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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Upcoming Special Events
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Summer Solstice Celebration

Iron Horse Vineyards

Wine Tastings, Special Events

Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Sonoma County 

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
Marie Q. Member Since 7/13/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/19/19 12:30 PM

Loved the whole vibe of Iron Horse AND the wine is great!!! First it is in a more remote part of wine country and driving down the very narrow road our Uber driver said there won’t be many people here! Guess what - there were a number of people and it was gorgeous. Kind of rustic and they had music playing and a view to die for. The sparklers were fantastic so I’m now a member!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Olivia N. Member Since 5/15/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/19/19 3:00 PM

We were greeted and welcomed by a lovely gal at the front while we checked in. Once we got into the barn to our tasting station, our cheerful host (Diana) made us feel right at home during our visit. Her sweet demeanor and warm nature made us instantly feel comfortable in her care. Of course we had to go home with a few packs of bubbles, but we will definitely be back sooner than later! :)

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

The views and the wines are exquisite! The staff is always very knowledgeable about their product. This is a great place to experience a variety of bubbly. Just don't forget they make some great chardonnays and pinot noirs as well.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Traci A. Member Since 4/26/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 4/27/19 2:00 PM

This is a must-do activity in Sonoma County! Gorgeous setting, excellent service, amazing product...what more could a person want?! :)

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Margie S. Member Since 5/13/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/13/19 3:30 PM

We arrived late and expected to be treated as such, but our hostess was welcoming. I tasted a couple of wines from the first flight, and she suggested that if I wanted something different, to let her know. There were other guests there who are members and they kept suggesting I taste some others . She willingly poured them for me. I really enjoyed the reds and in the end I probably taste 8 or 9.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Courtney G. Member Since 9/22/2014My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/13/19 10:00 AM

Homer was amazing to my crazy group who left varied impressions all over Sonoma! He was great at the one liners, which appealed to my crew. He was knowledgeable about the ‘bubbles’ and we particularly liked his handout on the amount of sugar in different varietals. He was like a friend....he made it super fun!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Erik K. Member Since 4/4/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/13/19 4:00 PM

We had an absolutely amazing time as usual. The staff was phenomenal, especially Homer.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Natasha S. Member Since 5/11/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/11/19 4:00 PM

This is the most beautiful winery I've ever been to and the staff is super friendly and knowledgeable!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Theodore M. Member Since 5/9/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/12/19 10:00 AM

Great hospitality, a lot of knowledge about the wines and the processes.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Vanessa M. Member Since 12/8/2016My BFF
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 5/08/19 10:00 AM

Thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of their sparkling wines and they produce a few. I loved the whole experience, especially tasting outside overlooking the vineyards and the gorgeous view!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Hilarey L. Member Since 5/8/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/09/19 11:30 AM

We came for the bubbly and stayed for the amazing conversation! Our entire experience was amazing- the bubbly did not disappoint and we had a great conversation with our Sommelier/staff member.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gary V. Member Since 4/27/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/09/19 4:00 PM

Awesome

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jen B. Member Since 5/3/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/05/19 12:30 PM

Everyone was so welcoming and friendly. I loved hearing the history and stories behind each bottle that I tried in my bubbly flight, and loved that there was a bubbly flight because so often tastings are reserved for the reds and whites! The Sunday Oyster Bar was a very nice touch, there is nothing like sipping wine while eating caviar and bbq oysters overlooking Iron Horse's Vineyard.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Abby E. Member Since 5/1/2019My Parents
Tasting With A View on 5/02/19 1:30 PM

What a lovely afternoon at Iron Horse. The sparkly was delicious! The only thing I wish is outside food was allowed or the option to purchase food was available. With all that sparkly tasting it would have been nice to have a cracker and some cheese!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Challen W. Member Since 5/4/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/05/19 3:00 PM

Beautiful views, friendly hosts, and great vibes. I do wish they had chairs or bar stools though. It's standing only for tastings.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Zachary D. Member Since 3/28/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/05/19 3:00 PM

Wonderful afternoon of tasting bubbles in a beautiful outdoor setting! The service was warm and friendly throughout, especially the tasting concierge. Each glass we tried was high quality and interesting, and one we liked so much we bought a case of - we all agreed it was exquisite and like no other sparking wine we had tried before. Highly recommend for small groups!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dennis K. Member Since 4/30/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/04/19 1:30 PM

Amazing experience and wonderful knowledgeable staff. Would recommend champagne and oysters on Sundays.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jennifer C. Member Since 5/4/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/04/19 4:00 PM

Upon arrival, we were a bit taken aback by the size of the crowd. We though that there would be fewer people since the winery required a reservation. After we were directed to our designated tasting spot, we found that the crowd was managed very well. The facility ensured that we were adequately spread out. We wound up having a lovely visit. The wine was delicious!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
JERRY R. Member Since 3/5/2015My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/04/19 11:30 AM

