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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  • Winemaker Vineyard Truck Tour $100.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    Mon

    Spending time in the vineyard and the winery with Iron Horse Winemaker David Munksgard is a truly memorable experience. David hosts a once a week private 'truck tour, which naturally starts with a glass of bubbly upon arrival. 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
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy BFF
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Danielle H. Member Since 7/12/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 7/12/19 4:00 PM

Very low key. Outside standing only.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Sarah M. Member Since 5/11/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 7/09/19 10:00 AM

The drive in is a little hidden and the road a little rough, but the sights and wine were very worth it. The tasting is reasonably priced. The wine and service were fantastic, the ambiance was casual and welcoming, the staff is very knowledgeable, and the scenery is spectacular. Iron Horse makes a philanthropic wine, too! Definitely book a visit here. You will not regret it.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steve J. Member Since 6/3/2017My BFF
Tasting With A View on 7/05/19 10:00 AM

Great sparkling wines and a beautiful view with a friendly staff.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dave S. Member Since 6/17/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 7/07/19 2:00 PM

It is Heaven in Green Valley. Great staff. Diana was so much fun!!!!!! Love Joy Sterling.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John B. Member Since 1/7/2014My BFF
Tasting With A View on 7/01/19 10:30 AM

Down a dirt road and over a hill sits Iron Horse Vineyards. Known for their sparkling wines, they also offer a wide selections of Chardonnay and Pinots for those who prefer still wines. A tasting is 5 to 6 samples of their wines. I always go with the sparkling. From an Ocean Reserve, which $5.00 of each bottle sold goes to the National Geographic Society, to my favorite Russian Cuvee

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Anne W. Member Since 6/2/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/30/19 11:00 AM

Love this winery and especially loved the individual table service.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sharon V. Member Since 6/30/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/30/19 12:30 PM

We had such a wonderful experience tasting at Iron Horse! My husband tasted the Sparkling Flight and I tasted the Pinot Flight. We loved them both. We really enjoyed our server, the wine and the views.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Brian & Sheri F. Member Since 6/30/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/30/19 2:30 PM

Hope you take care of Morgan. If not, I might try to hire her. We live down the street from the facility so we've been there quite a bit thru the years. Our host, Morgan took very good care of us and I could tell, the 4-5 other tables she was responsible for as well. Not just pouring, but friendly, informative, and met our every needs. Great experience!!! As usual...

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Emily G. Member Since 6/27/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/29/19 12:00 PM

Gorgeous setting which complements the elegant sparkling wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Harriet M. Member Since 6/27/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/28/19 4:00 PM

Absolutely beautiful views and friendly staff.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joseph F. Member Since 7/1/2017My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/28/19 11:00 AM

After driving up the hill to their tasting room on a one lane road the view becomes amazing. Our pourer was Spencer who did an excellent job. We shared the sparkling and pinot tastings and were impressed. Their prices are reasonable, the view was great and the outdoor atmosphere of the winery combined with the quality of the wines makes this a must visit.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Maurizio T. Member Since 6/27/2019My Boss
Tasting With A View on 6/28/19 1:00 PM

The place is definitely nice, and if one stays in the Sonoma area, it is relatively easy to get to. I wish they improved the last mile of road. it is so narrow and full of potholes to be uncomfortable if one has back problems. Parking is adequate, except on busy w/e's, but the place is by appointment so it should not be a big issue. I wish it were possible to pair the wines with some food.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cassandra S. Member Since 4/28/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/28/19 10:00 AM

When they said tasting with a view, they meant it! Wow! So pretty up there and their sparkling wines and pinots were delish!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sandra W. Member Since 6/27/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/28/19 3:00 PM

Hidden gem with delicious Sparkling Wines! Gorgeous views.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Blake N. Member Since 5/25/2015My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/28/19 2:00 PM

Great sparkling wines presented at a wonderful outdoor setting. Make a reservation! Some sources report Iron Horse as 'no reservation' or ' reservation optional' but it isn't - RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Bill F. Member Since 6/24/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/24/19 2:30 PM

We went to Iron Horse at the suggestion of a sommelier friend and he was right: it was a fantastic experience. Carl, our tasting guide, was knowledgeable, friendly and passionate about Iron Horse's vines. The setting is spectacular... I think it's very special that your guide can point to the block of vines where the wine you're tasting came from. Highly recommended.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Laura J. Member Since 5/8/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/22/19 11:30 AM

The staff were fabulous, the location was incredible and the wine was delicious!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Howard P. Member Since 6/8/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/20/19 3:30 PM

