Stuart’s Hosts Winter Wine Express Saturday

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Stuart's Opera House in Nelsonville will present its annual Winter Wine Express on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway this Saturday at 6 p.m.

The public is invited to enjoy wine, cheese and other treats while taking a ride through the Hocking Valley. All proceeds benefit Stuart's Opera House.

Participants may choose to ride in the  coach car–a renovated historic train car with cushioned bench seats–or opt for a more modern experience in the first class airline-style seats. A complimentary Stuart's Opera House wine glass is included for first class ticket buyers.

Riders may pick up their tickets after 5 p.m. at the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway depot, located at 33 Canal Street in Nelsonville.

The ride will take approximately 90 minutes. Wine will be served throughout the trip, and a complimentary box of cheese, bread and other treats will be served once the train is underway.

Riders are allowed to bring their own food, but outside alcohol is prohibited. Water and soda will be available for those who want to support the Opera House but would rather not drink, or are the designated driver. Participants must be 21 or over to consume alcohol on the Winter Wine Express. Photo identification is required.

The train leaves promptly at 6 p.m. and tickets will be available at the depot starting at 5 p.m. First class tickets are $35 in advance/$40 at the door and coach tickets are $25 in advance/$30 at the door. Group rates are available for those wanting to hold holiday staff or family party on the Wine Express.

For tickets, call 740-753-1924 or visit