Cinco de Mayo Tequila Train

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Overview

Starting at $295 per person

We’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a Wine Train Takeover, the very best kind. Tequila Casa Dragones joins us for the Tequila Train. A luxurious three-hour elegant train journey. Four gourmet courses. And the world’s #1 sipping tequila. A complete indulgence from start to glorious finish, all to the incredible exotic Latin-themed live musical performance of Trio Solea

Saturday, May 5, 2018

At a Glance:

  • 3 Hour Rail Tour of Napa Valley
  • Tequila Casa Dragones tasting
  • Live music
  • Signature Tequila Casa Dragones cocktail
  • Special 4-Course Gourmet Cinco de Mayo dinner

About Casa Dragones

Hailing from the ideal terroir, the perfect combination of rich soil, perfect climate, and just the right altitude. Personally selected plants, matured to perfection and harvested by hand. Resting in oak barrels for five years. This might sound more like a winery than a tequila distillery, but you’d be wrong. Just like signature winemaking appellations like Champagne and Bordeaux, Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico, lays claim to the famous Mexican spirit. But this is not the tequila of sugary fuelled margaritas. You can leave your lime wedges and salt shakers at home, because Tequila Casa Dragones is meant to be sipped. Savored. And lingered over.

Tequila Casa Dragones is a small batch, luxury tequila producer crafted in Jalisco, Mexico, with meticulous attention to detail. The 100% Pure Blue Agave tequilas are the World’s #1 Sipping Tequila, giving the celebrated spirit a spot on the top shelf alonside coveted single-malt Scotch and fine whiskey. Just as you should take your time savoring Tequila Casa Dragones, they take their time making it, producing no more than 500 cases per batch. It all begins with the centuries-old art of tequila making modernized through an innovative state-of-the-art, sustainable process of elaboration. The results are tequilas that defy the ordinary.

Meticulous attention to detail, right down to the black ribbon hand-tie around the neck of each bottle. Each crystal bottle of Casa Dragones is hand-crafted by skilled artisans and signed, numbered, and hand engraved using the traditional Mexican technique of “pepita” by one of the few Mexican artisans skilled at this magnificent technique.

 

Meet the Maker, Bertha González Nieves

The first time Bertha González Nieves saw an agave field, she fell in love with the industry. A passion you can nearly taste in each sip of Tequila Casa Dragones. An entrepreneur with a career rooted in the consumer luxury goods industry, González Nieves was identified by Forbes as one of the most powerful women in Mexico. Her extensive, unparalleled knowledge of the industry and singular vision to revolutionize tequila led her on a journey to create a style of tequila with a profile unlike any other—Tequila Casa Dragones Joven, a limited-edition, uniquely smooth sipping tequila made in small batches with meticulous attention to detail. And in an industry dominated by men, she has been certified as the first female Maestra Tequilera by the Academia Mexicana de Catadores de Tequila, the organization recognized by The Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT).

The tequila’s name, Casa Dragones comes from the elite cavalry, the Dragones, whose passion sparked Mexico’s independence. Safe to say, González Nieves is blazing trails of her own, taken the familiar spirit to new and very luxurious heights.

Your Itinerary

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Getting Started

Check in at 5:15 p.m., board The Train at 5:30 p.m to the sounds of live music., and prepare for our 5:45 p.m. departure. But first, the warmest of welcomes. A Signature Welcome Cocktail featuring Casa Dragones Blanco Tequila greets you, and your appetizer, White Corn Tortillas with Stone Ground Guacamole and Salsas, awaits in our Open Air Car.

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First Course

To call Tequila Casa Dragones premium is an understatement. Hints of vanilla and spiced undertones. Delicate notes of pear. Clean, warm finish. Its complex, smooth taste makes it perfect for sipping. And pairing with food. It’s no wonder it’s the culinary darling of the tequila world. Step into the very elegant 1013 Dining Car for your first course: Gulf Shrimp Ceviche, tequila splash, crispy tortillas. And a talk about Casa Dragones exquisite food and tequila pairings.

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Second Course

Tequila Casa Dragones has lots of high profile fans. It has several times been named one of Oprah Winfrey’s Favorite Things, and it soon will be one of yours, too. It’s widely known that wine and food complement each other. On this special journey, discover how food pairings with tequila enhance the spirit and the dish. Enjoy Tortilla Soup, black beans, cilantro crema, fresh lime, with a side of luxurious ambience.

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Third Course

A smooth, inspiring spirit with a flavor and complexity that begs to be paired with food. On your third course, your palate will also be inspired with Spice Rubbed Flat Iron Steak and Orange Mojo Spiked Chicken, Mayan rice, queso fresco, and chimichurri.

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Fourth Course

Tres Leches, a light airy cake soaked in three milks, is a Mexican dessert classic. Maybe you’ve had it before. But we bet you’ve never had it like this: paired with the highly celebrated Casa Dragones Joven 100% Pure Agave Azul. One sip and it’s easy to see why tequila is essential to the social fabric of Mexico. The perfect way to end this special Cinco de Mayo journey.