Celebrations

Celebrate In Style

A remarkable moment you’ll never forget, celebrate special occasions with us on the Wine Train. From family reunions to birthdays and anniversaries, we make sure the experience is flawless, for you and your guests. And while The Wine Train is usually the star of your show, our McKinstry Street Station, and patio are also available. Imagine the possibilities.

Group rates are available for parties of 20 or more. For group inquiries, we’d love to hear from you, please contact a member of our team by filling out our details form below.

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Celebrate any occasion with a private charter on the Wine Train. Treat your guests to an unforgettable adventure through the heart of the Valley and toast to special moments from your own private car or the entire train. Pair great company with excellent food and remarkable memories. For parties of 21 or greater please contact our event services team by filling out our details form below, and our event services team will reach out to help you plan your event.

For parties 20 or fewer, reservations can be booked directly on our website by selecting the date, experience and entering in the number of guests. Alternately, you contact our Reservations Department at 800-427-4124 or via email [email protected].

Special Occasions

Make a wish, share a toast, have a laugh, all in the most perfect, unexpected, and luxurious setting. The Napa Valley Wine Train makes special occasions extraordinary: birthdays, anniversaries, family reunions, or other private gatherings. Of course there’s the Train itself, but we have various other facilities that would make the ideal venue for your event. Our event planner will help you take advantage of open areas, tranquil settings, and the train’s unique seating arrangement and layout to make sure conversations keep flowing and good times are had.

We are happy to have groups of any size on board, from a table of four to a full railcar of sixty to the entire train of more than three hundred, or anywhere in between.

Holiday Celebrations

Give your group something to cherish for years to come and host an unforgettable holiday party on the Wine Train. Treat your favorite people to a one-of-a-kind festive celebration with dazzling views and delectable holiday nibbles as you toast to the season of joy.

Fresh Onboard Cuisine

Food is a central part of any adventure, and the Napa Valley Wine Train delivers with an elevated onboard culinary experience. Our restaurant features a curated menu, with each meal prepared on board. This allows our chefs to unlock all the flavors of our fresh ingredients, including local California produce. With four onboard kitchens, our culinary team has room to prepare custom gourmet meals from scratch for a personalized dining experience.

  • table with dinner for two on Napa Valley Wine Train with white wine, white fish dinner overlooking vineyards

Map Your Adventure

At the Napa Valley Wine Train, we pride ourselves in exceptional cuisine and excellent service, providing an unforgettable experience for you and your guests and memories to enjoy for years to come.

  • Give your guests a taste of Wine Country with delectable dishes from our gourmet menu.
  • Discover the perfect wine pairing for your menu with suggestions from our experts.
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Private Charter Experiences

The Ultimate Napa Valley Adventure

The Napa Valley Wine Train is Northern California’s premier historic vintage rail line that reflects the glory days of train travel. Explore Wine Country like a VIP with your own private car or the whole train and treat up to 300 guests to an unforgettable vineyard journey.

Celebrate any occasion with one of our stunning private charters and pair great company with excellent food and remarkable memories.

  • WT Legacy Car

The Legacy Experience

A legacy is handed down over time, through family, tradition, and lots of wine. Your first tasting occurs onboard our open-air car by your on-board Maitre’ D at the Napa Valley Welcome Sign, where upon concluding the tasting you will disembark for a photo opportunity at this legendary landmark. The legacy of Charles Krug Winery and V. Sattui Winery represents a combined winemaking history of over 200 years and some very fine vintages.

  • Accommodates up to 49 guests
  • 6-hour rail tour of Napa Valley, departing at 10:15 a.m. Welcome taste of sparkling wine
  • Wine country inspired meal
  • 1-hour vineyard tasting & photo opportunities at the Napa Valley Sign
  • 1-hour each, tour and tasting at Charles Krug and V. Sattui

Vista Dome

We take the exclusive Napa Valley dining experience to new heights. Fresh California cuisine and a beautiful journey aboard an elegant vintage train in our two-story Vista Dome, an elevated observation-style dining car with luxuriously plush booths, Honduran mahogany paneling, and lush views from practically every angle.

 

  • Accommodates up to 56 guests
  • 3-hour train journey, departing at 11:30 a.m. for Lunch
  • 2-hour train journey, departing at 6:20 p.m. for Dinner
  • Welcome glass of sparkling wine
  • Exquisite gourmet meal
  • Wine Train

Gourmet Express

A decadent journey aboard our elegant vintage train through the Napa Valley and back to another time: the glamorous days of rail travel. Embrace a slower pace and dine in sophisticated comfort. Choose lunch or dinner, enjoyed in two different types of stylishly refurbished antique Pullman rail cars.

  • Accommodates up to 150 guests
  • 3-hour train journey, departing at 11:30 a.m. for lunch
  • 2-hour train journey, departing at 6:20 p.m. for dinner
  • Delectable gourmet meal

Unique, Customizable Experiences:

Create a bespoke journey custom to your group with one of our unique experiences. Whether you’re toasting with fine teas, enjoying a post-meeting night-cap, or ending your day with a sweet treat, the opportunities for remarkable memories are endless.
Contact us to learn more about options for your group at [email protected] or 707-253-0920

Tour Our Cars

A table set with sparkling wine in the Vista Dome section of the Napa Valley Wine Train.

Vista Dome

Built in 1952 as one of the first ten full dome cars constructed by Pullman Standard, the Vista Dome is a two-story rail car offering exclusive luxury dining upstairs and a state of the art kitchen downstairs. First in service on the Olympia Hiawatha, it was dubbed "The Columbia" when it sold to Canadian National, then to Via on the Super Continental. Tour Alaska renamed it "Mt. McKinley" before it went to California for the Sun Express and later to Amtrak. Its exterior was refurbished at the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus train yard and it joined the line in 1997.

