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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
  • Family Owned
  • Gardens
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic View
tours and tastings Tours & Tastings
  • Complimentary with Purchase
  • Public Tasting Room
  • Reservations Recommended
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Vineyard Tours
  • Wine Club
  • Wine Tasting
  • Winemaker Tour
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Sparkling Wine
Average Score from CellarPass Visitors6 Star Average Rating
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Tami R. Member Since 8/31/2016
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 9/20/16 10:00 AM

Our very first tour and tasting while visiting Sonoma and Napa. Definitely one of our favorites! Set the bar very high for the rest of our winery visits. We do not typically drink much champagne but this is so good we had to bring some home! Highly recommend a visit here. 5 stars!

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mark s. Member Since 9/12/2016
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 9/14/16 3:30 PM

our hostess was great

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Rob J. Member Since 9/15/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 9/17/16 10:30 AM

Upon arrival, Lisa greeted us with a smile and welcome. She then connected us with Karly who hosted our tasting and delivered an outstanding experience. We had a great time and looking forward to return.

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Shelly R. Member Since 8/20/2016
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 9/16/16 10:00 AM

Excellent tour of how it's all done - the attention to detail and commitment to crafting a beautiful wine is amazing! I had no idea how much goes in to each bottle, my appreciation of Iron Horse has grown tenfold. The tour gives a good overview of the process and features my favorite sparkling flight. From bottling to packaging you'll get an interesting view of how it's all done.

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Shelly R. Member Since 8/20/2016
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 9/19/16 12:00 PM

Iron Horse has an exceptional sparkling selection which first drew me to their place last year. Since then they've won me over with their Pinot collection as well. The service is amazing- ask for Jon or Trey! It's a pleasure to be outside on high in the middle of their vineyards, soaking up the surrounding view. Overall a place I'll come back to year after year just to see what they have coming up

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Colleen M. Member Since 8/3/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 9/17/16 10:30 AM

Always a great experience here. Calm, unobtrusive hospitality, great view, wonderful wines.

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Natasha Z. Member Since 2/15/2016
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 9/16/16 2:30 PM

The warm and welcoming staff at Iron Horse always make you feel like you are special. What is really special is their sparkling and other varietal wines! We had a wonderful time and enjoyed all the wines we tasted. We bought some even though we're in their wine club!

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Marnie T. Member Since 9/8/2016
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 9/16/16 3:00 PM

Needs a few more benches & especially some shade over the benches during these very hot Sept. Days.

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Cheri B. Member Since 9/4/2016
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 9/13/16 10:00 AM

Love the wine and the view. Wish they had logo merchandise, love the logo

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Steve V. Member Since 9/4/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 9/10/16 10:30 AM

Amazing. The wines were fantastic, staff was extremely nice and accommodating, and the winery was gorgeous!

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Michal H. Member Since 3/4/2014
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 9/10/16 1:30 PM

It was a beautiful view for tasting.

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Molly B. Member Since 8/30/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 9/10/16 2:30 PM

Stunning grounds and gorgeous view. Off the beaten path, and so worth the stop!

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Richard T. Member Since 9/6/2016
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 9/07/16 10:00 AM

It was ok, but there was nothing outstanding about the visit. There is no doubt that it is an marvelous location and interesting to compare with a larger vineyard that uses much more modern and industrial production methods. A long way off the beaten track as well. Interesting to see the notes from the White House for whom they provide their "fizz".

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Justin M. Member Since 7/10/2015
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 9/06/16 10:00 AM

Great property, no pretension and excellent wine - what more can you ask for?

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Rebecca R. Member Since 8/24/2016
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 9/05/16 11:00 AM

By far the best wine tasting experience of our trip to wine country. We were blown away by the customer service, the delicious sparkling wines, and the breathtaking views. It's now our first wine club!

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Wesley N. Member Since 9/4/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 9/04/16 2:00 PM

Loved it!

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Lane C. Member Since 9/3/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 9/04/16 11:30 AM

Beautiful outdoor setting, folks pouring were knowledgeable and easy to talk to, and the wine was great!

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Erika P. Member Since 8/29/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 9/04/16 4:00 PM

The ambience is nice with beautiful views and tasting set up. However, our appointment was at 4pm and because they close at 4:30, we felt very rushed. The pours were very small and they ran out of the wine we were intended to taste and paid little attention overall. The wine descriptions given as we tasted were limited to where in the vineyard the wine comes from without any further detail.

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Emily S. Member Since 8/14/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 9/04/16 12:30 PM

We had a great time enjoying the view and drinking our champagne flight. The oysters and other snacks that were available made our experience just that much better. Would highly recommend Iron Horse as a stop on any Russian River valley experience.

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Hoyt T. Member Since 8/30/2016
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 8/31/16 12:30 PM

The road to the tasting needs a bit of work, but the rent-a-car made it up the hill. Once we got there, Karly did an excellent job of presenting the wines and making the experience special.

