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Queer Wine Fest to bring artist showcase, 15 wineries with LGBTQ+ leadership to Willamette Valley

The event at Remy Wines is billed as the world’s first queer wine fest.

A person tips a wine bottle with a white label and a heart emblem into a glass held by someone else as other people watch. A rainbow Pride flag is behind them.

“We’re excited to celebrate a wider community of queer makers and the spectrum of LGBTQI2S+ creativity this year,” said Remy Drabkin.

Photo by Aly M. Winstead

Remy Wines will pop the cork on its third annual Queer Wine Fest later this month in the Willamette Valley.

Live music, local cuisine, and 30+ red, white, rosé, and sparkling wines from 15 wineries with LGBTQ+ leadership will punctuate the outdoor festival on Sunday, June 30. Among the winery line-up are Augustina Cellars, Sunset Cellars, and Vino di Famiglia, to name a few. Food will be provided by Renegade Mobile Kitchen, the team behind the Blind Pig restaurant in Carlton.

Salt n’ Straw will also join the fun this year, along with a live visual art and artist showcase featuring an appearance by queer artist Victoria Bradley. CAMP CRUSH, a Portland-based pop duo, will headline the stage show. Tickets are $105.

“Guests can expect every aspect of the event to reflect queer culture,” said Remy Drabkin, Remy Wines owner/winemaker and Queer Wine Fest founder. “I mean, what’s gayer than a queer art and wine party?”