Wine Tasting Tours
The Verde Canyon Railroad’s tribute to great wines of the Grand Canyon State will be held on select Saturdays in 2019. Passengers will be served a sampling of wines from select Verde Valley wineries. Guests also will enjoy specialty cheeses and hors d’oeuvres chosen to complement the featured wines. The ticket price for this evening excursion is $129.00; proof of age may be requested. Viogniers from each winery will be aboard to discuss the terroir and the techniques of wine-making. 2019 dates to be announced soon.
“The Verde Valley has quickly become one of the premier wine regions of the west,” said Teresa Propeck, director of marketing. “It’s a draw to our region, so what better way to showcase Arizona wines than with the backdrop of amazing Arizona scenery by rail? These events are very exclusive since each excursion will only accommodate 160 passengers.”
The Grape Train Escape features exclusive first-class accommodations, lavishing passengers with luxurious style and attentive beverage service right to your seat. Adjoining open-air cars share the lush riparian scenery of summer: canopies of green Cottonwoods , moody monsoon afternoons and deep crimson cliffs.
Check back soon for 2019 dates.