Enjoy 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 There, you will learn how grapes are grown and
made into wine with a nice tour of the grounds. Then you will
have about one hour to sample their delicious wines and
have an opportunity to purchase them at the source. Once that is
done, they will let you know
when the bus has come back to pick
you up and bring you back to the train, so no worries about
being left behind!
Once the bus drops you back off and you board the
train again, it will begin to make its journey home... but not
before passing the Ol' Susquehanna Mine! You are
welcome to detrain at the Mine free of charge and spend as much
time as you like relaxing in the picnic grove and then catch a
later train home (trains come every hour and half)If you
would like to enjoy your wine with a picnic, bring a lunch and
relax at picnic tables in tree groves at the Ol’ Susquehanna
Mine/Corn Maze grove or at the station in Phillipsburg
where you originally parked (please see our website for pictures
of our groves at the mine/maze and at the station).
The cost is $35 per person and it includes everything for a day
filled with wine and fun!
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
WINERY TRAIN & GARDEN
TOUR - JUNE 11TH
Ride back in time on the Delaware River Railroad
Excursions. The train will take you to just North of
"Pinchers Point" along the Delaware where you will board a
bus on a docent guided tour of three historic properties
beautiful gardens. You will receive an informative brochure
with plenty of information about the gardens. After the
tour the bus will take you to Villa Milagro Vineyards for
Hors D'orvres and wine tasting, then back to the train for
your homeward bound trip to Phillipsburg.
A box lunch is included.
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