Ribbon cutting ceremony for new train excursion


ALAMOSA–The latest attraction in the area, Wine Train Colorado aboard the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad, has its inaugural run Friday night kicked off with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Alamosa depot at 5:45 p.m. prior to the train’s 6 p.m. departure.

Travelers enroute to the attractions in the Alamosa area have a new option for a Friday or Saturday night activity in the beautiful San Luis Valley with food, history, scenery and the highlight of the trip: wine. Colorado wines, which take advantage of the warm summer days and cool nights, are grown in some of the highest vineyards in the world. In 2018, Wine Train Enthusiast Magazine named Colorado as one of the Top Ten wine travel destinations in the world.

Riders will enjoy four different pairings while traveling across the San Luis Valley in the shadow of Blanca Peak, the third highest mountain in Colorado and an education in wines from various winery partners throughout the season.

Trains depart from the historic depot in downtown Alamosa Colorado for a two-hour round-trip ride. Afterwards, guests may stop by the new tasting room just across the street, sample some more wines and purchase their favorites. Wine Train Colorado runs every Friday and Saturday from June 21 through the Aug. 24.  

For more information or to make reservations, please call 877-726-7245 or visit www.coloradotrain.com Tickets are $59 and include a first-class seat, three appetizer courses and red and white wine samples.

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