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Price Per-Person, $179.00
Collectible Tour Pin
"We took the Lunch Wine Train and toured the Grgich Winery. This was an incredible experience. The food alone was worth the cost. Our server was superb as well. We got to meet the owner and winemaker. He is 88 and from Croatia . Precious is the word for him. Delightful was the word for all the wines we tasted while there. If you choose this trip you will not regret it ever."
- The Griffins from Texas
Grgich Hills Winery Tour
This is a "Seated with Others" event.
Come visit one of the most personable wineries in Napa Valley for an extraordinary experience and to taste how great wines are made naturally! Grgich Hills Estate is a family owned and operated winery dedicated to the art of winemaking and committed to natural winegrowing and sustainability, with 100% estate grown certified organic vineyards. Founder and Winemaker Miljenko "Mike" Grgich, inducted into the Vintner Hall of Fame in 2008, became famous after he crafted the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay that won the historic 1976 Paris Tasting, besting the top white Burgundies. On any given day, you may even meet this sprightly and charming legend in person.
With the Grgich Hills Winery Tour, you'll enjoy a gourmet three course lunch in an elegant dining car as you journey northbound from downtown Napa through the Napa Valley. In Rutherford you'll leave the train at Grgich Hills Estate for a one-hour private tour and tasting led by a wine educator that includes their Rutherford Vineyard and a behind-the-scenes look at the cellar before ending with a tasting. You may even meet Mike Grgich himself! You will re-board the train for the dessert course in the Wine Train's restored 1915 Pullman Lounge Car as you head back to the Napa Station.
In the spirit of traditional rail seating, you will share a table with another party on our winery tours. Wine on board the Train is not included.
All of our winery tours require moderate stair climbing and standing for extended periods. We encourage guests who may have difficulty performing these two activities to consider our regular Lunch Packages.
|10:30 AM||Check In|
|10:50 AM||Board the Train||You will begin in our Petite Gourmet Car, and our meal service will begin as soon as you arrive. Expect to begin eating at around 11:30 AM.
|11:30 AM||Train Departs|
|12:30 PM||Exit the train at Grgich Hills||A representative from Grgich Hills will meet the train, and you will begin a short tour of Grgich Hills Winery. Following the tour, there will be a private tasting in the winery itself, with time to purchase wines.|
|1:30 PM||Re-board the Train||When you re-board the train, our staff will direct you to a lounge car, where you can enjoy our dessert and coffee service. The remaining hour of the trip is a good time to explore the rest of the train.|
|2:30 PM||Train Returns to Napa|