Solano County

Train rides to feature wine, wildflowers

By From page A7 | March 16, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Solano County during April will have its own version of the Napa Valley Wine Train.

The Western Railway Museum will offer a special series of rides on historic electric trains along its tracks in the Montezuma Hills area. Although this isn’t wine country, the rides will offer adult passengers samples of wines from another part of Solano County that is – Suisun Valley. Wines will come from the Suisun Valley Wine Cooperative.

“For wine-lovers looking for something beyond what they know in Napa and Sonoma, this is it,” museum Executive Director Phil Kohlmetz said.

Wildflowers are the other attraction. The 11-mile route passes areas that in spring usually have poppies, goldfields and sheep’s sorrel. Guides will describe the various native wildflowers in bloom.

The Vintage Comet Wine Train will depart at 4 p.m. each Saturday during April for the 75-minute-long journey. Advanced reservations can be made by going to www.brownpapertickets.com or calling 800-838-3006.

Western Railway Museum volunteers have restored the 11-mile electric train route along a historic electric train route that once linked the Sacramento area and Bay Area. The museum is located at 5848 Highway 12 between Suisun City and Rio Vista.

For more information, go to www.wrm.org or call 374-2978.

Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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