The Napa Valley Wine Train Announces New Journeys
May 30, 2017
NAPA, Calif. (May 30, 2017) – The Napa Valley Wine Train, an engaging and memorable experience that echoes the glory days of train travel, is pleased to announce several new experiences including the expansion of its inaugural and most successful tour-to-date, Quattro Vino, which will now include four new tours – Legacy, Estate, Collective and a fourth tour to be announced soon – that offer an exciting culinary and wine adventure featuring stops at three of Napa Valley’s most renowned wineries aboard beautifully renovated 1915 Pullman railcars beginning Thursday, June 15. In addition to its day-time experiences, the Napa Valley Wine Train will introduce all-new Twilight Private Tours that will allow guests to enjoy an evening train journey to Raymond Vineyards or Grgich Hills Estate. Twilight Private Tours include gourmet appetizers and wine tastings onboard as well as dessert and coffee upon return and transportation to an exclusive evening dining experience at the iconic wineries, only open to guests of the Napa Valley Wine Train. The new Twilight Private Tours are scheduled to launch on Friday, July 14.
“Passengers experience the best of wine country on the Napa Valley Wine Train, and we’re excited to enhance this incredibly unique adventure with the new winery journeys,” said Jake Donoghue, CEO of Noble House Hotels & Resorts. “The four new Quattro Vino tours and the Twilight Private Tours both continue the iconic legacy of the train and provide access to Napa Valley’s world-renowned wineries.”
The inaugural Quattro Vino tour launched in June 2016, and was soon recognized by guests as the top unique wine experience in Napa and spring boarded the decision to craft an entire series of exclusive wine tours and epicurean food adventures. Celebrating the best of what Napa has to offer, the four new Quattro Vino tours will begin with a sparkling wine tasting, followed by a four-course Napa Valley-style meal curated by the Napa Valley Wine Train’s Executive Chef Donald Young, and tastings at three of Napa’s iconic wineries on each tour. After departing from the station at 10:15 a.m., guests will embark on an unforgettable six-hour, 36- mile round-trip journey from the historic town of Napa to the three premier wineries, arriving back at the train station at 4:15 p.m.
· The Legacy Tour will include tastings and tours at Robert Mondavi, Charles Krug and V. Sattui
· The Estate Tour will include tastings and tours at Domain Chandon, Hall and Inglenook
· The Collective Tour will include tastings and tours at Raymond, Beringer and St. Supéry
· The fourth tour’s name and wineries will be announced at a later date
Tickets for each of the Quattro Vino tours start at $329 per person and include train fare, a four-course Napa Valley-style meal, and tours and tastings at the prominent wineries. For reservations and more information, please call (800) 427-4124 or visit http://winetrain.com/quattro-vino-tours.
The Napa Valley Wine Train’s all-new Twilight Private Tours will feature evening visits to wineries such as Raymond Vineyards and Grgich Hills Estate for a unique dining experience and wine tasting. Passengers will depart the train station at 5:45 p.m. to enjoy a gourmet appetizer and a featured wine pouring aboard the train, then experience a decadent dinner at the winery paired with exquisite wines. Dessert will be served on the return journey, with the train arriving back at the station at 10:15 p.m. Tickets for the Twilight Private Tours start at $339 per person and are only available on Saturdays, with availability dependent on other experiences. For more information and reservations, please call (800) 427-4124 or visit http://winetrain.com/package/evening-winery-tour/.
“We’re thrilled that the launch of the inaugural Quattro Vino tour was a success and we’re able to expand our offerings to include a new generation of four tours as well as additional private evening journeys,” said Scott Goldie, co-CEO of the Napa Valley Wine Train and a partner of Brooks Street. “The access we’re providing guests is truly special, and we hope to continue to make the Napa Valley Wine Train a must-do while visiting Napa.”
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, multi-course meals cooked to order, Napa Valley scenery and ultimate relaxation aboard exquisitely restored antique rail cars. The Napa Valley Wine Train features vintage Pullman rail cars faithfully restored with Honduran mahogany paneling, brass accents, etched glass partitions and luxurious 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 a car-free transportation option that bring guests from San Francisco to Napa Valley via the San Francisco Bay Ferry.
In 2015, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd. – a collection of luxury hotels and resorts – entered into a partnership with Brooks Street, a California-based real estate development and investment company, for the purchase of the historic and iconic Napa Valley Wine Train. The purchase deepens Noble House’s roots in Northern California, expanding its portfolio to include attractions in the destinations its hotels call home.
About Noble House Hotels & Resorts
A privately held company for more than 30 years, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd. was founded in 1979 by owner Patrick R. Colee as a commercial property development group, transitioning in 1994 to a hotel ownership management company. Headquartered in Seattle, Wash., the corporation owns and manages an upscale portfolio of 15 distinct and visually captivating properties spanning the U.S. From the historic passenger Napa Valley Wine Train, to luxury resorts in Seattle, Wash. Jackson Hole, Wyo. and the Florida Keys, each property maximizes and showcases its physical setting. Noble House is continuously growing, operating 43 hotel restaurants, bars and lounges, showcasing local culture and inspiration from local surroundings. With a philosophy that emphasizes “location, distinction and soul,” Noble House Hotels & Resorts exemplifies individuality, dedicating itself to creating and managing exceptional properties that contribute to their communities, staying true to local history, culture and ambiance.
About Brooks Street
Brooks Street (www.brooks-street.com) is a California-based real estate development and investment company with offices in Northern and Southern California. The company specializes in seeking out unique opportunities in premier locations where creativity and repurposing creates value in local communities.