The Napa Valley Wine Train Launches New Murder Mystery Tour

Courtesy of the Napa Valley Wine Train

The Napa Valley Wine Train has announced its partnership with The Murder Mystery Company, a theatrical company that hosts comedy murder mysteries, to take passengers back in time to solve a murder on a three-hour journey aboard the historic train. Launching on Saturday, April 13 and available on a select date each month through November 2019, the new Murder Mystery Tour will include a multi-course gourmet dinner from executive chef Donald Young.

Set in the U.S.’s prohibition-era, the Murder Mystery Tour’s story line will be The Murder Mystery Company’s “Crime and Pun-ishment” experience. Featuring 1920s mobsters, jealous lovers, a rival Mafioso and a pair of undercover federal agents, passengers will work together to solve the crime by trading clues and gathering information before time runs out and the murderer escapes. Although not required, guests are encouraged to dress in 1920s-style attire, such as tassel skirts, pinstripe suits, feather boas, sequin headbands, elbow-length gloves and fedoras. 

From the vineyards along the train’s tracks, the Napa Valley Wine Train will have a menu of acclaimed wines to pair with the meal. The tour menu will begin with either a salad with Skyhill Farms goat cheese, shaved fennel, radishes, toasted almonds and champagne-dijon vinaigrette or a warm cup of soup of the day. Passengers can then choose from a variety of entrées, such as sliced roasted tenderloin of beef, lemon thyme roasted chicken, brown sugar-glazed pork tenderloin, or gemelli pasta with mushroom confit. Additionally, dessert will include a daily creation from Chef Donald Young. 


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Upcoming Murder Mystery Tour Dates:

  • Saturday, April 13
  • Friday, May 10
  • Thursday, June 13
  • Thursday, July 18
  • Thursday, August 15
  • Thursday, September 12
  • Saturday, October 12
  • Saturday, November 9

Tickets start at $216 per person. Check-in for the Murder Mystery Tour will begin at 5:30 p.m., and everyone is encouraged to arrive by 5:45 p.m. Passengers will board at 6 p.m., depart at 6:30 p.m., and return to the station at 9:30 p.m. For reservations and more information, call 800-427-4124 or visit

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