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Fall Wine Train 2020

Date: Wed, Sep 23, 2020 - Fri, Sep 25, 2020
Contact: AAA Colorado

 

Embark on your wine journey in your private rail train car. Take in the breathtaking scenery along the Colorado River, while passing by kayakers, rafters and fi shermen. Travel through historical sites like the Roosevelt National Forest, Glenwood Springs, the Moff ett Tunnel, and Byers Canyon where buff alo often roam and wildlife are plentiful. As you pass into Glenwood Springs where mineral waters fl ow, Palisade winemakers come aboard to pour you their best vintage wines. You will continue through the western slope into Grand Junction & Palisade—the heart of Colorado wine country, where over 80% of grapes are grown for this region. Rest up at SpringHill Suites before venturing onto a full day of wine tasting and an enchanting winemaker’s dinner.

We have carefully chosen fall season dates to off er you the beauty of the fall foliage while on the train and more comfortable cooler days in Grand Junction & Palisade

At AAA Travel, we are at your service to make sure your glasses and plates are always full, while entertaining you every step of the way. Come experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the rippled walls of Grand Mesa’s Book Cliff s, Grand Junction outdoor sculpture collection, vibrant restaurants and shops.

Highlights

Private Amtrak rail car for AAA Colorado
Wine tasting with winemakers on the train
2-night accommodation at SpringHill Suites in Grand Junction
Full day of hand-selected wine tasting & food pairing
Winemaker’s five-course dinner at Two Rivers Winery & Chateau

Day 1 | Denver – Grand Junction, Colorado

Start your journey from our AAA DTC location on 6061 S Willow Drive, Greenwood Village, CO where you will enjoy a light breakfast before traveling by motorcoach to Union Station.There you will board your private Amtrak car and enjoy lunch in the diner as you travel through the majestic Rocky Mountains to Grand Junction.Winemakers will share with you their local wines with corresponding pairings. Upon arrival in Grand Junction, you will have a comfortable two-night stay at SpringHill Suites. Dinner is on your own.

Day 2 | Grand Junction

Start the morning with a buff et breakfast provided by the hotel. You will spend the day visiting several hand-selected Palisade vineyards and learn about the vineyards while tasting award-winning local wines with generous food pairings. In the evening, take in a tour highlight to enjoy a lovely evening on the gorgeous grounds of Two Rivers Winery & Chateau and be served a bountiful Winemaker’s dinner.

Day 3 | Grand Junction (Departure)

After buffet breakfast, we will make a stop at Enstrom Candies, then head out of town with a final tour stop at Talbot’s Fruit Market Stand, for a fascinating historical tour and cider tasting. Half way home to Denver, a plentiful picnic lunch to make the most of your coach journey.