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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
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic View
Experiences

  • General Tasting
  • Large Groups (8 - 12)
  • Lunch
  • Private Tasting
  • Tour and Tasting
Varietals Offered

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Sparkling Wine
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy BFF
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Heather P. Member Since 10/13/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/14/18 2:30 PM

We had a great tasting with Kevin!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bill S. Member Since 10/11/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/13/18 10:30 AM

Iron Horse is a special place. If I don't stop at Iron Horse on a visit to wine country, the trip is missing something. The wines, the people, and the view are all spectacular. It was wonderful to meet Joy. Loved her energy.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rachel M. Member Since 10/13/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/14/18 11:30 AM

The staff was knowledgeable, accommodating, and passionate. We enjoyed the spectacular views, killer wine, and fantastic company. We also got to partake in the Sunday pop up oyster bar, which was delicious!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark and Patsy R. Member Since 10/6/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/06/18 3:30 PM

Beautiful setting for sipping wine. Great customer service

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Doug S. Member Since 3/28/2016My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/12/18 11:30 AM

The sparkling wines and Pinots are outstanding. The people serving you are knowledgeable and always friendly. I love going there. The views are some of the best in Sonoma County.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Elizabeth W. Member Since 10/1/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/09/18 12:00 PM

We had a memorable visit to Iron Horse. The sparkling flight we were served was delicious, the staff cordial, knowledgeable, and personable, and the setting was idyllic. Hope to visit again and join the wine club. Thanks for an unforgettable experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Frank S. Member Since 6/27/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/05/18 10:30 AM

Kevin was awesome!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Danielle B. Member Since 10/7/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/07/18 11:00 AM

Incredible! The views, the staff, the Oysters (we went on a Sunday for The Oyster Girls pop-up), the atmosphere, and of course the wine: all of it. My husband and I really enjoyed Iron Horse, so much so that we ended up spending more than twice the time there than we thought we were going to - luckily no one kicked us out! Highly recommend a stop here.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Theresa Z. Member Since 9/28/2015My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/07/18 2:30 PM

Best view around. Elegant, delicious wine, casual feel. The staff is the best around. Knowledgeable, warm, and approachable. An absolute must experience or yourself winery.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Karen M. Member Since 9/28/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/07/18 11:30 AM

Had a great time. Learned a lot about the wine & the area.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Keri C. Member Since 10/6/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/06/18 10:00 AM

Worth the trip through the winding hills. Extraordinarily beautiful view, great staff, really nice set up. The wine is also really good. Highly recommended tasting experience. Nice for any size group.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Vinodh M. Member Since 9/16/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/05/18 2:30 PM

Wonderful!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David B. Member Since 10/5/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/05/18 11:30 AM

I’ve been at Iron Horse several times over the years and am always taken by the wonderful view. Hospitality is great as is the wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Jody S. Member Since 7/30/2016My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/29/18 1:00 PM

We saw beautiful scenery. We drank amazing champagne. It was heaven.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Susan W. Member Since 9/22/2016My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/30/18 12:30 PM

Club member that always has a good time. We were at the tasting bar which is very comfortable and you can sit on benches in front of bar if someone gets tired. Oyster Sunday was also great!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bradley B. Member Since 8/20/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/29/18 10:30 AM

Our tasting house was fantastic. She took the time to walk through each tasting and the descriptions in depth. Wonderful venue for a tasting as well outside.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nicholas O. Member Since 9/11/2018My Boss
Tasting With A View on 9/29/18 1:00 PM

As always great wine and a great tasting experience! I will say it is much more intimate to go in the spring away from the hustle of the fall thought!! The secret is out on this place!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tom Z. Member Since 9/28/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/28/18 2:00 PM

High expectations set by previous reviews were more than met. Views and venue are amazing, Brent accommodating and flexible taking our reservation, Kate educated us on each wine as host to our tasting

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marina G. Member Since 5/4/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/28/18 3:30 PM

Always love coming for a tasting with friends family and out of town visitors. Great wines and helpful friendly staff

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David B. Member Since 8/24/2018My BFF
Under The Palms Private Tasting on 9/27/18 2:30 PM

We were so impressed with this winery that we followed up our Tasting With A View with the Under The Palms private tasting the next day. This is a very relaxed, seated, outdoor private tasting with older vintage Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, bubbly and includes a cheese platter. The winery has beautiful views of the vineyards and surrounding landscape. This is a very relaxed, laid back venue.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David B. Member Since 8/24/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/26/18 3:00 PM

