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“Organized but Leisurely; Pricey but Gourmet”

Napa Valley Wine Train
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Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch
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Napa Valley Wine Train from San Francisco: Gourmet Lunch, Wine Tasting and...
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Napa Valley Wine Train with Gourmet Lunch, Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tours
Ranked #11 of 233 Food & Drink in Napa
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Owner description: The Napa Valley Wine Train provides a relaxing three-hour, thirty-six mile round-trip journey from the historic town of Napa, through one of the world's most well known wine valleys to the quaint village of St. Helena, and back.Guests aboard the Wine Train enjoy a freshly prepared lunch or dinner inside a fully restored 1917 Pullman Dining Car or 1952 Vista Dome car as they pass the vineyards and wineries of Napa Valley. They also have the option of pre-purchasing a winery tour.
Rochester, New York
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“Organized but Leisurely; Pricey but Gourmet”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

The fun began in a packed room at the Train Station with the daughter of the Grgich winery giving an enthusiastic history of her father’s beginning in Croatia to eventually studying with Mondavi in California and then establishing his own winery and winning the 1973 Paris Judgement! 2 tastings of their wine were efficiently distributed to a full room. The train is well-organized with reserved seating in padded chairs looking out windows for an appetizer and then moving to a comfortable dining car for the remainder of the meal. Although billed as a lunch, the gourmet meal had dinner portions. The selections for lunch were varied and presented and prepared exceptionally well. They seated us on the opposite side of the train for a different view on the way back from St. Helena. Friendly staff. We wished more of a history of wine, wine-making and other vineyards would have been available as part of the package during the train ride. Extra wine, even though wonderfully paired with meal choices, can significantly increase the cost for the 4 hour experience.

Visited October 2012
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Munster, Indiana
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“The Napa Valley Wine train”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

The Napa Valley Wine train is structured for the more "mature" group of people. But the food and service were unbelievable

Visited October 2012
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Diamond Bar, California
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Our group had a cabin all together which was really nice. The Napa Valley Train ride was great, the food was good and the service was excellent! We'll be back!

Visited September 2012
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Marietta, Georgia
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“" A Taste of the Napa Valley "”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

It was truly a lovely experience! We did not know what to expect, this was our first time to Napa Valley. On a friends suggestion we made our reservations to include the gourmet luncheon in the observation car. It was absolutely fabulous!! From the moment we checked in, it was a warm friendly atmosphere. The vineyard represented was very good, introducing us to their wines before we boarded, which we thought was a wonderful way to understand their product. The food was outstanding and the service excellent! We especially enjoyed talking with our hosts from the vineyard as well as the friendly chef and his staff. A nice way to see the beautiful vineyards!

Visited September 2012
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“A Train Experience worth taking again and again"”
Reviewed October 8, 2012



I am not new to the Napa Valley and have been on the Wine Train before. This time around I took the Gourmet Lunch Trip and was delighted again by a wonderful menu, friendly staff and another amazing experience. My guest was also truly amazed with the experience. It was also great to see the vineyards as we travelled up and down the valley. Although we didn't have wine on this trip, what is a wine train without wine, we did enjoy a very refreshing drink called "Grape Crush." If Vodka is your thing, then this is one of the best drinks ever!!

Isabel - San Francisco

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