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Went to grab a bite for dinner and got stopped by this…

by TrevR on August 13, 2007

Over the weekend we headed up valley to grab a quick bite to eat. On the way back, we were stopped in St. Helena by the Napa Valley Wine Train as it made its way across Highway 29 right in front of us. Luckily, we don’t leave home without our camera, so we snapped a few photos:

Napa Valley Wine Train: August 2007

Napa Valley Wine Train car: August 2007

It’s funny, we’ve lived in the valley for some 30 years and never once taken a ride on the wine train, although we’re certainly aware of the political issues that surround(ed) it. So, we would love to hear from you, loyal Cork Board readers…if you’ve recently hopped aboard tell us about the Napa Valley Wine Train experience. Post your thoughts in the comments!

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has written 716 posts on The Cork Board. He was born and aged in the Napa Valley and has a passion for wine, writing and social media, which led him to co-found this blog in early 2007. Follow him on Twitter @TrevR.

  • Danielle

    I have been on, it is overpriced and hard to get over the polictical issues surrounding it. Since I live in St. Helena, it does not make sense for anyone here really to dine on it when we have such wonderful restaurants here. It is nothing more than a tourist trap with owners who only care about profit and getting it anyway they can, such as tearing up peoples driveway to repair their track and then sending the owners of the property the bill. Makes it hard to enjoy a steak or ride.

  • Danielle

    I have been on, it is overpriced and hard to get over the polictical issues surrounding it. Since I live in St. Helena, it does not make sense for anyone here really to dine on it when we have such wonderful restaurants here. It is nothing more than a tourist trap with owners who only care about profit and getting it anyway they can, such as tearing up peoples driveway to repair their track and then sending the owners of the property the bill. Makes it hard to enjoy a steak or ride.

  • http://winezone.com/ Debra

    My Most Memorable Wine Train Experience: circa 1980s

    I was “working the deck” at the Red Hen Cantina. I was the kind of local person who watched the Wine Train controversy from afar and I could see several sides to the issue, which was easy because it does not affect me personally… anyway, the deck was hopping, the margaritas were flowing, the nachos and fajitas were coming out of the kitchen in a steady stream… There was a train whistle in the distance – and chugging toward us was the choo-choo. When it got close enough, I could see food & drink silhouettes in every dining car window and well-heeled folks outside on the caboose. Then I looked up the railing of the restaurant deck, I saw my bartender brother, who was so cute-he-got-away-with-everything, stand up on a bench, turn round, drop his jeans and moon the Wine Train.
    Ah, good times…

  • http://winezone.com Debra

    My Most Memorable Wine Train Experience: circa 1980s

    I was “working the deck” at the Red Hen Cantina. I was the kind of local person who watched the Wine Train controversy from afar and I could see several sides to the issue, which was easy because it does not affect me personally… anyway, the deck was hopping, the margaritas were flowing, the nachos and fajitas were coming out of the kitchen in a steady stream… There was a train whistle in the distance – and chugging toward us was the choo-choo. When it got close enough, I could see food & drink silhouettes in every dining car window and well-heeled folks outside on the caboose. Then I looked up the railing of the restaurant deck, I saw my bartender brother, who was so cute-he-got-away-with-everything, stand up on a bench, turn round, drop his jeans and moon the Wine Train.
    Ah, good times…

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