The Napa Valley is California’s most famous and widely recognized winemaking region. It is the symbol as well as the center for top-quality wine in California.
The Napa Valley is located in Northern California, about 50 miles northeast of the San Francisco Bay Area and about 60 miles west of Sacramento. The Napa Valley is 30 miles long and 5 miles at its widest point.
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Napa Valley Wine Train – The Gourmet Express lunch The Napa Valley Wine Train is one of the most distinctive Napa restaurants. This top dining establishment is housed in an antique train that runs on 25-miles of track in the heart of the Napa Valley. The train itself has 2 engines, 3 kitchens on board and a collection of early 20th Century rail cars that are pure Americana. It offers guests great regional food and fabulous hard-to-find wines. Check in at 10.30am and enjoy an
informal wine-tasting seminar on McKinstry Station before boarding. Choose from an excellent seasonal menu, and then enjoy the dish that was prepared to your specifications in our specially designed kitchen cars. Nationally known Executive Chef, Kelly Macdonald uses only the freshest seasonal ingredients, earth friendly produce, humanely raised meats and line caught or responsibly farmed fish, each course is accompanied by a wine suggestion.
Guests who are assigned first seating in Gourmet Express, dine on fresh soup or salad and their choice of entrée in the dining car while travelling up the valley,
and will be served dessert with complimentary coffee or tea in one of the lounge cars on the return trip. Those guests with a second seating assignment will
be served appetizers and beverages in one of the lounge cars while heading North to St. Helena and will enjoy their fresh soup or salad, choice of entree and
dessert in one of the dining cars on the return trip. The lounge cars are luxuriously furnished and equipped with picture windows to maximize the view. Guests
are invited to explore the train where they may visit the kitchen car to see our chefs in action. Arrive back at McKinstry Station at 2.30pm.