Iron Horse Vineyards

Sebastopol, CA

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  • V.I.P. Tour & Tasting $50.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    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 - 6

    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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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
Kristie R. Member Since 11/7/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 11/10/19 2:00 PM

Best tasting experience. Casual and awesome. Great people and great wine

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ken B. Member Since 8/3/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 11/08/19 12:00 PM

So wonderful an experience we joined the Iron Horse wine club.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Christopher T. Member Since 9/10/2019My BFF
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 9/27/19 10:00 AM

Awesome!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chantal D. Member Since 11/8/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 11/08/19 2:00 PM

The view from the tasting area is breathtaking. No one greeted us and as it was our first time, we were a little lost as how to check in and proceed. We initiated a greeting with a staff member and from there the tasting went well. The two pourers who we interacted with were knowledgable We enjoyed 5 out of the 6 sparkling wines we tried. Their Pinot Noirs were very good. Would come back.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark R. Member Since 7/2/2017My BFF
Tasting With A View on 11/05/19 2:00 PM

Beautiful outdoor tasting experience. Spectacular views of the valley and vineyards. Very friendly and knowledgeable host!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amy B. Member Since 9/28/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 11/03/19 10:30 AM

Beautiful bubbly and views. Spencer was a great host!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
JERRY R. Member Since 3/5/2015My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/25/19 11:00 AM

Excellent tasting experience as always. Friendly, knowledgeable tasting room folk. Beautiful view. Highly recommend.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stacey A. Member Since 8/30/2016My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/20/19 10:00 AM

Gorgeous, fun, delicious!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steven K. Member Since 10/5/2019My Parents
Tasting With A View on 10/26/19 10:00 AM

Amazing experience and great wine. Fires were blazing and they had to shut down but we completed our tasting and they were very nice. First time here and would highly recommend.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cedric and Sharon M. Member Since 10/10/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/23/19 10:30 AM

Hello, Kevin met us when we arrived for the Three winery tour. He had a great deal of knowledge and delivered it a comfortable manner. The winery and vineyards were beautiful with the fall colors. We will return. Sedgwick

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dawn B. Member Since 10/18/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/26/19 10:00 AM

What a beautiful vineyard - we loved the setting, with the red barn up on the hill, the tasting "bar" tables facing the rolling vineyards, and actually looking at the vines for the wines we were tasting! The staff was fun and informative too. It had a laid-back feel and of course, their wines are fabulous!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Diane F. Member Since 8/17/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/25/19 10:30 AM

Iron Horse Vineyards was the perfect place to kick off our wine tasting weekend. The bubbly was amazing and our host was terrific.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steve L. Member Since 9/1/2019Evil Stepmother
Tasting With A View on 10/25/19 2:30 PM

Basically just a wine bar in a rural setting

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 1/5
Barbara H. Member Since 3/28/2017My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/23/19 12:00 PM

We had a great sparkling tasting and loved our picnic in the Gazebo!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David B. Member Since 10/23/2019My Parents
Tasting With A View on 10/23/19 3:00 PM

Not really impressed - for having to make an appointment and a $30 tasting fee, I was not impressed.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 1/5
Sheri N. Member Since 7/1/2017My Boss
Tasting With A View on 10/19/19 12:30 PM

Excellent tasting with John, followed by picnic in Gazebo. Friendly staff, great bubbles.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gloria C. Member Since 10/20/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/20/19 2:30 PM

We just moved to Sebastopol and Iron Horse is literally our neighbor. We've visited a few times before and have never been disappointed. We had a 2:30 Sunday reservation and arrived early and were immediately set up to taste. Justin was an absolute pleasure to have pouring for us and shared a wealth of knowledge, not just about the Iron Horse wines, but about wine in general. Kudos.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sue S. Member Since 2/22/2019My Parents
Tasting With A View on 10/19/19 2:00 PM

Beautiful location. The tasting is all outside and it was raining. There was nowhere to sit that wasn’t wet!

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Jillian R. Member Since 10/18/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/19/19 3:30 PM

Beautiful views, delicious wine, great service

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kerry F. Member Since 9/25/2017My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/19/19 10:00 AM

Spectacular property - thank you for having heaters :-) Your wine was wonderful and our server was great. We loved it here.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stuart C. Member Since 10/9/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/14/19 12:30 PM

Great staff, great views, great wine....

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Matt O. Member Since 5/15/2013My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/13/19 1:00 PM

My party of four did a bubbles tasting with Diana (she was amazing) and we had some oysters from Oyster Girls (they were amazing too!)

