The Royal Gorge Route Railroad's

2019 Wine Dinners

2019 Wine Dinner Dates:
6:30 PM departures

May 18th – Winery at Holy Cross Abbey
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.

Winery at Holy Cross Abbey - Canon City, CO May 18th Wine Dinner


First Course: Colorado Elk Cordon Bleu / Holy Cross Abbey Syrah

Colorado Elk Tenderloin, prosciutto ham, and Swiss cheese breaded in a gluten free breading and topped with a burgundy supreme sauce. Served with roasted baby potatoes and asparagus

Second Course: Colorado Trout Almondarro / Holy Cross Abbey Viognier

Colorado raised trout served with sautéed almonds in butter and finished with Amaretto flambé sauce and served over a side of roasted red pepper polenta.

Third Course: Colorado Bib Salad / Holy Cross Abbey American Riesling

Colorado Bib lettuce topped with Colorado grown and fire roasted zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, grape tomatoes, green olives, celery, red peppers, and red onions all complimented with a creamy smoked apple champagne vinaigrette dressing, candied pecans, and drizzled with our house sweet and tangy balsamic glaze.

Fourth Course: Rocky Mountain Chicken En Croûte / Holy Cross Abbey Cabernet Franc

Colorado Redbird chicken, Colorado smoked sockeye salmon, and American Grana cheese all wrapped in a puff pastry placed over our Colorado White Mountain quinoa and wild rice blend then finished with our Saffron Cream sauce.

Fifth Course:  Chocolate Mousse / San Luis Valley Coffee
A decadent Chocolate Grand Marnier Mousse topped with Colorado black berries is the finale of the evening
Suggested Wine Pairing: Holy Cross Abbey Colorado Merlot Divinity

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


First Course: Mango Spinach Salad

Fresh spinach salad with feta cheese, red onions, and chopped pistachios drizzled with a hot bacon mango vinaigrette.

Second Course: Jumbo Sea Scallops 

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

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.

Fourth Course: Roasted Frenched Quail

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

Fifth Course:  Panna Cotta / San Luis Valley Coffee
A decadent Panna Cotta is the finale of the evening