Niles Canyon Railway can make your Valentine’s Day unforgettable with the annual Romance on the Rails Wine Tasting Trains. On Sunday, February 10, there will be two trains, one leaving the Sunol station at 12:00 noon and another leaving at 3:00 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::
- Occasio Winery 2011 Fume Blanc
- Nottingham Cellars 2010 MLR Chardonnay
- Cuda Ridge Wines 2010 Merlot
- Wood Family Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Thomson Ranch
- McGrail Vineyards and Winery 2010 Petite Sirah
- Cedar Mountain Winery Tortuga Royale
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 Locomotive 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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