Sweetheart Special

Train, Wine & Sweets Pairing!   Sweethearts Special Logo With Sold Out Banner

Depart the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum Depot on an historic train for a short rail excursion to Ozan Winery & Distillery. Arrive at the vineyard for a trackside taste of Yella Hound Spirits. Continue your short walk under the stars up the gentle hill to the rustic winery tasting rooms.

At the winery, guests will receive a souvenir wine glass and a pre-selected sampling of wines paired with sweet & savory selections! Taste favorites like Chardonnay, Peach and Pinot Noir, among others. All wines and spirits will be available for purchase by the bottle for you to take home.

Date Night for Two

Inside the Ozan Winery.Tickets are sold in sets of two or four. Single tickets are not available at this time. There will be a maximum of four (4) people seated per table. Tables will not be moved to accommodate for larger parties, however, groups larger than four (4) individuals reserved on the same order may be seated near each other, if requested.

Event Details

Please plan to arrive on the Museum grounds at least 30 minutes prior to your selected ticket time in order to pick up your tickets from the Depot. Boarding will occur approximately 15 minutes prior to each scheduled departure. Seating onboard the train will not be assigned. Rather, train car hosts will facilitate an open seating procedure of first boarded, first selection of seats.

  • Depart on schedule from the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum Calera Depot
  • Approximate 15-minute train excursion to Ozan Winery & Distillery
  • Trackside Cocktail Sampling upon arrival
  • Wine Tasting of 7 pre-selected wines with keepsake glass at the winery
  • Sweet & Savory Plates, paired with pre-selected wines like Chardonnay, Peach and Pinot Noir
  • Bottle purchase for all wines and spirits available prior to departure
  • Enclosed Seating Only - Limited seating available by reservation only
  • Special Event ticket sales are final. There are no exchanges or refunds for tickets purchased for any train events.

Ticket Information

  • Tickets are available by advance purchase only.
  • All Participants Must Be Age 21+ (Valid Id Required).

Passenger car at train depot at night.This event departs from the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum Depot - 1919 9th Street, Calera, AL 35040. Passengers should plan to arrive onsite approximately 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure to pick up boarding passes from the will call ticket office in the Calera Depot.

Ticket Prices

Per Couple: - $99*†

*Tickets may only be distributed to passengers age 21+ (ID required.)

Tickets for the Sweethearts Special may be purchased ONLY in pairs. Single tickets are not available at this time. Seating on the train will be available in side-by-side sets of two. Seating at the winery will be available at tables of two or four ONLY. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, tables/chairs will not be rearranged for any reason. Groups larger than four may request to be seated near each other.

Health & Safety Guidelines

The Heart & Dixie Railroad Museum Train and Ozan Winery & Distillery adhere to all State of Alabama Department of Health COVID related guidelines for spacing and capacity.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair boarding and detraining is not be available at the Winery For more information or options, please contact Ozan Winery directly at 205-668-6926.

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Important Ticket Information:

Train tickets are non-refundable. However our ticket team is happy to apply any unused travel funds to a train ride at a different date/time in the same operating season (March-October).

Infant Tickets

Infants under 24 months old ride free of charge, but must remain in an adult's lap at all times. For your safety, strollers and infant car seat carriers are not permitted aboard the train.

Stay on Track!

Our team has worked hard to ensure a safe and relaxing time for your family onboard our train. Upon arrival at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, please stay on track by agreeing to follow all verbal directions from your car hosts and adhere to all posted safety and sanitation guidelines on the train and throughout the grounds.

Limited Accessible Seating Available:

Except for certain special events, if someone in your party needs to reserve a space for a wheelchair, please add all other passengers' tickets to your order first and at checkout, you will be asked to add the ADA space reservation to complete your order.

Wheelchair Accessibility

Our train has wheelchair accessible accommodations on the Long Island 2972 and Open Air Car 1121. Wheelchair loading and unloading only occurs at the Calera Depot using a MobiLift wheelchair lift by Adaptive Engineering Inc. We do not have wheelchair boarding capabilities at stops such as Ozan Winery or our special events "Meadow" . Note: A person in your party must be in a wheelchair to purchase this ticket. This is only a space for a wheelchair, no seat is provided.

More information about accessibility can found on our ADA Information page.

Refreshments

Snacks and drinks are available for purchase at our Gift Shop and during special events at the Meadow. Meadow purchases are cash only. The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum's policy is that no food or drinks may be brought on the train. Please finish refreshments prior to boarding at the depot or Meadow. This policy also applies to any intermediate train stops where food or drinks may be sold.

Restrooms

There are no working restrooms on our vintage railcars. Please use the restroom at the Gift Shop prior to boarding.