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Kellianne R. Member Since 8/30/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 9/03/16 2:30 PM

iron horse is beautiful, breathtaking, and has the best bubbles around!

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Pauline E. Member Since 8/31/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 9/03/16 12:00 PM

The entire experience was pleasant, relaxing, and fun. We were greeted at the entrance and given instructions on where to go for the tasting. The vista from the tasting area is stunning! Trey was at the bar and fantastic describing each sparkling wine. Overall, we loved visiting Iron Horse and will come back again!

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Steve K. Member Since 8/26/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 8/28/16 12:00 PM

We had a great time - excellent wine, awesome oysters (I think oysters are only on Sunday but am not sure). The vibe is great - everyone there is helpful and laid back, we will definitely go again.

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Katrina D. Member Since 8/11/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 8/27/16 11:00 AM

Great customer service, beautiful location, delicious bubbles

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Amy B. Member Since 8/21/2016
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 8/22/16 10:00 AM

Fantastic tour, wonderful bubbles!

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Brit P. Member Since 8/4/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 8/27/16 12:00 PM

Great wine, great view and GREAT service from Carl

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Ellyce M. Member Since 1/17/2015
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 8/27/16 12:00 PM

This is our second visit to Iron Horse's tasting room. Outstanding wine, and beautiful location. Ruined a bit by rowdy guests, and an overly complicated booking system (that required a credit card ?!??!?!) and even when we got there it was a tight squeeze. Left with an 'ehn' impression of how we were received as guests. Nice wine though.

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Tim D. Member Since 8/7/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 8/27/16 11:30 AM

It was awesome, the team is well versed in the vineyard and know how to entertain people as they are drinking! I tried several of the sparkling wines and enjoyed them thoroughly. Beautiful wine country

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Cindy T. Member Since 8/24/2016
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 8/25/16 10:00 AM

Karly did awesome job with our vineyard tour and experience. Can't wait to receive our sparkling order!

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Cindy P. Member Since 7/16/2016
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 8/23/16 10:00 AM

Carl our host was a fabulous and very informative source of information during our tour and tasting. From the minute we arrived until we departed this winery will forever be one of our favorite. Their sparkling wines were outstanding. The grapes we tasted which were Chardonnay and Pinot noir were very sweet and delicious. All over would suggest this winery in one of your top picks. Thank you!!

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Brooke B. Member Since 8/19/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 8/20/16 11:30 AM

The wine was nice, but the staff wouldn't tell us the main hints and flavors without us basically demanding it. We came tasting to discover what we liked about certain wines and it did not seem too educational. And then when we went to take a picture in front of the vineyards the owner actually came over and told us to "get out of his vineyard." It made me want to cry.

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Beth O. Member Since 8/17/2016
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 8/18/16 2:00 PM

It was a perfect day for an outside tasting. The location is beautiful and the staff friendly and laid back.

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Rachael H. Member Since 8/13/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 8/14/16 3:00 PM

Nice to have some space and shade. Felt a little cut off at our own table, missed the usual staff.

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DAVID F. Member Since 8/13/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 8/14/16 2:00 PM

Been coming to Iron Horse for over 15 years. This time we found we had to schedule and pay $25 per person to reserve tastings (not so before) . We did so for this past Saturday so we could sample your wines with the oysters. Got there at 1:30 and were disappointed to find the oysters were sold out. Your greeter offered nothing other than "Sorry". We rearranged our schedule for this. Wow.

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John B. Member Since 5/29/2014
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 8/14/16 11:00 AM

Beautiful property and very good sparkling wine! We were there on a Sunday and they had 2 food vendors there, one with fruits, cheesed, and breads and the other doing grilled oysters. It was wonderful!

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Paul P. Member Since 8/3/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 8/14/16 1:00 PM

A bit unorganized for the private tasting so we went over to the tasting area and enjoyed it more. Bought a bottle of champagne to drink and enjoy w/ oysters, but we had to take it to the picnic area. They should keep the ice bucket full to keep the champagne cold if they require the open bottles to be enjoyed in the picnic area. Other than that, scenery is great and the champagnes are legit!

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Melissa J. Member Since 8/1/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 8/14/16 11:30 AM

Beautiful view highly recommend the tasting with a view, personal treatment and picturesque setting

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Kelsey U. Member Since 8/8/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 8/14/16 1:00 PM

We were running quite late for our ressie, but we were still accommodated and treated very kindly. It was a fantastic day.

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Lauren G. Member Since 6/25/2016
Iron Horse Tasting on 8/13/16 10:00 AM

Came here for my sister's bachelorette party and couldn't be more impressed. Staff was wonderful and friendly, tables were accommodating, clean and comfortable, the view was astounding and the sparkling wine was fantastic. Can't wait to return.

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Rhonda M. Member Since 8/4/2016
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 8/12/16 11:00 AM

Each visit is great at Iron Horse and am always happy to get my 6-pack!

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Iron Horse Vineyards
9786 Ross Station Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Today 9/26 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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