Grape Train Escape (wine-tasting)
One of Verde Canyon Railroad’s most popular signature events since 2003, the Grape Train Escape, takes passengers on a journey through varied vintages and varietals while savoring the sunset wilderness of a rare riparian canyon. Each Grape Train features a different renowned wine region. Rich with history, culture and adventure, wines from Chile inspire passion and stir the soul with their robust notes and spicy aromas on May 15th. June 12th brings the Grape Train back stateside to the Pacific Northwest and the wines of Washington State. The wines of Argentina inflame the passion for adventure on July 10th. A swing Down Under to the wines of Australia on August 21st shares the boisterous and dynamic selections of this spirited nation. The grand finale of the Grape Train Escape on September 4th returns us to our own neighborhood, and the prized wines of Arizona’s Verde Valley, its notes nurtured in our area terroir. The Grape Train Escape is an event upgrade to classic First Class and features a flight of tastes and accompanying appetizers to complement each selection during the Starlight journey for $139 per person.