Iron Horse Vineyards

Sebastopol, CA

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  • V.I.P. Tour & Tasting $50.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    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 - 8

    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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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
Tom K. Member Since 8/1/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 8/17/19 12:00 PM

Beautiful, relaxed outdoors setting. Friendly informative host. Great sparkling wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
MACHELL A. Member Since 7/26/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 8/10/19 10:30 AM

Iron Horse was everything that we had anticipated. First the dirt road immediately indicated that we were headed to an adventure! The wine tasting was intimate and that view!!!! The experience took on a whole new meaning standing the hill top overlooking the vineyards.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Audrianna S. Member Since 10/27/2017My BFF
Tasting With A View on 8/11/19 1:00 PM

I’ve been a member of Iron horse for over three years now. I visit the property at least once every other month and certainly always take visitors from out of town or local friends celebrating birthdays or special events. I’ve been to many wineries and this one is the best ambiance & views in my opinion! Always a great time @ Iron Horse!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Philip K. Member Since 6/21/2016Evil Stepmother
Tasting With A View on 8/09/19 2:30 PM

Our champagne guide was engaging, interested in our particular tastes and funny. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit with him and we purchased three bottles of champagne. The only complaint is we stood the entire time. Although the views were fabulous we grew tired of standing.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Barbara F. Member Since 7/25/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 8/04/19 2:00 PM

Beautiful settings and delicious wines! Justin was a thoughtful guide through the offerings and very knowledgeable. Will recommend to anyone traveling to that part of wine country! Loved the oyster bar and the archive materials in the office. Excellent!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tyler H. Member Since 7/6/2019My Parents
Tasting With A View on 8/04/19 1:30 PM

Just not too much attention to us as we came in, and as we tasted through, there continued to be a non conversational approach to the experience.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Cindy B. Member Since 8/2/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 8/03/19 11:30 AM

The most gorgeous view in Sonoma County. The Pinot and bubbles are some of the best I've tasted. This is truly an experience not to be missed. I will be going back without a doubt. This place is a hidden treasure!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jill L. Member Since 11/1/2015My BFF
Tasting With A View on 8/02/19 10:30 AM

I am a local tour guide that brings a lot of groups your way. I’ve never heard a bad thing from any of my clients. They all love it up there.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rebecca S. Member Since 5/14/2017My BFF
Tasting With A View on 8/01/19 1:30 PM

May feel like you are lost on your way but then you realize you aren’t lost and there is a beautiful winery at the end. Love their bubbly!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steve M. Member Since 7/28/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 7/29/19 10:00 AM

Setting is gorgeous. Hospitality was fantastic. Everything was really perfect, and the sparking wines were fantastic. Really a wonderful experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Vivian L. Member Since 1/24/2017My BFF
Tasting With A View on 7/30/19 11:30 AM

One of my favorite places! I love their sparkling wines and interesting partnerships like with Nat Geo. I take visitors to enjoy the view and laid back atmosphere. The staff is knowledgeable and passionate, but also friendly and not pretentious. I never feel rushed either. They usually throw in an off-menu tasting or two and I ended up really liking one of their pinot noirs (thanks Justin!).

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John C. Member Since 2/24/2016My BFF
Tasting With A View on 7/27/19 3:30 PM

As repeats, what can I say...consistent, pleasurable, breathtaking views and fabulous bubbles! On this day, the only challenge was Mother Nature and the heat at 3:30pm. We had to grab a couple chilled bottles and go and the Iron Horse team was super cool about it.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Meg M. Member Since 7/21/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 7/27/19 1:00 PM

Fantastic! My very favorite tasting stop in Napa and Sonoma, beautiful views, the very best bubbles, and a friendly, approachable vibe.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kristana R. Member Since 7/27/2019My Frenemy
Tasting With A View on 7/27/19 4:00 PM

Environment was gorgeous, wine was good, service could have been improved.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Ginamarie B. Member Since 5/17/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 7/26/19 12:30 PM

As always, I enjoy visiting Iron Horse. From spectacular views, to the rustic ambiance, the friendly and knowledgeable staff, and of course, to the incredible wines; it is always a treat for me. I highly recommend anyone in the area doing wine tastings should make this a stop on your must try list.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Meghan F. Member Since 7/26/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 7/26/19 2:30 PM

Carl gave us a fantastic tasting – both fun and knowledgable about the wine. Great wine, beautiful winery.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jennifer B. Member Since 11/12/2014My Ex
Tasting With A View on 7/25/19 2:30 PM

Driving my group up to the winery we all commented on the worst long driveway in both wine countries. Unbelievably bad AND the entire yard was clogged in dust. Run down buildings but that’s nothing new with them. I think they project their persona as being SO rustic but the place just looks run down to us. So one of our guests mentioned to their “totally bored” wine educator about the horrible roa

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Jill R. Member Since 7/23/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 7/23/19 10:00 AM

Iron Horse Winery had everything we enjoy about a trip up the coast and more! We’ve been wanting to visit this winery for years. A lovely drive through the countryside with aromas of dry grasses and eucalyptus, a beautiful allee of olive trees leading to the winery, tasting room and extraordinary vista overlooking vineyards and coastal mountains. Bright sunshine, cool sparkling wines, kind and hel

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ronnie R. Member Since 7/8/2017My Boss
Tasting With A View on 7/23/19 2:30 PM

we had a great experience. It was a very hot day and the overhang with the fans was wonderful!! Our host was wonderful - she was very knowledgeable and kept our tastes poured with perfect timing!! The view is to die for and the bubbles the same!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Celia W. Member Since 6/5/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 7/22/19 10:00 AM

