Iron Horse Vineyards

Sebastopol, CA

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  • V.I.P. Tour & Tasting $50.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Mon | Tues | Wed | Thu | Fri

    Take a look behind the scenes at Iron Horse and a tasting of five reserve wines – a selection of single vineyard still wines and limited production Sparkling Wines,only available at the winery. See how our special cuvees are produced and how labor intensive it is to make Sparkling Wine. There’s a chance you’ll get to taste the bubblies before dosage is added (if we are disgorging that morning), and get a private viewing of our prestigious collection of White House Menus featuring Iron Horse. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Tasting With A View $30.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Daily

    Whether you’re a first-time guest to Iron Horse Vineyards or one of our much loved, devoted friends and fans, we welcome you to join us at the winery. Enjoy the rustic elegance of Iron Horse with a spectacular view to Mt. St. Helena for your choice of a Pinot Noir, Chardonnay or Bubbly flight – five wines each. All of our wines are estate grown and bottled. Many are small production wines available exclusively at the winery. All tastings are alfresco with the vineyards spilling out at your feet. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Under The Palms Private Tasting $65.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 4

    Wed | Thu | Fri

    Introducing a new tasting experience at Iron Horse – a private, seated tasting for two to four guests. (Yes. You get to sit down!) at a “ringside” table, under the palms, facing our gorgeous view, where you can see the individual vineyard blocks while tasting the corresponding wines. Our Private Tasting includes tête de cuvee bubblies, like LD and Joy! older vintages of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, rare gems we don’t pour in the Tasting Room, and a delicious cheese platter. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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Upcoming Special Events
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Iron Horse Vineyards

Wine Tastings, Special Events

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Sonoma County 

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Iron Horse Vineyards

Wine Tastings, Special Events

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 1:30 PM

Sonoma County 

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.

Notable Features

  • Family Friendly
  • Family Owned
  • Gardens
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Scenic View
Experiences

  • General Tasting
  • Private Tasting
  • Tour and Tasting
Varietals Offered

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Sparkling Wine

Photo Gallery

Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy BFF
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stuart C. Member Since 10/9/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/14/19 12:30 PM

Great staff, great views, great wine....

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Matt O. Member Since 5/15/2013My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/13/19 1:00 PM

My party of four did a bubbles tasting with Diana (she was amazing) and we had some oysters from Oyster Girls (they were amazing too!)

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
JERRY R. Member Since 3/5/2015My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/11/19 2:00 PM

Always the most friendly and informative staff. Excellent bubbles and a fantastic view. Always one of our must stops when in Sonoma.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Melissa M. Member Since 10/22/2018My Boss
Tasting With A View on 10/12/19 10:30 AM

Lovely view, great bubbles...very commercial.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cyd G. Member Since 10/18/2018My Boss
Tasting With A View on 10/11/19 12:00 PM

I am a chauffeur who drives wine tours. People seem to like the view there, and some have bought a bottle to enjoy in that gazebo out back. I can't taste and drive, so can't rate the products. Sometime I should visit on my day off and do some "field research" (Hahaha) Cyd The Chauffeuse

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Travis G. Member Since 9/21/2017My Parents
Tasting With A View on 10/08/19 1:00 PM

Beautiful view, great sparklers, would definitely would recommend a visit to Iron Horse Vineyards.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Linda K. Member Since 8/28/2019My Boss
Tasting With A View on 10/07/19 10:00 AM

rustic outdoor venue. beautiful views

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Terry J. Member Since 9/24/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/06/19 12:00 PM

Iron Horse never disappoints. I had to bring my kids and friends to celebrate my 60th Birthday. This is truly a hidden gem that is so different from any other place you will visit in Sonoma or Napa. Make sure you get the reservations because I guess everyone has discovered how charming it is. Oh, and the champagne is the best!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mary V. Member Since 7/8/2017My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/06/19 1:00 PM

Friendly, great view, great sparklings and pinots.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Renee T. Member Since 7/28/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/05/19 11:00 AM

This is the third time I have tasted with a group at Iron Horse and it is such a wonderful, relaxing experience for one and all. the view along with the beautiful wines are a real treat. Hospitality is just right. No rushing us, not heavy sales pitches, not too present, just attentive and friendly and kind. Highly recommend!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Terry H. Member Since 10/22/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/05/19 12:30 PM

Great - as always.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa H. Member Since 8/21/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/29/19 11:00 AM

Great venue. Great hospitality. Excellent experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
McKayla K. Member Since 5/18/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/29/19 3:30 PM

I have been a club member for about a year now but i have been visiting iron horse for 6 years now. Exceptional staff, beautiful views and fabulous bubbles!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joe D. Member Since 8/6/2019My Frenemy
Tasting With A View on 9/29/19 12:00 PM

The views are spectacular. The bubbly, oysters and service terrific. The road to get there is absolutely horrible, gives a whole new meaning to pot holes !! I'll call the winery before my next visit to see if they have paved the road. We heard that the winery is up for sale and the road won't be paved until the new owners take over.............see you then !

