The Royal Gorge Route Railroad's

2019 Wine Dinners

2019 Wine Dinner Dates:
6:30 PM departures

June 21st – Muscardini Cellars
September 7th – Sutcliffe Vineyards

October 12th – California Wine Dinner

3 hours 

Price Information

$219 per Adult in the Dinner Dome (minimum age 21)

Ticket price includes round-trip train ride and 5-course dinner with wine pairings. Gratuity is not included.


*For same day booking please call the reservations department at 888.724.5748*

Please note that our tables seat parties of 4. In the tradition of railroad fine dining, parties of 2 will most likely be seated across the table from another couple. Most of our guests enjoy meeting fellow rail fans. When seated with another couple, you and your guest will be seated on the same side of the table. Larger groups will be seated at adjacent tables. Seating is limited and trains sell out quickly, so make your reservations early!

Every effort will be made to accommodate any special dietary or physical needs. For questions about accessibility of the train, its different classes, or if you would like to be seated with another party, please call the reservations department at 888.724.5748 prior to booking a reservation on our web site.

The Royal Gorge Route Railroad's

2019 Wine Dinner

Join us for our signature event – the Royal Gorge Route Railroad Wine Dinner Train.

Enjoy five courses paired with award winning wines from around the world. Relax in style while taking in the spectacular scenery while riding through the Royal Gorge in our Vista Dome or elegant dining car. This is Colorado’s only Wine Dinner Train and it’s an experience you’ll savor for years to come.

Muscardini Cellars- Sonoma Valley, CA
June 21st Wine Dinner


First Course: Jumbo Sea Scallops   

A Truffle honey glaze compliments our seared jumbo sea scallops placed atop polenta.

2017 Pinot Grigio – Russian River Valley: Classic Italian-styled Pinot Grigio opens with aromas of stone fruits, melon, and tropical citrus.Crisp acidity, as well as high minerality leads in the palate along with flavors of nectarine and kiwi.

Second Course: Lollipop Lamb

A single Lamb rack with a burgundy wine sauce served over Curry mashed potatoes.

 2015 Tesoro – Proprietary Red Blend: This blend opens with lofty aromas of ripe red fruits, fresh violets, and cedar. On the palate, lush flavors of ripe cherry, cassis, black currant, and sweet tobacco create a smooth and silky texture.

Third Course: Colorado Elk Carpaccio

Cold smoked pepper crusted Colorado Elk carpaccio drizzle with a mixed berry balsamic glaze and sprinkled with sweet candied pecans.

2015 Barbera – Pauli Ranch Vineyards, Redwood Valley Mendocino County: This wine opens with intriguing aromas of cocoa, vanilla, and pine. On the palate, fine tannins are followed with expressive flavors of nutmeg and rhubarb with a bright acidity and silky finish.

Fourth Course: Roasted Frenched Quail

Roasted Frenched Quail served over Colorado quinoa beautifully complemented by our plum wine sauce and a Romanesque cauliflower and garnished with fried carrot slaw.

 2013 Reserve – Cassata Vineyards Red Blend, Sonoma Valley: This blend is highlighted with scents of ripe fruits, dried herbs, nutmeg, and tobacco. The vibrant aromas are complemented with deep flavors of dark cherry, huckleberry, cassis, black plums, and chocolate truffles. On the palate, these full-bodied flavors are further enhanced with vibrant acidity, supple tannins, velvety texture, and an elegant dry finish.

Fifth Course: Panna Cotta

Rich dark chocolate panna cotta topped with a homemade triple-berry coulis.  Served with a Mocha Java Blend from San Luis Valley Craft Roastery Coffee, Alamosa CO