Napa Valley Wine Train vintage rail car

For those who live for the finer experiences, there’s an exhilarating announcement from the heart of California’s wine country. The Napa Valley Wine Train, an establishment synonymous with luxury and opulence, is partnering with CHANDON, the celebrated sparkling winery, to kick off the extraordinary “Secret Garden Afternoon Tea” experience. The journey begins with a vintage Pullman Rail Car, blooming with enchanting CHANDON Garden Spritz-Inspired floral décor that promises to transport you to the charm of spring and summer, right aboard Napa’s world-renowned Wine Train.

The Napa Valley Wine Train has always been a connoisseur’s delight, offering a memorable experience that takes you back in time through the elegance of luxury rail travel. This exciting partnership with CHANDON, which is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary in Napa Valley, promises an unforgettable seasonal experience in the summer and fall of 2023.

A Lavish Afternoon Tea Like No Other

'Secret Garden Afternoon Tea' experience on Napa Valley Wine Train

As you step into the custom-designed rail car, you’ll be greeted by the four-course Afternoon Tea service, now paired with CHANDON’s luxurious Garden Spritz. This sumptuous aperitif, perfect for the summer, is a blend of extraordinary sparkling wine and a luscious house-made ‘Garden liqueur’ handcrafted by CHANDON’s expert winemaking team in Argentina. Savor the taste of locally sourced Valencia oranges, fresh herbs, and spices that define this decadent beverage.

Nathan Davis, general manager of the Napa Valley Wine Train, shares the excitement, “This is our first exclusive partnership with a local sparkling wine producer, and CHANDON’s luxurious Garden Spritz innovation is the perfect way to start your Afternoon Tea service.”

Vintage rail car for afternoon tea

Immersive Secret Garden Experience

The train journey promises more than just exquisite flavors. It promises an immersion into a breathtaking visual experience. Imagine being surrounded by fine China, golden three-tier risers, and a mesmerizing indoor secret garden, created by the acclaimed florist, Zeineb Huizinga, owner of The Lavender Rose. She has transformed the train car into a floral paradise with synthetic spring-inspired flowers draping almost every inch, making guests feel as if they’re in the heart of a magical outdoor garden, while they traverse Napa Valley’s most picturesque vineyards and sites.

Get on Board the CHANDON “Secret Garden Afternoon Tea” Experience

Available for booking Saturdays and Sundays through October 2023, the CHANDON “Secret Garden Afternoon Tea” experience on the Napa Valley Wine Train promises to be an unforgettable journey. The adventure begins at 11:30 a.m., returning at 2:30 p.m., and includes a variety of delectable offerings like CHANDON Garden Spritz on arrival, fine steeped teas, finger sandwiches, scones, and signature mini desserts.

For an enhanced experience, guests can also choose from options like CHANDON cocktails, a glass or bottle of CHANDON Blanc de Noirs or CHANDON By The Bay Reserve Blanc de Blancs, and a Sommelier Flight featuring Far Niente Chardonnay, Joseph Phelps Insignia, and Opus One Cabernet.