Next Stop: Tasting on the Rails

April 13, 2023
Arts & Culture Tasting & Learning

Looking for an experience that tantalizes all your senses at once? Look no further than Tasting on the
. This new offering — taking place on our beautiful Gourmet Lunch train — is the perfect journey
for wine lovers in search of the ultimate Wine Country experience when visiting Napa Valley!

The Wine Train has partnered with a select handful of premier wineries in Napa Valley to bring you the
opportunity to try the different tastes of Napa as you ride the rails on our train. Best of all, as you make
your way along the journey, you’ll see some of the very vineyards the wines you’re sampling came from.
Ready to learn more about Tasting on the Rails? Here’s everything you need to know about this brand
new experience.

The Flavors Napa Valley Has to Offer

Tasting on the Rails in a four-hour wine and dine experience that takes place aboard our newly
renovated Pullman lounge car, where you will receive a welcome glass of sparkling upon boarding
paired with your first course, an amuse bouche. Your culinary journey begins as we make our way
through the Rail Arts District and into the Valley where you’ll take in the incredible views it has to offer. 
Throughout the journey, you’ll get a taste of Napa with seven local tastings from Charles Krug Winery,
Trefethen, Beaulieu Vineyard, Belle Glos, Tate, and Ghost Block Estate Wines!  

As you continue your northern journey towards Oak Knoll AVA of Napa, our staff will return with a
second course of tasty arugula and goat cheese salad paired with a Sauvignon Blanc from Charles Krug

After you’ve indulged in our salad, we’ll have our soup of the day waiting for you. This is freshly
prepared by our gourmet chefs using carefully selected local produce. Calling all chardonnay fans — we
pair this soup with one of Napa’s finest Chardonnays!

Once we arrive at St. Helena for our turnaround, the main events start to occur! Let your mouth water
when you enjoy our freshly prepared herb and garlic prawns cooked in a silky mushroom puree, paired
with one of the best pinot noirs Napa Valley has to offer.

Then comes the main course of triple-seared beef tenderloin, accompanied by a side of potato au gratin.
This fifth course is paired perfectly with a private reserve cabernet. Make sure to take in the views of the
journey coming back through Rutherford as you enjoy your meal; talk about lunch with a view!

It’s important to save a little room for dessert because we must make sure to take care of that sweet
tooth! Enjoy a fine chocolate bar paired with Ghost Block’s iconic Zinfandel.

As we return through Oak Knoll, make a toast with Trefethen Riesling, which comes from the Oak Knoll
area itself! Say cheers to making memories with loved ones as you enjoy a cheese duo to pair with your

Stay and Sip for a While

This new luxurious journey is, without a doubt, the perfect way to effortlessly sample the tastes of Napa
Valley in one place at one time. Just sit back and enjoy the views as we happily serve you. When the
time comes for the end of your journey, before you head out, make sure to stop by our gift shop to grab
a bottle of your favorite Napa Valley wine to enjoy later on.
All Aboard for a Memorable Journey

If you're looking for a foodie and wine filled experience to enjoy while engaging in the beauty Napa
Valley has to offer, Tasting on the Rails has you covered! Visit our booking page to secure your Tasting
on the Rails seat today! Furthermore, if you’re looking to make your stay in Napa Valley an
unforgettable overnight experience, or, even better, an entire weekend experience, make sure to check
out our partner hotels to explore our packages.

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