Summer Wine Tasting Events

Summer Wine Tasting Events

Sit back and relax as you watch the sunset over Cuyahoga Valley and enjoy a glass of wine (or five). This summer, enjoy wine tasting on the train with Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad! Grape Escape is our premier wine sampling event where passengers enjoy a two hour ride sampling five different wines. Every passenger will enjoy light catered appetizers from Creekside and receive a commemorative glass. With multiple wine tasting events there’s an opportunity to try a variety of wines from local wineries to around the world. See below for our full event offerings this summer!

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RedHead & L’uva Bella | May 12

Climb aboard Mother’s Day weekend for a very special Grape Escape featuring two family owned wine brands: RedHead Wines and L’uva Bella. Train departs at 7:30 p.m. from Rockside Station, event concludes at 9:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here. *Only a few left!


Around the World in 5 Wines | June 23

Enjoy five different wines from countries around the world known for their exquisite taste in wine. Train departs at 7:30 p.m.from Rockside Station, event concludes at 9:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.


Red, White & Blush | June 30

Due to popularity this will be our second Grape Escape in the month of June! Enjoy a variety of red, white and blush wines in celebration of Independence Day. Train departs at 7:30 p.m. from Akron Northside Station, event concludes at 9:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.


War of the Rosés | July 14 

Not a huge fan of red or white wines? Passengers on this Grape Escape train will enjoy a sampling of Rosé wines that are as elegant as they are tasteful. Train departs  from Rockside station at 7:30 p.m., event concludes at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.


Sweet Wines | July 28

This night is all about light, sweet wines that are perfect to enjoy by the sunset over the Cuyahoga River. Train departs from Akron Northside Station at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.


Dry Wines | August 11

Sweet wines can be a great gateway to wine culture, but this night will be a full immersion into the culture as we explore dry wines! Train departs from Rockside Station at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.

All of our Grape Escape events can be found on our website here. Stay up to date on all of our Grape Escape events by following our events page on Facebook. Wine lists are posted prior to the event. Passengers MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion. 

Katie Brewer