‘Wine train’ will take you to best European vineyards  - Fruit & Vine

International ‘wine train’ will take passengers to best European vineyards 

A new train route that is set to launch in 2026 will take passengers straight from London to some of Europe’s best vineyards. 

International ‘wine train’ launches to take passengers to best European vineyards.

Evolyn, a new train company, will introduce non-stop rides between London and Bordeaux, potentially with additional stops in northern France in the future.  

This route would be easier for passengers who now have to change at Paris to get the south of France, and would shorten the trip from six to five hours. 

The company has agreed to purchase 12 trains initially from French firm Alstom as part of its £1bn investment as it sets to become direct competition with Eurostar.

Possibility of more European routes in future

Speaking with CNN, Dyan Crowther, CEO of HS1, the UK’s first high-speed railway, said: “We are keen to expand our network and grow through new international routes.” 

It is hoped it could be the first of several new routes linking London with European cities, including Cologne, Frankfurt, Geneva, Marseille and Toulouse.  

Bordeaux is famous for its 53 appellations with 65 different wine styles, including full-bodied red wine blends tasting of dark fruit and spices, dry white wines with tropical fruit, and luscious sweet wines. 

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