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
Beverly K. Member Since 9/7/2019My BFF
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 9/12/19 10:00 AM

We took the VIP tasting tour. Fun and informative!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Glorianne N. Member Since 9/7/2019My Boss
Tasting With A View on 9/09/19 3:30 PM

Justin, our host, was exceptionally knowledgeable and hospitable. He brought back the intimate customer care that as former wine club members we were so accustomed to receiving. Absolutely loved our visit. We were celebrating an important family memory and Iron Horse, thanks to Justin, rose to the occasion.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ilija Z. Member Since 3/2/2015My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/01/19 1:30 PM

Amazing bubbles! Stunning view. Arrive early on Sunday to take advantage of the Oysters!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Alexis G. Member Since 4/7/2015My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/09/19 11:30 AM

A magical place, exceptional wines and staff! As a local, visiting Iron Horse always feels like a vacation.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeff & Becky C. Member Since 6/1/2015My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/03/19 2:00 PM

We always have a really great time with you guys.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Diana H. Member Since 9/6/2019My Parents
Tasting With A View on 9/06/19 1:30 PM

we had an awesome time! great sparkling wines =)

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
David B. Member Since 8/23/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/04/19 10:00 AM

Beautiful day, amazing wines. Awesome view.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marty D. Member Since 7/17/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 8/21/19 1:00 PM

3 couples celebrated our combined 141 years of anniversaries here. Everything was wonderful!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Richard and Michelle B. Member Since 7/11/2019My BFF
Under The Palms Private Tasting on 9/05/19 11:30 AM

A lovely tasting under the palms. Very nice, enjoyable, memorable.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jersey T. Member Since 2/17/2017My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/05/19 11:30 AM

Lisa, Carl and Ashley provided excellent customer service. Knowledge of the vineyard's and varietals were incredible. Fantastic @

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bruce K. Member Since 12/19/2014My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/04/19 1:30 PM

Great staff. Knowledgeable. Great wines and views.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Ronald H. Member Since 12/22/2013My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/01/19 3:00 PM

Fantastic, staff was helpful, tasting great, we have been club members for a long time.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Courtenay S. Member Since 8/22/2019My Parents
Tasting With A View on 9/01/19 12:00 PM

Always unique and well worth the drive. Might have to come back for my birthday on the weekend of the 12th. Thank you!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Christopher B. Member Since 8/29/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 8/30/19 11:00 AM

Great environment and ambiance. Super knowledgeable staff and great hospitality. And, you can't forget about the views.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Diane K. Member Since 8/17/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 8/25/19 11:30 AM

Kati & Kevin were great. We never felt rushed! Beautiful visit.Good cheese n oysters.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Peter F. Member Since 8/26/2016My Parents
Tasting With A View on 8/25/19 2:30 PM

Lisa is an incredible host and is always super welcoming Diana took amazing care of us The bubbles are stellar and the view of the vineyards and surrounding area is amazing

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
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