If you’ve decided to take the Wine train, either for lunch or a dinner run, here are some tips to make your wine train experience fun and memorable.
Napa Wine Train Tip #1
While a dinner trip might be your inclination, we suggest the lunch tour instead. This is a must if you are coming in the winter, because it will be dark and you won’t be able to see much out of the windows. During the summer, we still suggest the lunch run, so that you can enjoy your afternoon wine tasting and eating in one of Napa’s Restaurants.
Napa Wine Train Tip #2
Get a spot at the back, this will allow you to easily take pictures off the caboose, or ask for a car with windows that open. When the train heads back you’ll be at the front though. The wine train never turns around, it just goes up and down the Napa Valley. The engine moves from one end of the train to the other.
Napa Wine Train Tip #3
Many people think wine is included with their package, it’s not. Like any restaurant you have to at least consider bringing your own bottle, or half bottle(s), especially if there are more than two people in your party. The Wine Train charges a $15 corkage fee.
Of course remember to relax and have a good time. Pretty soon you’ll be off the train, out to explore Napa Valley on your own.