Local Wineries Partner with Wine Train to Offer Exclusive
Monthly Gourmet Dinner & Wine Pairing Excursions®
By: Stacy Dickenson
The Napa Valley Wine Train is pleased to announce the launch of the new Private Reserve train. Beginning Friday, August 26, Private Reserve will feature a monthly series of winemaker dinners to be held on the 36-seat restyled Pullman railcar as it transports guests past idyllic Napa Valley scenery. Guests will enjoy a four-course gourmet dinner paired with wines from featured local wineries and will have access to the winemakers as they will be on board to discuss the pairings and tasting notes in depth.
The inaugural Private Reserve wine dinner will roll out on Friday, August 26, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. featuring wines from Raymond Vineyards. Jean-Charles Boisset, president of Boisset Family Estates and owner of Raymond Vineyards, will be available to guests and will collaborate with Napa Valley Wine Train’s Executive Chef Donald Young to create the bespoke paired menu. Sample menu items include Porcini Dusted Filet of Beef paired with Raymond’s Generations Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013, Grilled Duck Sausage paired with JCB No 22 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2013 and Pacific Smoked Salmon Carpaccio paired with LVE Chardonnay Napa Valley 2014.
“We are absolutely thrilled to announce this new Napa Valley Wine Train experience aboard our newest railcar,” said Pat Colee, Chairman and Founder of Noble House Hotels & Resorts. “With this excursion, guests will experience the beauty of Napa Valley at dusk while enjoying first-class dining with some of Napa Valley’s most distinguished winemakers.”
HALL Wines will host the second Private Reserve train on Saturday, October 1, with vintner Kathryn Walt Hall in attendance. More information will be provided about additional participating wineries in the coming months.
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.
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 18 distinct and visually captivating properties spanning the U.S. From luxury resorts in Seattle, Wash. to Jackson Hole, Wyo. and the Florida Keys, each property maximizes and showcases its physical setting. Noble House is continuously growing, operating 45 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.
Check-in for the Private Reserve train will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a departure of 6:00 p.m. and arrival back to the train station at 10:00 p.m. Tickets for the Private Reserve train start at $299 per person. The Private Reserve train is also available for groups and private events. For reservations and more information, please call (800) 427-4124 or visit http://winetrain.com/quattro-vino