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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.

features Notable Features
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Owned
  • Gardens
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic View
tours and tastings Tours & Tastings
  • Complimentary with Purchase
  • Public Tasting Room
  • Reservations Recommended
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Vineyard Tours
  • Wine Club
  • Wine Tasting
  • Winemaker Tour
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Sparkling Wine
Average Score from CellarPass Visitors6 Star Average Rating
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Karen S. Member Since 8/27/2017
Tasting With A View on 9/16/17 2:30 PM

Great location, views, service and wine!!

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Arushi V. Member Since 9/14/2017
Tasting With A View on 9/15/17 12:00 PM

We had leisurely and informative tasting of sparklings, pinots and Chardonnays .Ashley was very easy going and nice to talk to . This was our second time and definitely won't be our last.

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Joseph T. Member Since 5/12/2017
Tasting With A View on 9/10/17 1:00 PM

Ironhorse rocks it every time If you love bubbles (like I do) this will be a real treat for you Great Chardonnay and Pinot Noir too Tre hosted our group, and took such good care of all of us I've been coming here for years and every time it's such a memorable experience Cheers

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Dale K. Member Since 8/9/2017
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 9/05/17 10:00 AM

Everything was perfect!

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Shante A. Member Since 9/7/2017
Tasting With A View on 9/09/17 11:30 AM

It's was highly enjoyable. We loved every bit of the experience.

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Paul W. Member Since 9/7/2017
Tasting With A View on 9/08/17 1:30 PM

The setting was very beautiful! The staff interaction seemed rehearsed and semi ambivalent. The wines were very good.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Scott A. Member Since 9/4/2017
Tasting With A View on 9/04/17 10:30 AM

Lovely setting, and super friendly staff coupled with wonderful wines. Keep going down the road.. once you get there it is definitely worth the trip!!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Noel F. Member Since 9/2/2017
Tasting With A View on 9/03/17 12:30 PM

I loved the overall casual and simple experience. The views are inspiring, symbiotically paired with the tastings!

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Clemence P. Member Since 9/3/2017
Tasting With A View on 9/03/17 12:30 PM

We (Two couples + 2 kids) booked a 4-person tasting with a view. We tasted the white and the sparkling flights. Nice welcome with a very cool bottle of water. The guy who presented each wine was very nice and gave us good insights on the wines. Great to see the wine work going on. The food is too expensive, especially in comparison with the size of the oysters and there is no alternative

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Kristen R. Member Since 7/21/2017
Tasting With A View on 9/02/17 10:00 AM

Overall my husband and I had a great experience! It's a very inviting set up and everyone is down to earth and friendly. It's a casual spot with beautiful views and delicious bubbly. The tasting is only outside so was a little warm since we seemed to visit during the heat wave. It wasn't too bad in the morning we just hope the grapes are ok!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Carly K. Member Since 9/2/2017
Tasting With A View on 9/02/17 12:00 PM

Wonderful experience! Simply, breathtaking views while drinking some amazing wine.

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Jill W. Member Since 9/2/2017
Tasting With A View on 9/02/17 12:30 PM

Lovely tasting in a beautiful setting overlooking the vineyard. Enjoyed being there during harvest. Host was friendly, informative and engaging.

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Jennifer S. Member Since 8/10/2017
Tasting With A View on 9/01/17 4:00 PM

We were a little hesitant when we first pulled up....the road to get there is very long and windy, and the winery operations are the first thing you see. The tasting area is definitely no frills...just a standing area. We had a 4pm reservation, and they closed by 4:30pm so I did feel a bit rushed. However, the tasting experience was awesome. Trey was such a delight!! Will definitely be back!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Jim S. Member Since 1/28/2017
Tasting With A View on 8/26/17 10:00 AM

You approach Iron Horse on a one lane road with a lot of pot holes. You'll think that you missed a turn somewhere and you got off track. Keep going. Once you arrive you will quickly see that this is a casual, easy going, no-frills place to taste great wines. The tasting is outside overlooking vineyards. The staff is super friendly and a lot of fun. The wines are great! Highly recommended!

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Catherine G. Member Since 8/10/2017
Tasting With A View on 8/18/17 2:00 PM

The service was AWESOME! Tre was so fun and knowledgeable, we really enjoyed him. The only downfall in my opinion was not having an area to sit and hang out. There are benches for the amazing views, but I wanted a table. We would have stayed longer if there was a table to sit at.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Paula R. Member Since 7/15/2015
Tasting With A View on 8/13/17 11:00 AM

Our first time visiting and can't wait to go back. Definitely put this on your list if visiting the Healdsburg area. A little lagniappe - oyster bar available on Sundays!

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Karla A. Member Since 8/9/2017
Tasting With A View on 8/13/17 10:30 AM

We loved it so much we became members! Great sparkling wines! Great view! And great customer service!! Fun!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Glenn D. Member Since 12/19/2016
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 8/11/17 10:00 AM

Iron Horse is always a great stop in Russian River, but their tour was particularly exceptional. in addition to being educational, everyone was enjoying themselves so much that they didn't want to leave.

