The Napa Valley Wine Train Announces a New and Exclusive Winter Train
The Napa Valley Wine Train’s most popular dining car, the Champagne Vista Dome, is even more exclusive this winter during the midweek, Vista Dome Premier Train. The Vista Dome Premier, which is limited to 56 passengers per train, is only available on select weekdays during the winter months. This intimate train is not the regular Wine Train and features the same menu and elevated dining of the traditional Vista Dome experience, with the added privacy of a smaller consist.
The Napa Valley Wine Train, one of the most distinctive restaurants in the Napa Valley, is announcing an entirely new train experience designed to highlight the beauty of the winter season.
Beginning in January 2015, the Napa Valley Wine Train will operate the Vista Dome Premier Train for lunch, on select weekdays through February. This elite train will consist of fewer cars than the usual Wine Train. While the rest of the Wine Train’s collection of 100 year old railcars are undergoing restoration, the Champagne Vista Dome, Grappa Power Car, a Lounge Car and the rarely experienced Deli Car will be connected to form the exclusive Vista Dome Premier. With a maximum capacity of only 56 guests, this will be a private venue to experience the elegance of the Napa Valley without worrying about tasting room crowds.
“This is very exciting for us,” said Kira Devitt, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Napa Valley Wine Train. “We have never joined this limited collection of railcars together before and are looking forward to showcasing the allure of Napa Valley’s Cabernet Season in a semi-private setting.”
Guests will be welcomed at their tables with a glass of Californian sparkling wine before enjoying the trademark gourmet lunch upstairs in the elevated Champagne Vista Dome. This dining room will serve the only guests on the entire train. During their dining experience, they will be encouraged to relax in the Lounge Car, enjoy the views from Grappa’s large windows and visit the Deli Car that is not often open to the public.
The Champagne Vista Dome is a two story rail car that was built in 1952 and was one of the first ten full dome cars constructed by Pullman Standard. Today, the Champagne Vista Dome offers exclusive luxury dining upstairs and a state of the art kitchen downstairs.
The Deli Car, originally built for the Southern Pacific Railway, was acquired by the Wine Train in 1990 and is primarily used during special events.
The Grappa Power Car, originally an abandoned boxcar, is believed to be the only power car in existence that passengers can enter and walk through while in operation. It is aptly named after the strongest alcoholic beverage made from grapes.
All four of the Wine Train’s Lounge Cars, one of which will be joined to the Vista Dome Premier Train, were built in 1915 by Pullman Standard and are celebrating their 100th birthday in 2015.
More information for the Wine Train’s Vista Dome Premier Train can be found at http://winetrain.com/Vista-Dome-Premier.
The Napa Valley Wine Train is located at 1275 McKinstry Street in downtown Napa, California. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 800-427-4124 or by visiting the website http://winetrain.com.
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 car-free transportation options that bring guests to Napa Valley without having to drive.
Media contacts: Kira Devitt and Kim Powers, Napa Valley Wine Train, (707) 253-2111, PR@winetrain.com
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