When Rob and I get a chance we hop a quick flight to visit our heaven on Earth – The Napa Valley. 10 years ago we discovered the glory of the Napa Valley and almost get giddy with each return. It’s so-o-o beautiful and it’s lovely to take in the gorgeous surroundings, and history, while tasting delicious, well-crafted wines. With this trip we were treated to a lovely 3-course dinner on the Napa Valley Wine Train, a staple of Napa Valley history and one of the Nation’s only active historical passenger railroads.
We began our 3 hour trip enjoying a glass of Grgigh Hills Chardonnay. While waiting for appetizers of bread and cheese, fruit and compote, our waiter gave us the OK to head to the tasting car. This turned out to be a good arrangement due to the fact that we had the Wine Educator all to ourselves! The very accommodating staff brought our appetizers to us and we nibbled, listened and learned more about wine. (While I was describing a wine as “sweet” the correct term is “fruit forward”. Good to know ;-> )
You will be steeped in Napa Valley history and surrounded by the glory of the valley while being educated on wine, wine/food pairings and meeting people from all over the world on the Napa Valley Wine Train. You have your choice of enjoying a lovely lunch, or an elegant dinner. Price packages range from $124.00 – $199.00 (per person) for a lunch package, dinner selections range from $124.00 – $199.00 per person. Or, you can choose a dinner plus winery tour package with prices ranging from $179.00 – $234.00.
The experience of a 3 hour ride on the historic Napa Valley Wine Train through the heavenly valley, multi-course meals highlighted with delicious wines and wonderful conversations with new friends. It was a vacation within a vacation! Please visit the website http://winetrain.com/ to learn more and book your experience today. Share that Ann – at Ann Again and again Reviews – recommended it!
(*Disclosure: Our Napa Valley Wine Train experience was provided by management to facilitate my review. My opinions are truthfully my own.)