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All Aboard The Wine Train: A Foodie's Dream

September 7, 2023 / Tasting & Learning

Calling all Foodies! Sure, here at Wine Train, we’re known for our incredible selection of fine wines
available throughout your journey, but that is not all we have to offer! In fact, when you travel the rails through Napa Valley with us, you can sample gourmet wine country-inspired cuisine made fresh daily on the train by our executive chefs. No matter which experience you choose, you’ll find yourself indulging in a fine dining experience onboard as our talented chefs seamlessly create culinary masterpieces tailored just for you. There aren’t many places that can say they have a restaurant on moving train rails, but we can! Here’s a look into the tasty experiences we offer aboard.

Did someone say Lunch?

Our Gourmet Express Lunch culinary journey offers travelers three delectable courses in beautifully restored Pullman railcars. Lunch kicks off with your choice of our roasted beet salad or seasonal soup offering. As you take in the views of the beautiful vineyards, select your main course from an array of dishes like our savory beef tenderloin or our house made ricotta gnocchi, but make sure to save room for dessert! The chef has a specially prepared daily creation waiting for you!


It’s Tea Time!

Calling all finger food enthusiasts! We designed our Afternoon Tea Experience for you! This journey includes a delightful assortment of flavors — from finger sandwiches to heavenly treats, soups, and salads. Pair it all with our selection of fine teas and — for a limited time only — a refreshing welcome glass of Chandon’s Garden Spritz cocktail! Cheers to an exquisite dining experience! If you’re looking for something light and sweet, this Napa adventure is for you.


Tastings on Tastings

For those looking to do an on-site tasting at a winery, the Grgich Hills Estates Tasting should be high on your list of must-do journeys! Embark on a delicious culinary adventure during this three-hour train experience, departing at 11:30 a.m. Start with our delightful soup du jour or refreshing baby lettuce salad. Then, treat yourself to a selection of gourmet entrées before savoring a seated tasting experience at Grgich Hill Estates.


Date Night

If you’re looking for a more intimate and romantic meal, the Vista Dome Dinner Experience is for you! Fall under the enchanting spell of our opulent dining car as you savor four delectable courses; an appetizer choice of citrus-cured salmon or white bean ragout, followed by your choice of soup or salad, your main entrée, and, of course, dessert! From sunset bliss in the summer to a cozy evening under the stars in the winter, it’s the perfect setting for your next date night in Wine Country.


Thankful for Good Food & Great Wine

Enjoy Thanksgiving on the Napa Valley Wine Train! Let us take the stress of cooking a full turkey dinner off your plate. You can sit back, relax, and reconnect with your family as you enjoy panoramic views of the Valley. All the while, we’ll be prepping an unforgettable Thanksgiving dinner just like the ones you remember at home. This Thanksgiving, you’ll be thankful for the chance to experience traveling from Napa to St. Helena while enjoying your mouth-watering meal with the ones you love!


New Experience Alert

Be one of the first people to try our newest experience, Tasting on the Rails! This unique dining journey passes through five stunning American Viticultural Areas, where we’ve sourced your pairings. Along the way, we’ll serve you seven delicious courses as an amuse-bouche and three duo plates all while giving you the inside track on the rich history of Napa Valley. Don’t miss out on this exciting and delicious culinary adventure!


Want Even More?

All the experiences mentioned above are half-day experiences, but if you are the ultimate foodie looking to indulge in a six-hour epicurean adventure, we have the perfect adventure for you — our Legacy Experience! This rail line excursion through Napa Valley includes four courses and two hours of tastings at Charles Krug and V. Sattui wineries. And, of course, it all kicks off with the most important meal of the day, breakfast! Enjoy a freshly made smoked salmon eggs benedict before an unforgettable tasting at the iconic Napa Valley Welcome Sign. On the way to your next tasting, we’ll serve your choice of a flavorsome lunch, followed by a third course of Marin County Brie, before finishing things off with something sweet.


Our onboard kitchens are where culinary artistry meets luxury, and we invite you to join us.