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Sample, Sip & Savor

Explore the richness of the Valley through a flavorful three-hour journey. This culinary adventure pairs an enticing seven-course tasting menu with wine selections from noteworthy Napa Valley wine producers.

Travel In Style

Refurbished in 2022, this stylish Pullman rail car effortlessly combines classic design and contemporary comfort. Natural wood, engineered glass, and plush seating make for an unforgettable setting to venture through the Valley.  

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10:30 AM | Your Journey Begins

At McKinstry Street Station, you feel the excitement begin to swell as you check in with our team and queue to board. You take a moment while you wait to learn more about the Wine Train’s history and restoration efforts in the station.

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10:50 AM | Welcome Aboard

You’re called aboard, trading the warmth of the sun for the equally inviting interior of your Pullman rail car. Your tasting adventure is about to begin. It’s almost time to depart. And the anticipation grows. 

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11:30 AM | Time to Depart

After sounding its whistle, the train departs the station, and your first course is served. A melody of flavors fills your senses as you try our chef’s amuse bouche and a delightful splash of bubbly.

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12:00 PM | Bon Appétit

Your journey continues north as the second course is served, featuring a crisp frisée arugula salad with chevre goat cheese paired with a crisp sauvignon blanc from Charles Krug. A soup du jour follows shortly for your third course, accompanied by a glass of chardonnay from Dillon Vineyards.

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1:00 PM | Arrival In St. Helena

Arriving at St. Helena for our runaround marks the halfway point of your experience. A delicious fourth course of fresh herb & garlic prawns highlights this section of the trip, along with a pinot noir from Eulenloch. As your feast for the senses continues with a sumptuous tenderloin of beef and Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet for your fifth course, we gently turn back toward our train station.

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2:30 PM | Farewell For Now

After a selection of decadent sweets, a duo of cheese, and a final selection of world-class wine, your whirlwind seven-course journey comes to a close. We’ll say farewell for now but look forward to welcoming you back on board the Wine Train. 

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Additional Notes

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

Amuse Bouche

 Chandon, By the Bay, Carneros

First
Frisée Arugula Salad

Charles Krug, Sauvignon Blanc, St Helena

Today’s Soup

Tate, Chardonnay, Yountville

Second
Herb Garlic Prawns

 Belle Glos, Eulenloch Pinot Noir, Carneros

Beef Tenderloin

BV, Georges de la Tour, Private Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon

Third
Choco Bar-Cremeux

 Ghost Block, Zinfandel, Oakville

Cheese

Trefethen, Late Harvest Riesling, Oak Knoll

Other Information

The Napa Valley Wine Train is now accepting cashless payments only.

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Customer Reviews

Special and Unique experience, Great Staff!

My boyfriend and I did the Tasting on the Rails experience. We loved it! The team on our car (Tammy, Ricky, and Lelani) worked extremely hard to ensure that everyone had an excellent experience. They made the experience even more great and took time to talk to each group. All of the wine was amazing and paired with the food well.

Exceptional Time!

Took the 7 course wine pairing. Wine was good, food exceptional, train car was fun but Tasha was the best!

Grand Time On The Rails

We did the Tasting On the Rails… it was a fantastic experience! We loved the wine pairings with the food. Truly a great selection! Would recommend this trip in a heartbeat!

Great Service, Would Def Recommend!

My partner and I did the tasting on the rails experience and we loved it, food and wine pairings were great. Thank you!

Tasting On The Rails, Pricey and Worth It

Like the French Laundry, Tasting on the Rails is a once (maybe twice) in a lifetime, must do, experience. The service is top shelf. The food is very good and the wine pairings are outstanding. We have been coming to NorCal wine country for over 10 years…this was our first time on the on the train and we loved it!

Worth All 2,000 Miles

I saw the wine train experience on Instagram and did my research on the train itself and just knew I had to make a visit happen. You really can’t lose from the moment you step inside of the store and ticket counter your experience begins. Quaint little store to shop for wines and spirits to take on the trai. And have chilled and served with your meal or just as a souvenir. There are 9 cars all have been remodeled and still hold the early 1900s decor, it’s really a beautiful experience and the food is amazing. I had the opportunity to tour the whole train from top to bottom. They have a glas domed area that you can enjoy lunch or dinner in that’s a bit more intimate and the views are breath taking, they have an upstairs domed area for what feels like a romantics date setting, they have cars for your dessert and coffee to lounge and enjoy. And of course the time capsule of the box car that looks like something completely out of 1916 where a 7-course meal is prepared and the seating is reminiscent of that area. I have to say my favorite part was the Secret Garden car where beautiful flowers hung from the windows and top of the boxcar. I met the Chef who was gracious and made such amazing food. This experience was top tier all the way through. I will definitely be back.

Your Visit to the Wine Train