Beautiful grounds, had a great tasting and server was very helpful with info. On the wines and also local eateries.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Paul S. Member Since 8/22/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/22/18 12:00 PM

Beautiful setting with great tasting experience. Joined the club and look forward to the shipments of reds and bubbles!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lindsay R. Member Since 9/21/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/21/18 11:30 AM

Lovely place and lovely wines

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carrie S. Member Since 9/18/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/21/18 1:30 PM

My friend and I were greeted by Kate, who checked us in. She tasted us on our choice of the Sparkling wines. The timing of that was perfect and as expected, the wines were stellar.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chris C. Member Since 9/14/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/15/18 4:00 PM

Wonderful visit to Iron Horse. I’ve had their sparkling wine before and it again did not disappoint. Lovely vintage brut! The surprise for me were their Chards and Pinots - wonderful, old world style wines. Both reminded me of the best of Burgundy brought to California. Tasting environment outside reminded me of Napa and Sonoma back in the day, but no complaints about drinking wine on a lovely day

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Ellen C. Member Since 9/13/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/15/18 3:00 PM

I'm a club member so of course I already love it there. I invited a friend to go with me for an early birthday celebration, and we both had a wonderful time. Beautiful, relaxing, and down to earth.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kate E. Member Since 6/17/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/15/18 11:00 AM

We could have stayed here all day! The beauty and relaxation all around us, as well as the delicious wines. We signed up to be wine club members. Our only disappointment was that the woman who checked us in was new and didn't understand why our group had to separate into two different groups. This had been communicated to our group previously by the woman I had emailed about our reservation.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stephen F. Member Since 9/15/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/15/18 12:30 PM

The woman at checkin was extremely helpful. One of our party was in a wheelchair and she advised me of the handicap parking space which was a big help. She sent us to the bar where she felt friend would be more comfortable as it was lower than the high boy tables. We all had a very enjoyable time.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Alison S. Member Since 9/15/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/15/18 10:30 AM

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Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Lynn T. Member Since 8/14/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/14/18 10:00 AM

Very nice

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
ADRIAN D. Member Since 6/10/2014My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/14/18 3:00 PM

We live locally and are wine club members and so enjoy visits to Iron Horse regularly. They never disappoint!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
John S. Member Since 7/18/2018Evil Stepmother
Tasting With A View on 9/14/18 3:30 PM

I’m a new member and have had two pick ups and two visits with friends and I have always had a lovely time, well except for the 100 degree’s on one visit this summer! Recommend to all!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Teresa T. Member Since 5/24/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/13/18 3:30 PM

I love this winery mainly for the bubbles and the amazing view! However, it would be nice if the tasting room offered a cheese plate, or other nibbles during the tasting since guests aren't allowed to bring their own cheese and crackers. The gazebo area is wonderful for a picnic, but you have to reserve it and it's separate from the tasting area. Other than that, the staff is always delightful!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Richard G. Member Since 9/16/2015Evil Stepmother
Tasting With A View on 9/13/18 1:00 PM

Great wine. Great people. Incredible view.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Beth S. Member Since 8/25/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 8/30/18 11:30 AM

Great view! Great tasting! I always go to this place when I go out west. Would recommend to anyone!

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 9/09/18 11:30 AM

Wonderful pinots and delightful (multiple) bubbles to taste with a quiet top of the vineyard view. Hospitality is outstanding. All my friends ask to come back when in town. (BBQ oysters were delicious treat). Unique sparkling wines. Kate, Lisa, and everyone are friendly and professional.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Megan A. Member Since 7/6/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/09/18 2:00 PM

Service is always wonderful at Iron Horse. With views to die for and bubbles galore, you’ll never want to leave! There’s a reason it’s one of the two wine clubs I’m a member of. I take all my out of town friends here. Also perfect for a date. Make sure to make a reservation!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Leslie H. Member Since 9/2/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/09/18 12:30 PM

Beautiful setting and a warm welcome as soon as we arrived. The tasting area was a little packed but we made a reservation so we squeezed on in and made it work. We were well taken care of and the sparkling wine was fabulous! Such a lovely location and wonderful people.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cina Q. Member Since 8/14/2016My BFF
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 9/04/18 10:00 AM

Worth the drive to visit this vineyard. The view is beautiful, the bubbles are tasty, and an amazing staff.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa M. Member Since 9/2/2018My Parents
Tasting With A View on 9/02/18 3:00 PM

Great view. Nice place, but would be great to have seating. A little on the pricey side too.

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

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