Grape Train Escape Features Arizona’s Alcantara Vineyards

Verde Canyon Railroad Grape Train Escape

August 29th, 2015

Grape-Train-Escape-510x337Introduce yourself to one of the most popular vineyards in the “heart of Arizona”, Alcantara Vineyard, aboard the Grape Train Escape at the Verde Canyon Railroad on August 29th, 2015! The Grape Train Escape is a rolling wine-tasting adventure which is offered only in first-class during a Starlight Tour at the Verde Canyon Railroad. Each Escape focuses on a select wine-producing region, and each vintage is paired with appetizers that complement the wine. The first-class journey in August includes samples of varieties of the fine Arizona wines provided by Alcantara Vineyards!

  • Mesa Blanca
    Alcantara’s only white blend and all of the grapes in this wine are grown in the Verde Valley estate vineyard. Presenting a strong floral aroma with subtler orange peel and minerals, this wine has medium acidity and a long finish.
  • 2014 Merlot Rosé 
    Alcantara Vineyardsmade with Merlot grapes grown in the Verde Valley estate vineyard. It is a dry rose very light color offering floral, mineral and green apple aromas with a slight bitterness from the orange Muscat. Lean on the palette with a medium finish.
  • Confluence VI
    A flagship wine for Alcantara. It is named in honor of the confluence of the Verde River and Oak Creek, occurring at the Verde Valley estate property. It is a wine deep in color with aromas of black cherries, cassis, black olives and cloves. The tannins are moderate and the wine is very well-balanced. The finish is long and smooth.
  • Grand Rouge VI
    Another blend from the Verde Valley estate vineyard. It offers a smoky, anise and black plum aroma with a hint of earthiness. The tannins are moderate with good length in the finish. The alcohol content, at 12.8%, is lower than most red wines making this an excellent food wine.

Interested? You of course must be 21 yrs. or older to book passage on the Grape Train escap, tickets are $129 per person and can be purchased online at This first class journey will depart the depo at 5:30 pm on August 29th, 2015.

The Verde Canyon Railroad is located in Clarkdale, Arizona, only a 25 minute drive from Sedona. Other than Saturday Starlight Tours, trains depart at 1:00 pm. and return at 5:00 pm. To learn more about this popular Arizona railroad please visit the Verde Canyon Railroad website.

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