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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
Chris C. Member Since 9/14/2018
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 9/13/2018
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 6/17/2018
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 9/15/2018
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 9/15/2018
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 8/14/2018
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 6/10/2014
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 7/18/2018
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 5/24/2018
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 9/16/2015
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 8/25/2018
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 7/8/2017
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 7/6/2018
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 9/2/2018
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 8/14/2016
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 9/2/2018
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
Peter F. Member Since 8/26/2016
Tasting With A View on 9/03/18 10:30 AM

Super charming location with great views Wine ambassadors are super friendly and knowledgeable

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa A. Member Since 9/24/2017
Tasting With A View on 9/03/18 11:30 AM

This was only our second trip to wine country, and Iron Horse was a "must revisit" destination! And once again not disappointed. My only critique was the music (although GOOD) was just a tad loud. Along with all the guests talking, laughing, enjoying the tasting and overall outdoor experience (a good sign!) it was difficult to hear our host. Kate was wonderful! Russian Cuvee came home with me!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jacqui P. Member Since 9/1/2018
Tasting With A View on 9/02/18 1:00 PM

The location is gorgeous, the service was outstanding, the wine was fantastic, however my group did not appreciate the lack of sitting areas. We had to stand throughout our tasting, which was not inviting to spend a lot of time at the location.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Katherine M. Member Since 9/1/2018
Tasting With A View on 9/01/18 3:00 PM

We had a wonderful time ,we made new friends. Drinking with strangers in a beautiful spot will make anyone happy. And the wine was wonderful. And the server guy was so fun.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Willam D. Member Since 7/10/2018
Tasting With A View on 9/01/18 10:00 AM

Iron Horse’s tasting of some amazing sparkling wines is a perfect way to introduce the best California has to offer. Thank you to our host who did a fantastic job.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sara O. Member Since 8/4/2018
Tasting With A View on 8/29/18 12:00 PM

The drive to Iron Horse is beautiful and once you arrive you’re greeted by a friendly employee ready to start your tasting at an outdoor tasting bar with amazing views. This was our first stop on our honeymoon and it was perfect since they offer great sparkling wines. We will definitely be back.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ali B. Member Since 8/26/2018
Tasting With A View on 8/26/18 1:30 PM

Ana was our tasting person and she was great. Super friendly and nice about us having kids there. She helped us figure out how to distract them (apple tree) and was not crabby about it at all. Thanks! Also, the industry discount was great! www.younghagen.com

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Angela E. Member Since 5/11/2015
Tasting With A View on 8/25/18 10:00 AM

Awesome

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
John T. Member Since 5/27/2016
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 8/21/18 10:00 AM

Carlo gave a great Tour. The crush was already started. The champagne was poured throughout the tour and as usual it tasted better than French champagne. The property is magnificent!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
KATHLEEN M. Member Since 6/28/2018
Tasting With A View on 8/21/18 2:00 PM

Great outdoor sparkling bar.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Jeff & Becky C. Member Since 6/1/2015
Tasting With A View on 8/19/18 12:30 PM

Best veiw, bubbles and hospitality.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Aaron L. Member Since 8/9/2018
Tasting With A View on 8/18/18 11:30 AM

We had a great time with Homer. He was super helpful and funny. Thanks

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Elizabeth M. Member Since 7/31/2017
Tasting With A View on 8/17/18 12:30 PM

A Beautiful day to spend tasting . The view is one of a kind overlooking the valley below. Bring a picnic lunch to have in the Gazebo afterwards.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Genie G. Member Since 8/15/2018
Tasting With A View on 8/16/18 1:30 PM

Lovely bubbles, friendly staff, beautiful views!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michaela & James G. Member Since 9/14/2016
Tasting With A View on 8/11/18 12:00 PM

I love to bring friends to Iron Horse, as it is the most laid back yet sophisticated winery around. No formal sterile tasting room, like most of the newer wineries: you taste outside, with the most beautiful typical Sonoma landscape surrounding you, you see the vines where the wine you are sipping came from. The wine personifies the elegant, but down to earth sophistication of the owners family.

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 8/11/18 12:00 PM

Great spot. Best bubbles in town. Amazing hospitality.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Scott L. Member Since 5/12/2018
Tasting With A View on 8/11/18 4:00 PM

It's always a lovely day at Iron Horse. Their sparkling wines are the best the Sonoma county has on offer.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brenda L. Member Since 8/9/2018
Tasting With A View on 8/10/18 10:30 AM

Beautiful scenic setting

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Harold G. Member Since 7/21/2018
Tasting With A View on 7/28/18 11:00 AM

Great wines! Great view! Host was knowledgeable and welcoming!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Melanie M. Member Since 8/6/2018
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 8/07/18 10:00 AM

We had a wonderful and informative tour and tasting on Tuesday August 7th. Also, the winery was very nice to accommodate my two young children. They actually enjoyed and learned from the tour as well.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cindy J. Member Since 7/25/2018
Tasting With A View on 7/28/18 10:00 AM

My husband and friends were pleasantly greeted on a beautiful morning by Lisa and introduced to Ariana who proceeded to embrace our excitement of being at their breath taking winery. Ariana was extremely knowledgeable and by the time we left we knew not only were we joining their wine club for the exquisite bubbly they had to offer but we also knew we'd be returning for a visit time and again.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Caren W. Member Since 8/3/2018
Tasting With A View on 8/03/18 4:00 PM

It was a little intimidating at first driving up to the vineyard-- you guys really are off the beaten path!-- but it was well worth it. It was exactly what I had in mind when I picture a charming California winery. The sparkling flight was delicious and wonderfully different from what we tasted at other wineries, and the view was to die for!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jon M. Member Since 3/25/2017
Tasting With A View on 8/04/18 3:30 PM

All tasting was outside and it was super hot. Drinking wine in the sun (or even under cheap umbrellas) standing in the dirt is not my kind of tasting. If the wine was even outstanding the experience could have been salvaged. Sadly the wind was mediocre and overpriced. Will never be back.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 2/5
Sara B. Member Since 10/20/2015
Tasting With A View on 8/04/18 1:30 PM

Amazing Winery with great views. Relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. The best bubbles in town.

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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