Exquisitely restored classic rail cars. Plush interiors, sleek accents, and vintage elegance. Premium wines, local cheeses, and charcuterie. Hand-crafted cocktails and a New Orleans Second Line ensemble, live aboard our newest train, the Open-Air car, which keeps you breathtakingly close to the scenery passing you by.
Food, music, wine, community, and a nod to the golden age of travel. The best things in life are rolled into one wood-fired, perfectly paired, stunning package. When the journey is this good, you might almost forget about your destination. But it’s hard to forget what’s waiting for you at the end of this line—Cochon555 Heritage Fire Napa, the most distinctive whole-animal, live-fire culinary experience in wine country.
A whole-animal, live-fire culinary experience is what, exactly? Well, inspired by global grilling traditions, it’s 3,500+ pounds of fire-kissed meat roasted en plein air by top chefs who build their own fires and roast everything from whole lamb, goats, pigs and ducks, dry-aged beef to foie gras, sturgeon, clams, and heirloom vegetables. It’s a decadent wood-fired feast in a beautiful vineyard setting. Local farms meet emerging chefs for an event that helps foster relationships between them. The result? Flavorful food from real farmers. You’ll also find endless helpings of artisan cheeses, charcuterie, free-flowing boutique wines from around the globe, craft brewers, cider makers, and more. In all, the event will feature more than 100 prominent chefs, farmers, sommeliers, distillers, brewers, and barkeeps all working together to create luxurious moments that will inspire, delight, and educate your palate.
It’s a must-do, whole-day event. But when Heritage Fire is over, your journey isn’t. Savor a special dessert course as you make your way back to Yountville.
ALL-ABOARD VVIP Access: $300
All in or nothing is the only way to go! Indulge in the ultimate savor and ride with the New Orleans style live band, small bites, specialty cocktails and reserve wines on board the Napa Valley Wine Train Open Air railcar. You will travel in old world luster from Yountville to Krug and back again. Leave it all in our hands and simply enjoy. Includes VIP Access to Heritage Fire 2018.
Return train journey from Yountville + VIP admission to Heritage Fire event.
The New Orleans Second Line Ensemble
New Orleans history and culture come alive and overflow aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train. Few traditions are as captivating and engaging as a traditional New Orleans-style second line, a vibrant and lively brass band parade where bystanders are invited to hop in line, follow along, and strut their stuff. Like a brightly colored, energetic block party. A rail party, if you will. The New Orleans Second Line ensemble will lead passengers to Heritage Fire Napa and back again, cocktails in hand. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
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