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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 Experiences
  • General Tasting
  • Large Groups (8 - 12)
  • Lunch
  • Private Tasting
  • Tour and Tasting
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Sparkling Wine
Average Score from CellarPass Visitors6 Star Average Rating
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ronald N. Member Since 7/15/2018
Tasting With A View on 7/15/18 4:00 PM

This was my second trip to Iron Horse. The grounds are beautiful and the staff working at Iron Horse are friendly and outgoing and knowledgable about their wines. It was a low key and relaxing experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kailey P. Member Since 7/7/2018
Tasting With A View on 7/15/18 12:30 PM

Stunning property and the most friendly people. As soon as you walk in it’s magical and very much apart from the rest of the wineries so you feel as though you are in the middle of endless rolling hills of vines! Amazing oysters, shrimp cocktails and caviar to accompany some refreshing bubbly is sure to make anyone’s week!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jerry R. Member Since 7/13/2018
Tasting With A View on 7/14/18 3:00 PM

Always a treat to visit Iron Horse. Great setting with fantastic views of vineyard and Sonoma Valley. The wines are always delicious and this visit was no exception. They were pouring the LD which happens to be one of our favorites along with the Brut X. The still wines were tasty as well. What always set this tasting room apart is the friendly congenial staff. A well run operation!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gonzall G. Member Since 7/10/2018
Tasting With A View on 7/10/18 1:30 PM

Beautiful scenery, great hospitality (Diana), great bubbles. What else could one need?

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Shana H. Member Since 7/12/2018
Tasting With A View on 7/13/18 1:30 PM

Both times we were at Iron Horse we enjoy the hospitality. The people were inviting and fun. Would highly recommend.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Alesha P. Member Since 6/27/2018
Tasting With A View on 7/12/18 11:30 AM

Gorgeous views and wonderful and knowledgeable staff with backgrounds on all the wines. Such a wonderful place to relax, breathe fresh air, drink great bubbles and take it all in.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sara B. Member Since 10/20/2015
Tasting With A View on 7/12/18 1:00 PM

Great spot. Stellar views. Relaxed ambiance. Perfect sparkling wine. Friendly staff.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Margreth V. Member Since 7/7/2018
Tasting With A View on 7/08/18 3:00 PM

Well, we signed up for the membership so that should say it all! We even called the next day to re-choose our membership and the gentleman who helped us was very accommodating!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Flannery G. Member Since 7/6/2018
Tasting With A View on 7/07/18 11:00 AM

Beautiful location with an incredible view of the valley. It is really breathtaking and only enhances the delightful wines. I love sparkling wine so I selected that tasting, but you can taste still wines as well. Wonderful ambiance and staff, easily my favorite tasting experience in the region. Cheers!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tina O. Member Since 5/24/2018
Tasting With A View on 7/07/18 10:00 AM

The atmosphere, view and vibe were all terrific at Iron Horse and of course the sparkling wine was to die for! It’s a must add

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carol O. Member Since 9/14/2016
Tasting With A View on 7/07/18 2:30 PM

Both the wine and champagne tastings were delicious and the scenery was beautiful!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Kirsten M. Member Since 7/5/2018
Tasting With A View on 7/05/18 1:30 PM

I just love this place. As they have expanded over the years they continue to provide just a wonderful tasting experience - colorful, fun, friendly and warm and amazing {sparkling mostly) wines - hidden gem off the main roads and beaten tourist paths - well worth a visit.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa J. Member Since 6/22/2018
Tasting With A View on 7/05/18 1:00 PM

Beautiful afternoon tasting great Pinot and bubbly with great friends and incredible scenery. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Julie P. Member Since 6/4/2018
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 7/06/18 10:00 AM

Our tour guide was lovely. Smart friendly and very open to questions. Vineyard beautiful, wines were my favorite of our Napa/Sonoma visit.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Frances K. Member Since 6/28/2018
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 6/29/18 10:00 AM

Driving through the vineyard on a long, windy road was an amazing first impressikn. Approaching the gates, one is surrounded by palms and olive trees. The view from the winery itself, overlooking the grape vines and the rolling hills is one that I will not soon forget.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kirsten K. Member Since 7/5/2018
Tasting With A View on 7/05/18 12:00 PM

Wow, we had such a lovely time. It was gorgeous and the bubbles were amazing.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Harold and Mary B. Member Since 6/23/2018
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 7/05/18 10:00 AM

Relaxing, beautiful, educational, friendly and delicious way to spend the morning. Highly recommend the tour to learn about the processes of making sparkling wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Anthony S. Member Since 5/26/2018
Tasting With A View on 7/03/18 2:00 PM

Beautiful day, beautiful setting, beautiful sparkling, good service, fun atmosphere.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Suzanne F. Member Since 6/29/2018
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 7/02/18 10:00 AM

Iron Horse is always great! The atmosphere is so pretty and the people are so nice. The wine is very tasty as well. It is a great place to go and learn about wine in a pretty location.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sheila N. Member Since 7/2/2018
Tasting With A View on 7/02/18 3:00 PM

Had an amazing time. Would absolutely do it again and take more people!!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Whitney H. Member Since 5/9/2018
Tasting With A View on 7/02/18 4:00 PM

