley aboard the legendary Wine Train. As the train departs, guests will enjoy a four-course menu paired with wines from LGBT winemakers. This year will feature all new winemakers from around Wine Country, including Margaret Davenport, Windsor Oaks Winery; Tim Porter, Porter Family Winery; Scott Anderson, J Vineyards; and Brad Beard, Mercury Wines. In addition to having their wines poured, all of the winemakers will be onboard the Winemaker Lounge Car to meet and greet guests throughout the adventure. 

Here are the details:

What: The Big Gay Train Dinner—a new four-course menu prepared by Wine Train Chef Kelly Macdonald and paired with wines by LGBT winemakers  

Where: Onboard the Napa Valley Wine Train 

When: Saturday, March 16, 2012 

Time: Sparkling wine reception at 5:30 p.m. Board train at 6 p.m. Train departs at 6:30 p.m. Train returns at 9:30 p.m. Afterparty at the Westin Verasa, the host hotel for the event.

Tickets: $160 Gourmet Express Car, $175 VIP Vista Dome Car 

Reservations can be made at or by phone at (800) 427-4124.

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