(Picture Courtesy of Grapevine CVB)Grapevine, Texas has a vintage train. It is amazing and I've wanted to ride it since the first time I found out about it. Although there are trips that run throughout the year from Grapevine to Fort Worth, the town of Grapevine does an amazing job incorporating the train into tons of events all year long. During the holiday season, they have the North Pole Express for families and the Christmas Wine Train for the adults. I had the pleasure of checking out the Christmas Wine Train last week.
The Christmas Wine Train is great for adults. For a girls night, date night, double date or even just to relax, there is a place for everyone! Something that I love about the train is 'keeping it local'. Each wine train presents a different winery in the area. Su Vino winery was featured on the train that I went on and this upcoming Thursday is D'Vine Winery.
It doesn't stop there. On the Su Vino train, Main Street Bistro and Bakery had appetizers and desserts. Although, we happened to eat dinner prior to boarding the train, we still tried a few items. One thing is for certain, if you happen to try one of the macaroons you are in trouble. They are beyond delicious!
I hope you got to see my previous post about the decorations in Grapevine this time of year. It's truly magical. The train is no exception. The inside of the train car is filled with Christmas decor, holiday music is playing throughout the entire trip. You are even visited by Santa and the staff is kind and very friendly. What amazed me the most was how absolutely relaxing the trip was. Honestly, I thought the train would run a little faster but it was the perfect pace. Along our route, we could see homes decorated with lights in the coziness of the train car. I cannot describe how relaxing the trip was, you almost want to snuggle up with a blanket and shut your eyes for a few minutes.
The wine! I tried the Chardonnay and the Toasted Snowman - both delicious in their own way. Do be warned, if you try the Toasted Snowman, it is VERY sweet. It's dessert within itself. Heather, tried the Almond Sparkling Wine and loved it. I don't think you can go wrong with any wine that was featured on the train and it also allows you to taste the options for a great last minute holiday gift!
If you happen to be in the Grapevine area, by all means buy your ticket and head on over. The trip is just the right amount of time to unwind after a long day, catch up with your girlfriends or even snuggle up with your love. Treat yourself, it's one of the best things to do and we all need it every now and again!
The Christmas Wine Train boards at 7:30pm and returns at 9:00pm.
Parking is free and convienent, nearby.
Each train features a different winery and winery representative.
You will receive a Christmas Wine Train glass and a ticket for one glass of wine to choose from the selection available. Additional glasses can also be purchased on board.
Tickets can be purchased here.
Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post, however I did receive free admission to the event in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.