From the moment you board the Napa Valley Wine Train, you are transported to a time when life moved more slowly, when elegance was the norm, and when attention to detail and quality were highly valued. The Napa Valley Wine Train’s history is almost as old as the state of California’s. The rail line upon which the train travels was built in 1864 by San Francisco’s first millionaire, Samuel Brannan.
Northbound, you will be seated in a lounge car, and served champagne and hors d’ oeuvres. Southbound, you will be seated in the fully restored 1915-1917 Pullman Dining Car, with its soft lighting and white linen tablecloths, where you will enjoy an exquisite, “prepared to order” 3 course meal.
Executive Chef Kelly MacDonald, and his on-board staff invite you to the kitchen car to watch them cook and serve your lunch or dinner. There is a wine tasting car, where you can sample rare boutique wines, and you can walk the entire length of the train as you traverse the valley, from Napa to St. Helena and back. The small platform on back of the last car is a popular place for souvenir photos.
The Wine Train offers special tours that include stops at Castello di Amorosa, Domaine Chandon, Grgich Hills, Raymond Vineyards and ZD wines. They also offer the exciting and fun Murder Mystery Tour, on which you “dress and play the part” of your character, and spend an evening trying to solve the murder. Please visit their website, www.winetrain.com, to find all the different ways to enjoy the Napa Valley Wine Train experience. The romantic dinner in that old movie house is suggestive of wine country, and that is just what the Napa Valley Wine Train delivers.
Napa Valley Wine Country Tours is proud to be associated with the Napa Valley Wine Train, and we are always available to safely deliver you to the McKinstry Street Station. www.winecountrylimos.com, 707-226-3333.