Take in one of the world’s most celebrated wine-growing regions on the Napa Valley Wine Train. Every trip caters to your senses, from what you see to what you taste, as you glide through the countryside, soaking in legendary wineries.
Over 35 years ago, the Napa Valley Wine Train took its inaugural trip on a rail line that’s run through the heart of the Valley since 1864. Over the years, we’ve remained dedicated to preserving the golden age of the luxury train—and you’re invited to help us continue this legacy.
We give back to our community, helping preserve the surrounding area we honor with every journey. Our continued community-driven approach echoes through outreach efforts with local schools and charities.
The discerning collector, the adventurous connoisseur, and the curious newcomer—everyone can explore curated selections from California wine regions and find their own treasure in our train station’s Wine Store.
The Wine Train is near several airports, including San Francisco International Airport, Oakland International Airport, and Sacramento International Airport. Regional airports Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport and Napa County Airport are also a short distance away. Visit our getting here page for more travel information.
The Napa Valley Wine Train is primarily composed of 2 trains:
7 passenger cars
1 kitchen car
2 power cars
1 or 2 locomotives
2 passenger cars
1 open-air car
The Napa Valley Wine Train is owned by Noble House Hotels & Resorts — a collection of luxury hotels and resorts.
Our rail line was built in 1864 by San Francisco’s first millionaire, Samuel Brannan, to transport visitors to his spa resort of Calistoga. Shortly afterwards, the railroad became the property of California Pacific Railroad. Visit our Saving Napa’s Rail Line page to learn more about this history.
The Napa Valley Wine Train began gourmet dining service September 16, 1989.