Very friendly greeting and we were well taken care of and appreciate the great buy we were offered on our wine purchase. See you next time.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rodrigo P. Member Since 6/10/2019My Parents
Tasting With A View on 6/26/19 11:30 AM

Great high top vineyard with views of the hills and great place to enjoy a loaf of bread and butter with bubbles. Even better if you can score a seat at their gazebo and open some oysters and or other bubbly friendly food pairings. Recommend this grower to anyone!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jerome C. Member Since 6/18/2019My BFF
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 6/24/19 10:00 AM

Our host, Bob, was great. Fun personality and a real character. He was also very knowledgeable about the wines and the process. We enjoyed it very much.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Susan H. Member Since 6/22/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/23/19 2:30 PM

We had fun trying oysters (Sundays only) and sparking wines at our tasting for 2. We’ve known of Iron Horse Vineyards for decades but this was the first time we’ve tried some of the wine club selections. It was quite crowded at the tasting bar but the staff were friendly and helpful. We applied the $30 x2 tasting fee to 2 bottle of club bubblies. Would definitely recommend the trek there!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Howard R. Member Since 4/1/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/21/19 3:00 PM

Iron Horse is not to be missed! Stellar wines at a beautiful setting with outstanding hospitality.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steve M. Member Since 6/22/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/22/19 1:30 PM

Legit

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Annette B. Member Since 6/1/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/18/19 11:00 AM

Great view, very laid back ambience. Might have liked a seated tasting, but standing and chatting was also fun! Loved the staff!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Julie W. Member Since 6/15/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/18/19 3:30 PM

Standing outside, enjoying the bubbles in a beautiful climate and scenery. Can't get better than this.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Karen B. Member Since 10/18/2012My BFF
Under The Palms Private Tasting on 6/20/19 2:30 PM

Amazing!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jane M. Member Since 6/18/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/19/19 1:30 PM

Beautiful views, great host & of course delicious sparkling wines as always!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cheryl S. Member Since 9/9/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/15/19 12:00 PM

Always excellent! Service & bubbles! Love the view!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John H. Member Since 5/31/2019My Parents
Tasting With A View on 5/31/19 11:00 AM

Nice view!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Grant B. Member Since 4/11/2015My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/16/19 10:00 AM

Great customer service, views, and sparkling wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chapman D. Member Since 6/16/2019My Parents
Tasting With A View on 6/17/19 3:00 PM

Super friendly, warm and welcoming staff. Great bubbles and wine in an amazing setting. I had the best time with my girlfriend. If your mate loves bubbles, they will love you for taking them to Iron Horse.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Warren B. Member Since 9/17/2016My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/17/19 12:00 PM

Delightful afternoon of tasting delicious wines and then chose two bottles for our picnic lunch under the gazebo. We were a group of eight, from 30 to 80 years old and we all enjoyed it all. The staff were most helpful and always enthusiastic about their winery and wines!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Matt C. Member Since 6/15/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/15/19 4:00 PM

Great hospitality! Beautiful location.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Noah H. Member Since 6/14/2019My Boss
Tasting With A View on 6/16/19 3:00 PM

Spencer and the entire team we’re Great!! Friendly and knowledgeable family and I truly enjoyed our visit and look forward to visiting again

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ross M. Member Since 4/23/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/16/19 12:30 PM

We’ve been before so we already had expectations. We weren’t really disappointed or blown away. It’s a great experience. We made sure we could participate in the Oyster Girls experience this visit. They didn’t disappoint. The bubbles tasting was excellent! They let us modify slightly what we had available to taste. My wife and I joined the club and have bottles of our favorite on the way.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Kent E. Member Since 6/16/2019My Frenemy
Tasting With A View on 6/16/19 3:30 PM

I was very surprised at the poor quality of the sparkling wine. None of it was worth buying. Was not expecting that from a well-regraded producer

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Martha L. Member Since 6/14/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/15/19 12:00 PM

Loved the casualness of it. We were there for 2 hours and it actually flew by. Such a nice time. Loved Carl. Great guy. Acacia is very friendly at the front. Felt like home.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Shiloh S. Member Since 10/21/2013My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/07/19 12:30 PM

Cool outdoor walk-up tasting bar with lovely views. Wines just so-so though.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kourtney D. Member Since 6/13/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/14/19 11:00 AM

From start to finish everything was wonderful, beautiful view and scenery, with delicious bubbles.... and great stories and laughs with Carlo.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jaime H. Member Since 9/24/2016Evil Stepmother
Tasting With A View on 6/11/19 10:00 AM

We go there every year and the never fail to impress! From the sparkling wine ("best in CA"), location, people, the are the best! Oh, and their Pinot Noir..... incredible!

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