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June 13, 2006 > Riding the rails and sipping fine wine

Riding the rails and sipping fine wine

by Hugh Tebault

Enjoy Livermore Valley wine and cheese pairings by sommelier and wine educator Sean Andrade onboard the historic Niles Canyon Railway .To meet popular demand, organizers have expanded to six bookings this year.

Each Saturday afternoon between July 22 and August 26, your trip will start in the quaint town of Sunol. Boarding these historic trains begins at 4 p.m. with departure at 4:30 p.m. for a leisurely two hours of wine tasting while traveling through the Niles Canyon. Guests must be over 21 and handicap access is limited.

Passengers will receive their own Niles Canyon Railway (NCRY) wine glass and acrylic buffet plate as mementoes.

For $30, the Wine Tasting Special 2006 package includes passage on board the NCRY Wine Tasting Special train, tutoring from the master sommelier. NCRY wine glass and special plate, samples of five Livermore wines and breads, cheeses and foods matched with the wines.

Each trip is limited to 150 guests and tickets are available online at or by calling (408) 249-2953. You may also send an email to

Wine Tasting Train
July 22 to August 26
4 p.m.
Niles Canyon Railway
6 Kilkare Road, Sunol
(408) 249-2953
Parking is available at the station.

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