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
Glen W. Member Since 3/28/2014My BFF
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 3/22/19 10:00 AM

Very nice tour and tasting. Would definitely recommend. Tasting room is outdoors and has an awesome view.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Paul M. Member Since 9/25/2011My BFF
Tasting With A View on 3/18/19 2:30 PM

I joined the wine club and bought half a case. It was fun, delicious and the people were great.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Daniel W. Member Since 11/11/2017My BFF
Tasting With A View on 3/17/19 12:30 PM

Beautiful location great wines First Lady that assisted us was in tasting dismissive and provided lackluster service

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Doug R. Member Since 3/17/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 3/17/19 2:00 PM

really loved it. looking forward to coming back for a more in-depth experience. great hosts. great conversation with other wine tasters not in my party. really beautiful.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Peter F. Member Since 8/26/2016My BFF
Tasting With A View on 3/17/19 1:00 PM

Gorgeous views Fantastic service Delicious wines and bubbles

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Carl A. Member Since 3/31/2017Evil Stepmother
Tasting With A View on 3/16/19 1:00 PM

I was wonderful

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Wendy H. Member Since 3/15/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 3/16/19 10:30 AM

Beautiful views. We would have appreciated stools at the tasting bar to sit on rather than standing. We felt a little rushed, like they were keeping us to their schedule... which they were. While I understand this, you should be ready for that type of tasting.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Alicia E. Member Since 10/10/2016Evil Stepmother
Tasting With A View on 3/16/19 2:00 PM

I don’t understand why this winery has such good ratings! Driving up to the property is beautiful and it has wonderful views. That is where the enjoyment stops. The tasting area is in a parking lot it’s set up with a frat house, party feel. We did the sparkiing wine tasting and ended up pouring out each of the wines. The service was friendly but the wines were not at all what we were expecting.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 1/5
Leslie S. Member Since 2/19/2015My BFF
Tasting With A View on 3/15/19 10:30 AM

We fell in love with Iron Horse the first time we visited— became wine club members and look forward to all of our visits. It is a special place where you feel comfortable and welcomed! Cheers!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carol H. Member Since 3/15/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 3/15/19 11:00 AM

We had an amazing time with Carlo! He was warm and welcoming, and very enjoyable to spend time with. We were lucky to squeeze in a reservation! Each time we visit, we are reminded why we are members!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Caitlin L. Member Since 1/28/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View NOVEMBER 1ST - APRIL 30TH on 3/02/19 11:30 AM

Lovely tasting with Kevin. He was friendly, knowledgeable and funny. We really enjoyed out tasting outside with the gorgeous views.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John S. Member Since 7/18/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 3/12/19 1:30 PM

The tasting staff were amazing. The outdoor tasting area and the view is always spectacular.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tony E. Member Since 2/13/2018My Frenemy
Tasting With A View on 3/11/19 10:30 AM

Homer was excellent.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mandy G. Member Since 2/12/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 3/02/19 12:00 PM

What an incredibly beautiful setting! We had an exceptional experience during our tasting. Lisa provided excellent service, and we loved the wines. Try the sparkling flight!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ray K. Member Since 8/31/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 2/21/19 11:30 AM

The knowledge of the staff regarding history and the quality of the sparkling wine was top shelf. We enjoyed the beautiful views while tasting great wine

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Annie H. Member Since 2/19/2019My Boss
Tasting With A View on 2/19/19 4:00 PM

Lovely vineyard setting and excellent wines. The server was knowledgeable and considerate.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joanna S. Member Since 2/16/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 2/16/19 11:30 AM

This was a wonderful experience. A must view and worth the little drive. The one who helped us with the tasting was wonderful even though we did not know anything about wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
COLLEEN B. Member Since 1/3/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 2/17/19 11:00 AM

Great spot located on a knoll overlooking vineyards and snow capped mountains in the distance. We tasted the sparkling series of wines, but you can also choose to taste chard’s or pinots. You can choose to taste inside the barn or outside overlooking the valley. Both have advantages. The barn is warm and dry but no view - although you can take your glasses out for the views at any point

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Lynne & Jeff W. Member Since 4/13/2017My Frenemy
Tasting With A View NOVEMBER 1ST - APRIL 30TH on 2/15/19 12:00 PM

We are members at Iron Horse and wanted to share this experience with family who came to visit from out of town. They view from the winery is amazing but the hospitality was disappointing. The host would not engage with us nor would he describe the wines to our guests. Even the guests mentioned how aloof they were.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 4/5
Blake P. Member Since 3/1/2017My BFF
Tasting With A View on 2/10/19 2:00 PM

Great wine, great setting, great hosts! Excellent all around! Highly, highly recommend!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
James F. Member Since 2/8/2019My Parents
Tasting With A View on 2/08/19 1:00 PM

