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About Iron Horse Vineyards

Iron Horse is one of the most beautiful vineyards in Sonoma County: a series of gentle rolling hills stitched together by rows of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, blanketed by a misting of morning fog. Venture to the Tasting Room at the top of the hill.

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Iron Horse is one of the most beautiful vineyards in Sonoma County: a series of gentle rolling hills stitched together by rows of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, blanketed by a misting of morning fog. Venture to the Tasting Room at the top of the hill. There’s often a rainbow when the sun breaches the mist.

It’s hard not to feel optimistic when you see Iron Horse – the visual equivalent of opening a bottle of Sparkling Wine, which conveniently there are plenty to enjoy. The pillar of Iron Horse’s prestige is that their bubblies have been served at the White House for five consecutive Presidential Administrations, beginning with the Reagan-Gorbachev Summit meetings, ending the Cold War. Few Sparklings outside Champagne have the depth of character achieved at Iron Horse.

The logo, the rampant horse on a weather vane, came from a 19th century weathervane found while clearing away the rubble during construction. The first vintage of Estate Chardonnay was produced in 1978. 1979 marked the first vintage of Estate Pinot Noir and the official opening of the winery. The first Sparkling Wines were vintage 1980.

Three generations live on the property ranging from 19 to 84 years old.

features Notable Features
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Owned
  • Gardens
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic View
tours and tastings Tours & Tastings
  • Complimentary with Purchase
  • Public Tasting Room
  • Reservations Recommended
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Vineyard Tours
  • Wine Club
  • Wine Tasting
  • Winemaker Tour
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Sparkling Wine
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Katie K. Member Since 3/24/2015
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 11/28/16 12:30 PM

Such a beautiful property and view! Plus their sparkling wines are utterly delicious! Really friendly staff and a really great experience.

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Paul G. Member Since 11/25/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 11/26/16 11:00 AM

Iron Horse Vineyards is always a casual yet fulfilling experience. The people are awesome, the wines are amazing, the ambiance is relaxing and its always a fun time!

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Youngs M. Member Since 7/9/2016
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 11/22/16 10:00 AM

What an unbelievable place on Earth! In the heart of Russian River/Green Valley- Amazing!! Rustic, but very SOLID wines- Iron Horse knows what they are doing, and doing it right!!

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Susan D. Member Since 11/25/2016
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 11/25/16 2:00 PM

I like the new appt. system - more "peaceful" tasting - love Iron Horse always & frequently ~ beautiful bubbles, gorgeous vistas & wonderful convivial people pouring ~ thank you??

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Evan S. Member Since 11/24/2016
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 11/25/16 11:00 AM

Great time!

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Christiaan M. Member Since 11/17/2014
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 11/20/16 10:00 AM

The moment you arrive you can tell something good is about to happen. Views...people....Champagne This is what make Iron Horse the best....

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LINDA G. Member Since 11/17/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 11/19/16 12:00 PM

Carly provided us with a fantastic wine-tasting experience. She was extraordinarily knowledgeable, helpful, and enthusiastic. The wines are phenomenal, and there is no more beautiful, pastoral setting. The experience feels more like going over to a friend's house than a commercial operation, and the wines are sublime. This is the one winery to visit EVERY time you are in California wine country.

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Michael S. Member Since 11/15/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 11/19/16 11:30 AM

It was raining. Kevin invited our party of five into the "barn" where the warm hospitality was set up for us to enjoy our tasting. We learned and tasted in comfort. Great day. Thanks

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Elizabeth O. Member Since 11/10/2016
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 11/11/16 2:00 PM

A co-worker recommended iron horse. Loved the bubbly and the view. It's a hot spot, so go early and often.

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Michael K. Member Since 1/31/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 11/12/16 11:00 AM

This has the best view in all of Northern California for wine tasting, bar none. The sparkling wine is outstanding and their still wines are phenomenal too. The staff is friendly and attentive and takes care of their guests.

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Tiffany M. Member Since 11/1/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 11/12/16 1:30 PM

Love the staff, the wines, and the view!

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Leslie B. Member Since 3/1/2015
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 11/07/16 10:00 AM

Member for 3 years, first time taking the winery tour. LOVED IT! So informative and fun. I love taking visitors to Iron Horse and I especially enjoy the sparkling wines.

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Glorianne N. Member Since 11/11/2016
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 11/11/16 2:00 PM

From the moment we checked in with John, we were greeted with a glass of champagne. Kevin graciously helped us through our flight and helped make our visit most pleasant and memorable.

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Taz F. Member Since 10/15/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 11/05/16 3:00 PM

Iron Horse is always a favorite with Let's Roll Wine Tours. My clients enjoyed their time with you.

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Heidi W. Member Since 5/31/2016
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 11/03/16 10:30 AM

Great day, great wine, great service. i have going there for years and always have a great time. Thank you!

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Brian M. Member Since 11/3/2016
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 11/04/16 12:00 PM

Lovely people, beautiful setting and, of course, great wines!

