All Aboard The Day of the Dead Tequila Train

Photo: Tequila Casa Dragons 

The Napa Valley Wine Train has partnered up with Tequila Casa Dragones for a third installation of the Tequila Train, commemorating Day of the Dead with a traditional Mexican menu from Criollo’s Chef Luis Arellano on Thursday, November 1, 2018.

A one-night-only Napa Valley Wine Train takeover on Day of the Dead, the Tequila Train will greet guests onboard with a welcome Tequila Casa Dragones signature cocktail upon embarking on the festive three-hour train journey. The scenic three-hour rail tour will include four gourmet courses featuring authentic Mexican specialties such as Tamal de Camote with pineapple, cacao nibs and almond and Ribeye con Chichilo paired with the world’s number one sipping tequila all to the beat of live DJ Spanish tunes. To conclude the journey, guests are invited to enjoy a celebratory Día de las Muertos Tequila Casa Dragones Jovan shot at the wine train’s own Altar de Muertos, or Day of the Dead Altar.

“We’re thrilled to offer unique experiences featuring world-class transportation, gourmet meals, live music, and unique partners, while taking in the natural beauty of the Napa Valley,” said Scott Goldie, Co-CEO of the Napa Valley Wine Train.  “We hope to encourage locals and visitors alike to experience Napa in a new way and embark on a journey that highlights Napa’s passion for food, exquisite tastings and music.”

Tequila Train tickets start at $295 per person.  For reservations and more information, guests can call (800) 427-4124 or visit www.winetrain.com/special-events/tequila-train.

About the Napa Valley Wine Train

One of the few active historic passenger railroads in the United States, the Napa Valley Wine Train offers an engaging and memorable experience that echoes the glory days of train travel, with fine dining service, multi-course meals cooked to order, Napa Valley scenery and ultimate relaxation aboard exquisitely restored antique rail cars.  The Napa Valley Wine Train features vintage Pullman rail cars faithfully restored with Honduran mahogany paneling, brass accents, etched glass partitions and luxurious armchairs that evoke the spirit of luxury rail travel at the beginning of the 20th century. Conveniently located in downtown Napa and easily accessible, the Napa Valley Wine Train offers a car-free transportation option that bring guests from San Francisco to Napa Valley via the San Francisco Bay Ferry.

In 2015, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd. – a collection of luxury hotels and resorts – entered into a partnership with Brooks Street, a California-based real estate development and investment company, for the purchase of the historic and iconic Napa Valley Wine Train.  The purchase deepens Noble House’s roots in Northern California, expanding its portfolio to include attractions in the destinations its hotels call home.

Photo: Patrick R. Colee

About Noble House Hotels & Resorts

A privately held company for more than 30 years, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd. was founded in 1979 by owner Patrick R. Colee as a commercial property development group, transitioning in 1994 to a hotel ownership management company. Headquartered in Seattle, Wash., the corporation owns and manages an upscale portfolio of 15 distinct and visually captivating properties spanning the U.S.  From the historic passenger Napa Valley Wine Train, to luxury resorts in Seattle, Wash. Jackson Hole, Wyo. and the Florida Keys, each property maximizes and showcases its physical setting. Noble House is continuously growing, operating 43 hotel restaurants, bars and lounges, showcasing local culture and inspiration from local surroundings. With a philosophy that emphasizes “location, distinction and soul,” Noble House Hotels & Resorts exemplifies individuality, dedicating itself to creating and managing exceptional properties that contribute to their communities, staying true to local history, culture and ambiance.

About Casa Dragones

Casa Dragones is a small-batch, independent tequila producer known for their Joven and Blanco tequilas that reflect the care and precision that go into their production. Since its United States debut in 2009, Casa Dragones Joven has earned praise from tequila aficionados, top sommeliers and renowned chefs for its distinctive taste, aroma and body. Casa Dragones Joven is a master blend of extra-anejo and blanco tequilas for a super smooth taste meant to be sipped. In 2014, the independent, small batch producer unveiled a second style, Tequila Casa Dragones Blanco, a silver, ultra-premium tequila that maintains the nuanced elegance and subtleties that have become synonymous with the name Casa Dragones. The tequila has since earned a loyal following among top mixologists, who have created original recipes highlighting the spirit.

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