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  • Location: Napa, California
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
From USD $206.00

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For an unparalleled Napa Valley experience, hop aboard the historic Napa Valley Wine Train! Travel through wine country in a restored antique train and stare out the large picture windows at the rolling hills and lush vineyards of St Helena, Oakville, Rutherford and Yountville. Enjoy a gourmet 3-course meal on board and hop off at the winery of your choice for a guided tour and tasting. This is the most scenic, relaxing and unique way to experience California's most renowned wine region.
Board the Napa Valley Wine Train in Downtown Napa and travel north through gorgeous Napa Valley. As you admire views of wine country, you'll be served a gourmet 3-course meal prepared to your specifications. The highly acclaimed onboard restaurant prides itself in using fresh ingredients and sustainable produce, as well as humanely raised meats and line-caught or farmed fish (see below for a sample menu).


You have the choice of three itinerary options, listed below. Please check in 30 minutes prior to boarding. All transfers and tastings are included.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Downtown Napa
Departure Time:
Varies; please check in 30 minutes prior to boarding
Duration:
5 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Raymond Vineyards
Code: VALLEY

Includes a 3-course lunch and one taste of wine on train, plus a 1.5-hour tour and tasting at Raymond Vineyards; departs Downtown Napa at 10:15am

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USD $206.00
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Grgich Hills
Code: GRGICH

Includes a 3-course lunch on train and 1-hour tour and tasting at Grgich Hills Estate; boarding begins in Downtown Napa at 10:50am

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USD $206.00
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Ambassador
Code: AMBASSADOR

Includes a 3-course lunch on train and 1-hour tour and tasting at Raymond Vineyards and Charles Krug Winery; boarding begins in Downtown Napa at 10:50am

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USD $266.00
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Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch, Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tours

Wine Train

Inclusions:
  • Winery tour
  • Wine tastings
  • 3-course lunch
  • Welcome taste of wine on board (if option selected)
  • Coffee, tea and water
  • Round-trip train and coach transport
Exclusions:
  • Server gratuities (recommended)
  • Soft drinks, juice and alcoholic beverages (available for purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Any reserved seats not claimed within 10 minutes prior to departure may be released for resale
  • Please note: 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the Pullman rail cars. In honor of their birthday, migration to traditional railroad seating will begin March 9. With this more authentic experience, multiple parties will be seated together, sharing a table
Itinerary:
Raymond Vineyards (offered every day)
Hop aboard a coach in Downtown Napa at 10am and head straight to Raymond Vineyards. View the vineyards and rolling hills of Napa Valley’s less-developed east side as you travel along the Silverado Trail.

When you arrive, your 1.5-hour tour begins with an introduction to the winery's history and organic farming practices. Walk between the picturesque rows of vines and learn what it means to grow biodynamic grapes -- those grown without the use of pesticides and artificial chemicals.

Sample several wines and test your senses to see how well you can identify certain flavors and aromas. Explore the extensive production space to see the machinery and facilities involved in the crushing, fermentation, bottling and storage of wine, and finish your tour with an opportunity to purchase some of Raymond's wines.

Head to the train station around 12:30pm. You'll be welcomed aboard the train with a wine tasting before being invited to sit back, relax and enjoy the views as you travel north to the quaint town of St Helena. Along the way, you'll pass through Oakville, Rutherford and Yountville, home to The French Laundry, Thomas Keller’s world-famous restaurant.

Enjoy your 4-course meal in the dining car and enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine from the bar (own expense).

Grgich Hills Tour (offered every day)
Board the train at 10:50am and head to the Petite Gourmet Car for your meal. Enjoy views of Napa Valley while you eat as you travel north to Rutherford.

Disembark at Grgich Hills Estate for a 1-hour private tour and tasting. Grgich Hills Estate is an award-winning family-owned winery committed to biodynamic grape growing. Walk around the vineyards and get a behind-the-scenes look at the cellar before ending with a private tasting led by one of the wine educators. You may even meet Mike Grgich himself!

After your winery experience, re-board the train and head to the lounge car for dessert and coffee. Spend the remaining hour of your trip relaxing with your fellow travelers or exploring the rest of the train. You’ll arrive in Downtown Napa around 2:30pm.

Ambassador Tour (offered daily)
Your experience begins with an educational wine seminar at the Napa train station. A wine educator will speak about wine tasting and grape growing in Napa Valley as you taste some wines and ask any questions you have.

After boarding the train around 11am, enjoy lunch right away in the Petite Gourmet Car. Marvel at the beautiful western side of Napa Valley while you eat, and then head to the lounge car for coffee and dessert.

Disembark in St. Helena and continue to Napa Valley's oldest winery, Charles Krug Winery, owned by Peter Mondavi and family. Charles Krug has beautiful grounds and a history dating back to 1861. Here, guests will enjoy a 1-hour tour and tasting.

Hop aboard a luxury coach for a transfer to Raymond Vineyards, arriving around 1:45pm for a 1-hour tour and tasting. Explore Raymond's winemaking facilities and taste wine directly from the barrel. Your visit concludes with a tasting of select Raymond Reserve and Small Lot series red and white wines.

A leisurely 30-minute drive south on the scenic Silverado Trail takes you back to the Downtown Napa train station around 4pm.

Sample Menu

Appetizer (choose one)
Baby lettuce salad with candied walnuts and smoked goat cheese in a honey cider vinaigrette
Soup du jour

Main Course (choose one)
Roasted beef tenderloin on a black truffle potato cake with onion and cambozola cheese
Grilled pork tenderloin stuffed with wild mushroom polenta on vegetables in a truffle port reduction sauce
Coriander chicken breast in a wild mushroom pappardelle pasta with pesto
Grilled salmon on fingerling potatoes and sautéed baby spinach in a coconut curry broth topped with a calamari salad
Winter squash polenta with a spinach-ricotta portabella and yam-stuffed pepper in a tomato-basil coulis

Dessert
Changes daily

Drinks
One glass of wine (Valley First option only)
Coffee and tea
Espresso, cappuccino, soft drinks, juices and mineral water (additional cost)
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Tina M, January 2017

Wow! This was a surprise trip from my wife on my 50th birthday and would not have changed a thing. The afternoon train ride was spectacular. The cars were beautifully appointed, the food was delicious and the service spectacular....oh yeah....the wine was pretty darn good as well! After the train we stopped at two wineries Charles Krug and Raymond. Both of these wineries were very different but enjoyable in their own way. The wines at both were terrific and the tour host made sure there was plenty of water throughout the day. I highly suggest you eat and drink water any chance you get because the wine is too good to stop tasting. Perfect birthday!!!

Reviewed by: Kenneth D, November 2016

Worth it. The food was excellent like being in a 5 star restaurant . We had the wine tour at the Grgich Hills Estate and it was extremely informative and the wines excellent