Iron Horse Vineyards is a pretty solid bubble producer that should be visited if you are in the Green Valley area of the Russian River. We enjoyed a bubble flight with Arianna, who was extremely enthusiastic about the wines, even though it was a steadily rainy day. We truly enjoyed the sparklers while overlooking the vineyards.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Mikayla T. Member Since 12/23/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 2/04/19 11:30 AM

Always love coming to Iron Horse! The staff is extremely kind and knowledgeable and the champagne is amazing.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joseph B. Member Since 11/1/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 2/07/19 12:00 PM

Iron Horse never disappoints. The setting is beautiful any time of year. The wines were excellent and the staff friendly and informative. Iron Horse should be on everyone’s list.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Regine R. Member Since 2/6/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 2/08/19 2:00 PM

What an amazing experience. The view is as breath taking as are the wines! The staff is kind and professional! I can’t wait to go back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lew V. Member Since 9/27/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 2/07/19 11:00 AM

Personable and picturesque, the visit included some of our favorite sparkling wines everr.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jane C. Member Since 8/31/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 2/06/19 3:00 PM

Kevin was terrific!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Jim & Carol C. Member Since 12/30/2017My Parents
Tasting With A View on 2/02/19 2:00 PM

The tastings are varied and more than adequate. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. We always bring out of town guest to Iron Horse as the first stop in Sonoma wine country.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Lori R. Member Since 7/25/2016My BFF
Tasting With A View on 2/03/19 10:30 AM

Another fantastic visit to Iron Horse. Often an adventure getting there but always worth the trip.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Patrick D. Member Since 1/26/2019My Parents
Tasting With A View on 1/27/19 11:00 AM

Our Pinot tasting at Iron Horse was great! Expansive views at the outdoor tasting area were spectacular and do was the wine. Wish I could remember the nice lady's name who did our tasting - she was really cool. Will definitely recommend Iron Horse to anyone I know visiting Sonoma.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lynne I. Member Since 1/22/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 1/28/19 11:00 AM

We really enjoyed our visit at Iron Horse. It was very educational and laid back which was great! The view was beautiful.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
David S. Member Since 12/21/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 1/27/19 11:00 AM

incredible, always, in all ways...thank you :)!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stephen G. Member Since 1/24/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 1/26/19 3:30 PM

Great people and great wine! Met some great people and look forward to drinking the wine we purchased.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Anthony P. Member Since 1/25/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 1/25/19 12:00 PM

The views, the bubbles, the people, the weather, its all picture perfect!...

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nichole R. Member Since 2/16/2017My Boss
Tasting With A View on 1/25/19 4:00 PM

The wine was terrific, amazing sparkling. The location is stunning and lovely at the same time. Two of the three employee's were a bit standoffish and cold. I felt like I was somehow wasting their time from the moment we arrived. Had a good time chatting with some of the other guests and the information provided about the wine was great.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jessica Conklin S. Member Since 1/20/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 1/21/19 3:30 PM

Relaxed ambience, stunning views, great staff with loads of info ... we’ve been members since 2006 .... never disappoints .... oh! And the champagne? World class !!!!! Who can argue with tasting 6 different yet superb champagnes???

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Tara B. Member Since 1/21/2019My Parents
Tasting With A View on 1/21/19 11:00 AM

This was the last of 18 vineyards I visited in 4 days and the only one in which I loved every glass I tasted. And the only wine club I joined with my friend. I'm from NOLA and love the Commanders Palace bubbles! Had an amazing visit. Will be back. Thanks for such an enjoyable experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michele and Tony E. Member Since 12/12/2017My BFF
Tasting With A View on 1/05/19 10:30 AM

Even though it was raining, the winery provided an excellent tasting experience, and Homer was very knowledgable and fun.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jaclyn S. Member Since 2/20/2013My BFF
Tasting With A View on 1/18/19 3:00 PM

We had a little adventure getting to the tasting room in the rain, but our experience was incredible. Carl was a wonderful host - very knowledgeable & a great personality. The wines were all stunning, too!! Can’t wait to go back.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Hannah C. Member Since 5/4/2015My BFF
Tasting With A View on 1/12/19 12:30 PM

My partner and I had been to Iron Horse in the spring with friends and had a great time. Still a lovely view in January! I think the tasting is pricey, but worth it; we did the sparkling and the chardonnay flight. Our server was attentive and gave us a few extra tastings. An amazing start to our day of wine tasting!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Amanda M. Member Since 1/1/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 1/12/19 10:00 AM

What a truly delightful tasting experience! Thanks for taking such good care of us and for letting us peek at all of the amazing state dinner menus.

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