The Estate Tour

Wrought iron entrance gates to Inglewood Winery in Napa, California.
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Blue velvet lounge seats and mahogany tables in a dining railcar on Napa Valley Wine Train

Overview

Stately properties, grand estates. And some of the most beautiful terroirs in the Napa Valley.

French winemaking traditions that bring California fruit alive on a stunning vineyard. A one-of- a- kind winery with 150-year- old roots and charming contemporary art. And an elegant chateau full of history, restored to its former glory. Each an important part of Napa Valley history and a special place on your journey.

At a Glance:

  • 3-hour rail tour of Napa Valley, departing at 10:45 a.m.
  • Welcome taste of sparkling wine
  • 4-course Napa style meal
  • 1-hour each, tour and tasting at Domaine Chandon, Raymond and Inglenook

 

For Groups of 21 or more submit a request or call 707.251.5225

Down the Line

Full Day Tours are an indulgence start to finish. Elegant interiors. Plush mohair. Gleaming brass. Sleek fixtures. The train car, rattling at an easy pace through extraordinary Napa countryside. Sweeping rows of vines, some there since 1868, whisper stories. By now you’ll have more than a few stories of your own to tell. By the time you come to the end of the line, you don’t want your journey to end.But in a way it doesn’t. Because it’s a trip you’ll never forget.

Your Itinerary

interior of Napa Valley winery with shelves of wine bottles

Schedule

  • 10:15 AM – Check in
  • 10:30 AM – Board the Train
  • 10:45 AM – Train departs
  • 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM – Domaine Chandon
  • 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM – Raymond
  • 2:30 PM – 3:50 PM – Inglenook
  • 4:45 PM – Train returns
white plate with smoked salmon crostini, yogurt parfait, and savoury breakfast dish

Getting started

Sparkling wine is the best kind of welcome. And a light gourmet breakfast trio of ciabatta and smoked salmon, Greek yogurt smoothie, and steel cut oatmeal brûlée gets your palate ready for the adventure ahead. Your traveling companions, an intimate group of 30, are ready to share in the discovery, the best of which might be the unexpected connections you make on your way.

Vine-covered exterior of Domaine Chandon winery with other bushes and trees with white and purple flowers surrounding and in front of it

The Winery - Domaine Chandon

First stop, the revered Domaine Chandon, a pioneer of California sparkling wine, founded in 1973 by Champagne house Moët & Chandon. The investment turned more than a few heads, and the exquisite architecture, lush landscape, and one of the most beautiful locations in Napa Valley are sure to turn yours. Go behind the scenes in the world of sparkling wines and the grapes used to make them.

berry walnut and cheese salad, soup topped with pea shoots, and crostini on an orange plate

The Menu

The setting on the Napa Valley Wine Train is luxurious and elegant. And your second course is equally as decadent: asparagus bisque with white truffle oil and aged parmesan alongside mixed greens with mission figs, spiced walnuts, and point reyes blue cheese.

Rolling hills at Raymond vineyard in Napa Valley

The Winery - Raymond

From intimate barrel cellars to a living outdoor educational exhibit, it’s an experience you can see, feel, taste, and touch. Artful and elegant, whimsical and fun, this is a whole other world of discovery. Explore Raymond Vineyards from the inside out and get an exclusive look into the evolution of five generations of winemaking in the Napa Valley.

closeup of glazed pork dish with pea shoots and pickled vegetable garnish

The Menu

A stately meal is waiting for you back on board, with your choice of grilled local duck sausage with buttered leek-potato ragout or pan roasted ling cod in plum tomato-fennel broth. Lavish ambience is always served.

Vine covered exterior of Napa Valley vineyard with trees and long fountain in front

The Winery - Inglenook

Last stop, Inglenook. A stately chateau and vineyard born from the passions of a Finnish sea captain, wine connoisseur, and entrepreneur, restored to its heritage by director Francis Ford Coppola and his wife Eleanor. The estate has many charms. A terrace reminiscent of an Italian piazza. Intriguing infinity caves. And of course, the historic Gustave Niebaum Cabernet Sauvignon selection, first planted on the property in the 1880s.

closeup of biscotti, pair, and vanilla bean ice cream dessert on Napa Valley Wine Train

The Menu

The train rolls down the track, taking you back, while you indulge in the fourth course—our pastry chef’s daily (and very delicious) creation.