Napa Valley Wine Train
New Tour, a New Chef and Refurbished Vista Dome Car
All aboard for luxury food and wine tours that chug through Napa Valley
Every year, thousands of visitors and wine lovers from all over the world seek out the majesty of the Napa Valley and the Napa Valley Wine Train to savor the region. Since 1989, Napa Valley Wine Train has taken its guests on a gastronomic voyage through the Napa Valley and it continues to surprise.
Experiencing the splendor of the Napa Valley aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train evokes a bygone era. While its 20th century Pullman rail cars with elegantly restored Honduran mahogany paneling, carefully etched glass partitions and plush armchairs provide guests with a taste of yesteryear formality, the elegant food caters to them with a sensory trip of Napa Valley.
New this year is the Quattro Vino Tour, and epicurean and wine tasting adventure that rolls up to four historic and iconic Napa Valley Wineries: Robert Mondavi, Charles Krug, Merryvale and V. Sattui. Tour guests dine like dignitaries with a four-course meal conceived by Donald Young – the Napa Valley Wine Train’s new executive chef. Donald Young (formerly the executive chef at PGA National Resort & Spa in Florida). The Quattro Vino Tour is an exciting way to get a real taste of Napa Valley on one tour. Tickets for the Quattro Vino Tour start at $249 per person and include train fare, the four-course Napa-style meal and tours and tastings at the four select wineries.
The Quattro Vino Tour is featured in a 36-seat Pullman car that has recently been enhanced with a more contemporary style while also preserving the rail cars classic charm.
Napa Valley Wine Train has five other Winery Tours that feature different wineries. In the spirit of traditional rail seating, you are may share a table with another party on these tours.
Lunch or Dinner Dining Journeys
Three on-board kitchens masterfully prepare cooked-to-order meals during any of the seven Dining Journeys aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train. You can select from either lunch or dinner journeys, however if you want a truly romantic experience, book a dinner train where couples enjoy private dining tables. As these the food is cook-to-order, if you have a food allergy, simply let the reservation agent know upon booking your tour.
Enhanced Vista Dome Car
Every seat in the elevated observation-style two-story Vista Dome Car has striking panoramic views of the Napa Valley. Its curved looking glass windows run the entire length of this 1952 Pullman dining car. It has been expertly restored for the pleasure of guests, and it offers the most private dining experience: Only guests with reserved seating are allowed in the Vista Dome Car.
For reservations to board the Napa Valley Wine Train, call 1-800-427-4124.
Wine Train Trivia
Napa Valley Wine Train’s rail cars were mostly built in 1915 by the Pullman Standard Company as lavish first-class coaches for the Northern Pacific Railway featuring amenities such as electric lights, steam heat and arched windows. Considered a technological advancement of their time, these Pullman cars were built entirely out of steel which provided significant improvements in safety to rail travelers. Each weighed about 141,000 pounds or 70.5 tons and were around 83 feet long.