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. 

Yellow hot air balloon flying over vast fields of vineyards in Napa Valley

What to Do in Yountville

February 20, 2020
Arts & Culture

The Wine Train allows you to make the most of your trip to Napa and we invite you to stay and explore all the region has to offer with our tips on things to do in Yountville, CA.

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Up close of 4 hands holding glasses of red wine in the air in Napa Valley

Our Favorite Wine Train Photos of 2019

December 23, 2019
Arts & Culture

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View of rolling hills in lush green vineyard

Napa Valley Harvest Season

August 30, 2019
Arts & Culture

Tours and tastings, harvest parties and balls, feasts and celebrations of all kinds. There’s something in the air during harvest season in Napa Valley—grab your glass and get ready.

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Beige velvet chairs lining right and left side of cart on Napa Valley Wine Train

Whodunnit: A Sneak Peek of the Napa Valley Wine Train Murder Mystery Tour

June 5, 2019
Arts & Culture

One of Napa Valley Wine Train’s most popular and unique tours is back—the Murder Mystery tour. What can you expect from a murderous and mysterious train ride through Napa Valley? Read on to learn more.

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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


  • 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

Murder Mystery Experience

Join us this fall for our extremely popular Murder Mystery dinner experience.

Don’t miss out, there are only two dates left, October 23rd and November 13th. Limited seats available.