Mine Train

Enjoy a beautiful journey along the scenic Delaware River behind New Jersey's only operating steam locomotive and visit one of New Jersey's most beautiful Wineries

 
   

Warren County Winery Train

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! 

 

 

Villa Milagro

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

 

SPECIAL EVENT

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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