Courtesy of The Napa Valley Wine Train

Quality tequila, live music, and mesmerizing views are all part of the mix. 

By Talia Avakian

The Napa Valley Wine Train is launching a new Tequila Train experience that will have you sipping on quality tequila as you enjoy a scenic train ride.

Kicking off on Cinco de Mayo, the new Tequila Train offers a three-hour tour through the rolling vineyards and charming towns of Napa Valley. Passengers enjoy four courses paired with tequila varieties from Casa Dragones, an independent small batch producer from Jalisco, Mexico.

Aboard the vintage railcar, which dates back to 1915, passengers can enjoy live music and a first course of a welcome cocktail (Casa Dragones Blanco Tequila) served alongside white corn tortillas, fresh guacamole, and salsa.

Additional courses include tortilla soup, rubbed flat iron steak, and orange mojo chicken served with Mayan rice, queso fresco, and chimichurri. For dessert, tres leches is served with Casa Dragones Joven 100% Pure Agave Azul, a tequila that’s also happens to be a favorite of Oprah’s.

“I've sampled tequilas all over the world, but Casa Dragones is still my go-to; blanco is delightful mixed into cocktails, but the one I love for sipping on its own is Joven,” Oprah said about one of her Favorite Things last year.

Throughout the 36-mile-trip, passengers will see everything from downtown Napa to St. Helena and the quaint towns of Oak Knoll, Yountville, Oakville, and Rutherford.

If you're interested in taking the trip, you'll want to book soon. Tickets are currently on sale for May 5 starting at $295 per person. If you aren't able to join on Cinco de Mayo, the company will have two more tequila experiences this year: for National Tequila Day in July, and for Day of the Dead in October.