10 Tips for Great Adventures in Wine Country


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By Train
You'll get a great view of wine country from the windows of the classic Napa Valley Wine Train.
You'll get a great view of wine country from the windows of the classic Napa Valley Wine Train.
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Napa Valley's Wine Train travels from Napa to St. Helena in about three and a half hours. You can taste regional wines and dine while checking out the views of wine country from the train's large windows with a tour that starts out with a little bit of wine education.

The wine train is a classic Pullman train with cars from the early 1900s up to the mid 1950s. For an upgrade, you can opt to ride in the 1952 domed rail car, which offers an even more spectacular -- almost 180-degree -- view of the area.

Most of the wine train packages include a complimentary taste of local wine, and there's also a wine tasting car where riders can try an array of regional favorites.

Do you prefer the wind in your hair and a more fast-paced adventure? Travel through wine country on a motorcycle instead.