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Wine Train announces the Vintnerís Lunch Series Line-up

Added: (Sun May 22 2011)

Pressbox (Press Release) - The 2011 Wine Train Vintnerís Lunch Series: Bubbles to Bold Cabernets.
Famous vintners from all over Napa Valley team up with the Wine Train for special lunches with paired food and wine.

(NAPA, CA) The Napa Valley Wine Train announced the all-star cast for the 2011 Vintnerís Lunch program. The popular series has been designed to enrich the culinary experience by pairing wines from expert vintners with the perfect dish crafted by the excellent palate of Executive Chef Kelly Macdonald.

During these lunches, guests leave all of the decisions up to the masters and indulge in Chefís taste sensations, as they journey through the wines of the day. These menus are put together for one day only, which means the lunchís delectable food and wine fusion will never be repeated.

Each Vintnerís Lunch takes place in the Wine Trainís elevated 1952 Vista Dome Car. This exclusive, VIP-style car gives patrons an unparalleled view of the Valley. The lunchís specially designed menu is prepared fresh on board in the Vista Domeís kitchen, which is located on the first story of the car.

Get up close and personal to both Chef Kelly and the guest vintner.

2011 Vintnerís Lunch Line-Up

Artesa Vineyards and Winery (July 8, 2011) Artesa takes its name from the Catalan word for handcrafted and focuses on traditional Napa Valley varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Winemaker, Mark Beringer, will ride with guests and showcase the ultra premium, small lot wines of Artesa.

Dick Vermeil & Vermeil Wines (July 22, 2011) Former NFL Coach and Calistoga native Dick Vermeil, will ride the train to swap stories, sign bottles and discuss the delicious Vermeil Wines.

Domaine Carneros (July 29, 2011) Domaine Carneros, one of Napaís most prominent sparkling wineries, is the quintessential California expression of French Champagne.
Join Domaine Carnerosís Zak Miller to experience the sparkling side of Napa.

Benessere Vineyards (Aug 5, 2011) Benessere means ďwell-beingĒ or ďprosperityĒ in Italian. The Benish family chose this name to convey the prosperity and well-being of living in the Napa Valley. Benessere Vineyards strives to produce some of the finest small lots of Italian-inspired wines in Callifornia.

Markham Vineyards (Aug 12, 2011) Markham Vineyards is the fourth oldest continually operating winery in Napa Valley. Learn from generations of wine making experience from their winemaker, Kimberlee Nicholls.

Raymond Vineyards (Sept 9, 2011) Jean-Charles Boisset, Raymond Vineyardís President and friend of the Wine Train, along with director of winemaking, Stephanie Putnam, ride the train and discuss their biodynamic winery.

ZD Wines (Oct 7, 2011) ZD Wines is a family owned and operated winery that has been around since 1969. They are dedicated to producing delicious wines in an environmentally fashion. They have been certified organic for over a decade, and are a solar powered winery.

Juddís Hill (Oct. 21, 2011) "Having a good time making great wine with family" is Juddís Hillís motto! Beginning as garage winemakers, the Finkelstein family has been producing legendary wines in the Napa Valley since the 1970s, when they created Whitehall Lane Winery. Now, Judd Finkelstein and his wife Holly, continue to hand-craft ultra-premium wines in the same heartfelt and intimate style embraced by his parents over thirty years ago

Train fare, gourmet multiple course meal, paired wines and welcome glass of sparkling wine included: $159

Press contact:
Melodie Hilton, Napa Valley Wine Train (707) 251-5210
Images available upon request

The Napa Valley Wine Train is one of the most unique and best Napa restaurants. This top dining establishment is housed in an antique train that runs on 25-miles of track in the heart of the Napa Valley. The train itself has two engines, three kitchens on board and a collection of early 20th century rail cars that are pure Americana. It offers guests great regional food and fabulous, hard-to-find wines. Enjoy winery tours, wine tasting on board, and celebrity winemaker dinners: A great place to celebrate your special moments, or just to enjoy everyday life. (800) 427-4124 winetrain.com

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