Last Sunday, Don and I along with his sister Joan and husband George got together to try something different, the Delaware River Railroad Excursions' Winery Train.

The steam locomotive (pictured) looks really old so I was surprised to see it was made in 1988...and in China! Our riding car, however, was from the 50s, complete with vintage teal seats. As we headed down the track, I couldn't help but wish a train ride was part of my daily commute. It is soooo relaxing!

After the train chugged to the end of its line we were shuttled by school bus to our first stop, Villa Millagro Vineyards. Audrey was a wonderful hostess and explained the process of wine making from vine to bottle.

We got back on the bus and headed to Alba Vineyard. It's a much larger operation than Villa Millagro was, so we saw the same process using more automated equipment. Unfortunately, we were not able to taste their Chambourcin, a favorite of ours on the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail.

The only down side of our trip was we were bussed back to the station. I would have liked to take the train back, and visit their on-board gift shop for a souvenir. Despite the rainy weather, we had a great time and ended the afternoon sipping wine at Sette Luna in Easton.

I think our next Lehigh Valley outing will be to WK&S Railroad in Kempton (which was recently written about here).

Have you experienced either of these train rides?