a beautiful journey along the scenic Delaware River behind New
Jersey's only operating steam locomotive.
Visit to one of New
Jersey's most beautiful Wineries. The train will take you to the end
of our line where you will board a bus for the short trip to the
winery which is located in Finesville, New Jersey
The Warren County Winery Train
is operated by the Delaware River Railroad Excursions located in
Phillipsburg, New Jersey. We are a Non-profit, 501 (c) 3 corporation
and staffed almost entirely by volunteers.
After a Steam Train ride along the Delaware and
a short bus ride through rolling farmlands, you will arrive at Villa
Milagro Vineyards (www.VillaMilagroVineyards.com)
There you will learn how grapes are grown and
made into wine. Then you will sample their delicious wines and have
an opportunity to purchase them at the source. If you would like to
enjoy your wine with a picnic, bring a lunch and relax at tables in
tree groves at the Ol’Susquehanna Mine and Corn Maze or at the
station in Phillipsburg.
You are welcome to detrain at the Mine and spend as much time as you
like relaxing in the picnic grove then catch a later train.
Resting on a ridge, overlooking both
the Delaware and Musconetcong Rivers, Villa Milagro Vineyards offers
panoramic views of four counties in two states.
Raised in the Central Valley of California which
produces 75% of the state’s wine grapes, winemaker Dr. Audrey Cross-Gambino
blends wines made from Villa Milagro’s ten varieties of grapes to
create complex and interesting wines. Husband Steve Gambino oversees
all operational aspects of the vineyard and winery, insuring that
their wines maintain the boutique quality standards of some of
Europe’s best hand-made wines.
You will tour the vineyard to learn how beneficial
insects and birds are attracted; how weeds and disease are
controlled without herbicides and pesticides; and how natural
compost enriches the soils. Then learn how grapes become wines and
are aged and blended to form Villa Milagro’s delicious wines.
Meet the owners’ other household members - Commander
Cody, their 100 lb German Shepherd, cats Tuxedo and Silki, and on
lucky days, Grandbaby Molly. All roam the 104 acres of breathtaking
views that earn this vineyard its name, Villa Milagro which is
Spanish for “home of miracles!” You are welcome to host your private
events here as well as come anytime on the Winery Train.
Villa Milagro's web site