Voted as one of the most unique and memorable rail experiences in the world,
Napa Valley Wine train provides a three hour relaxing journey through the scenic
Napa Valley, past vineyards and wineries while guests enjoy their Wine and
gourmet lunch or dinner. Napa Valley Wine Train is one of the most magnificent
trains of the world that is ideal for celebrating any occasion, Birthday,
Anniversaries, Weddings, Holidays or any other special occasion. It is a
distinguished service that will take you back to an era of elegant rail travel.
It is a 36 mile round trip journey from Napa to St. Helena with options of
Brunch, Lunch and Dinner, all of which include gourmet dishes and some of the
best wines in California along with panoramic views of Napa Valley Vineyards.
The Napa Valley Wine Train has nine historic cars that have been elegantly decorated with brass fixtures, flowers, white linen and glass ceilings to accommodate splendid dining areas that offer mesmerizing views of about 26 of Napa Valley Wineries.
Guests can freely move around in the train since it is all open, you can also watch the talented chefs preparing the food since the kitchen has glass walls. Since this Wine Train offers breathtaking views, relaxed atmosphere, elegant surrounding along with food and wine, it is one of the best ways to explore the Napa Valley which is one of the top wine producing areas in the world. Guests also get a chance to shop and taste wine prior to boarding in the McKinstry Street Station. The Wine Emporium features over 180 kinds of wine and gifts, Baubles & Beads offer elegant jewelry, and Unique Gift Express offers fine gifts.
Wine Train Options:
Gourmet Express which is a 1915 dining and lounge car in which a 3 - course meal is served that is freshly prepared on board. The two cars seat 130 people at a time with a choice of two seatings during the trip.
Silverado Car operates April to October and offers a open air seating arrangement. The area is decorated with pictures of "Hollywood Western Movie Stars," that were donated to Wine Train owner Vincent DeDomenico by Robert Redford.
Vista Dome is a 1950 elevated dining car with breathtaking views of the vineyards. A 3-course meal is served with a glass of Napa Valley's premier sparkling wines.
Napa Valley Wine Train operating hours:
For Lunch excursions the train departs at 11:30 am and returns at 2:30 pm. For Dinner excursions the train departs at 6:30 pm and returns at 9:30 pm. Napa Valley Wine Train operates daily all year round, it is suggested to get your reservations done in advance and a 24 hour cancellation notice is required.
Wine Train Tour Price:
The prices start at $50 per person for a train trip alone. There is an additional charge for meals and drinks. Ranging from $70 to $150 you will be able to enjoy outstanding appetizers along with Champaign in the lounge car before you enter the dining car for a fabulous 3-course meal.
Best time to go and Pictures:
Any time is a good time but summers is preferred since it is the harvesting season of grapes and offers better views of the vineyards. Also, Lunch Excursion is preferred over Dinner since it is difficult to see the vineyards in the late hours of evenings.
Getting to the Train:
Napa Valley Wine Train
1275 McKinstry Street