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The Winery Train

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Winery Train

Enjoy a beautiful journey along the scenic Delaware River. Visit to one of New Jersey's most beautiful Wineries.  After a  Train ride along the Delaware and a short bus ride through rolling farmlands, you will arrive at Villa Milagro Vineyards There, you will learn how grapes are grown and made into wine then sample their delicious wines and have an opportunity to purchase them at the source. Once that is done, they will let you know when the bus has come back to pick you up and bring you back to the train, so no worries about being left behind!
Once the bus drops you back off and you board the train again, it will begin to make its journey home... but not before passing the Ol' Susquehanna Mine! You are welcome to detrain at the Mine free of charge and spend as much time as you like relaxing in the picnic grove and then catch a later train home (trains come every hour and half) If you would like to enjoy your wine with a picnic, bring a lunch and relax at picnic tables in tree groves at the Ol'Susquehanna Mine/Corn Maze grove or at the station in Phillipsburg where you originally parked (please see our website for pictures of our groves at the mine/maze and at the station). The cost is $35 per person and it includes a day filled with wine and fun!  Please note, only alcohol purchased at Villa Milagro may be consumed while at the winery or picnic grounds. *

The Train

Enjoy a ride on our historic passenger coaches.

The Winery

Resting on a ridge, overlooking both the Delaware and Musconetcong Rivers, Villa Milagro Vineyards offers panoramic views of four counties in two states. Raised in the Central Valley of California which produces 75% of the state's wine grapes, winemaker Dr. Audrey Cross-Gambino blends wines made from Villa Milagro's eight varieties of grapes to create complex and interesting wines. Husband Steve Gambino oversees all operational aspects of the vineyard and winery, insuring that their wines maintain the boutique quality standards of some of Europe's best hand-made wines. You will  learn how beneficial insects and birds are attracted; how weeds and disease are controlled without herbicides and pesticides; and how natural compost enriches the soils. Then learn how grapes become wines and are aged and blended to form Villa Milagro's delicious wines. Drink in the breathtaking views that earn this farm its name, Villa Milagro which is Spanish for "home of miracles!" You are welcome to host your private events here as well as come anytime on the Winery Train.

On The Train

On the train you will have your very own guide who will inform you about the railroad and our historic equipment. We are there to answer your questions and provide you with support during your trip.

Our picnic groves

We have two beautiful picnic groves. The largest is in Phillipsburg at our station with views of the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers. Our most beautiful picnic grove is located at  the stop for our Ol'Susquehanna Mine called "Snyders". Here we have about 20 picnic tables under beautiful sprawling pine trees. Also located at this stop are both the Ol' Susquehanna Mine and  the Corn Maze ( in season). If you opt to use the picnic grove at the mine location you can take the next train north ( 1 1/2 hours later) to return back to the station. You may also enjoy the mine experience which is only $5.00 or the Corn Maze, also $5.00. Both of these tickets can be purchased on site. Please note. While you are welcome to bring a nice picnic lunch, only alcohol purchased at Villa Milagro may be consumed on railroad property.



Great fun for the whole family!

The Winery Train

Cindy Lieberman Friedman 5.0

August 16, 2016:

We had a great time on the wine train on 8/29/16. Well organized getting us on the train. The scenery down the Delaware river was very pretty. A school bus with a lovely driver (Luz) took us from the train on a short ride to the winery. Once there, we were greeted on the bus by the owner. We had a very nice private tour for our group and then a tasting of wine with snacks. We tend to like dryer wines and found even their sweeter varieties very drinkable. Our hosts were charming and informative. A great day out!

The Winery Train

Dawn Kull Kluchinski 4.0

October 23, 2016:

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