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The Day Trip All Wine Lovers Need To Take

Wine lovers! If you weren’t aware, there is an entire train tour dedicated to the best wineries Napa Valley has to offer and yes, you can drink onboard. Sounds like a dream come true for some most of us.

The Napa Valley Wine Train offers a thirty-six mile round trip journey from Napa to St. Helena and back, lasting three hours, through beautiful Wine country and past famous and historic wineries. The cars are furnished with Honduran mahogany paneling, brass accents, etched glass partitions, and velveteen fabric armchairs, it’s the classiest possible way to drink on public transportation. 

Winery options range from traveling to a single winery or several including Raymond VineyardsBeringer Winery, and Robert Mondavi Winery to name a few. You can even opt for the exclusive Evening Winery Tour where you get to visit Grgich Hills Estate after-hours and get a private behind-the-scenes look at the cellar, excite your tastebuds with fruit and cheese pairings, as well as sample the different Grgich Hills wines.

For those who fancy a bit more adventure, you can opt for the Murder Mystery Tour where you dress up in period attire from 1915 for an evening of unforgettable fine dining and entertainment experience. Take your date to the next level with the Romance on the Rails package and embark on a romantic night whilst enjoying panoramic views of the silver painted vineyards through the Vista Dome’s curved glass windows as you traverse the dark Napa Valley.

 

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Don’t worry, you’re not gonna fill your bellies with just wine. The Napa Valley Wine Train is foremost a restaurant. Keeping the tradition and art of food preparation on board an operating train alive, they take pride in the gourmet quality cuisine created on the antique moving train. And none of that quick and easy microwave stuff, chefs create works of art from scratch with a changing seasonal menu featuring fresh local ingredients prepared in the train’s three fully operational kitchens. 

Prices start from $197, which is not exactly cheap but it’s definitely an experience like no other. The more expensive tours also include entrance fees into the wineries. Just imagine sitting in a luxurious, elegant train ride filled with abundant flowing wine, gourmet cuisine, and a view of the picturesque Napa Valley wine country, ahhhh…. let us cheers to that.

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