Taste the Rainbow at this year’s queer wine fest
By Oregon Wine Press May 2023
"Diverse populations by nature cultivate more creativity and innovation. Owner/winemaker of Remy Wines, Remy Drabkin, is also founder of Queer Wine Fest, McMinnville’s mayor and Wine Country Pride co-founder. She recognizes the importance of promoting a more inclusive community. Last year, Drabkin created Queer Wine Fest to bring together (and celebrate) LGBTQ+ winery owners, winemakers and winegrowers.
David Lauer, vice president of sales and marketing at Bryn Mawr Vineyards, located in the Eola-Amity Hills, says, “It’s no surprise something as ever-shifting, dynamic and exciting as wine has become a magnet for this eclectic gathering of wonderful queer producers.” He continues, “It’s a phenomenal occasion to create and strengthen our community, something so central and dear to the LGBTQ+ experience.”