The Napa Valley Wine Train Introduces a Limited Release Collection of Wines: Napa Quake Wines

The Napa Valley Wine Train, one of the most distinctive restaurants in Napa Valley, is putting its wines that fell but did not break in the Napa Quake to work helping other survivors by donating a portion of the proceeds of Napa Quake Wine sales.

Napa, CA, September 25, 2014 --( Proceeds from the Napa Quake Wines sold in the Wine Train’s Wine
Shop will go to Assisting Earthquake Relief Napa Valley, Calif. (September 2014) – The Napa Valley Wine Train, one of the most distinctive restaurants in the Napa Valley and celebrating its 25th anniversary this month, is putting its wines damaged in the August 24th Napa Earthquake on the top shelf.

“This wine is special, a part of history,” said Kira Devitt, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Napa Valley Wine Train. “It may be a little stained or chipped, but discounting it doesn’t do any good to a community already suffering from the devastating earthquake.”

The labels of these wines may be discolored, but what counts on the inside. This campaign is urging the public to support, donate, and look beyond these “blemishes,” for they make these special bottles unique and the wine on the inside wasn’t damaged. Napa Valley wines are more than just the labels on the bottles.

At 3:20AM on Sunday, August 24th, 2014, a magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred near the city of Napa, California, lasting nearly 20 seconds. Estimates of damage range from $400 to $800 million, $87 million of which may be eligible for federal reimbursement. This was the strongest earthquake to hit the region in 25 years. Over 200 people people were treated for injuries at the Queen of the Valley Medical Center. One death has been attributed to the earthquake. For the Wine Train, service was halted for 48 hours as they inspected their tracks, train, trestles, and bridges, all of which were undamaged.

While the Wine Train's Wine Shop suffered losses, over one hundred bottles survived the earthquake. Each is being given a small note proclaiming its history. 10% of the proceeds from the Wine Train’s sale of Napa Quake Wine will be donated to the Napa Valley Community Disaster Fund for Earthquake Relief, the same fund the Napa Valley Vintners generously donated $10 million.

The Wine Train is inviting other local businesses with wine that survived the earthquake to not discount, but to donate.

More information for the Wine Train’s Napa Quake Wine can be found at

The Napa Valley Wine Train is located at 1275 McKinstry Street in downtown Napa, California. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 800­427­4124 or visiting the website

About the Napa Valley Wine Train
One of the few active historic passenger railroads in the United States, the Napa Valley Wine Train offers an engaging and memorable experience that echoes the glory days of train travel, with fine dining service, multiple course meals cooked to order, Napa Valley scenery and ultimate relaxation aboard an exquisitely restored vintage train. The Napa Valley Wine Train features antique Pullman rail cars faithfully restored with Honduran mahogany paneling, brass accents, etched glass partitions and plush armchairs that evoke the spirit of luxury rail travel at the beginning of the 20th century. Conveniently located in downtown Napa and easily accessible, the Napa Valley Wine Train offers car­free transportation options that bring guests to Napa Valley without having to drive.

Media contacts: Kira Devitt and Kim Powers, Napa Valley Wine Train, (707) 253­2111,
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