Wine Tasting Specials
The Niles Canyon Railway Livermore Valley Wine Tasting Specials focus specifically on Livermore Valley wines. As one of the Golden State's oldest wine regions, Livermore Valley played a pivotal role in shaping California's wine industry.
Spanish missionaries planted the first wine grapes in the Livermore Valley in the 1760s. In the 1840s, California pioneers looking for outstanding vineyard sites began planting grapes in the region. Robert Livermore planted the first commercial vines in the 1840s. Pioneer winemakers C. H. Wente, James Concannon, and Charles Wetmore recognized the area's winegrowing potential and founded their wineries in the early 1880s.
Railroading Merit Badge
Boy Scouts of America has recognized a Railroading Merit Badge since 1952, and Niles Canyon Railway has been hosting a Scouting program since 2008. We sponsor many half-day merit badge study sessions and occasional full-day programs to help Scouts complete their Railroading Merit Badge or Council Badge.