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Sheila V. Member Since 10/26/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 10/29/16 11:00 AM

We fell in love with Iron Horse Vineyards from Day 1, from the views to lovely pinot's and delightful bubbles to the friendly staff. It is our tradition to stop here on our way to Guerneville, and I enjoy bringing our friends here. There is no better way to kick off a staycation than with delicious, crisp bubbles! We joined their membership for the events, and discounts to stock up for the trip

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Amanda Z. Member Since 10/25/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 10/30/16 11:30 AM

Iron Horse has one of the best (maybe THE best?) views of wine country from their tasting area! The team was great, the bubbly was delicious, and we happened to go on a day the Oyster Girls were there which means we were able to pair wine with a variety of raw and grilled oysters, which made the visit extra special.

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mark r. Member Since 10/24/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 10/30/16 2:30 PM

bubbly/pinot tasting on final "oyster sunday" of 2016

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Cristan B. Member Since 7/26/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 10/29/16 10:00 AM

It's you like great wine and an amazing view of rolling hills and vineyards, then Iron Horse is for you. A modest tasting "room" that's outdoor with heater when it gets chilly is absolutely second to none. I would go back for the wine alone, but the view makes it a spectacular spot.

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Jane R. Member Since 10/12/2016
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 10/21/16 1:00 PM

We had a great time. Our server was wonderful - I think his name was Dave. He was knowledgeable, fun, friendly and made the tasting very enjoyable - we would definitely come back (and request Dave).

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Sarah R. Member Since 9/26/2016
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 10/25/16 12:00 PM

Stellar wines and views

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Eleanor G. Member Since 10/10/2016
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 10/26/16 10:00 AM

Excellent tour - one of the best winery tours I've ever taken. Even sampled some wine pre-dosage!

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Caleb L. Member Since 9/28/2016
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 10/20/16 2:00 PM

Because reservations were required, we thought it would be less crowded and have a place to sit and taste. Other than that, the experience and wine was incredible!

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Molly R. Member Since 9/27/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 10/23/16 10:00 AM

Tre was our outstanding server who had a great wealth of knowledge about all of the wines bing poured and the history of the estate. My boyfriend and I loved all the pinots, they are on the pricier side but worth it. My parents loved all the sparkling wines and ended up buying a case to be shipped home! The gazebo where the picnic tables were located was quite and private. The property is lovely.

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Rob B. Member Since 7/20/2015
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 10/22/16 10:30 AM

We were there on a cool Saturday morning and we had a great time. Service was fantastic and the wine was amazing.

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Lynton K. Member Since 7/9/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 10/22/16 11:30 AM

excellent vistas, great bubbly, wonderful hospitality!!

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Kazuhide T. Member Since 9/18/2016
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 9/27/16 10:00 AM

Next time, i want to wine tour with wine maker, because of harvest time that day!!

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Henry S. Member Since 10/20/2016
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 10/20/16 2:30 PM

Fantastic wines. A rustic atmosphere in a lovely setting

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Georgina P. Member Since 9/19/2016
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 10/19/16 10:00 AM

What a beautiful place nestled in the vineyards. Mary was a complete delight for our tour. She was informative and personable. We highly recommend finding this gem. We

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Jay H. Member Since 10/14/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 10/16/16 11:00 AM

Made me re-think sparkling wines. Really enjoyed the extra brut

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Melanie B. Member Since 9/11/2016
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 10/07/16 10:00 AM

We LOVED Iron Horse!! Our tour guide, Mary, was wonderful. She is extremely knowledgeable about wines and the history of Iron Horse and its owners. The tour is limited to 10 people and at the end you have your own bar on the side to enjoy all the wine you can drink! Anything on their list we wanted to taste, Mary opened a bottle for us. It was wonderful! And their sparkling wines are aaaamazing!

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Mark & Kim C. Member Since 10/11/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 10/15/16 10:30 AM

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Diane S. Member Since 10/15/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 10/16/16 1:30 PM

Wonderful server. Gave so much information and let us kinda guide our own experience. And the oysters were amazing!!

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Paul K. Member Since 9/20/2016
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 9/27/16 1:00 PM

Outdoor tasting area, not fancy, it's all about trying really excellent wine!!!!

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David W. Member Since 9/24/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 9/25/16 10:00 AM

Stayed for about an hour to taste and chat about champagne. Because of our interest and knowledge, our server/host brought out several champagnes to taste that were not on the usual list. Thumbs up to him and his excellent champagne!

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David J. Member Since 7/31/2016
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 9/12/16 10:00 AM

Loved it. Tour was wonderful, hostess was friendly and very knowledgeable and the various sparkling wines were outstanding.

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Kelley H. Member Since 9/21/2016
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 9/21/16 4:00 PM

Did not expect Iron Horse to be "off the beaten path" a little bit, or for the tasting to be outside, although the views were lovely and the staff were great! Called and made a reservation, although it appeared they were taking walk-ups and things got a little busy. Their sparkling wines have a distinct-ness about them that is "Iron Horse" and I love it! We love to visit again! Only 1 bathroom

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Tami R. Member Since 8/31/2016
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 9/20/16 10:00 AM

Our very first tour and tasting while visiting Sonoma and Napa. Definitely one of our favorites! Set the bar very high for the rest of our winery visits. We do not typically drink much champagne but this is so good we had to bring some home! Highly recommend a visit here. 5 stars!

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mark s. Member Since 9/12/2016
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 9/14/16 3:30 PM

our hostess was great

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Iron Horse Vineyards
9786 Ross Station Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472
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