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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
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Stephanie W. Member Since 11/12/2014
Tasting With A View on 2/18/17 12:00 PM

Iron Horse is awesome. The grounds are gorgeous, the wine is delicious, and the hospitality is warm and delightful. Really nice people who know their wine, and share their experience without a hint of pretense. It's a very relaxed atmosphere and the wine is really refined. Especially the sparkling. It's the perfect way to start a day of tasting. :)

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Kevin C. Member Since 2/14/2017
Tasting With A View on 2/15/17 3:00 PM

Great setting and views. Quiet day at winery made it nice. Tasting associate was also part of wine making team so had good knowledge and insights, I didn't feel like a income source but a guest. Most always prefer winery tasting as compared to downtown wine rooms.

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Stephanie M. Member Since 2/2/2017
Tasting With A View on 2/16/17 12:30 PM

The staff, view and wines were wonderful - always on my list to visit when in Sonoma and will definitely be back -

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Elizabeth C. Member Since 2/12/2017
Tasting With A View on 2/12/17 3:30 PM

The overall experience was wonderful. Great wine and views. Staff was very welcoming and friendly.

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jackie d. Member Since 1/30/2017
Tasting With A View on 2/03/17 1:00 PM

Adorable, rustic outside tasting room with an awesome view of rolling vineyards. Every wine poured was delicious yet distinguishable from each other. The staff is very knowledgeable about their wine making process & philosophy. It was a damp, overcast day but the outdoor tasting room (which was covered & had heating lamps) really adds to the ambiance. Will definitely visit again & often.

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Gary C. Member Since 1/22/2017
Tasting With A View on 1/29/17 10:00 AM

Fantastic way to start a Sunday!

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Danni R. Member Since 1/27/2017
Tasting With A View on 1/29/17 11:00 AM

This was our first stop out of 3 sparkling wine experiences. We were celebrating my daughters 21st birthday. Beautiful scenery and great view. Ashley in the tasting room was attentive and professional. We didn't feel rushed and this was a very pleasant and relaxing way to start our tours

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Nancy D. Member Since 1/30/2017
Tasting With A View on 1/30/17 4:00 PM

Gorgeous setting, fabulous oyster and cheese trucks (in season) and the best sparkling wine in Sonoma.

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Jane M. Member Since 1/21/2017
Winemaker Vineyard Truck Tour on 1/30/17 10:00 AM

David greeted us with sparkling wine, which we enjoyed with the view, and then off we went in his truck. We learned a lot about Iron Horse, tending grapes, and making wine. It was a grand time! If you have a chance take this tour!

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Sam C. Member Since 11/18/2016
Tasting With A View on 1/28/17 3:30 PM

We love Iron Horse Vineyards!

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Robert S. Member Since 3/17/2014
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 1/27/17 10:00 AM

Excellent opportunity to see how the bubbles get in the bottle with a glass of fine bubbly in hand!

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John S. Member Since 1/6/2017
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 1/13/17 10:00 AM

We arrived on a Friday after heavy flooding the preceding weekend. We were able to ford the creek in the valley below the winery. Wines were awesome. Not very busy due to recent weather. Had a great visit. Signed up for one of their wine clubs

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Maxx H. Member Since 1/19/2017
Tasting With A View on 1/22/17 12:00 PM

Wet soggy day but it did not matter. Iron Horse is one of our top 3 destinations here is Sonoma.

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Craig W. Member Since 12/1/2016
Tasting With A View on 1/22/17 1:00 PM

I booked Iron Horse for my friend's 45th birthday. We were greeted by Tre who went through the Sparkling Wines. We had more fun tasting with Tre than any other place we visited in Napa or Sonoma. The experience was monumental and will be remembered forever. We joined the club.

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Brittany F. Member Since 1/13/2017
Tasting With A View on 1/21/17 2:30 PM

I really liked Iron Horse. We did the sparkling wine flight and it was delicious! The view is beautiful but it's an outdoor standing tasting. We were fine with it but we weren't aware until we got there. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes sparkling wine!

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Casey C. Member Since 1/13/2017
Tasting With A View on 1/14/17 1:00 PM

It's always a delight to stop by the tasting room at Iron Horse. Even as the winery has grown, I always feel welcome.

