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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
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic View
tours and tastings Tours & Tastings
  • Public Tasting Room
  • Reservations Recommended
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Wine Club
  • Winemaker Tour
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Sparkling Wine
Average Score from CellarPass Visitors6 Star Average Rating
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Scott S. Member Since 7/22/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 7/23/16 10:30 AM

Great bubbles, great view, great people!

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Jason W. Member Since 7/14/2016
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 7/22/16 3:00 PM

Very nice folks that were extremely knowledgable and welcoming. The views and the setting were great!

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Erin M. Member Since 7/22/2016
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 7/22/16 2:00 PM

Tre was a great host- both very down to earth in his descriptions and way he related to me and my husband while still very knowledgeable about wine and the wine business. We had a beautiful day at Iron Horse!

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Pam P. Member Since 7/16/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 7/17/16 11:00 AM

What a beautiful winery! We truly enjoyed the views and the wines. I liked that we had a reservation and a special kiosk table set up for us. Only recommendation I would make is considering we made a reservation and pre-paid I think there should have seating for the reserved tables at least. My husband has a bad hip/leg and had no where to sit down except away from our reserved area.

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Shannon R. Member Since 7/13/2016
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 7/18/16 10:00 AM

Carl was awesome. We loved our vip tour.

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Brian C. Member Since 6/15/2016
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 7/12/16 10:00 AM

Started with a glass of bubbly upon our arrival, went directly into a tour and history. Our guide was personable and knowledgeable and was able to answer any questions we had. Was a great overall experience, and a good introduction as it was our first tour/tasting of our trip.

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Nicole C. Member Since 6/30/2016
Iron Horse Tasting on 7/01/16 1:00 PM

It was so beautiful and everyone was really nice!

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Edward G. Member Since 5/19/2016
Iron Horse Tasting on 7/04/16 1:00 PM

Didn't like the setting. More of a party atmosphere thana wine tasting. Your Pinot Noirs we're not comparable to other worries we visited. Unfortunately, worse wines we have tasted so far.

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Steven F. Member Since 6/7/2016
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 6/21/16 10:00 AM

Really enjoyed the tour and the bubbles! It was fun to actually see the bottling process in action.

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Fred I. Member Since 8/20/2012
Iron Horse Tasting on 7/01/16 2:30 PM

Over the phone, Iron Horse Vineyards comes off as pretentious with an air of unnecessary exclusivity. This first impression could not be further from the experience at the vineyard. The tasting "room" is overlooking a beautiful hill and their staff is warm and knowledgeable. The sparkling wine is some of the best in the region. If you can get over the initial phone call Iron Horse is a must visit.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 2 Star Rating 2/5
Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Diane L. Member Since 5/4/2014
Iron Horse Tasting on 7/01/16 11:00 AM

Very casual fun experience. Great wines. Knowledgable staff. Lovely spot.

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Christina T. Member Since 6/3/2016
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 6/30/16 10:00 AM

We just loved the overall ambiance of the vineyard. Everyone is super friendly and engaging. You can tell everyone really loves what they do which is awesome! We especially loved seeing the "behind the scenes" watching how sparkling is made and the process it goes through from start to finish. We even got to taste the rosé before it reached maturity. Overall a really wonderful experience! Thank U!

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Jessica L. Member Since 5/14/2016
Winemaker Truck Tour on 6/20/16 10:00 AM

Our truck tour with the winemaker was an outstanding experience! They greeted us instantly with glasses of sparkling wine, and David showed us so many new things about wine growing and making that we were astounded (we go on quite a few tours). We even saw the auto-riddler turn! The view was beautiful, the wines were delightful, and our server for the rest of the tasting was very fun and helpful

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Lisa P. Member Since 6/15/2016
Iron Horse Tasting on 6/20/16 1:00 PM

The views and the liquid are always amazing!

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Stephen M. Member Since 4/21/2016
Iron Horse Tasting on 6/19/16 12:00 PM

Karly, our host, greeted us. Very friendly and offered a full tour of the operation at Iron Horse as well as a look at their history. She even provided us with a complimentary tasting on the various bubbles and oysters. The property is by far the most beautiful winery I've visited yet in Sonoma. We ended up buying some bottles of sparkling white because the people there were just so awesome!

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Alan A. Member Since 1/3/2014
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 6/16/16 10:00 AM

Enjoyed the VIP Tour as we got to see behind the scenes and understand more about the winery.

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amy c. Member Since 6/14/2016
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 6/17/16 10:00 AM

What a fantastic experience....excellent and warm hospitality (from Carl), gorgeous grounds and setting and a rustic luxe atmosphere made us feel like we were in Champagne, France. Excellent in every way.

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Jeff N. Member Since 6/2/2016
Iron Horse Tasting on 6/08/16 10:00 AM

Trey was exceptional handling our group of 8 and making sure that we were able to get to our next destination with out feeling rushed but still getting the best treatment !

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John T. Member Since 5/27/2016
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 6/03/16 10:00 AM

We had great time during our tour, and John was friendly and very informative. The winery is beautiful and the champagne is better than those in France. John and Marijana Tasker, Los Angeles.

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Elise R. Member Since 5/30/2016
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 6/03/16 10:00 AM

The VIP tour was great! Learning process of "discorage and dosage" and seeing it live really made the experience!

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Iron Horse Vineyards
9786 Ross Station Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Today 7/27 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 7/28 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 7/29 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Sunday 7/31 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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