You will begin your journey with the Napa Valley Wine Train with a welcome taste of our Private Label wine (only for guests over the age of 21). Our Private Label wine is bottled by Raymond Vineyards from their Reserve Selection. The cornerstone of the Raymond portfolio, the Reserve Selection wines are exclusively from Napa Valley. Raymond Vineyards has developed elegant, powerful wines that are distinctly characteristic of the Napa Valley appellation and have earned the winery its enduring reputation for beautiful balance, elegance and finesse. The Reserve Selection wines are perennial wine list selections at America’s finest restaurants and are highly acclaimed by some of the nation’s most revered wine critics.
If you are dining in our Champagne Vista Dome Car, you will start your trip with a glass of the day’s featured California sparkling wine. Bubbles are the perfect way to start your relaxing trip and toast to your journey in our elevated observation-style car.
After your welcome taste of wine feel free to check out our award-winning wine list or order one of our Wine Flights. If you have brought a special bottle of wine from home, we encourage you to enjoy it on board. Corkage is $15 per 750ml bottle.
Onboard Wine List: The Wine Train offers an award-winning wine list, recognized by the Napa Valley Vintners for our representation of Napa Valley wines. Our extensive wine list is full of delicious, local wines available by the glass or bottle. Many of the selections are on the train route and most are from Napa Valley. Each menu item also has a suggested pairing from the wine list that you may order to enjoy with your meal.
Onboard Wine Flights: Wine Flight menus are available in our Lounge Cars. Choose from either the Red, White, Sweet, or Napa Valley flight with accompanying tasting notes. See if you can identify the notes provided by our wine educators as you taste your way through Napa Valley.
Corkage Policy: If you have a special bottle for the occasion or one from your private cellar, you are welcome to bring it with you to enjoy. For guests who would like to bring their own wine on board, there is a small corkage fee. It is $15 per 750ml bottle, and $30 per magnum bottle.
Wine Train Options that Include Wine:
There are several dining options that include wine beyond the welcome taste of wine.
Winery Tours: Include wine tasting at the winery, in addition to the onboard welcome wine. Fill your day with a multiple course gourmet meal on the Wine Train and an exclusive tour and wine tasting at one of our many outstanding partner wineries for a complete Napa Valley experience.
Romance on the Rails Dinner: Includes one welcome glass of sparkling and 2 glasses of Private Label wine. Enjoy panoramic views of the silver painted vineyards through the Vista Dome’s curved glass windows as you traverse the dark Napa Valley. Romance blossoms under the stars.
Certain Special Events and Holidays: Some special events and holidays include wine. Check the individual event pages for details.
In-Station Wine Store: Lauded by Haute Living as one of the top five wine shops in the Bay Area, the Wine Train’s Wine Store has probably the largest wine selection in Napa Valley outside of grocery stores. The Wine Store is open 7 days a week, and if you are in the Napa Valley feel free to stop in and say hello. We are located in the Napa Valley Wine Train Station, at 1275 McKinstry Street in Downtown Napa. You may reach the Wine Shop directly at +1.888.721.8919, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Wine Shop also offers an online selection here.