The Napa Valley Wine Train, an engaging and memorable experience that echoes the glory days of train travel, is pleased to announce the newest addition to the collection of experiences, the Tequila Train, kicking off on Cinco de Mayo in partnership with Casa Dragones. Additionally, the Napa Valley Wine Train is pleased to present the lineup for their Meet the Maker Private Reserve Dinner series as well as the Blue Note Express Music & Dinner Train.
Slated to begin with the celebration of Cinco de Mayo, the Tequila Train will be launching on May 5 with its first partnership with Casa Dragones, a luxury, independent small batch producer with a passion for creating exceptional sipping tequilas. The festive three-hour elegant train journey will include four gourmet courses, signature Casa Dragones Tequila cocktail, and the world’s #1 sipping tequila accompanied by the incredible live sounds of Flamenco guitar and Latin rhythms by Trio Solea. In addition, the Tequila Train will run for two more special events to celebrate Day of the Dead in October and National Tequila Day in July.
Additionally, the Napa Valley Wine Train invites guests to end their evening on a high note with the Blue Note Express Music & Dinner Trains, scheduled for Thursday nights starting May 3 with opening act, Kenny G, the iconic American saxophonist who is one of the best-selling artists of all time, with global sales totaling more than 75 million records. From the first pour of sparkling wine to the smoothest tune at the Blue Note Napa, guests are encouraged to enjoy a serenade by the Wine Train Quartet, the Napa Valley views from the newest Open-Air Car, and end with a show at the world renowned Blue Note Napa for a live performance of top musical artists.
The season’s first Meet the Maker Private Reserve Dinner will be in partnership with Inglenook on April 21. Inglenook’s winemaker Chris Phelps will be on board to discuss the pairings and tasting notes in depth. Specially for this inaugural event, guests will be able to enjoy an exciting and intimate dinner at Inglenook Chateau’s courtyard, in addition to a 3.5-hour evening rail tour of Napa Valley paired with cheese and charcuterie and other seasonal offerings from Napa Valley Wine Train’s executive chef Donald Young to be impeccably paired with selected Inglenook wines.
The full Meet the Maker Private Reserve Dinner series lineup follows below:
- April 21 – Inglenook
- May 18 – Ackerman Heritage House
- May 19 – V. Sattui
- July 21 – Grgich Hills Winery
- August 18 – Raymond Vineyards
- September 21 – TBD
- October 13 – Laird Vineyards
For pricing information or to book any of the events, please visit www.winetrain.com.