The Wine Train in Napa Valley brings visitors on a beautiful three-hour tour through wine country. The 36-mile round trip begins in historic downtown Napa, travels through the wine valley to the charming town of St Helena and returns to Napa. The Wine Train route follows tracks that were built in the 1860s to bring visitors to the famous hot springs of Calistoga. Five towns and numerous wineries are passed on the Wine Train route, and the trip provides an excellent overview of Napa Valley as a whole. The journey may help visitors to decide what areas they would like to explore further and what vineyards piqued their interest. The five towns passed along the journey are Napa, Yountville, Oakville, Rutherford, and St Helena.
The Wine Train in Napa Valley has large windows so you won't miss a moment of the landscape. The three-hour journey begins at the train station on McKinstry Street in Napa. In St Helena, the locomotive disconnects from the front of the train and reconnects to the south of the train in preparation for the return journey. Two different routes operate on the weekdays versus the weekends. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, guests depart the train in the town of Yountville. On weekdays, guests have the opportunity to visit Grgich Hills winery during the middle of the trip. The restored, historical cars are a great setting by which to experience Napa, and the delicious food and local wine round out a truly memorable activity.