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I went on this to celebrate my recent engagement and had a splendid time--I really felt like a VIP. On the way to wine country, our driver was exceptionally knowledgeable about wine and gave us an education on the different types of wines and how to evaluate them during tastings. My favorite, favorite part of the entire experience was meeting the executive chef. He had prepared tasty little appetizers just for us and he went in depth on all the ingredients and methods he used as well as the history of the Wine Train. Absolutely fascinating (and delicious). The dinner was top-notch. I'm glad I went with his recommendation (a line-caught fish from Washington State)--truly sublime. We finished the evening in a club car for dessert and coffee. We even got to step outside of the car for some fresh air and to watch the scenery leisurely pass us by. I never felt rushed and everyone, from our driver, the executive chef, to the head waiter ensured the day was relaxing and carefree. A delightful, insightful experience!
Absolutely fabulous day and evening in the wine country! Tour was very smooth from start to finish and we really felt the "VIP" treatment. Seeing behind the scenes of the wine train was such a cool experience and we were even able to board the train (red carpet treatment included) at a location that is only used for celebrities. The champagne stop and the entire meal on board the train were both fantastic. Amazing experience all around.
We had what I understand to be the pleasure of being the very first people to do this tour and Its worth it in every way. The chef is fabulous to speak with, the food delicious, the wine well its a wine train for a reason. I would recommend you request on the left side on the way up and the other on the return.
The train ride was really nice, and the food was spectacular, but we expected a little more at the winery. The person who waited on us brought us the wine, poured for us and then left us. We thought that there would be interaction with the host etc. We enjoyed the tour and hearing the Chief talking about his kitchen and everything that he does!