Seasonal Fare Served Onboard

Our expert culinary team crafts fresh gourmet meals in one of three onboard kitchens. Crisp Sonoma greens, a full-flavored soup du jour, your choice of entrée, and a devilish dessert—each exquisitely executed course is designed to enrich your palate. 

Travel In Style

Inspired by the high romance of golden-age train travel, every aspect of the faithfully restored Pullman car is designed to elevate your ride. Prepare for a luxurious experience, one that takes you back to a time when the journey meant as much as the destination.

Gourmet Express Lunch

Soak in the splendor of the Valley as you embark on a leisurely lunch ride, settling into traditional rail seating surrounded by elegant etched-glass partitions. Embrace a slower pace while aboard antique Pullman rail cars on a return trip from Downtown Napa to St. Helena.

5:30 PM | Your Journey Begins

The excitement builds as you check in with our team at McKinstry Street Station and join the queue to board. During a short wait, you take a moment to learn more about the Wine Train’s history and the station’s preservation.

5:50 PM | Boarding Call

As golden hour sets in, you’re called aboard the train. Now, it’s almost time to leave the station, and your entire culinary journey is ahead of you. Excitement begins to bubble over.

6:20 PM | Time to Depart

The locomotive blows its whistle, signaling the start of your journey. As the train pulls you forward gently, you settle in for a seasonal culinary experience while sipping a welcome splash of bubbly.

6:30 PM | Bon Appétit

No Gourmet Express experience is complete without a selection of world-class cuisine. Over three courses, you immerse your palette in delicious offerings, including roasted beet salad, red wine-braised beef short ribs, and a sweet or savory dessert course

8:45 PM | Farewell For Now

You traveled from Napa to Rutherford and back while enjoying three decadent courses. Now, it’s time to say farewell as the train pulls back into its station. We’re already looking forward to welcoming you back.

Additional Notes

Please note, our menu’s change seasonally and additional drinks are not included.

First Course Select One
Today's Soup
Roasted Beet Salad
Prawn Cocktail
Main Course Select One
Pan Seared Chicken Breast
Chef's Daily Creations

Please inquire with your server for wine pairing suggestions

Other Information

Tips have not been included with your meal and train fare. $15 per person for your meal service is suggested and we encourage tipping for your on-board beverage purchases. The Napa Valley Wine Train is now accepting cashless payments only.

Menus are subject to change based on availability

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Customer Reviews

Amazing Experience!

Great experience seeing the sunset over the napa valley vineyards. All staff members gave top quality service. More than a dinner it’s an experience.

Great Time on the Wine Train

Overall a great experience, staff was great, from the inside ticket staff to our great server. Food was very tasty and of course many wine selections. Very nice touch when you arrive to your table, you already have ice water and a glass of Champagne poured. Throughout the trip your car was being given some background and a little history of the area and some of the wineries. Two plus hours went by very quick!

Do the Gourmet Dining Experience!

This is a must. At least once, do it! We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Food was impressively good and the total ambience was marvelous.

Great Napa Experience With Children

Veronica and Johanna were attentive and friendly! Great Napa experience to bring your children to. Enjoyment for the entire family.

A Wonderful Experience

I would truly recommend the dinner experience to all. Everyone was very kind from the time that we entered the building (to check in and board the train) to the time we boarded and departed. Once on board, the staff was amazing, kind, attentive, and professional. The food was exceptional and one of the best dinners we have had. My hustand had the steak and I had the ribs. Well worth the investment.

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