Mark your calendars! The Washington Wine Express departs on three September weekends in 2018.
You’re cordially invited to join the Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum (MRRR) for the Washington Wine Express, an experiential wine tasting journey on the Milwaukee Road through the forests and foothills of Mt. Rainier! Aboard the Washington Wine Express, you’ll enjoy select award-winning Washington wines, while conversing with vintners on the train and at the MRRR’s historic logging camp. Once at the MRRR Logging Museum, you’ll have a relaxing 90 minutes to visit sampling stations featuring Washington wineries, and interact directly with the vintners and growers producing these fabulous vintages.
Standard Class train coaches are Tacoma Rail cars representative of the 1950’s era Amtrak passengers cars offering reserved seating in climate controlled environment with comfortable front-facing upholstered seats in paired rows.Ride in style in First Class aboard 1940s Olympian Hiawatha coaches from the Milwaukee Road. These table-and-chair coaches allow for parties of 4 to sit facing each other with reserved seating in a climate controlled environment. First Class tickets include the additional amenities of a dedicated car attendant, complimentary snacks and beverages, and tabletop activities for the youngsters – and young at heart! Your fare includes wine tastings throughout the train ride, 6 tasting tickets to use at the museum, a souvenir MRRR commemorative wine glass, live musical entertainment and a scrumptious meal at the museum complete with dessert. And be sure to bring your smartphone or camera to capture all the fun and beauty along the way, as well as your own smiling selfies! Boarding times are 10:45 a.m. for the first excursion, and 2:45 p.m. for the second excursion, with all departures from the MRRR’s historic Elbe Depot. Consider extending the fun by staying overnight in the area. Check out the lodging options nearby.
The Washington Wine Express is a special event produced by Mt Rainier Railroad on behalf of the non-profit Western Forest Industries Museum. All Mt Rainier Railroad ticketing and cancellation polices are effective for this special event train.