Train Wreck Winery
Hours: Year Round
Our wine tasting and retail sales are conducted in our beautifully restored 1917 Chicago Northwestern Railroad Depot at 112 N Phillips St, Algona, IA. Like other depots of the time, this one arrived in kit form. Originally destined for a community in Minnesota, it was diverted here to replace the original wood structure that burned down in 1917. After serving as a depot for 6+ decades, it was also used as a clothing store, a flower shop and a porcelain doll shop. Our first visit here, in January 2005, started by crawling through windows knocked out by vandals. Occupied at the time only by pigeons and the detritus of nearly 20 years of abandonment, one needed vision to see the gem that lay beneath the trash, dust and cobwebs. That gem is now polished, and we look forward to your visit so we can show it off!
Barbara A Rice
Place was easy to find. Warm atmosphere. Clerk was friendly and very knowledgeable about the history of the old depot. Wine tasting was $5 for all you wanted to sample; very generous samples, plus you got to keep the glass. Very good wine. Will be going again.
Like the Sangria Saturdays. Can't really make it during the week as it shuts down by 5pm. Some weekday night events would be fun.