This unique Alabama experience takes place in the tasting rooms or outdoors under shade at the Ozan Winery – Distillery. A moderate level of walking is required for the vineyard tour and to reach the train boarding location.
All Reservations are made through Ozan. Event takes place entirely at Ozan. Train Boarding does not take place at the Heart of Dixie of Railroad.
Train tickets do not arrive in the mail. Your email payment receipt is your ticket.
Saturday Morning Trackside Train Ride
9:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Gather in the Tasting Room before a vineyard walk trackside to board the Heart of Dixie Railroad. After the train excursion you will enjoy a wine tasting of 10 + wines paired with a plate of assorted cheeses, crackers and charcuterie. Ozan locally produces white, specialty, red and dessert wines. Spirit tastings are available from our distillery, YH Spirits.
Souvenir Lunch Train
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Arrive at Ozan’s Tasting Room for and enjoy an appetizer and wine tasting of locally produced white, specialty, red and dessert wines followed by lunch from Ozan’s own Café Vino. (included is a keepsake wine glass). Take a leisurely stroll through the vineyard prior to boarding a vintage coach on the Calera & Shelby Railroad operated by the Heart of Dixie Railroad. Return via rail to Ozan Winery.
Reservations are encouraged. Lunch selection is made with reservation, which does include a vegetarian option. The train ride duration is 30-45 minutes and features air-conditioned cars, as well as, open air seating, period dressed conductors and a red caboose.
All reservations for Ozan Train rides are made through Ozan Winery. You will receive your train ticket during the event at Ozan Winery.
- Tasting Room Hours: Thursday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Phone:(205) 668-6926
173 Highway 301
Calera, Alabama 35040