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Rhonda M. Member Since 8/4/2016
Tasting With A View on 8/11/17 11:30 AM

Casual, friendly, fun, happy times

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Rose B. Member Since 8/6/2017
Tasting With A View on 8/07/17 11:30 AM

I am in the Iron Horse wine club and live locally so this is far from my first visit. It is my go-to winery to take visitors, because of the kind and interesting tasting room people (Trey, Mary, and Carly for example), the great wine, and gorgeous view. Also it is conveniently on the way to Bodega Bay... The emails suggesting what to drink for various astronomical events are insidious!

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Arvid W. Member Since 7/31/2017
Tasting With A View on 7/31/17 3:00 PM

We reserved a tasting online. Despite that we could almost not get a space at the wine bar. The hostess was very busy and did not have much time to tell us about the different wines. We were only allowed to try one type of wine (pinot noir, sparkling or chardonnay). The tasting was not what we expected. We had better tastings at other wineries.

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
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Bill P. Member Since 8/5/2017
Tasting With A View on 8/07/17 4:00 PM

The view is great, and the outdoor tasting area nice. However, we received poor and impersonal service while visiting. We were told nothing about the wines unless we asked questions, and our 'host' repeatedly lost track of where we were in our tasting. The only redeeming part of our visit is that we found a decent sparkling wine to purchase, which waived our tasting fees.

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
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Mara S. Member Since 2/2/2017
Tasting With A View on 8/05/17 10:00 AM

Had a wonderful tasting with Kurt on Saturday August 5th.

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ADRIAN D. Member Since 6/10/2014
Tasting With A View on 8/06/17 12:00 PM

I can't imagine a better place to enjoy sparkling wine & oysters!

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Nancy H. Member Since 7/19/2017
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 8/04/17 10:00 AM

Wonderful experience learning more about bubbles in an incredibly beautiful setting! Thank you Iron Horse!!

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Adam D. Member Since 3/11/2017
Tasting With A View on 7/30/17 12:30 PM

Love the sparkling flight

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pam t. Member Since 7/31/2017
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 7/31/17 10:00 AM

Gracious hospitality, warm and welcoming. Beautiful scenery. And, most of all exquisite wines. It was a perfect ending to my execursion at the Napa and Sonoma area and made up for the not-so-good tasting experiences at some of the other wineries.

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Carole M. Member Since 7/30/2017
Tasting With A View on 7/30/17 12:00 PM

Knowledgeable wine steward, she answered all our questions, gave oyster rec's, Healdsburg lunch rec's, and the views from the tasting bar were stunning. Gorgeous place. Tried the Pinot and the sparkling flights. All delicious.

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Ryan R. Member Since 7/7/2017
Tasting With A View on 7/25/17 10:00 AM

Wonderful view, wonderful wines, attentive and friendly staff. Iron Horse is one of our favorite spots to visit!

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Stephanie L. Member Since 3/4/2017
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 7/28/17 10:00 AM

We enjoyed the tour.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Pamela N. Member Since 7/17/2017
Tasting With A View on 7/25/17 2:00 PM

I enjoyed the view. It was a little difficult to get to (bumpy roads) but worth it. The sparkling wines were delicious and the picnic area was shaded and had views of the grapevines. Other than the wait to be served, everything was wonderful.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Vicki C. Member Since 5/25/2017
Tasting With A View on 7/26/17 2:00 PM

I have been a member for a couple of years now. Always enjoy my visits. The staff have improved their customer service focus over the last year. Perhaps the change to the reservation system has decreased the crowding and allows for more individual service? Seems likely to me. The setting remains spectacular.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Kristina P. Member Since 7/13/2017
Tasting With A View on 7/25/17 10:30 AM

Beautiful views! The wine is great and the staff was friendly. Really enjoyed it.

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Loretta C. Member Since 8/30/2016
Tasting With A View on 7/24/17 3:00 PM

Beautiful view. Sparkling wines are lovely and beautifully crafted.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Heidi B. Member Since 11/19/2016
Tasting With A View on 7/23/17 1:00 PM

Iron Horse is my go-to for all visitors! Love, love, love.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Andrew L. Member Since 7/22/2017
Tasting With A View on 7/22/17 1:30 PM

All wines (sparkling, white, and red) were great. The view of the vineyard and surrounding areas from the tasting area was stunning. The two complaints we had were that there was nowhere to sit, and none of the areas were air conditioned. Tasting areas consisted of a table with an umbrella. Granted, it was over 100 degrees outside, so we may have felt very differently with different weather.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Jaime H. Member Since 9/24/2016
Tasting With A View on 7/23/17 12:00 PM

The staff is awesome and the ambiance, view, and bubbles are the best!

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Michael Q. Member Since 1/7/2014
Tasting With A View on 7/19/17 11:00 AM

Great view and ambiance. Love their sparkling wine!

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Vicki D. Member Since 7/19/2017
Tasting With A View on 7/20/17 1:30 PM

My husband and I were delighted with our visit. Hands down, the most scenic outdoor tasting room. It was beautiful. Plus, who doesn't love tasting sparkling wines?? Fantastic vineyard!

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Liz H. Member Since 6/21/2017
Tasting With A View on 7/01/17 10:00 AM

I loved the setting: the new tasting areas, the umbrellas making things festive, our wonderful hostess, and meeting several new people. Of course, having Joy walk us through the experience pushed the whole thing over the edge. The different vintages, the various sparkling wines, their labels, the view, the peaches what else could we ask for?.....to live closer? A smile on my lips,, ah Iron Horse

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