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
JERRY R. Member Since 3/5/2015My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/11/19 2:00 PM

Always the most friendly and informative staff. Excellent bubbles and a fantastic view. Always one of our must stops when in Sonoma.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Melissa M. Member Since 10/22/2018My Boss
Tasting With A View on 10/12/19 10:30 AM

Lovely view, great bubbles...very commercial.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cyd G. Member Since 10/18/2018My Boss
Tasting With A View on 10/11/19 12:00 PM

I am a chauffeur who drives wine tours. People seem to like the view there, and some have bought a bottle to enjoy in that gazebo out back. I can't taste and drive, so can't rate the products. Sometime I should visit on my day off and do some "field research" (Hahaha) Cyd The Chauffeuse

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Travis G. Member Since 9/21/2017My Parents
Tasting With A View on 10/08/19 1:00 PM

Beautiful view, great sparklers, would definitely would recommend a visit to Iron Horse Vineyards.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Linda K. Member Since 8/28/2019My Boss
Tasting With A View on 10/07/19 10:00 AM

rustic outdoor venue. beautiful views

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Terry J. Member Since 9/24/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/06/19 12:00 PM

Iron Horse never disappoints. I had to bring my kids and friends to celebrate my 60th Birthday. This is truly a hidden gem that is so different from any other place you will visit in Sonoma or Napa. Make sure you get the reservations because I guess everyone has discovered how charming it is. Oh, and the champagne is the best!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mary V. Member Since 7/8/2017My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/06/19 1:00 PM

Friendly, great view, great sparklings and pinots.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Renee T. Member Since 7/28/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/05/19 11:00 AM

This is the third time I have tasted with a group at Iron Horse and it is such a wonderful, relaxing experience for one and all. the view along with the beautiful wines are a real treat. Hospitality is just right. No rushing us, not heavy sales pitches, not too present, just attentive and friendly and kind. Highly recommend!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Terry H. Member Since 10/22/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 10/05/19 12:30 PM

Great - as always.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa H. Member Since 8/21/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/29/19 11:00 AM

Great venue. Great hospitality. Excellent experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
McKayla K. Member Since 5/18/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/29/19 3:30 PM

I have been a club member for about a year now but i have been visiting iron horse for 6 years now. Exceptional staff, beautiful views and fabulous bubbles!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joe D. Member Since 8/6/2019My Frenemy
Tasting With A View on 9/29/19 12:00 PM

The views are spectacular. The bubbly, oysters and service terrific. The road to get there is absolutely horrible, gives a whole new meaning to pot holes !! I'll call the winery before my next visit to see if they have paved the road. We heard that the winery is up for sale and the road won't be paved until the new owners take over.............see you then !

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sarah K. Member Since 9/23/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/28/19 1:00 PM

Our visit to Iron Horse was amazing! Lisa greeted us with a warm welcome and introduced us to Joe who took good care of us. Joe passed the pouring onto Carl who shared wonderful stories about the winery and the wines. And of course there were the openness of the tasting "room"/area with the incredible views are a unique characteristic of visiting Iron Horse.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amelia H. Member Since 11/23/2016My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/28/19 2:30 PM

My husband and I have been club members for a couple years now. We love Iron Horse wines and the team is always welcoming and friendly and generous. It’s one of my all time favorite tasting experiences (those views!). Any time we have visitors who want to go wine tasting, it a “must”.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cindy C. Member Since 4/20/2017My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/27/19 3:00 PM

The drive is rustic and bumpy but adds to the anticipation of the tasting experience. When you see the rows of palm trees, you get thirsty and the tone is set to enter an oasis of lush bubbles. The view from the shabby chic open tasting bar is breathtaking and the wine is an exceptional pairing to the setting. Cheers!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Andre G. Member Since 10/30/2016My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/22/19 10:30 AM

Sunday oysters and bubbles!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Donald M. Member Since 8/17/2014My Boss
Tasting With A View on 9/26/19 4:00 PM

I always have a great experience when I visit Iron Horse. I think it would be great if the servers had name tags.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Halina B. Member Since 9/16/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 9/17/19 2:30 PM

We had a great time tasting Iron Horse's sparkling estate grown wines for our upcoming wedding! Excited to share the Wedding Cuvee with our nearest and dearest. Justine was great and a joy to discuss the wine with. He had great insight on when to purchase the wine for the wedding and how to transport and store it for the event.

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