Sunday, June 29, 2008

Wine Train!

This weekends adventure was the Warren County Wine train
If your into great white wines I suggest taking this short but nice trip.
The train ride starts in Phillipsburg NJ and heads for about 20-30 mins then stops, a short bus ride and your at Alba winery. The train is basic, no a/c or heat so dress accordingly.
The winery is casual and the wines are all really really good. Under priced I might even say.
The home runs are their Rieslings and their dessert wines. Although only maybe one of the dozen we sampled were not to my liking.

The train ride is also worth looking into if you have kids, they run a bunch of winter runs all Disney inspected. The Polar express. I heard it was really popular. Check it out!

Steam engine, made in China

Below our tour guide, its run by all volunteers, the mechanic is the only one paid.

Tickets Please!

Alba winery tour, "these are grapes"

Lots of grapes

Cindy trying to look like she cares, its ok I know you were sick. And wine is not really her thing

Me on the other hand... "how many can we fit on the bus?"

The friend/photographer /wine enthusiast we went with.
Honestly we both tried to sit down and chat with our wives. Lasted all of maybe two seconds

When you get back to town its right after lunch, there are a couple really nice cafe's right there. Check them out. We ate at cafe verde. Good food. BYOB

The End.

1 comment:

helen said...

Fantastic photos Dave. I love the one taken from the right side of the carriage..Beautiful! Im not a big fan of white wines but I would consider this trip just for experience!