When you think of Napa Valley, you’re probably not thinking about doing tequila shots. The vintage 1915 Wine Train, which brings wine-lovers on a 36-mile journey through the towns and vineyards of wine country, is now looking to appeal to liquor fans as well. The new Tequila Train is setting out to redefine the Napa Valley experience.
Guests can enjoy a four-course Mexican feast, including chips, guacamole and salsas, tortilla soup, flat-iron steak, and orange mojo chicken served with Mayan rice. Of course, each dish is paired with different tequilas from Casa Dragones, an independent Mexican small batch producer. In case any further convincing was needed, Casa Dragones is actually Oprah’s tequila of choice. “I’ve sampled tequilas all over the world,” she said on the 2017 list of her favorite things, “but Casa Dragones is still my go-to.”
The inaugural Tequila Train voyage was on Cinco de Mayo, but it has two more outings this year — one for National Tequila Day in July, and Day of the Dead in October. If feedback is positive, it may become a regular offering.
If tequila’s not your thing, but you still want a unique, boozy Napa experience, try one of the other fun tour options. For lovers of history and the arts, try the Murder Mystery Tour, where you can dress up in 20th-century garb. If music is your passion, the Blue Note Express Music & Dinner Train is probably right up your alley. Or you could always just sit on the train like normal, drinking tons of wine and watching the vineyards roll by.