TITUSVILLE, Pa. – Would you like some wine with your train ride?
(Photo courtesy Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad.)
The Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad ‘Wine Train’ is in full swing, with the second ride slated for today.
“It’s a three-hour round trip with eight different varieties of wine,” said J.C. Caton, Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad Marketing Manager. “Three or four wines on the way down and three or four more on the way back.”
She noted that patrons will be allowed to purchase wine after the ride, and that the local wineries involved have seen a steady flow of business and a result of the ‘Wine Train.’
Brokenstraw Valley wine will be the featured winery on June 11, with events on July 16, July 30, Aug. 20 and Sept. 24 as well.
“We try and have a different winery for each ride,” Caton said. “The Winery of Wilcox will be featured on July 16, Mazzotta Winery on July 30, Starr Hill Winery on August 20 and Bear Creek Wines on September 24.
There will also be snacks along the way.
“This year, we’re making containers with crackers, cheese, fruits and dessert bites for each passenger along the ride,” Caton said.
The train will be operating at 50 percent capacity.
“We’ve had a lot of positive feedback,” Caton said. “People seem to have a really good time getting to taste a lot of different wines.”
The event has been so popular that there is already a wait list for all rides.
The cost is $30 per person and includes the wine tasting, food and ride.