The Napa Valley Wine Train has announced the continued expansion of its Quattro Vino Tours, which will now include the Famiglia Tour as its fourth journey. Joining the current tours – Legacy, Estate and Collective – the Famiglia Tour will offer a culinary and wine adventure with stops at three Napa Valley wineries including Silverado Vineyards, Whitehall Lane Winery, and Grgich Hills Estate aboard a renovated lounge car. Plus, for a limited time, guests can enjoy an exclusive kick-off rate of $299 when booking the Famiglia Tour.
With the tour’s focus on family, The Napa Valley Wine Train’s new Famiglia Tour partners with top family-run wineries. Established in 1981 by Ron and Diane Miller, Silverado Vineyards has been family-owned by the Millers for three generations. After taking a luxury shuttle from the train, passengers will experience views of Napa Valley and the Stags Leap District from the winery’s stone terrace, taste a selection of rare Silverado Vineyards wines and learn about the storied estate.
Located in St. Helena, Whitehall Lane Winery is a family-owned winery that was founded in 1979, but the history of the soil cultivation dates back two centuries. The Leonardini family of San Francisco became the owners of the estate in 1993, updating the winemaking methods, instituting a new barrel-aging program and continuing to source the finest vineyards. After an introduction to Whitehall Lane’s winemaking process in its Estate Gardens, guests will enjoy a private tour and a flight of high-end wines.
Grgich Hills Estate was founded in 1977 by Miljenko “Mike” Grgich and Austin Hills of the Hills Bros. coffee company after Grgich’s 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay won at the 1976 Paris Tasting. Violet Grgich, Mike Grgich’s daughter, now manages the winery and is continuing its legacy of family ownership. The Famiglia Tour guests will hear about Miljenko “Mike” Grgich’s journey to becoming a renowned Napa Valley winemaker, explore the historic grounds and cellars, and sample exclusive wines primarily crafted for club members.
The other Quattro Vino Tours:
- The Legacy Tour includes tastings and tours at Robert Mondavi, Charles Krug and V. Sattui
- The Estate Tour includes tastings and tours at Domain Chandon, Hall and Inglenook
- The Collective Tour includes tastings and tours at Raymond, Beringer and St. Supéry
The Quattro Vino tours begin with a sparkling wine tasting, followed by a four-course Napa Valley-style meal curated by the Napa Valley Wine Train’s Executive Chef Donald Young, and tastings at three of Napa’s iconic wineries on each tour. After departing from the station at 10:15 a.m., guests embark on a six-hour, 36-mile round-trip journey from the historic town of Napa to the three premier wineries aboard a 1950s-era lounge car, arriving back at the train station at 4:15 p.m.
Tickets for each of the Quattro Vino tours start at $352 per person and include train fare, a four-course Napa Valley-style meal, and tours and tastings at the prominent wineries. When booking the Famiglia Tour, guests can call or make a reservation online to receive a special offer of $299 for a limited time.