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- winophite - 03-18-2008 06:41 PM

Not me, but my brother, just returned from napa bringing me a brochure about the wine train. Sounded like a great, scenic trip, probalbly over my limited budget but who knows. Hopefully in a few years I'll make it out there, I have a 25th anniversery coming up in 2010 and we seem to be more, and more worried about flying out of the continental USA, although Hawaii has been mentioned. We'll see... WP

- TheEngineer - 03-18-2008 11:31 PM


I know that it is a popular ride but it is not entirely necessary to access all the wineries. The train tracks run for a very short distance (maybe 10-15 miles?) but it is all along I-29. I mean that it is literally right beside the road. You can get to all the wineries with your car, actually easier, as the the train does not stop at all the wineries. Many people bike the route as well but I am lazy and I'm not sure I want people who have been drinking all day driving at 60 miles per hour buzzing by me.....

However, having said that, I love train rides. It is an older style train (40's 50's) so there is some character and nostalgia and someone said that the meal was nice.

- winoweenie - 03-19-2008 10:09 AM

WP have never taken the ride as I'm more interested in stopping at the wineries I want rather than the ones that allow the train access. If this is your first trip strongly suggest you drive as you'll be able to follow your whims and stop at wineries you want. Also as Eng pointed out it only follows a small portion of hiway 29 and there are some pretty good wineries on the Silverado Trail. Just me 02c. WW