Beautiful grounds! Love the location! If you’re a bubbles fan, this is the place to go for great champagne!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cindy N. Member Since 6/25/2018
Tasting With A View on 7/02/18 1:30 PM

Super friendly staff, fantastic sparkling wines, and gorgeous views. Very relaxing and enjoyable experience. I will be back next time I am in Sonoma County!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Molly F. Member Since 6/28/2018
Tasting With A View on 6/29/18 1:30 PM

We were early and they were very accommodating, letting us start our tasting experience right away. Wonderful hostess, very informative, loved the five sparkling wines we tried. Beautiful setting- what a way to start out weekend in Napa and Sonoma!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
maribeth k. Member Since 6/30/2018
Tasting With A View on 7/01/18 12:00 PM

Iron Horse is in a beautiful location with beautiful wines to serve. We were there on a Sunday when the Oyster Girls are there, well worth the extra money to have oysters paired with great wine. The service was wonderful, attentive and personal without being overbearing. I enjoyed the experience so much I joined the wine club and can't wait to go back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
ADRIAN D. Member Since 6/10/2014
Tasting With A View on 7/01/18 2:00 PM

We love visiting Iron Horse and made a specific reservation for Sunday @ 2pm to bring the family to enjoy oysters and sparkling wine with the Oyster Girls. Unfortunately, the oysters were already gone by the time we arrived, which was VERY disappointing for our daughter & son-in-law, who came up from Los Angeles with this visit as one of the planned highlights. The wine & ambiance were still great

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Noel F. Member Since 9/2/2017
Tasting With A View on 7/01/18 12:30 PM

Loved the warm family welcome and fabulous living room!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carrie g. Member Since 3/21/2016
Tasting With A View on 6/24/18 3:30 PM

Beautiful setting. Very casual tasting.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Eric L. Member Since 6/26/2018
Tasting With A View on 6/26/18 3:30 PM

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Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Scott J. Member Since 6/14/2018
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 6/25/18 10:00 AM

Power went out and had to travel in the back way which is expanded the air experience. Carl was great when we arrived as was the woman we spoke to on the phone to figure out how to get there. Tastings were superb. All in all great so we joined the club.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark R. Member Since 7/2/2017
Tasting With A View on 6/24/18 1:30 PM

Iron Horse hires terrific wine stewards. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Beautiful setting, the views are spectacular.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John C. Member Since 2/24/2016
Tasting With A View on 6/23/18 11:00 AM

Superb - Diana was a delight and we’ve always had a great experience there with such a wonderful staff not to mention the excellent wines both unique and on par with some of the most sought after - French stuff!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rick S. Member Since 6/23/2018
Tasting With A View on 6/23/18 2:00 PM

Beautiful setting to enjoy some Pinot or bubbles. Avoid on overly hot days as there is no escaping the heat in an indoor tasting room.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Alina H. Member Since 6/21/2018
Tasting With A View on 6/23/18 11:30 AM

We’ve brought many friends over the last 2 years we’ve lived in West County. This was the first disappointing visit. Perhaps the heat wilted the staff because they were not interested in explaining their process or engaging us.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
Joe P. Member Since 7/13/2015
Tasting With A View on 6/23/18 1:30 PM

We’re not big fans of American “champagne” style wines, so we weren’t overly impressed by the one 2010 vintage we tried from the Pinot tasting list. We did like the 2016 Chardonnay and the Pinots so we purchased those. Views are wonderful. What could be improved? Well, it was 100 degrees and the water jugs had water with no ice - so it was a pretty warm glass of water.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Josephine G. Member Since 5/8/2018
Tasting With A View on 6/19/18 10:00 AM

The view was beautiful. I loved the outside tasting bar which was elegant and laid back at the same time. Carl was a welcoming and informative host. The flight of sparkling wines were outstanding. It made our girls' day out a special experience. Thank you Iron Horse!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Melissa L. Member Since 6/11/2018
Tasting With A View on 6/15/18 4:00 PM

Ariana was as bubbly as the sparkling wine she poured for my husband and me. At our 4pm tasting, we asked her a million questions and she answered every one of them, thoroughly, even at the risk of staying past 5pm. We never felt hurried or pushed and we left with 6 bottles. She made our Iron Horse experience a delight.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jeff P. Member Since 6/6/2018
Tasting With A View on 6/17/18 11:30 AM

Wonderful wines, beautiful setting, and oysters

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
KEN B. Member Since 6/13/2014
Tasting With A View on 5/28/18 10:00 AM

We love Iron Horse. The grounds are beautiful, the wines are wonderful (love all their bubbles) and we are always treated very well. We love to spend a few hours soaking up the atmosphere at the outside tasting bar.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kevin T. Member Since 6/15/2018
Tasting With A View on 6/15/18 2:30 PM

This is an awesome location, with great staff, and Brent Burch makes it exceptionally enjoyable. The wines are outstanding as well.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gregg B. Member Since 10/21/2017
Tasting With A View on 6/15/18 10:00 AM

As always Iron Horse does not disappoint. They are one of the best wineries we visit. I love the whole experience from start to finish. Excellent wines!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5

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9786 Ross Station Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472
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