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Napa Valley Wine Train

By travelanswerman | October 18, 2009

 You can enjoy the breathtaking Napa Valley by tasting varieties of renowned wines by traveling in the Napa Valley Wine Train. At the McKinstry Street Station in Napa, the train beings its journey. It is a three hours train trip through the beautiful wine country of the Napa Valley to the outlandish St. Helena village and back. The journey is done in vintage rail cars. The 1915-1917 Pullman Dining, Lounge or the 1947 Vista Dome rail cars have been renovated into this wine train.The Napa Valley Wine Train is undoubtedly the best and the most unique Napa restaurant. You can select from over the top seasonal menus for lunch and dinner prepared by Executive Chef, Kelly Macdonald. You will get a chance to enjoy both the natural beauty and the famous vineyards and vineries of California with a glass of smooth wine in the air-conditioned vintage rail coach. 

You will be offered some exquisite menus and meal. The Gourmet Express which offers a three or four course meal and dessert in the dining and lounge car respectively. Moreover, you can go for the appetizers while relaxing in the lounge car after gourmet feast. You can enjoy the romantic moonlight dinner packages and the wine pairing events in the Vista Dome. The Silverado Car offers a la carte menu. In the Onboard Wine Tasting Bar, hundred wines are served, which are specially selected by Ryan Graham, the director of Wine. Events like regional wine tasting dinners, on board lunch with a local Napa vintner and Murder Mystery dinner theater are offered by Napa Valley Wine Train.

Now customers can take the ferry from the San Francisco Ferry building in the morning and a shuttle will pick them up from the ferry terminus at Vallejo; returning them to Vallejo that afternoon in order to be back in San Francisco by early evening.

Advance reservations are required for the direct shuttle from Vallejo to the Napa Valley Wine Train station. Call for information (800) 427-4124 or check the website for directions: www.winetrain.com

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