Niles Canyon Railway can make your Valentine’s Day unforgettable with the new Romance on the Rails Wine Tasting Trains. On Sunday, February 14, there will be two trains, one leaving the Sunol station at 2:00 p.m. and another leaving at 5:00 p.m.
You will experience the magic of a bygone era as you travel for two hours through scenic Niles Canyon on a vintage train in the new Southern Pacific parlor-lounge car #2979, newly restored to its elegant 1940s appearance. It is the winner of an Art Deco Society of California preservation award. It features plush lounge seating and a semi-circular mahogany bar framed by etched glass and mirrors. The car is climate-controlled for your comfort, and attendants will be on board to assist in any way you require during your trip. An open-air car is also included for your viewing enjoyment.
Fine premium wines from Livermore Valley wineries have been hand-selected by Wine Educator Steve Ferree. The wineries represented on the Romance on the Rails are::
- Elliston Vineyards California Sparkling Wine
- Occasio Winery 2008 Sauvignon Blanc, Livermore Valley
- Wood Family Vineyards 2008 Chardonnay, Livermore Valley
- Ruby Hill Vineyards 2007 Grapeful Red, Livermore Valley
- McGrail Vineyards 2005 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Livermore Valley
- Cedar Mountain Winery Tortuga Royale Cabernet Sauvignon Port, Livermore Valley
Steve, the WineProGuy, will be on board to provide you with information about the wines and the cheeses that are being paired. In addition Hors d’oeuvre will be served.
The Romance on the Rails Wine Tasting Train is sponsored by the Pacific Locomotic Association and the Golden Gate Railroad Museum and proceeds of the event support their railroad historic preservation programs. All seats are reserved and tickets are $75 and are available at their ticketing site.
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