One of the most characteristic restaurants of Napa, the Napa Wine Train, is operated under the supervision of the Napa Valley Railroad. This 36-mile tour train is managed exclusively and operates from Napa to St. Helena, California. It passes by many vineyards and wineries located in Napa County and brings you to enjoy a relaxing and splendid view, with fine dining experience and numerous course meals. Different wineries in Napa also let you have a taste of different types of wines.
Designed according to museum style, this antique train consists of two engines, three kitchens on board with an assembly of early 20th century Pullman rail cars that are re-stablished with a beautiful Honduran mahogany panelling, brass accents, engraved glass partitions and plush armchairs that refresh the early 1900s concept of luxury rail travel.
This exclusive journey makes you to experience the time when trains were the only source of transport outside the country. During the journey, passangers also have a chance to explore the train. While you're waiting for your meal to be served, you can relax and enjoy the luxurious interior of the train. Like any other luxurious restaurant, the top-class chefs from different cuisines show their food skills in the three onboard kitchens, according to standards and quality which is the foremost priority.
Through the journey of this amazing train, you can also experience different Napa Wineries tour. Guests are welcomed by serving with a taste of its private labelled wine, soup or salad of your own choice that follows an entrée, and a dessert according to your taste. The guests are then transferred to a private shuttle at the Northbound stop in St. Helena through which they can enjoy a two-hour thorough tour and tasting while exploring the Castello di Amorosa castle styled winery that will take them back 13th century Tuscany. It is known to be built by a fourth-generation winemaker, Dario Sattui, who was the owner of V. Sattui Winery.
Grgich Hills Winery belongs to Miljenko “Mike” Grgich who is from Croatia. He is recognized internationally as a young winemaker during his time serving for Chateau Montelena. After manufacturing Chardonnay that even left the French behind through a blind tasting, Mike and his business partner, Austin Hills, built Grgich Hills Estate. Today even after forty years, Mr. Grgich is still seen very much involved at the winery and vineyard and you can even have a chance to meet him.
The oldest winery in Napa Valley meets the most whimsical. From California’s first tasting room to one of its most decadent. One dripping with history, the other in crystal chandeliers. After a gourmet lunch aboard the Wine Train, indulge in private tours and tastings at two of Napa Valley’s most famous wineries: Charles Krug Winery and Raymond Vineyards.
It takes about three to six hours for a complete trip, but times depends on the type of tour. As the fall harvest follows, more wine will be available for passengers.
You can even celebrate events like Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthdays and anniversaries in the most memorable environment and experience perfectly organized events throughout the year. The Wine Train’s Special Events adds more charm and joy to your special occasions.