Beautiful view, and delicious sparkling wine. The hospitality was wonderful, too.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Natasha K. Member Since 7/19/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 7/21/19 11:00 AM

The venue is beautiful and the wine is great. Given the lack of food, I am surprised they don't allow outside food. If they don't want to allow outside food, they should have more food options available. There were some oysters and shrimp--nothing for the vegetarians in our group. Also, no seating when they are doing tastings outside.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dorrie S. Member Since 7/22/2019My Boss
Tasting With A View on 7/22/19 2:30 PM

Beautiful spot with some decent wines. Our host was very friendly but didn’t give us much information about the wines we were tasting.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Nick P. Member Since 7/17/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 7/21/19 2:30 PM

Stunning views, friendly staff, and unpretentious open-air tasting made for a memorable tasting experience. Not to mention, the wines were stellar too.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Heather H. Member Since 7/20/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 7/20/19 1:30 PM

My boyfriend and I had a great time doing the ‘tasting with a view’ experience. We loved the sparkling wines and ended up buying a case which was great since our tasting ended up being free! Great wines, great setting, great service/hospitality - would highly recommend to anyone!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kyle K. Member Since 6/4/2019My Parents
Tasting With A View on 7/20/19 11:30 AM

The folks at the front who were checking us in made us feel unwelcome and were not helpful. The folks pouring out wine were great.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 5/5
Maxx H. Member Since 1/19/2017My BFF
Tasting With A View on 7/18/19 2:00 PM

Favorite tasting experience in Sonoma county

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John S. Member Since 7/18/2018Evil Stepmother
Tasting With A View on 7/17/19 4:00 PM

! Sparking is always great as is the view and setting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Natalie O. Member Since 9/29/2017My BFF
Tasting With A View on 7/14/19 1:30 PM

Iron Horse is our happy place. It’s our go to hang out when we want to relax and enjoy amazing views. My boyfriend and I have members at Iron Horse for a few years now and love visiting on Sundays when the Oyster Girls are there. Diana is our favorite host and provides impeccable service each time we visit. We LOVE the winery, wines and people there. It’s truly an amazing place.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Victoria K. Member Since 9/13/2016My Frenemy
Tasting With A View on 7/14/19 2:00 PM

Great views and tasty wine. Staff was clearly overwhelmed so we didn't receive anywhere close the normal reception and hospitality that is commonplace for many other vineyards in Sonoma County. I'd be potentially willing to go back again but you really only need to see the views once.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
Lalita P. Member Since 5/20/2014Evil Stepmother
Tasting With A View on 7/14/19 4:00 PM

tasting with a view had no view because of shrubs blocking the view. have to walk down to the bar area to get a nice view. 1 staff member was rude, butted in a private conversation and assumed we were going to move without asking and her tone about it all was unwelcoming. (it was an extremely hot afternoon). pourer was uninterested in talking to us about the wine.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Oren N. Member Since 7/13/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 7/13/19 2:00 PM

Great product. Great views.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steve W. Member Since 6/8/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 7/12/19 3:00 PM

Not only great wine, ambiance, and hospitality there were awesome scenery with the vineyards. As photographers, we really enjoyed photographing the landscapes.9

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Danielle H. Member Since 7/12/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 7/12/19 4:00 PM

Very low key. Outside standing only.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Sarah M. Member Since 5/11/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 7/09/19 10:00 AM

The drive in is a little hidden and the road a little rough, but the sights and wine were very worth it. The tasting is reasonably priced. The wine and service were fantastic, the ambiance was casual and welcoming, the staff is very knowledgeable, and the scenery is spectacular. Iron Horse makes a philanthropic wine, too! Definitely book a visit here. You will not regret it.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steve J. Member Since 6/3/2017My BFF
Tasting With A View on 7/05/19 10:00 AM

Great sparkling wines and a beautiful view with a friendly staff.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dave S. Member Since 6/17/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 7/07/19 2:00 PM

It is Heaven in Green Valley. Great staff. Diana was so much fun!!!!!! Love Joy Sterling.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John B. Member Since 1/7/2014My BFF
Tasting With A View on 7/01/19 10:30 AM

Down a dirt road and over a hill sits Iron Horse Vineyards. Known for their sparkling wines, they also offer a wide selections of Chardonnay and Pinots for those who prefer still wines. A tasting is 5 to 6 samples of their wines. I always go with the sparkling. From an Ocean Reserve, which $5.00 of each bottle sold goes to the National Geographic Society, to my favorite Russian Cuvee

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Anne W. Member Since 6/2/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/30/19 11:00 AM

Love this winery and especially loved the individual table service.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sharon V. Member Since 6/30/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/30/19 12:30 PM

We had such a wonderful experience tasting at Iron Horse! My husband tasted the Sparkling Flight and I tasted the Pinot Flight. We loved them both. We really enjoyed our server, the wine and the views.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Brian & Sheri F. Member Since 6/30/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/30/19 2:30 PM

Hope you take care of Morgan. If not, I might try to hire her. We live down the street from the facility so we've been there quite a bit thru the years. Our host, Morgan took very good care of us and I could tell, the 4-5 other tables she was responsible for as well. Not just pouring, but friendly, informative, and met our every needs. Great experience!!! As usual...

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

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