Chocolate & Wine Cruise

June 11 & 25, 2020

It’s a match made in heaven! Ride our vintage train pulled by our antique diesel locomotive to our riverboat, where you’ll sample four pairings of fabulous wines and decadent chocolates. Enjoy light food and live music for a wonderful evening on the river.

Chocolate tastings provided by Fascia’s Chocolates, Waterbury.

Rate: $65.00 (Age 21+ only)

Ticket includes train and boat excursion, four pairings of wine/chocolate, light food, dessert and music.  Additional beverages are available for purchase aboard the boat.

Tickets to be picked up at Essex Station Ticket Window on day of your excursion. Tickets will not be mailed or emailed.


Boarding of Train: 6:00 pm

Train & Boat Excursion with Chocolate & Wine Pairings: 6:15 pm – 9:15pm

Live music by Trevor Davis Jazz Affair

Trevor Davis’s wide-ranging experience has given him a broad familiarity with the local Connecticut music scene and its artists. He has become a master of creating bands custom-designed to suit an event and its audience. From Dixieland to jazz standards, rock, folk, and country, Trevor plays them all.

Purchase Tickets


Tuscan Table
Mozzarella & Tomato
Assorted Cheeses
Fresh Fruit
Pimento & Cheese Finger Sandwiches

Petit Fours

Cash Bar

A sample of all four wines will be passed with a chocolate pairing.

Any additional wines consumed by individuals are on a cash sale basis.

Kyle Helmsetter From Allan S. Goodman will give a short talk on each wine in conjunction with The Chocolatier. Wines to be determined.