Napa Valley Wine Train to host ‘The Napa Valley Pride Ride’ March 19

Napa Valley Wine Train, offering guests a 36-mile round-trip journey from Napa to St. Helena through beautiful Wine Country vineyards and past famous and historic wineries, has announced the “The Napa Valley Pride Ride,” the inaugural LGBT wine expert event, on Saturday, March 19 with a portion of the proceeds benefiting The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation. 

This special dinner will feature some of the Bay Area’s most prominent LGBT wine experts, each on-hand to lend their expertise and assist guests in selecting wines to specially pair with their four-course gourmet meal created by Napa Valley Wine Train Executive Chef Kelly Macdonald.  Wine experts include Cezanne Hendricks (Raymond Vineyards), Christopher Barefoot (Wine Professional), Ryan Graham (American Wine & Spirits), Eric Murray (Wine Marketing & Sales Professional) and David Mahaffey (Heron Lake Vineyard).

The Napa Valley Pride Ride will begin with a sparkling wine reception at the Napa Valley Wine Train Station at 5:00 p.m. After departing from the station at 6:30 p.m., guests will experience an unforgettable three-hour, thirty-six mile round-trip journey from the historic town of Napa, through one of the world’s most well-known wine valleys, to the quaint village of St. Helena and back.  The Napa Valley Pride Ride is a traditional rail seating event which creates the perfect environment for meeting new people and mingling.  The Funky Town after party will take place back at the Napa Valley Wine Train Station and will feature a video DJ, go-go dancers and entertainment by Daft-née until midnight.

Tickets to the Napa Valley Pride Ride range from $195 to $270 each and include train fare, four-course gourmet meal, one glass of sparkling wine and three glasses of additional wine.  For reservations and more information, please call (800) 427-4124 or visit