Lisa runs a tight ship with a friendly and hospitable crew. Always a pleasure to visit and purchase bubbles. Enjoy referring folks and getting positive feedback.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Maya T. Member Since 5/4/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/04/19 1:30 PM

Karl and Justin were lovely, the view amazing and just definitely worth the trip!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marisa L. Member Since 4/29/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/03/19 4:00 PM

The staff, property and wines were great! Something for everyone with solid sparkling for me and amazing pinots for my husband. We could have looked at the view all day!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Aaron M. Member Since 5/2/2019My Parents
Tasting With A View on 5/02/19 3:30 PM

Great property with a very hospitable staff and delicious wines. Would definitely go again.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kyle M. Member Since 11/1/2015My BFF
Tasting With A View on 4/20/19 10:30 AM

Let's see. Morning sunshine on a hilltop overlooking a valley of vineyards. Some of the best Pinot Noir I've tasted to date. I'm not a big Chardonnay fan but that was delicious too. Staff was AWESOME. The woman that poured our flight was personable and fantastic. Make it a "must stop" on your next tour.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robert S. Member Since 8/11/2014My Frenemy
Tasting With A View on 4/25/19 2:00 PM

We've been to Iron Horse at least five times. It's the perfect way to begin your wine country adventure. The view is spectacular, the staff is uber-friendly and knowledgeable, and the sparkling wines are just superb. Everyone who likes sparkling wine should make sure to check out Iron Horse when they are in Sonoma.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amy G. Member Since 3/29/2018My Parents
Tasting With A View on 4/27/19 10:00 AM

A repeat experience and always our favorite. Beautiful outdoor tasting overlooking rolling hills, knowledgeable employees, fantastic sparkling wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark G. Member Since 4/16/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 4/27/19 10:30 AM

The Iron Horse Vineyard had the most breath taking views, while we tasted their amazing sparkling wines. My wife and I highly recommend you add this to your list of places to visit.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dan R. Member Since 3/20/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 4/26/19 2:30 PM

Honestly, given the style of the wines and the price point of the bubbles I expected to enter a more hoity toity environment. I was pleasantly surprised that not only were the grounds casual and relaxing, but the entire staff was as well. Thank you for a delicious and fun experience!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jane W. Member Since 3/25/2014My BFF
Tasting With A View on 4/26/19 11:30 AM

I've been a member for a long time and have always loved this place especially the staff in addition to excellent wines. Enjoying it through the seasons and years has been such a pleasure. Its so satisfying to come here and share it with friends. I find it very special and recommend it to all.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dave M. Member Since 11/18/2016My BFF
Tasting With A View on 4/24/19 11:00 AM

Beautiful day, beautiful view, beautiful sparkling wines, very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful pour-girl.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David W. Member Since 4/20/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 4/20/19 1:30 PM

Always great to visit Iron Horse - great sparkling wines, beautiful atmosphere.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Miles T. Member Since 4/11/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 4/20/19 10:00 AM

We have been Iron Horse wine club members for many years and when we get back to Sonoma every 2-3 years, it is always our first stop for bubbly. The weather was delightful, Arianna was terrific and, the bubbles were outstanding as usual. The friends with us were in wine country for the first time and absolutely fell in love with Iron Horse. An absolute "must-stop"

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Linda B. Member Since 3/14/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 4/02/19 12:00 PM

Beautiful outdoor tasting patio atop a hillside covered with vines and where the sparkling is always chilled just right.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Neil P. Member Since 2/10/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 4/20/19 3:00 PM

They are always great. A slight glitch with my order which was quickly corrected.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael B. Member Since 9/17/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 4/20/19 10:30 AM

Iron Horse is beautiful with a rustic charm. We enjoyed the sparkling flight. One of our favorite tastings!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Greg F. Member Since 4/7/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 4/19/19 2:30 PM

We've been to Iron Horse Vineyards before but not for many years. Other than a slightly larger area, the tasting location and ambiance remain the same: casual, beautiful view, utterly relaxing and unintimidating. We chose to enjoy the sparkling wine tasting and it was great! Iron Horse is a terrific west county winery.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John R. Member Since 9/25/2017My BFF
Tasting With A View on 4/16/19 3:30 PM

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Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ashley H. Member Since 4/10/2019My Parents
Tasting With A View on 4/10/19 12:30 PM

Beautiful view, lovely outdoor bar, friendly staff. I joined the wine club - loved every sparkling wine that much..

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tina S. Member Since 4/11/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 4/14/19 12:30 PM

Beautiful location, great bubbly and oysters and great service!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Wayne B. Member Since 2/3/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 4/14/19 11:30 AM

Beautiful view accompanied by great wine. Arianna was a fantastic host.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cheryl B. Member Since 10/25/2016My BFF
Tasting With A View on 4/13/19 2:00 PM

Iron Horse is a beautiful escape. The staff are always accommodating, knowledgeable, and friendly.

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