Napa Valley Wine Train
Napa City to St. Helena
Venue and Valley Dining Tour
Wedding venues centered on a train trip are rare, yet very romantic. The Napa Valley Wine Train has to be the perfect combination of romancing the vine and the wine for a couple. We found many gentlemen find this a wonderful way to “pop the big question”. Families reserve it for their rehearsal dinner and it is a favorite with the destination bridal party for a fun excursion while bridesmaids complete their wedding shower plans with a luncheon on the Wine Train. No matter how it fits into your wedding or honeymoon memories, it will be unforgettable.
We discovered the luxury of hosting your elopement or vow renewals with a dining celebration is looked after with special detail by the Napa Valley Wine Train staff and chef. Added to the romantic ambiance offered to couples marrying on the train, is the “Love Lock Bridge” located at the station, and where the bride and groom perform the unique ritual of unifying their love by taking a padlock and key to lock their love to the bridge span, emphasizing their enduring love.
Passengers sip wine and dine in the 1917 Pullman dining car and relax in one of the elegantly restored 1915 to 1917 dining and lounge cars, you will find there is also 1952 Vista Dome car. There are views from the large windows encompassing the 36-mile journey with many of the famous Napa wineries and endless vineyard landscapes passing by. The various wineries and hillsides are filled with realities of the vintner’s visions. The 3-hour ride takes you through a few hamlets and alongside the sea of vineyards where gigantic oak trees, redwood groves, wineries and historic homes share the valley floor. The bustling town of St. Helena is mid-valley where the train turns back granting you another look.
The Napa Valley Wine Train wants their presence to be a minimal carbon footprint in the valley. Living in the area, our favorite season to experience this timeless journey is late autumn when the vineyards turn bright hues of red, orange brown and yellow. Others declare they love the ride in the early spring with yellow mustard blooms in the vineyards casting a backdrop to the twisted barren grape stock. Depending on the grape, they are showing on the vines best in August and September. The Napa Wine Train offers many scheduled wine experiences and special events. They keep a current calendar on their website and have an amazing gift store to enjoy.
Contact: 800-427-4124, 1275 McKinstry Street, Napa Ca. 94559, 707.253.2160 ext. 280.