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People sitting at tables aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train, red carpets and gold swagged curtains

Burgundy Gourmet Express Dining Car

The Gourmet Express Dining Car was originally built in 1917 as a reclined seating coach. Today, it is one of our two main dining cars for our Gourmet Express Dining Journey, with tables for two on one side and tables for four along the other. It was purchased by the Napa Valley Wine Train in the late 1980s from a private citizen. This was one of the four cars on the first Wine Train that ran through the Napa Valley on September 16, 1989.

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Wine Train Dinner as train rolls by vineyards

Le Petit Gourmet Dining Car

Originally built for the Northern Pacific Railway in 1915, this Pullman comes from the Denver Rio Grande. Today, it boasts the largest capacity (72) and is one of the two main dining cars for our Gourmet Express Dining Journey, with tables for four along both sides of the car. It was added to the consist in 1990, the Napa Valley Wine Train's second year of operation.

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The interior of the Napa Valley Wine Train seen at sunset.

Legacy Experience

This 1915 Pullman rail car restored vintage rail car added to tour schedule in 2017. This rail car transports our guests on the Legacy Experience as well as for special events. Elegant interiors. Plush velvet. Gleaming brass. Sleek fixtures. Smooth marble. The train car, rattling at an easy pace through extraordinary Napa countryside. This private car has a on-board kitchen and full bar.

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Legacy Train on Platform

Hop on board our Legacy Experience and discover a six-hour journey filled with good times and exquisite wine. This train will take you on a stunning voyage through the valley with three stops and legendary tastings along the way.

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WT Legacy Car

1052 Pullman Passenger Car

Take a tour of our stylishly refurbished 1915 Pullman rail car. This luxurious dining car features mahogany tabletops, leather and velvet upholstered seating and a full bar, perfect for enjoying our delectable on-board cuisine.

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Gourmet Express Train on Platform

Step off the platform and into our elegant Vintage train where you’ll be transported back to the glamorous days of rail travel. Experience sophisticated comfort on this leisurely voyage through Wine Country.

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Gourmet Express Train on Grgich Platform

Step off the train and discover the wine that put Napa Valley on the map with a tasting at Grgich Hills Estate. Soak in some fresh air on their charming outdoor patio and toast to an unforgettable afternoon on our Grgich Hills Estate experience.

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  • Is there self parking?

    Complimentary self-parking is available at the train station.

  • What is the service charge?

    The service charge is 20%.

  • Are there taxes?

    Yes, 7.75%

  • Can I bring my own cake?

    Yes, you can bring in your own cake. Please note, due to kitchen limitations we cannot guarantee refrigeration. Additionally, the cake cannot be larger than a 10in round, and no more than 2 layers stacked. A cake cutting fee will apply.

    We do not allow outside food on the train.

  • Are beverages included?

    Beverage packages are available for an additional fee.

  • Can we bring our own wine?

    Yes, we recognize that many people have special wines they would like to have for their special occasion. The Napa Valley Wine Train charges a corkage fee of $20.00 per 750ml bottle and $30 for a magnum-sized bottle. If you bring one bottle of wine on board and buy a bottle on board, we’ll waive the corkage for the bottle brought on.

    At the Napa Valley Wine Train, we have a Wine Shop with almost 500 wines available for purchase and we have an extensive onboard wine list with approximately 40 wines.

  • Do I have a private car?

    Private charter options are available. Please contact our team to discuss options for your group.

  • Is the Napa Valley Wine Train wheelchair accessible?

    Yes, the Napa Valley Wine Train is wheelchair accessible, but it is an antique train, and as such there are some unique challenges that persons with mobility limitations should be aware of:

    1. It is a few hundred feet from the ADA accessible Parking spaces to the Front Desk.
    2. Boarding the train requires passengers to climb some rather steep stairs (photo of the stairs). The tallest of these steps is 9.5 inches tall. The steps are slightly recessed, which some guests may find challenging. There are both right and left handrails. Passengers unable to climb stairs may board the train via a manual lift (photo of manual lift #1)(photo of manual lift #2).
    3. Because we cannot guarantee that personal wheelchairs will fit on the Train, if you require the assistance of a wheelchair, we strongly recommend that you use our transfer chair (photo of our transfer chair), since this is the only wheelchair that we are confident will fit in the train.
    4. The Gourmet Car is accessible with our transfer chair.
    5. There is no way to access the Vista Dome car without climbing stairs. Inside the Vista Dome car there are seven steps, each 8 inches tall. There is a handrail on the right side only.
    6. Moving in a wheelchair while the train is in motion is difficult, and guests who require a wheelchair should move only when advised to do so by tour staff.
    7. If a guest with a mobility limitation wishes to move about the train, they must be assisted by a member of their party.
    8. At this time, we cannot accommodate guests with mobility preferences on any of our tours.
    9. The restrooms on board the train are not wheelchair accessible. You will need to be able to get out of your chair in order to use the restrooms.Despite the unique challenges presented by our historic train, many guests with mobility limitations ride the Napa Valley Wine Train. If you have specific needs or concerns, please contact us by phone at +1-800-427-4124.

Merry & Bright

Make merry memories this holiday season on one of our all-new Jolly Journeys. Delight in scrumptious bites and festive fun for the whole family as you toast to the season of joy with a delicious cup of coco. Get a head start on holiday cheer and reserve your seat today!