Gourmet Express Dining


Experience the glamorous days of the rail travel aboard our vintage train through Napa Valley. Choose either a lunch or dinner and embrace the sophisticated comfort of our dine-in, in two different types of stylishly refurbished antique Pullman rail cars, a dining car and a lounge car.

3-hour train journey for lunch
2-hour train journey for dinner
Welcome taste of sparkling wine
Multiple course gourmet meal
Transportation to and from the train station
Tips & Gratuities

Important Information

Departing location

1275 McKinstry Street, Napa, CA, 94559

Departing times

Lunch train departs at 11:30am, you should check in 1 hour prior
Dinner train departs at 6:20pm, you should check in 1 hour prior


No smoking. Strollers and carriers are not permitted onboard, but booster seats are available. Diaper changing is not permitted in the railcars due to food service and the bathrooms are somewhat small.
Age 21 and above

What to wear?

We do not have an enforced dress code. Dinner can be dressier; some guests prefer cocktail party attire. Jackets are suggested on cool nights, but not required. It is always a good idea to bring an extra layer to make sure you are warm enough, we encourage our guests to dress for the occasion.


Experience our vintage train ride which will transport you back in time to the Golden age of train travel in the early 1900s, when the guests explored more than their private quarters. Take in the lush Napa valley countryside with both dining and lounge services along with some courses of the gourmet meal served in each car.

Tour itinerary:

Heading North, first seating guests will be seated in the dining car where you will enjoy their fresh Sonoma greens or soup du jour and choice of entrée, followed by roasted tenderloin of beef, lemon thyme roasted chicken, or gemelli pasta among them and topped off by dessert with complimentary coffee or tea in one of the lounge cars on the return trip.

Second seating guests sample appetizers and beverages in one of our lounge cars en route to St. Helena, and choice of soup or salad, entrée, and dessert on the way back to the station.

We encourage guests to explore the train as well as the kitchen cars and find our chefs in action. Fresh California gourmet meals are crafted by Executive Chef Donald Young and his passionate culinary team in one of three onboard kitchens.

Whether you pick our Gourmet Lunch for a sunny Napa country view or a romantic Gourmet Dinner; in the spring and summer, the long, warm California twilight means that when you take your Wine Train journey, Napa Valley’s vineyards are bathed in beautiful, golden hour sunlight for most of the way, with the opportunity to see some spectacular Napa sunsets. In the Fall and the Winter, when the train departs after sunset, you will experience the romance and adventure of an antique train traveling through the dark, starlit Napa Valley night.

Lunch Schedule:

  • 10:30 AM - Check in
  • 11:00 AM - Board the Train
  • 11:30 AM - Train departs
  • 2:30 PM - Train returns

Dinner Schedule:

  • 5:30 PM - Check in
  • 6:00 PM - Board the Train
  • 6:20 PM - Train departs
  • 8:30 PM - Train returns

Please be aware, in the spirit of traditional rail seating, you may share the experience and a table with another party.

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