Winemaker’s Train

An outing based on meetings and the presence of a winemaker/domain to comment on them! During the journey, you’ll enjoy an exclusive food and wine pairing concocted by Les Artisans Cuisiniers à Bière. Based on the wines selected by the guest winemaker, Chef Stéphane Brioschi proposes a menu each time, sublimating the wines on offer.

  • Journey aboard the historic BAM train
  • A 3-course wine and food pairing
  • A menu created by Chef Stéphane Brioschi, Les Artisans Cuisiniers à Bière
  • Tasting and presentation of the 4 wines by the guest winemaker
  • Transport on the MBC network during the day

A wine and food pairing in the presence of the winemaker aboard the historic train on the Voie du BAM from Morges to Bière.

Make yourself comfortable, relax with an aperitif and enjoy the view as the train takes you from the shores of Lake Geneva to the foot of the Jura mountains. 

Dates AND TIMES

Dates 2024

  • Saturday, March 9, 2024           Gilles Rossier
  • Saturday, April 13, 2024            Tristan Perey
  • Saturday, May 4, 2024               Coralie & Serge Hugi
  • Saturday, June 8, 2024               Sylvie & Jean-Daniel Coeytaux
  • Saturday, September 7, 2024   Patricia & Michel Guibert
  • Saturday, October 12, 2024      Train des Vendanges

Timetable and schedule

  • 11:40 am start of boarding at Morges station
  • 11:44 am departure for a journey to Bière, with stops at Chigny, Yens, Apples and Ballens
  • 2.15pm arrival in Bière, where you’ll have time to finish your chat, enjoy a coffee and take advantage of the artisans on hand.

In Bière, you have two options:

  • Extend your outing with a walk to discover the region and the Pied du Jura. Ideas for hikes and bike rides are available at www.morges-tourisme.ch.
  • Enjoy a leisurely finish to your coffee and return to Morges by regular train, which leaves Bière at 3.19pm (also possible at 2.19pm, for those in a hurry…).

You return to Morges by train at 15h49 (or 14h49).

menu

Based on the wines selected by the guest winemaker, Chef Stéphane Brioschi proposes a menu that sublimates the wines on offer.

Each outing is an opportunity to develop a menu that varies with the seasons and the wines. After an appetizer to tide you over, your menu will develop the most subtle pairings between the wines to be discovered and the dishes on offer, with a seasonal starter, main course and dessert.

Other beverages available on board (not included).

premium offer

Your outing in a 1st class compartment

  • Would you like to experience this moment face-to-face, or share it more exclusively with friends or family?
  • Each historic composition has two 1st class compartments, with upholstered seats and wider.
  • These compartments are perfect for 2, but can accommodate up to 4 people.
  • They can be privatized by adding them to your reservation, for a unique and comfortable experience.

Privatization of the bar car

  • Are you a group or family of 6 to 10 people?
  • It’s also possible to privatize the bar car for your group! 

Contact us on 021 811 43 45 or vente@mbc.ch

PRIces

Package prices per person

  • Adults:                       CHF 75.-
  • Children under 10:  CHF 65.-

The train is not very suitable for children, and even less so for toddlers! (see “Information and arrival”) We recommend that parents wishing to share the historic train experience with their children opt for the “Brunch des champs” train, which is the most suitable in terms of service.

Premium offers (in addition to your reservation)

See details under “Complementary offer”

  • Your exit in 1st class: CHF 100.00/compartment (2 to 4 seats)
  • Private bar car: CHF 10.00/person (minimum 6 people)

Prices include VAT. Offer valid from January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024. Schedule and prices subject to change.

Information and arrival

  • The historic train has only four-person tables. For reasons of optimization, groups of less than four people may be asked to share the same table.
  • Arrival: to Morges Station, according to the online timetable. Departure from Track 5
  • Reservations close: 3 days before the date of travel.
  • Children aged 4 and over must have a place reserved. Under the age of 4, there is no assigned seat, and the child must be taken on the parents’ lap (please note that space is limited…).
  • For children aged 4 to 10, a reduced portion will be served. For children aged 10 and over, a portion and the adult price will apply.
  • Unfortunately, it is not possible to offer special menus.
  • We recommend that you inform us in advance of any allergies you may have.
  • Animals are not allowed in cars with catering facilities.
  • For reasons of space, strollers are not allowed.
  • The BAM historic train is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Schedule and prices subject to change.

TRAVEL (AND EAT...) ON A VINTAGE TRAIN

Watch out, you’re about to travel on a historic train with vehicles built between 1895 and 1925! It’s a trip back in time, a time for sharing and conviviality. But it also takes you back to a time when the notion of comfort was not the same as it is today…

  • The vehicles, tables, benches and air-conditioning are all vintage. The space is rather limited, the tables rather narrow and the contacts warm!
  • Every meal served in a vintage train is a feat in itself. It’s a feat repeated on every outing by passionate restaurateurs. Without the resources of a restaurant, it’s impossible to offer an alternative menu, a wide choice of beverages or to respond to last-minute requests for changes…
  • Comfort and speed are also a thing of the past. Your train will run slowly (leaving you to enjoy the view and your meal in the best possible conditions) and will stop at several stations along the way to wait for or let the mainline trains pass (there is also a little more traffic than at the beginning of the last century…).
  • The need to work with the existing equipment and limited infrastructure of a train, not a restaurant. As well as adhering to strict timetables, for a historic train that “slips” into an operating rail network
  • Historic train vehicles are not equipped with toilets. Public facilities are available at the departure and arrival stations, as well as at Apples.
  • Please note that the retro BAM and its vehicles from the past century are not suitable for strollers, baby chairs or wheelchairs.
  • Maintaining and operating such a historic train comes at a cost. The value of this single train outing is estimated at CHF 45 (including free circulation on the MBC network during the day). It is only thanks to the support of the MBC and all historic train enthusiasts, La Voie des Sens and restaurateurs, that the final price can remain affordable.

    ATMOSPHERE…

    OUR OTHER OUTINGS WITH THE HISTORIC TRAIN

    Brunch
    in the fields

    When  Sunday morning
    Departure Morges

    The Culinary
    Train

    When  Saturday noon
    Departure Morges

    Beers & Burgers Train

    When  Friday evening
    Departure Morges

    Cheesemaker’s
    Train

    When  Friday evening
    Departure Morges