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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 21 to 87 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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Casey C. Member Since 1/12/2017
Tasting With A View on 1/14/17 1:00 PM

It's always a delight to stop by the tasting room at Iron Horse. Even as the winery has grown, I always feel welcome.

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Megan S. Member Since 11/4/2016
Tasting With A View on 1/15/17 11:30 AM

Iron Horse is always on our list of destinations when traveling to the Russian River area. They are so genuine and nice and really make you comfortable and welcome. The tasting area is outdoors with a cover and heaters so something to be aware of if you need a seated area or if you mind the outdoors on a cool or rainy day. We love it.

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Dakota R. Member Since 1/13/2017
Tasting With A View on 1/14/17 11:30 AM

Had an absolutely incredible time at Iron Horse. The hospitality, scenery, and wine were all tremendous. Will definitely be recommending this to everyone and visiting again.

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Mark C. Member Since 4/22/2016
Tasting With A View on 1/14/17 1:00 PM

Always amazing

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Lauren P. Member Since 1/14/2017
Tasting With A View on 1/14/17 1:30 PM

Great!

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Korrine S. Member Since 5/2/2014
Tasting With A View on 12/30/16 2:30 PM

This tasting room was more like an outdoor biker bar in the middle of a desert on the day we visited. Our reservation meant nothing and the check-in process was chaos. The crowd meant we had to wait a bit to get started. We tasted all 3 flights but only made it through the first 2 pours of each before giving up. No one in our group of 5 could find anything interesting. Just not my kind of place.

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Debbie B. Member Since 7/8/2014
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 1/04/17 11:00 AM

We drove an hour from our hotel in Sonoma to our tasting to learn that the winery was closed due to flooding. People were working at some part of the winery and the flood was out of their control but it would have been nice to have been called about the cancellation before making the trek for nothing. After some discussion, the winery did offer us other options which was a very nice gesture.

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Deanna H. Member Since 12/29/2016
Tasting With A View on 12/30/16 3:00 PM

The location is so perfect and the staff was so helpful.

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Katelyn J. Member Since 12/14/2016
Tasting With A View on 12/29/16 3:30 PM

Originally, I did not know all tastings were hosted outside. I was skeptical at first but ended up really appreciating the ambiance. Mary hosted my group and she was a delight. It was a busy day, yet all guests seemed to be well taken care of. Overall, I had a great experience!

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Monica S. Member Since 7/3/2014
Tasting With A View on 12/30/16 2:00 PM

Beautiful place. Tasting "room" is a redwood topped bar outside. Not very much customer focus or attention for a place requiring reservations.

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Megan H. Member Since 12/28/2016
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 12/29/16 10:00 AM

Beautiful vineyard and wonderful tour. Very educational.

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Stuart H. Member Since 12/27/2016
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 12/28/16 10:00 AM

Terrific as always.

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Leslie B. Member Since 3/1/2015
Tasting With A View on 12/24/16 2:30 PM

Visiting Iron Horse has become a family tradition each Christmas, and sometimes other holidays. I'm a member of the club, so my family loves to purchase bottles for themselves during these visits using my discount. Shawn greeted us immediately upon arrival and was very knowledgeable about all questions asked. We loved the experience and will be back ... often.

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Scott R. Member Since 12/14/2016
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 12/21/16 10:30 AM

Loved the ambience and very welcoming staff

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Tim L. Member Since 10/10/2016
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 12/16/16 10:00 AM

Unbelievable experience! Very attentive, informative and fun! Bubbles were great! Chard was bright but balanced and Pinot was subtle and excellent!

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Sarah H. Member Since 8/3/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 12/11/16 1:30 PM

The views alone were amazing and the flights were to die for. We told ourselves not to buy anymore wine but couldn't help ourselves and walked away with a few magnums. Tre was our favorite member of the tasting team but the whole staff was great. Highly recommend as a perfect balance to a tasting trip. We also visited Kistler, Copain, and Stephen & Walker.

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Amanda K. Member Since 6/24/2015
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 12/06/16 3:00 PM

Absolutely amazing! The highlight of our trip. Laid back vibe, stunning views and gracious hosts. Can't wait to go back!

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Emly H. Member Since 11/30/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 12/04/16 11:00 AM

We are members of Iron Horse and love the wine, the setting, and the wonderful people that work there. Thanks!

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Joseph W. Member Since 10/13/2014
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 12/03/16 12:00 PM

We always enjoy our visits to Iron Horse. The champagne, staff and view is fabulous!

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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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Iron Horse Vineyards
9786 Ross Station Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Today 1/24 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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