The romance of riding the rails now offers more to love with Napa Valley Wine Train’s Quattro Vino tour, ready to roll out on June 1. An epicurean exploration, it stops at the wineries of Robert Mondavi, Merryvale, V. Sattui, and Charles Krug. And while in transit, passengers will be presented with a three-course small-bites menu from the rail line’s new executive chef, Donald Young.
Under the ownership of Noble House Hotels & Resorts since September 2015, the train comprises antique Pullman cars, most built in 1915, that have been restored by the Seattle-based design team at Mallet. Among the distinctive detailing are Honduran mahogany paneling, etched glass partitions, brass accents, and luxurious armchair seating.
The six-hour roundtrip journey embarks from the Napa Valley Wine Train Station at 10:15 am and travels the track for a total of 36 miles. Stops at the four famed wineries provide the oenophiles onboard plenty of time to sample selections and take in the terroir before returning to the station at 4:15 pm.
Priced at $249 per person, the fare includes the train ticket, wine tastings, and chef Young’s menu. (winetrain.com)