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Raising a Toast to Rail

The next time you pour yourself a glass of your favorite California vintage, raise a toast to railroads.  Railroads played an important role in the economic and agricultural development of Napa Valley during the late 1800s and early 1900s. After the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869, railroads delivered California wine grapes to wineries and home winemakers on the East Coast. Today, railroads continue to deliver for the California wine industry, delivering wine across the country using specialized refrigerated boxcars. Cheers to railroads!