All aboard! A holiday afternoon tea on a vintage train winding its way through lush wine country? If that sounds a lovely to you as it does to us, the Napa Valley Wine Train is on track to offer you a great seasonal experience perfect for sharing with family or loved ones. Tea is served in a holiday-decked vintage Pullman rail car with historic features like Honduran mahogany paneling, etched glass partitions, sumptuous armchairs and gleaming brass accents.
“Afternoon tea is a cherished tradition, and we are thrilled to be able to offer it with a twist of peppermint as part of our holiday programming,” said Nathan Davis, general manager, Napa Valley Wine Train. “It’s the perfect way, and a nice alternative for those who prefer a less wine-centric experience, to celebrate the season with family and friends while enjoying the beautiful Napa Valley scenery.”
Available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays the entire month of December, the three-hour experience features a sparkling wine toast; a selection of fine steeped teas like peppermint tea (and coffee); a demi-tasse portion of soup and petite salad course with seasonal touches; and a three-tiered tray of finger sandwiches, scones and signature mini-desserts with a holiday theme. Optional enhancements include caviar and accompaniments. Trains depart at 11:30 a.m. and return at 2:30 p.m.
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