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sarah K. Member Since 9/23/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/28/19 1:00 PM

Our visit to Iron Horse was amazing! Lisa greeted us with a warm welcome and introduced us to Joe who took good care of us. Joe passed the pouring onto Carl who shared wonderful stories about the winery and the wines. And of course there were the openness of the tasting "room"/area with the incredible views are a unique characteristic of visiting Iron Horse.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amelia H. Member Since 11/23/2016My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/28/19 2:30 PM

My husband and I have been club members for a couple years now. We love Iron Horse wines and the team is always welcoming and friendly and generous. It’s one of my all time favorite tasting experiences (those views!). Any time we have visitors who want to go wine tasting, it a “must”.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cindy C. Member Since 4/20/2017My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/27/19 3:00 PM

The drive is rustic and bumpy but adds to the anticipation of the tasting experience. When you see the rows of palm trees, you get thirsty and the tone is set to enter an oasis of lush bubbles. The view from the shabby chic open tasting bar is breathtaking and the wine is an exceptional pairing to the setting. Cheers!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Andre G. Member Since 10/30/2016My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/22/19 10:30 AM

Sunday oysters and bubbles!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Donald M. Member Since 8/17/2014My Boss
Tasting With A View on 9/26/19 4:00 PM

I always have a great experience when I visit Iron Horse. I think it would be great if the servers had name tags.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Halina B. Member Since 9/16/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/17/19 2:30 PM

We had a great time tasting Iron Horse's sparkling estate grown wines for our upcoming wedding! Excited to share the Wedding Cuvee with our nearest and dearest. Justine was great and a joy to discuss the wine with. He had great insight on when to purchase the wine for the wedding and how to transport and store it for the event.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lindsey B. Member Since 8/22/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/22/19 12:00 PM

This was the our favorite winery during our tour of Wine Country! Beautiful views and fantastic sparkling wines!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lauren K. Member Since 4/1/2017My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/21/19 1:30 PM

Great wines and the staff really makes you feel welcome. They always ensure we enjoy our tastings and that we are satisfied.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeb and Roberta C. Member Since 9/16/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/21/19 10:00 AM

The palm tree-lined lane really kicked off the event. Our server was very knowledgeable and very personable. Iron Horse was the only sparkling wines we tasted during our 4-day trip and we are very glad we did.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kevin B. Member Since 7/28/2015My Parents
Tasting With A View on 9/21/19 3:00 PM

Beautiful vista & friendly service. The Iron Horse sparkling wines are the best in Sonoma.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tamara S. Member Since 2/16/2015My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/21/19 11:00 AM

Iron Horse is an amazing outdoor tasting experience. The scenery is spectacular and the staff is very friendly and engaging.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jill W. Member Since 9/20/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/20/19 1:00 PM

I was gifted a bottle of Iron Horse in Hawaii where I live. On a visit to Russian River I saw where the vineyard was and just had to pay a visit as all had enjoyed the wine. I love the fact it is off the beaten track ( that said do watch the rough road to Vineyard) and the views are outstanding!! Tasting area small but comfy, staff cheerful and attentive. Loved it!! Wines are awesome ??Go...ENJOY!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jo W. Member Since 6/17/2017My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/20/19 3:00 PM

It is by far the most beautiful tasting room in the country. We have been enjoying and sharing your bubbles for many years, even before we became members. The staff are knowledgeable, friendly and make us feel at home. You have a winning formula! Thank you ??

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Zachary B. Member Since 9/16/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/19/19 10:30 AM

We kicked off my wife’s 40th Birthday here and we had an absolute blast! Kevin our host was awesome and had us cracking up the whole time! Couldn’t have been a better start to our day!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Millie O. Member Since 8/18/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/18/19 3:00 PM

Beautiful outdoor venue hidden away from the hustle and bustle, with an inviting bar for tasting stellar sparkling and other wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Guy L. Member Since 5/29/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/17/19 1:30 PM

Beautiful outdoor views. Road in is in terrible shape. Justin gave me a great tasting. Wines are solid. Fix the road, please!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Lisa S. Member Since 5/24/2019My Ex
Tasting With A View on 9/16/19 4:00 PM

This was like pulling up to our redneck bar. Experience does not match the wines. It actually decreased my appreciation for Iron Horse as an elegant sparkler selection

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Amelie R. Member Since 9/14/2019My Frenemy
Tasting With A View on 9/14/19 2:30 PM

Nice place with good vibes! The sparkling wine is amazing !!!! Unfortunately, no chairs or stools for enjoying the view and the wines!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Mark M. Member Since 10/21/2015My Frenemy
Tasting With A View on 9/14/19 3:00 PM

We liked the wines at Iron Horse but the ambiance of the space just wasn’t inviting. You had to stand at a dirty table during your entire visit. Take advantage of the views by providing more relaxed seating....unless you just want to rotate customers in and out more quickly.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Leslie M. Member Since 9/4/2019My BFF
Under The Palms Private Tasting on 9/13/19 2:30 PM

Best tasting in Sonoma!!!!! Everything you want: family owned, sustainable, single varietals, love and care of the vineyards, hand-picked grapes. The views from the "under the palms" tasting are out of this world!!!!!!!! And I did join the club.......

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Beverly K. Member Since 9/7/2019My BFF
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 9/12/19 10:00 AM

We took the VIP tasting tour. Fun and informative!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Glorianne N. Member Since 9/7/2019My Boss
Tasting With A View on 9/09/19 3:30 PM

Justin, our host, was exceptionally knowledgeable and hospitable. He brought back the intimate customer care that as former wine club members we were so accustomed to receiving. Absolutely loved our visit. We were celebrating an important family memory and Iron Horse, thanks to Justin, rose to the occasion.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ilija Z. Member Since 3/2/2015My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/01/19 1:30 PM

Amazing bubbles! Stunning view. Arrive early on Sunday to take advantage of the Oysters!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Alexis G. Member Since 4/7/2015My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/09/19 11:30 AM

A magical place, exceptional wines and staff! As a local, visiting Iron Horse always feels like a vacation.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeff & Becky C. Member Since 6/1/2015My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/03/19 2:00 PM

We always have a really great time with you guys.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Diana H. Member Since 9/6/2019My Parents
Tasting With A View on 9/06/19 1:30 PM

we had an awesome time! great sparkling wines =)

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5

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