Tasting Notes

overhead shot of dinner table for four on the Napa Valley Wine Train featuring gourmet dishes, wine, and bread

Napa Valley Wine Train's Blog

Welcome to Tasting Notes, where you’ll get to sample the history of the Napa Valley, the stories of our award-winning vineyards, and  learn more about our one-of-a-kind tours. Sip on wine information, savor insider tips, and devour all you’ll need to know to plan a memorable Napa Valley vacation. 

A Napa Valley Icon: The Grgich Hills Estate Experience

April 26, 2022
Arts & Culture History & Culture Tasting & Learning

A Napa Valley Icon: The Grgich Hills Estate Experience It’s not every day you get to sample the work of a true wine legend. But, with the Napa Valley Wine Train’s Grgich Hills Estate Tasting, that’s exactly what you’ll have the chance to do!   Given how influential and far-reaching Napa Valley wine is today, you […]

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View of the Grgich Hills Winery

What To Do In Rutherford

December 20, 2021
History & Culture

Known for its unique terroir and famous cabernet sauvignon, Rutherford is an enchanting town surrounded by scenic countryside. It’s also home to many incredible restaurants and wineries that are not to be missed. So if you’re looking for an authentic adventure with a rustic yet refined vibe, Rutherford is the place to delve into.

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Red wine swishing inside a glass, vineyard in background

The History of Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa

November 29, 2019
History & Culture Tasting & Learning

The history of what has become one of Napa’s signature wines, Cabernet Sauvignon, it’s history, and how some of the world’s favorite “Cab Sauvs” came to be produced right here in Napa Valley.

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Rolling hills at Raymond vineyard in Napa Valley

Estate of Affairs: The Napa Valley Wine Train Estate Tour

November 4, 2019
History & Culture Tasting & Learning

Discover the winemaking traditions that make California grapes sing on our impressive Estate Tour.

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Escape to Napa Valley

Treat yourself to a Wine Country getaway. Enjoy a full day of tastings along the stunning Napa Valley Wine Trails then delight in a gourmet lunch on the Wine Train complete with a two-night stay at the breathtaking River Terrace Inn.