Enjoy a beautiful journey along the scenic Delaware River. Visit to one of New Jersey's most beautiful Wineries. You will journey along the Delaware River to the farthest end of our railroad, debarking at the historic Riegelsville train station.
The winery is just up the hill from the train station, and the shuttle bus will take you up their driveway. Trains run evey 2 hours, you may visit either of the local pubs and return on a later train. The last trip North is 4:30. The historc Riegelsville Inn is just across the Delaware River from our train station, and Hootz Tavern is directly next to the station with a great view of the river.
Stroll across the famous Robling Wire rope bridge which spans the River.
The shuttle bus will take you up to Vlla Milagro Vineyards. There, you will learn how grapes are grown and made into wine then sample their delicious wines and have an opportunity to purchase them at the source.
Once the shuttle drops you back off and you board the train again, it will begin to make its journey home... but not before passing the Susquehanna Mining Company! You are welcome to detrain at the Mine free and spend as much time as you like relaxing in the picnic grove and then catch a later train home (trains come every 2 hours). If you would like to enjoy your wine with a picnic, bring a lunch and relax at picnic tables in tree groves at The 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 $45 per person and it includes a day filled with wine and fun! For additional fun you may purchase a ticket for the Susquehanna Mining Company on site and enjoy the traji, but funny history of the mine. There is a short informational tour and they teach you how to pan for real gems you can take home. With every mine ticket you receive a bad of ore. There are mining and mineral gifts available at the on site gift shop as well!
Enjoy a ride on our historic passenger coaches.
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 eight 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 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. Drink in the breathtaking views that earn this farm 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.
On the train you will have your very own guide who will inform you about the railroad and our historic equipment. We are there to answer your questions and provide you with support during your trip.
We have two beautiful picnic groves. The largest is in Phillipsburg at our station with views of the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers. Our most beautiful picnic grove is located at the stop for The Susquehanna Mining Company called "Snyders". Here we have about 20 picnic tables under beautiful sprawling pine trees. Also located at this stop are both the The Susquehanna Mining Company and the Corn Maze ( in season). If you opt to use the picnic grove at the mine location you can take the next train north ( 1 1/2 hours later) to return back to the station. You may also enjoy the mine experience which is only $5.00 or the Corn Maze, also $5.00. Both of these tickets can be purchased on site. Please note. While you are welcome to bring a nice picnic lunch, only alcohol purchased at Villa Milagro may be consumed on railroad property.
For an additional fee ( only $5.00) add the Susquehanna Mining Company to your adventure. Learn the amusing and trajic history of the mine and pan for gem stones you can take home! From late August to the end of October play the game where getting lost is half the fun! Come explore the Corn Maze. this is also only a $5.00 add on when purchasing tickets.