Napa Valley Wine Train

Napa Valley Wine Train
1275 McKinstry Street
Napa, CA  94559

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Gourmet Express: A multiple course gourmet meal aboard a 1915 or 1917 Pullman dining car and a 1915 Pullman lounge car — 3 hours.

Quattro Vino: A 4-course Napa-style meal with tastings at 3 wineries — 6 hours.

Vista Dome: A multiple course gourmet meal aboard a 2-story 1952 Pullman domed railcar. Reserved seating only — 3 hours.

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New Reasons to Hop Aboard
The Napa Valley Wine Train

Since 1989, the Napa Valley Wine Train has been wowing visitors with its unique 36-mile gourmet culinary and wine journeys, and it’s just getting better. The train was purchased by Noble House Hotels & Resorts and Brooks Street in 2015, and since then it has experienced an exciting rebirth— with a thorough physical overhaul and a reinvention of its many tour offerings. Here’s what’s new.

 

QUATTRO VINO TOURS

The Quattro Vino tour series made its debut in June 2016, making it the talk of the valley. In fact, this six-hour culinary tour package has been such a hit that it’s now expanding to four different itineraries, each with its own special theme. Every itinerary includes tastings at three distinct wineries, a four-course Napa-style meal, and, in total, a six-hour discovery of beautiful landscape, exquisite cuisine, and spectacular wine.

Four trains depart each weekday. Two leave the station at 10:15 a.m. and two more depart at 10:45 a.m. As passengers settle into their lush surroundings, they are greeted with the first course of their four-course meal—a trio of sweet and savory breakfast items. Shortly after, the train arrives at the first winery, where a wine glass–toting winery representative greets the disembarking guests. After a relaxed tour and tasting, guests board the train where the second course of the meal awaits. The experience continues, gloriously repeating itself, with a winery visit, followed by another course of food aboard the train. On the journey back, a final course of dessert and cheese is served.

THE LEGACY TOUR Trace the combined 300-year legacy of three famed winemaking families: Robert Mondavi Winery, Charles Krug Winery, V. Sattui Winery

THE COLLECTIVE TOUR Sample from three distinct curated wine collections: St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery, Beringer Vineyards, Raymond Vineyards

THE ESTATE TOUR Visit three of the valley’s most stately properties: Domaine Chandon, Hall Wines, Inglenook

THE FAMIGLIA TOUR Celebrate the rich family histories of: Whitehall Lane Winery, Goosecross Cellars, Grgich Hills Estate

 
MEET THE MAKER PRIVATE RESERVE DINNERS

Imagine meeting the winemaker of a famed Napa Valley winery on a beautiful train car and enjoying a specially prepared dinner together featuring a different wine with every course as you travel through the Napa Valley! In May 2018, the all-new Napa Valley Wine Train Private Reserve Dinner Series Train makes its debut. The exclusive 36-seat self-motored Pullman retro-luxurious railcar was specifically designed for intimate winemaker events.

Each spectacular Meet the Maker adventure begins with a delightful reception where you’ll meet the winemaker as you’re served the Maker’s first wine selection. Then board the train and begin a memorable three-hour journey featuring a four-course gourmet dinner, four wine pairings, and the opportunity to ask questions and rub elbows with the Maker him (or her)self.

Listen to the stories of the wines you’re sampling and learn more about the winemaking process as the sun sets over the Napa Valley. This enchanting train car is ideal for evenings like this. Six Meet the Maker events—each featuring the wines and Maker from a different Napa Valley winery—are planned for 2018, starting with Inglenook in April and V. Sattui Winery in May.

For more dates and details about Quattro Vino tours and Meet the Maker Private Reserve Dinners, visit winetrain.com


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