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Napa Valley Wine Train from San Francisco: Gourmet Lunch, Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour

San Francisco, California, USA

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Head to the Ferry Building in San Francisco on the morning of your tour. Depending on the day you select, you’ll take the ferry (Mon-Fri) or a bus (Sat-Sun) to Vallejo, where you’ll then hop on a shuttle and travel north to Napa.

Board the Napa Valley Wine Train in downtown Napa and journey north through beautiful Napa Valley wine country. You'll be served a gourmet 3-course lunch prepared to your specifications from the highly acclaimed onboard restaurant, which uses fresh ingredients, sustainable produce, humanely raised meats and line-caught or farmed fish (see below for a sample menu).
Choose from three different itineraries, listed below. Please check in 30 minutes prior to departure. All transfers and tastings are included. After your winery tour and train ride, you'll be taken back to San Francisco.

Itinerary

Valley First Tour: Board a coach in downtown Napa at 10am and head straight to Raymond Vineyards for a 1.5-hour winery tour and tasting. On the way, enjoy views of Napa Valley’s less-developed east side as you travel along the Silverado Trail.
Arriving at the winery, begin with an introduction to the winery's history and organic farming practices, and then take a guided stroll between the rows of vines while learning about the biodynamic grapes -- those grown without the use of pesticides and artificial chemicals.
Sip a variety of wines in the tasting room while chatting with the sommelier, and then explore the extensive production space to see the machinery and facilities involved in the crushing, fermentation, bottling and storage of wine. You'll have an opportunity to purchase some of Raymond's wines if you wish.
You'll be taken to the train station in the afternoon. Sit back and relax with a complimentary glass of wine and enjoy the views as you ride north to the quaint town of St Helena. Savor your 3-course meal in the dining car and enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine from the bar (own expense) as you pass through Oakville, Rutherford and Yountville, home to The French Laundry, Thomas Keller’s highly acclaimed restaurant. Arrive back in Napa in the afternoon.
Grgich Hills Tour: After boarding the train at 10:50am, you'll be served your meal in the Petite Gourmet Car. Admire views of Napa Valley as you enjoy your appetizer and main course.
Travel north to Rutherford and disembark at Grgich Hills Estate for a 1-hour private tour and tasting. This award-winning family-owned winery also grows biodynamic grapes, which you'll learn about on your guided walk around the vineyards. Then, get a behind-the-scenes look at the cellar and enjoy a private tasting with a wine educator. You may even get to meet Mike Grgich himself!
After your tour, hop on the train again and head to the lounge car for dessert and coffee. The remaining hour of your trip can be spent relaxing with your fellow travelers or exploring the rest of the train. Arrive in downtown Napa around 2:30pm.
Ambassador Tour: Before you board the train around 11am, begin with an educational wine seminar at the Napa train station. Learn about wine culture in Napa Valley from a wine educator, who'll answer any questions you have. Enjoy lunch in the Petite Gourmet Car right after you board. As you eat, marvel at the beautiful western side of Napa Valley and then head to the lounge car for coffee and dessert.
Hop off the train in ST. Helena and then board a luxury coach for a ride to Charles Krug Winery Napa Valley's oldest winery, Charles Krug Winery, owned by Peter Mondavi and family. Charles Krug has beautiful grounds and a history dating back to 1861.
After they visit Krug Winery, Guests will enjoy an additional 1-hour tour and tasting. Raymond Vineyards, where you'll take a 1-hour winery tour followed by a tasting. Explore Raymond's winemaking facilities and taste wine directly from the barrel. End with an exclusive tasting of select Raymond Reserve and Small Lot series red and white wines. 

Sample Menu
Appetizer (choose one)
  • Baby lettuce salad with candied walnuts and smoked goat cheese in a honey cider vinaigrette
  • Soup du jour
Main Course (choose one)
  • Roasted beef tenderloin on a black truffle potato cake with onion and cambozola cheese
  • Grilled pork tenderloin stuffed with wild mushroom polenta on vegetables in a truffle port reduction sauce
  • Coriander chicken breast in a wild mushroom pappardelle pasta with pesto
  • Grilled salmon on fingerling potatoes and sautéed baby spinach in a coconut curry broth topped with a calamari salad
  • Winter squash polenta with a spinach-ricotta portabella and yam-stuffed pepper in a tomato-basil coulis
Dessert
  • Changes daily
Drinks
  • One glass of wine (Valley First option only)
  • Coffee and tea
  • Espresso, cappuccino, soft drinks, juices and mineral water (additional cost)

Information

Includes:
  • Round-trip ferry or bus transport between San Francisco and Vallejo
  • Round-trip shuttle transport between Vallejo and Napa Valley Wine Train
  • 3-course lunch on board
  • Wine tastings
  • Winery tour
  • Welcome taste of wine on board (if option selected)
  • Coffee, tea and water
Excludes:
  • Server gratuities (recommended)
  • Soft drinks, juice and alcoholic beverages (available for purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Any reserved seats not claimed within 10 minutes prior to departure may be released for resale
  • Duration of tour is based on an approximate basis and does not include travel time
  • Not wheelchair or scooter accessible

Meeting Point

Ferry Building, San Francisco
One San Francisco Bay Trail San Francisco, CA 94111

Depending on the day of the week, you may be taking either a ferry or a bus. Please use our "Public Transportation table" below to see which mode of transportation you will be using

Day                       Departure from SF              Return to SF
Monday-Friday       8:15am Ferry        4:15pm Shuttle from Wine Train; 5:45pm Ferry from Vallejo
Saturday-Sunday   8:15am Bus          4:15pm Shuttle from Wine Train; 5:45pm Ferry from Vallejo


Please watch this video for directions on how to get to the ferry or bus. 
https://youtu.be/bc-B6YJX9zA
Departure Time:
8am check-in at the Ferry Building (ferry/bus departs at 8:15am)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point
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