Tasting Notes

overhead shot of dinner table for four on the Napa Valley Wine Train featuring gourmet dishes, wine, and bread

Napa Valley Wine Train's Blog

Welcome to Tasting Notes, where you’ll get to sample the history of the Napa Valley, the stories of our award-winning vineyards, and  learn more about our one-of-a-kind tours. Sip on wine information, savor insider tips, and devour all you’ll need to know to plan a memorable Napa Valley vacation. 

Wine Cocktails

March 27, 2020
Tasting & Learning

Here are some classic wine cocktails to try, and some classic Napa Valley wines to make them with.

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Vast, lush green vineyard in summer with mountains in background and Napa Valley Wine Train along the side

Building a Legacy: The Napa Valley Wine Train Legacy Tour

March 6, 2020
Tasting & Learning

Our Legacy Tour will satisfy your craving for knowledge, experience, and of course, wine and exceptional local cuisine.

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Two couples enjoying wine and a meal aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.

Perfect Pairings

February 10, 2020
Tasting & Learning

Like the great couples of romantic novels, some wine pairings were just meant to be. Here's our look at some of the greatest.

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Party snacks: Hot wings, pig in the blankets, pretzels, nacho chips and popcorn displayed on white plates on a dark wood table

Snack Time: Casual Wine Pairings

February 3, 2020
Tasting & Learning

Wine doesn’t have to be saved for special occasions! There are plenty of approachable wines that are perfect for a casual get together.

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Featured Experiences

Photo of champagne vista dome train car which has floor to ceiling windows, velvet red seats, white table cloths on tables, a wine and champagne glass at each seat, and purple orchids on the tables. Outside the traincar is lush green vineyards.

Vista Dome

Included:

  • 3-hour train lunch journey, departing at 11:30 a.m.
  • 2-hour train dinner journey, departing at 6:20 p.m.
  • Welcome glass of sparkling wine 
  • Multiple course gourmet meal