Napa Valley Wine Train Launches Program in Partnership with Local Wineries

Guests will enjoy monthly gourmet dinner and wine pairing excursions aboard the new Private Reserve Train

Treat yourself to a gourmet meal on the train and continue on an exclusive tour with plenty of wine tastings at Napa vinyards.

The Napa Valley Wine Train is excited to beging its new partnership with local wineries to offer exclusive monthly gourmet dinner and wine pairing excursions aboard their new Private Reserve Train.

Starting August 26, Private Reserve will feature a monthly series of winemaker dinners at the 36-seat restyled Pullman railcar as it transports guests through the idyllic Napa Valley scenery. Guests will enjoy a delightful four-course gourmet dinner paired with the finest wines from featured local wineries. Additionally, they even have access to the winemakers as they will be present to discuss the pairings and tasting notes in full detail.

The inaugural Private Reserve wine dinner will roll out on Friday, August 26 from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. and offer wines from Raymond Vineyards. Jean-Charles Boisset, president of Boisset Family Estates and owner of Raymond Vineyards, will be available at the guests’ convenience to mingle and chat.

They will also collaborate with Napa Valley Wine Train’s executive chef Donald Young to create the bespoke paired menu.  Essential sample menu items include porcini dusted filet of beef paired with Raymond’s Generations Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013, grilled duck sausage paired with JCB No 22 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2013 and Pacific Smoked Salmon Carpaccio paired with LVE Chardonnay Napa Valley 2014.     

“We are absolutely thrilled to announce this new Napa Valley Wine Train experience aboard our newest railcar,” said Pat Colee, chairman and founder of Noble House Hotels & Resorts.  “With this excursion, guests will experience the beauty of Napa Valley at dusk while enjoying first-class dining with some of Napa Valley’s most distinguished winemakers.”

Save the date as HALL Wines will host the second Private Reserve train on Saturday, October 1, with vintner Kathryn Walt Hall in attendance. More information will be provided about additional participating wineries within the next few months.

Check-in for the Private Reserve train will start at 5:30 p.m. with a departure of 6:00 p.m. and arrival back to the train station at 10:00 p.m.  Tickets for the Private Reserve train start at $299 per person.  The Private Reserve train is also available for groups and private events.

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