|By Marketwire .||
|October 5, 2012 07:23 PM EDT||
CLARKDALE, AZ -- (Marketwire) -- 10/05/12 -- Pop the cork! We've stocked the shelves of our new boutique, Whistlestop at Milepost 38, with Verde Canyon Railroad's collection of private wines, with labels depicting different facets of our railroad. Railroad names such as All Aboard Chardonnay, Locomotive 1512 Cabernet, Engine, Engine Merlot, Route Red Pinot Noir and Escape Champagne make them the perfect souvenir or gift. If you're not a wine drinker, our private-label beers are worth a trip to the depot.
Dave Durbano, owner of Verde Canyon Railroad, believes that life is about the journey. The quality of life's journey is dependent on the experiences we have along the way and the attitude we develop with each segment of the journey. Our well-crafted wines, like a well-crafted life, feature lovely structure and substance. At Verde Canyon Railroad we believe in respecting nature, serving exceptional wine and enjoying life's journey.
Weibel Family Vineyards & Winery produces Verde Canyon Railroad's wines, and owner Fred Weibel Jr. is proud of the journey his family has traveled. His grandfather came to California with a classic, old-world winemaking technique and tradition combined with a personal commitment to quality and excellence. Fred continues producing with those virtues, making him the perfect partner for Verde Canyon Railroad.
Verde Canyon Railroad is also proud to present private-labeled Copper Rail Ale, Pullman Pale Ale and Tunnel Down Brown Ale.
Brewed and bottled by area favorite Oak Creek Brewing, these fresh, local ales are offered on all train rides and packaged "to go" for a sudsy souvenir.
Adorned with railroad imagery, the bottles contain award-winning ales that provide welcome refreshment on the rail journey. The beautiful amber, gold and brown hues mingle with the natural colors of the Canyon, especially the shades that are seen on the popular Fall Colors Tour.
"October's Ales on Rails is a much anticipated event," says Propeck. "Now our passengers can have a taste of the celebration all year round."
Whether you're sipping your favorite libation under the soft canopy over a 360-degree open-air viewing car, or making a grand dinner toast to family and friends, these new wines and suds will surely pique your taste for life.
In addition to being available on board the train, Verde Canyon Railroad our private-label libations can be purchased at the depot's new boutique, Whistle Stop at Milepost 38, located at the depot.
The Verde Canyon Railroad depot is located in Clarkdale, 25 minutes from Sedona and two hours north of Phoenix, making Verde Canyon Railroad the perfect Arizona day trip. For an overnight stay, ask about our Room, Ride and Meal Packages. Call 800-293-7245 or book online at verdecanyonrr.com.
It's not the Destination, It's the Journey
Teresa A. Propeck