The Tourist Train through Napa Valley
A bit of history...
San Francisco's first millionaire named Samuel Brannan decided to build a railroad in 1864 to take his guests outside the city and discover the shoreline. Chic decision! After several technological advances, in particular the advent of the automobile, passenger service was suspended in 1930. However, in 1987, several vocal California citizens expressed an interest in their preserving a bit of their state’s cultural, food and wine heritage. One of the best restoration firms in the country was hired and beautifully restored the Pullman cars from the early 1900’s and locomotive from the 50’s thus giving way to the The Napa Valley Wine Train. This tedious restoration put an end to the harsh and dangerous trips of the old time.
Now Napa Valley Wine Train is simply a luxurious and romantic to explore the vineyard of the west while appreciating the birth place of the most exciting stories of the Eldorado of the American pioneers. The journey is the chicest way to explore all that wine country has to offer – from gourmet cuisine to beautiful scenery, the Napa Valley Wine Train is sure to be a memorable adventure.
This 3-hour epic round way trip starts in the historic town of Napa and ends in charming Santa Helena. In between, Napa Valley Wine Train will help you to discover the most beautiful Vineyards the famed California wine region has to offer. The train’s chic dining car restaurant welcomes you with an awesome menu prepared by Chef Kelly McDonald – a star of American gastronomy. We can assure you that wine and food pairing is not to be missed! A sommelier awaits you in the cosy bar area to help you discover the best wines of the region. The dialog is fruitful as the wine regions themselves. If you want an even more vibrant experience, you can choose dinner shows with enchanting names, such as "Evasion Moonlight" or the now famous " Murder Mystery " that make the success of this unusual wine tourism activity. 40 km of breath-taking views over the California vineyards enable you to elaborate your own western and wine movie...
The train is waiting for you - Take a ride!