Relax, Sip Wine & Leave Your Car Behind

Climb aboard the Pacific Surfliner, whose rails hug the California coastline from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara.

What sets X Wine Railroad apart is that our excursions are designed to be enhancing experiences and a means of discovery.

The journey begins at Los Angeles’s Union Station, which opened in 1939 and was one of the last great American train depots to be built. We’ve reserved a private Business Class car for our group. So, grab a seat and a cup of coffee (or perhaps a celebratory glass of sparkling wine?) as we head from the urban jungle to the tangled vines of Santa Barbara Wine Country. In a little more than two hours, we’ll arrive in downtown Santa Barbara where a fleet of luxury shuttles will transport our group to the bucolic region of Los Olivos and Santa Ynez.

Following our day of tasting and touring, we’ll return to the Santa Barbara train station by private shuttle and begin our journey back to reality arriving in Los Angeles at 9:48 p.m. During our journey home, toast the spectacular day you experienced with a complimentary glass of wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage.

Yes, all good things must come to an end – but visit our 2021 Itinerary Page to book another trip and experience a different winery.

Itinerary for 2021 Wine and Train Excursions

  • 9:10am Arrive at the Los Angeles Union Station Lounge by the Alameda Street main entrance and check in with your Wine Guide, Elizabeth Borsting (she will be holding an X Wine Railroad Sign)
  • 9:40am Line up to board as a group on Coast Starlight, Business Class Car on Train #14 for a 10:10 am departure
  • 12:33pm Arrive at Santa Barbara Amtrak Station for a welcome toast and board our private “Wine Wagon” bound for the vineyard
  • 12:50pm Depart for Santa Barbara Wine Country
  • 1:30pm Arrive at the featured winery for a Wine Country-style lunch, guided tour and tasting with the winemaker
  • 3:15pm Board Wine Wagon for Los Olivos
  • 3:30pm Arrive in Los Olivos for your self-guided wine walk plus shopping and dining at your leisure
  • 5:20pm Meet at designated area to prepare for trip back to Santa Barbara proper
  • 5:30pm Board the Wine Wagon for the return trip to the Santa Barbara Train Station
  • 6:40pm Line up to board Pacific Surfliner, Business Class Train 796 for 7:02 PM departure
  • 9:48pm Arrive at Los Angeles Union Station

*Schedule and Itinerary are Subject to Change

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