Grape Train Escape
Wine-Tasting Tours during a Saturday Evening Train Ride
Verde Canyon Railroad has long been a venue for viticulture appreciation. Since 1990 train passengers have enjoyed raising a toast to the Arizona wilderness from well-appointed rail cars, harkening back to a time when relaxing travel by train was recognized as a hallmark of sophistication and class. In 2002 raising that toast became a highly-requested event called the Grape Train Escape. Going in to its 20th year, this great grape celebration has spanned the planet – Italian, Chilean, Spanish, German and French wines have been served to thousands of awe-inspired train passengers.
June 17 & 24, July 1, 15 & 29, August 19 and September 2
Offered during the 5:30 p.m., Saturday Starlight Trains, May through September, a number of the train cars are dedicated to The Grape Train Escape event. Regional purveyors of fine Arizona wines as well as worldwide vintners showcase their award-winning vintages on the rails. Wine tasting coupled with harmonizing appetizers takes one back to a time when relaxing train travel was recognized as a hallmark of sophistication.
What to Expect with Your Wine
- Luxurious style and attentive beverage service right to your seat
- Abundant appetizers that will pair perfectly with wine selections
- Adjoining open-air cars where the lush riparian landscape of summer, including canopies cottonwoods, moody monsoon afternoons and deep crimson cliffs, compliments a great glass of wine
- Information is made available so you can find where to purchase a bottle of your favorite wines following the ride
More information and booking please check out the website – Link Here.
Saturdays, May 27 – September 2