Winemakers Dinner

Private Reserve

Evening Winery Tour 1

We always like to pair fine wines with an elegant train journey through scenic Napa Valley. Sometimes we stay on board, other times we head to the winery itself or another special destination. But for our Meet the Maker Private Reserve Winemaker Dinners, we always enjoy the onboard company of the winemakers who know their wines best. Winemakers who give us an insider glimpse of their world. Winemakers who have expertly paired their wines to the flavors of our fresh gourmet California cuisine in perfect balance, bringing out the best of both.

  • zoom in on image Grgich Hills Judgement in Paris

Grgich Hills Meeting the Maker

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Crafting wine is more art and intuition than science. You’ll hear wisdom like this, stories, and more—alongside a delicious perfectly paired California gourmet meal—from the winemaker of the legendary Grgich Hills Estate. It’s like going behind the scenes, without leaving the comfort of The Wine Train’s Private Reserve railcar.

View This Tour
  • zoom in on image Raymond Vineyards

Raymond - JCB Meet the Maker

Saturday, August 18, 2018

In Napa Valley, Boisset’s Raymond Vineyards in Rutherford and JCB Collection in Yountville are renowned for their signature style, decadent experiences, and highly lauded wines. Join this celebrated winemaker Jean-Charles Boisset for an elegant evening of wine discovery.

View This Tour
  • zoom in on image

Trefethen Meet the Maker

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Take a twilight journey into the heart of Napa Valley, and discover the award-winning wines of Trefethen Family Vineyards. Hear about the family’s visionary approach to creating a world-class wine estate from third-generation winemaker, Lorenzo Trefethen.

View This Tour