The Napa Valley Wine Train Announces “Tasting on the Rails”

The Napa Valley Wine Train has announced “Tasting on the Rails,” a bespoke food and wine experience that combines a seven-course gourmet menu paired with seven wines from six of Napa Valley’s AVAs (American Vineyard Area). Five of these wines come from the five AVAs that the train route passes through so guests can see the vineyards and experience those wines during the journey.

The new “Tasting on the Rails” experience launches May 3, 2023, and includes the following:

  • Three-hour journey aboard the 1915 Pullman Lounge car, stylishly refurbished in 2022 for this experience and complete with an observation platform exclusive to guests of this experience.
  • Seven courses prepared to order by Executive Chef Rodrigo Cuadra, served as an amuse bouche and three duo plates.
  • Wines and sites from Napa Valley’s most prestigious appellations including, North to South, St. Helena, Yountville, Carneros, Rutherford, Oakville and Oak Knoll.
  • Seven wine pairings from seven different sub-appellations of the Napa Valley, California’s first AVA, as the train passes through each respective AVA with history provided on each location and wine.

Guests will have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the rich history of Napa Valley as they sip and savor wines and bites for this one-of a kind tasting experience. Guests will enjoy delicious gourmet cuisine prepared on the train by Chef Cuadra and his talented culinary team inspired by fresh Wine Country ingredients paired with a selection of curated local varietals. The menu is as follows:

  1. Amuse Bouche paired with Chandon, By the Bay, Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Wine from the Carneros AVA
  2. Frisée Arugula Salad with Chevre goat cheese paired with Charles Krug, Estate Sauvignon Blanc from the St. Helena AVA
  3. Soup of the day paired with Tate Dillon Vineyard, Chardonnay from the Yountville AVA
  4. Herb & Garlic Prawns paired with Belle Glos, Eulenloch, Pinot Noir from the Carneros AVA
  5. Beef Tenderloin paired with Beaulieu Vineyard, George de la Tour, Private Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon from the Rutherford AVA
  6. Chocolate Bar paired with Ghost Block, Pelissa Vineyard, Estate Zinfandel from the Oakville AVA
  7. Duo Cheese plate paired with Trefethen Estate Late Harvest Riesling from the Oak Knoll District AVA

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