Napa wine train engine.

The Napa Valley Wine Train Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

January 15, 2019

The railroad itself dates back to 1864 and is part of the charm of the experience today, which involves guests relaxing to the clack-clack of the wine train conveying them along the Napa Valley wine train’s routes—most of which run 36 miles, round-trip, to St. Helena and back... read more

Napa wine train window lights at night.

All Aboard! There's Excellent Wine To Try on These Trains

January 2019

This list wouldn’t be complete without mention of Napa Valley’s finest luxury train. With its polished reputation and carefully curated menus, it’s no wonder that Napa Valley Wine Train is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year... read more

Napa arts district mural being painted.

A New Arts District Is Transforming Napa

November 26, 2018

This burgeoning area in downtown Napa boasts public art and a new spin on cool. Surrealist houses falling through the air... read more

A car full of people on the Napa Wine Train.

What's New in Napa?

October 31, 2018
Wine Spectator

Beautifully refurbished vintage cars, a huge upgrade to the food and plenty of tour options have made the train an appealing way to exlore Napa Valley, without having to worry about driving.... read more

Napa Valley Wine Train

Napa Valley Wine Train could be valuable partner

October 12, 2018
Napa Valley Register
Star Editorial Board

The acrimony between the Napa Valley Wine Train and the city of St. Helena used to be the stuff of local legend. Stories abound about the mayor lying down on the tracks in protest, and the equally pugnacious Wine Train owner daring the city to wage war in court against him and a team of attorneys funded by his vast Rice-A-Roni fortune. read more

Hey Ciara looks out wine traing door.

I Traveled On The Napa Valley Wine Train & It Was The Best Ride Of My Life

August 31, 2018
Elite Daily

What if you could go wine tasting on a train through California's wine country? Sounds like a dream come true, right? Well, I had the amazing opportunity to ride aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train, and I never wanted the adventure to stop... read more

Napa Wine Train with Mural behind.

Art Along the Napa Valley Wine Train Tracks

August 2018
Napa Sonoma Magazine

Since January 2017, visitors to Napa have been treated to vivid displays of contemporary art in an unexpected setting. A previously nondescript two-mile corridor that runs through a semi-industrial neighborhood in Napa has become a vibrant arts district, thanks to... read more

Napa Valley Wine Train

Napa Valley Wine Train, "Gamechanger" in Northbay Biz

July 13, 2018
Northbay Biz
Jane Hodges Young

The Napa Valley Wine Train's evolution over the last 30 years brings to mind one of The Grateful Dead's most famous lines, from a song, ironically, named Truckin': "What a long, strange trip it's been." read more

Napa Valley vineyard with sun setting behind.

T&C Travel Guide: Napa Valley and Sonoma County, California

July 9, 2018
Town and Country Magazine

Napa and Sonoma feel lost in time, something of an adult playground where (as long as you're 21) you can indulge in all of the culinary and oenophilic delights you can handle. And while wine and food are the region's main draws, events like... read more

Seats looking out of the wine train.

This Wine Train Takes You Through America's Top Vineyards

April 20, 2018
Country Living

If you've already boozed it up on all three of Quattro Vino's wine train tours, never fear: The company just announced a fourth route to its lineup. Dubbed the Famiglia Tour, the new path focuses on family-owned wineries, making stops at... read more

A mural by Cinta Vidal in Napa Valley

Rail Arts District open house

April 19, 2018
Napa Valley Register

The Rail Arts District, which runs through central Napa parallel with the Napa Valley Vine Trail, will host an open house Thursday, April 26, at the Napa Valley Wine Train Station on McKinstry Street... read more

Jack & Jill, a mural by the Los Angeles artist known as Bumblebeelovesyou

New mural, artwork on signal boxes coming to Napa Valley Vine Trail

March 22, 2018
Napa Valley Register

“Jack & Jill” will join a butterfly-holding woman, surrealist houses and a prism of colors among the images gracing the Napa Valley Vine Trail. A director of the Napa Valley Wine Train has announced plans to add to the Rail Arts District, a 1.7-mile section of the railroad planned to become a linear gallery of public artworks... read more

