Two-Track Mind: Gourmet Food & Wine

Love train travel? Here’s how an upscale, wine-sipping audience rides the rails. Called “one of the world’s most magnificent trains?, the Napa Wine Train is a year-round culinary adventure, surrounding you with gourmet cuisine for breakfast, lunch or dinner with delicious California wines.

The Napa Wine Train is a plush gourmet dining excursion reminiscent of the era of elegant rail travel. Its restored vintage Vista Dome, Pullman Dining, and Lounge cars depart thrice daily from downtown Napa and chug slowly north through this world famous wine-growing area.

At the beautifully appointed train station, guests can taste the Napa Valley’s best wines prior to departure. A Wine Emporium in the McKinstry Street Station is well stocked with over 200 varieties and a great gift shop. But don’t think of just a train ride. You can choose from weekly specials of Murder Mystery Dinners on board, concerts, family nights, and more.

The food is as much a part of the journey as the wine and scenery. Passengers can view the award-winning chef and his staff preparing their meals in the onboard kitchen. For more information, visit or call 1.800.427.4124 .

Posted by Gil Zeimer on April 25, 2005 in Travel

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