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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 5:30 - 9:30pm

The Big Gay Train 2015

Join us for our exclusive ALL GAY WINEMAKER DINNER on The Napa Valley Wine Train, featuring 4 new LGBT winemakers from 4 new wine regions!

The Big Gay Train 2015

Join us for our exclusive ALL GAY WINEMAKER DINNER on The Napa Valley Wine Train, featuring 4 new LGBT winemakers from 4 new wine regions!

The Big Gay Train returns to Napa Valley with 4 new LGBT winemakers from 4 different and exciting wine regions! Join us for our exclusive ALL GAY WINEMAKER DINNER aboard the world famous Napa Valley Wine Train!

Dine in luxury and sip wines in the company of the winemakers themselves as you glide up the Napa Valley in the spring evening. Enjoy an elegant, perfectly paired, 4 course dinner in old world luxury, from Acclaimed Chef Kelly Macdonald.

Featuring:

SuLei Cellars, Walla Walla, Washington

Joining us for the first time, Tanya Woodley& Elaine Jomwe of SuLei Cellars in the Walla Walla Valley, AVA, in beautiful Washington State Wine Country, bring their Gold Medal award wining 2013 Sauvignon Blanc to kick off our first course of the 5 course culinary adventure aboard The Big Gay Train. It was this thirst for the ever evolving and illusive mystery of winemaking that brought them to the decision to make a life of this passionate pursuit. It is the belief that a good wine begins in the vineyard that led them to pursue this life in Walla Walla. Tanya believes in minimal intervention winemaking, allowing the fruit to present itself under guidance, revealing the true essence of the grape.

DJ Robbie

Olivia Brion, Wild Horse Valley, Napa, California

Vintner, John Newmeyer brings his Olivia Brion Chardonnay from Heron Lake Vineyard n the south end of Wild Horse Valley, 1,200 feet higher than the Napa Valley floor and five miles east of Napa town. Wild Horse Valley is a distinct viticultural appellation: while Napa Valley has hot summer afternoons, Wild Horse's proximity to the San Pablo and Suisun bays exposes it to cool westerly winds. That weather, along with the rocky volcanic soil, results in small yields and fruit of great color, intensity and minerality. John's 2012 vintage has pure fruit notes of lemon and white peaches and layered flavors of creme brle, baked apples, and quince jelly. The structure is elegant and stylish, the mouth feel is fresh and lively, yet deeply flavored without being weighty.


DJ Robbie

Jalama Wines, Santa Barbara, California

Featuring our first wine from Southern California's Santa Barbara wine region, winemaker Mark Cargasacchi brings his 2011 Santa Ynez Valley La Presa Petite Sirah, - good acidity, balanced smokey oak, big pepper and sour cherries on the palate. A great wine to pair with one of Chef Kelly's course creations! "I try to let my wines really speak more about the vineyards they are from by allowing most of the fruit to ferment with the native yeasts. This develops a lot more unique flavors and a complexity that can be lacking when using just commercial yeast." - winemaker, Mark Cargasacchi, Jalama Wines

This event sells out FAST. Don't miss your chance to join this EXCLUSIVE LGBT event in the heart of the Napa Valley.

Tickets: $185 Gourmet Express Car / $215 VIP Vista Dome Car

Tickets by phone. Call Napa Valley Wine Train at 800-427-4124 and ask for THE BIG GAY TRAIN!

Host Hotel

THE WESTIN VERASA

Napa Valley

our official host hotel

is offering special discounted room rates of only

$159.00/night

for our guests on

THE BIG GAY TRAIN 2013

With NO multi-night minimum required.

This is a LIMITED TIME OFFER

so book NOW to take advantage of this unheard of rate

in the world famous Napa Valley!

THE RIVER TERRACE INN

Napa

located just 1 block from the Napa Valley Wine Train Station

is offering special discounted room rates starting at

$199.00/night

WITH NO MINIMUM NIGHT REQUIREMENT

for our guests onTHE BIG GAY TRAIN 2015

Room numbers are limited.

RESERVATIONS BY PHONE: Call Danielle Davidson at 707-320-6908 (Monday-Friday 9-5pm

and ask for The Big Gay Train Rate.

"Take The BIG GAY Train" for an extraordinary evening to celebrate OUR Wine Country!