There are several must-see attractions in the Napa Valley, and yes, most of them do center on wine. No trip to the Napa valley is complete without experiencing the Napa Valley Wine Train. Not only do you get to enjoy delicious food and wine, you will also tour the historic 150 year old rail corridor through the vineyards and valley in a restored railcar. The scenery, the history, and the experience itself will astound you and leave you filled with memories of your amazing trip to Napa.
Three Hours of Scenery
Each trip on the Napa Valley wine train is a 36-mile round trip from Napa to St. Helena and back again, which takes about 3 hours. The train navigates from the McKinstry Street station through the spectacular scenery of the Valley you will see Oak Knoll, Yountville, Oakville and Rutherford. These small points of interest are home to some of the most famous and expensive farm real estate in the U.S.
The Napa Valley Train is dedicated to preserving a way of life that many of us have forgotten. As a guest, you will be able to relax and enjoy the views and company in your dining car while being served rich, gourmet foods made to order onboard the train. There is no microwaving involved, the chefs aboard the train create gourmet works of art and can easily accommodate allergies when notified. If you have allergies let the ticket reservation person know when you make your reservation.
Wine, Wine, and More Wine
With an onboard wine list featuring award-winning vintages, an affordable corkage fee, and Wine Flight menus there is no reason anyone shouldn’t find a wine that they love. After all how often do you get to sit back and sip delicious wines without worrying about having to drive? You can even have your bottle of wine custom engraved to create a wonderful souvenir of your experience.
Love Lock Bridge
You can leave a permanent reminder of your love on the Love Lock Bridge. This small foot bridge connecting the train station to the boarding platform is an area that is dedicated to lovers. Decorate a padlock, lock it on the fence, and toss the key — or keep it to commemorate your love.
No visit to the Napa Valley is complete without a trip on the Wine Train. No matter how romantic or exclusive your Napa Valley hotel may be or how many vineyards you visit, the experience is topped off with a Napa Valley Wine Train ride.