April 17, 2018
Tasting & Learning
Elegant interiors, vintage setting, unforgettable experience. There’s nothing like a trip on the Wine Train and no better way to see the spectacular Napa Valley landscape. On board you’re treated to plush velvet, sleek fixtures, smooth marble. Fine wines and even finer service. And of course, multiple courses of fresh, gourmet California cuisine. Want to take a Wine Train Tour but aren’t sure which one is right for you? Take this handy quiz and discover the journey that’s perfect for you. The good news? You can’t go wrong.
1) Pick a cheese, any cheese.
c) Goat’s cheese
2) If you were a wine, what type would you be?
3) What dish would you pair best with?
a) Cabernet Slow Braised Short Rib of Beef with wild mushroom ragu, green onion, plum tomato confit
b) Citrus Marinated Pork Belly with cauliflower purée, smoky bacon, pickled red onion, and grain mustard reduction
c) Germelli Pasta with wild mushroom confit, sugar snap peas, extra virgin olive oil, aged parmesan cheese
d) Honey-fennel cracked mustard glazed Pacific salmon
4) What is your favorite Francis Ford Coppola movie?
a) The Outsiders
b) Apocalypse Now
c) Peggy Sue Got Married
d) The Godfather
5) What’s your favorite travel quote?
a) “The journey not the arrival matters.” –T.S. Eliot
b) “Not all who wander are lost” –J.R.R. Tolkein
c) “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller
d) “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” –Henry Miller
6) What is your favorite dessert?
a) Chocolate Cake with Pistachio, Amaretto, Raspberries and Caramel
b) Ricotta Mousse Tartlet with poached citrus, toasted pistachios, and orange marmalade
c) Chocolate Ganache Tart with meringue caramel and caramel macaron
d) Hazelnut Frangipane Tart and Marin county triple cream brie with balsamic fig glaze
7) What California festival are you?
a) Van’s US Open of Surfing, Huntington Beach
b) Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio
c) Comic-Con, San Diego
d) Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey
8) What other California experience is on your list?
a) Santa Monica Pier
b) Bike the Golden Gate Bridge
d) Dinner at French Laundry
9) Who is your favorite celebrity chef?
a) Jamie Oliver
b) Anthony Bourdain
c) Gordon Ramsay
d) Thomas Keller
10) Where is your next trip?
a) A dreamy beach vacation in the Bahamas so I can rest, relax, and soak up the sun.
b) Exploring ancient ruins in Greece.
c) Mardi Gras in New Orleans? Yes, please!
d) A private villa in Tuscany, preferably one with a personal chef.
When you’re on vacation, you like to sit back, relax, and take in the scenery rolling by. You enjoy the journey just as much as (maybe more than?) the destination. You also love gourmet California cuisine and fine wines. That makes one of our Dining Journeys perfect for you. Savor every bite as the lush vineyards of the legendary Napa Valley landscape pass you by. And you get transported back to the days of elegant luxurious train travel.
You like to have your gourmet meal, and wine tastings, too. When you visit a place, you want to see and do it all. Explore everything and discover even more. A multi-course gourmet meal. An extraordinary journey on an elegant restyled Vintage Pullman rail car. Exclusive tours and in-depth tastings at renowned wineries. Our Day Tripper wine journeys allow you to really explore the best of Napa Valley. And the best way possible to do it.
Fun is the name of your game and you’re always up for the latest, greatest adventure. You don’t shy away from things that are new or different, you’re drawn to them. You’re the first to line up for a live show and last to leave your friend’s costume party. So when you book a getaway, you want the good times to keep rolling. Solve a mystery, see a jazz performance, meet the winemakers. A Wine Train Special Event is more than a tour or an excursion. It’s an unforgettable experience.
You have a taste for the finer things wherever you go. You live for going behind the scenes and getting insider insights. But as much as you appreciate luxury, you crave exclusive experiences more. Wine Train Quattro Vino Tours were made for you. A six-hour discovery through a spectacular landscape. The inside track to some of the most celebrated winemaking families and most elegant wine estates in Napa Valley. And an elegant vintage train journey to take you there. An indulgence start to finish.