When you think of Napa, the first thing that comes to mind is probably wine. This year for Cinco de Mayo the region is launching something a little different: a Tequila Train.
The Tequila Train will temporarily take over Napa’s existing wine train route and is being run in conjunction with Casa Dragones. Passengers will score a four-course Cinco de Mayo dinner, and have the opportunity to do a tequila tasting on board as well as sip on a few signature tequila-based cocktails using some of Casa Dragones’ line.
On the menu for the event is guacamole and salsa appetizers, Ceviche, tortilla soup, flat iron steak, and a tres leches dessert.
And yes, there will be live music as well.
The Wine Train has traditionally been a huge draw for Napa visitors more for the scenery you get to see on board than the wine. Yes, the wine is fantastic (you are in Napa after all), but the train travels through some of the most scenic parts of the area, making for a pretty beautiful journey.
The train began service in 1989, but the railroad itself has been in operation since 1864.
Tickets for the three-hour ride run $295, which gets you the dinner paired with two drinks and the ride.