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Price Per-Person, $159.00
Valley First Tour
Featuring Raymond Vineyards
The best way to get an early start in Napa.
View the vineyards and rolling hills of Napa Valley’s less developed east side as you travel up the Silverado trail to Raymond Vineyards via motorcoach. Upon arriving at Raymond's "Theater of Nature", your winery tour will begin with an introduction to Raymond's history and organic farming practices. Walk between the vine rows and learn what it means to grow biodynamic grapes. Then test yourself with a sensory evaluation designed to help you identify the flavors and aromas in wine. See the machinery and facilities involved in the crushing, fermentation, bottling and storage of wine as you explore Raymond's extensive production space. Finally, finish your tour with an opportunity to purchase some of Raymond's wines.
You will then transfer the Wine Train and enjoy the next two hours viewing the west side of the Valley and leisurely savoring a three-course gourmet lunch as you return to Napa by train.
Who will enjoy this tour?
The Valley First Tour is both an excellent introduction to the Napa Valley for any first time visitor, and more seasoned guests will appreciate the top-to-bottom winery tour of Raymond Vineyards, which provides a rare chance to view everything involved in the wine making process. Because of the "Seated with Others" nature of this tour, guests requiring privacy may wish to consider one of our regular lunch options.
Things to keep in mind
This tour starts earlier than our other tours, and includes tastings of several of Raymond's wines prior to your lunch. You may want to eat a light breakfast or a snack before your tour begins.
This tour, like all of our winery tours, is "Seated with Others." Due to space restrictions, parties of two will be required to sit together at a table of four during their meal. Wine on board the Train is not included.
Like all our Winery Tours, the Valley First Tour involves walking over uneven surfaces. Unlike our other tours, this tour does not include any stair climbing, except for the steps of the bus and the steps of the Wine Train. Guests will be walking and standing for approximately 90 minutes.
This Winery Tour is offered Daily
|9:45 AM||Check In|
|10:15 AM||Bus leaves station|
|10:45 AM||Bus arrives at Raymond Vineyards||90 minute tour and tasting at Raymond Vineyards.|
|12:15 PM||Bus departs Raymond|
|12:30 PM||Board the train at an up valley location||Eat lunch in the Gourmet Car and enjoy the Wine Train.|
|2:30 PM||Wine Train returns to Napa|