Floating Napa mural by Cinta Vidal

Where You Can Find Art In The Napa Valley

February 23, 2018
San Francisco Travel

From colorful murals along the Napa Valley Vine Trail, to contemporary art in iconic wineries, the Napa Valley has a dynamic art scene that beckons to be explored. Here are some suggestions to get you started on an artistic adventure in the Napa Valley... read more

Brooks Street living room at Orinda Wilder

Brooks Street Builds Sterling Reputation for Highest Quality Custom Homes

February 20, 2018
Biz Journals
Press Release

As a custom homebuilder and master developer of Wilder's master-planned community, Brooks Street has spearheaded one of Northern California's most unique, beautiful and dynamic new luxury home communities... read more

Napa Valley Wine Train engine logo

Biz Buzz: Napa Valley Wine Train named Large Business of the Year

February 1, 2018
Napa Valley Register

The Napa Valley Wine Train was named the Large Business of the Year at the 129th Napa Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and awards luncheon on Jan. 26.... read more

Napa Valley Wine Train on tracks

After the fires, the road back to Napa and Sonoma counties

January 14, 2018
Los Angeles Times

If you’ve been putting off travel to this wine country, think again. You see acre upon acre of splendor, especially if you keep your eyes on the lowlands where most of the cities, towns, restaurants, lodgings and tasting rooms are... read more

Brooks Street Home being built at Orinda Wilder

Brooks Street Makes It Easy to Build a Dream Custom Home at Wilder, Orinda

December 12, 2017
Digital Journal
Press Release

Local builder Brooks Street is making it easy to build a custom home in the San Francisco Bay Area. The fully integrated real estate development company behind some of the most successful real estate in California.... read more

Proposed Wine Train Resort

Napa Valley Wine Train Owners Plan $100 Million Resort Development

June 3, 2017
Napa Valley Register
Jennifer Huffman

The owners of the Napa Valley Wine Train have submitted an application to the city to build a 348,000-square-foot, five-story resort at the current train station property on McKinstry Street... read more

Magic Butterflies

My Life in the Rail Arts District

May 20, 2017
Napa Valley Register
Kevin Courtney

How do we feel about murals in public places? Some people hate them. They'd prefer the color beige. For the past two decades, downtown has been home to some perfectly nice murals with historical themes.... read more

10Best Readers’ Choice: Transportation Winners

July 22, 2016
USA Today
10Best Editors

Transportation and travel are tightly intertwined, and this month we’re celebrating all the ways we get from Point A to Point B. From classic automobiles and historic train cars to stunt planes and historic ships, these forms of... read more

31 Things everyone should do in Napa Valley, according to a local

July 20, 2016
Business Insider
Cassidy Hopkins, INSIDER

Even locals will admit that a large percentage of the things you’ll do in the Napa Valley will involve wine, but hey, that’s nothing to complain about.... read more

Napa Valley Wine Train adds new train, tour

May 23, 2016
The Press Democrat
Cynthia Sweeney, Business Journal Staff Reporter

For the first time in its 27-year history the iconic Napa Valley Wine Train will make stops along its route, allowing guests to spend time tasting at four wineries. The new six-hour Quattro Vino tour will make stops... read more

‘Fun’ Silicon Valley-type office complex planned for Natomas

March 23, 2016
The Sacramento Bee
Bob Shallit

The Newport Beach company that last year bought the famed Napa Valley Wine Train is looking to make a big splash in suburban Sacramento. Brooks Street, a real estate development and investment company, is looking to build... read more

Developer plans ‘funky’ approach to Natomas commercial project

March 22, 2016
Sacramento Business Journal
Ben van der Meer, Staff Writer

Commercial development in Natomas tends to be conventional for a suburban setting: Low-rise office buildings and lots of familiar retailers. But Rich Knowland said he’s planning to buck that trend with a new office/hotel development. read more

Update: Napa Valley Wine Train Sold

September 15, 2015
Napa Valley Register
Jennifer Huffman

The iconic Napa Valley Wine Train has been sold for an undisclosed price by the family of its founder, the late Vince DeDomenico. The new owners are Seattle-based Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd. and Brooks Street... read more