Wine-Powered Rail Adventures The Napa Valley Wine Train
You could do Napa Valley by car. But there’s a better way: Board the 1900s-era Pullman cars of the Napa Valley Wine Train. Drink, roll, and clack along tracks that wind 36 miles through wine country’s picturesque scenery. You can sink into this Gilded-Age treasure of plush velveteen armchairs, surrounded by the finest Honduran mahogany paneling, leather upholstery, brass finishes, and glass-domed roofs. You’re on the West Coast’s own Orient Express rambling through vineyard land, eating and swinging back bubbles. Now, isn’t that better than driving? A warning: The word “wine” in the name is a slight misnomer. There’s plenty of vino, but there are also other beverages served on special journeys, including Palisades beer aboard the Hop Train and hot cocoa on the Santa Train. Fall is supreme—slower, quieter, and the perfect time of year to click and clack through wine country with a glass of Napa red. All aboard! THE WINE TRAIN RUNS FROM NAPA TO ST. HELENA AND BACK.