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Megan S. Member Since 11/4/2016
Tasting With A View on 1/15/17 11:30 AM

Iron Horse is always on our list of destinations when traveling to the Russian River area. They are so genuine and nice and really make you comfortable and welcome. The tasting area is outdoors with a cover and heaters so something to be aware of if you need a seated area or if you mind the outdoors on a cool or rainy day. We love it.

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Dakota R. Member Since 1/13/2017
Tasting With A View on 1/14/17 11:30 AM

Had an absolutely incredible time at Iron Horse. The hospitality, scenery, and wine were all tremendous. Will definitely be recommending this to everyone and visiting again.

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Mark C. Member Since 4/22/2016
Tasting With A View on 1/14/17 1:00 PM

Always amazing

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Lauren P. Member Since 1/14/2017
Tasting With A View on 1/14/17 1:30 PM

Great!

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Korrine S. Member Since 5/3/2014
Tasting With A View on 12/30/16 2:30 PM

This tasting room was more like an outdoor biker bar in the middle of a desert on the day we visited. Our reservation meant nothing and the check-in process was chaos. The crowd meant we had to wait a bit to get started. We tasted all 3 flights but only made it through the first 2 pours of each before giving up. No one in our group of 5 could find anything interesting. Just not my kind of place.

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Debbie B. Member Since 7/8/2014
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 1/04/17 11:00 AM

We drove an hour from our hotel in Sonoma to our tasting to learn that the winery was closed due to flooding. People were working at some part of the winery and the flood was out of their control but it would have been nice to have been called about the cancellation before making the trek for nothing. After some discussion, the winery did offer us other options which was a very nice gesture.

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Deanna H. Member Since 12/30/2016
Tasting With A View on 12/30/16 3:00 PM

The location is so perfect and the staff was so helpful.

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Katelyn J. Member Since 12/14/2016
Tasting With A View on 12/29/16 3:30 PM

Originally, I did not know all tastings were hosted outside. I was skeptical at first but ended up really appreciating the ambiance. Mary hosted my group and she was a delight. It was a busy day, yet all guests seemed to be well taken care of. Overall, I had a great experience!

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Monica S. Member Since 7/3/2014
Tasting With A View on 12/30/16 2:00 PM

Beautiful place. Tasting "room" is a redwood topped bar outside. Not very much customer focus or attention for a place requiring reservations.

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Megan H. Member Since 12/28/2016
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 12/29/16 10:00 AM

Beautiful vineyard and wonderful tour. Very educational.

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Stuart H. Member Since 12/27/2016
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 12/28/16 10:00 AM

Terrific as always.

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Leslie B. Member Since 3/2/2015
Tasting With A View on 12/24/16 2:30 PM

Visiting Iron Horse has become a family tradition each Christmas, and sometimes other holidays. I'm a member of the club, so my family loves to purchase bottles for themselves during these visits using my discount. Shawn greeted us immediately upon arrival and was very knowledgeable about all questions asked. We loved the experience and will be back ... often.

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Scott R. Member Since 12/15/2016
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 12/21/16 10:30 AM

Loved the ambience and very welcoming staff

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Tim L. Member Since 10/10/2016
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 12/16/16 10:00 AM

Unbelievable experience! Very attentive, informative and fun! Bubbles were great! Chard was bright but balanced and Pinot was subtle and excellent!

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Sarah H. Member Since 8/3/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 12/11/16 1:30 PM

The views alone were amazing and the flights were to die for. We told ourselves not to buy anymore wine but couldn't help ourselves and walked away with a few magnums. Tre was our favorite member of the tasting team but the whole staff was great. Highly recommend as a perfect balance to a tasting trip. We also visited Kistler, Copain, and Stephen & Walker.

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Amanda K. Member Since 6/24/2015
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 12/06/16 3:00 PM

Absolutely amazing! The highlight of our trip. Laid back vibe, stunning views and gracious hosts. Can't wait to go back!

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Emly H. Member Since 11/30/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 12/04/16 11:00 AM

We are members of Iron Horse and love the wine, the setting, and the wonderful people that work there. Thanks!

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Joseph W. Member Since 10/14/2014
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 12/03/16 12:00 PM

We always enjoy our visits to Iron Horse. The champagne, staff and view is fabulous!

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Katie K. Member Since 3/24/2015
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 11/28/16 12:30 PM

Such a beautiful property and view! Plus their sparkling wines are utterly delicious! Really friendly staff and a really great experience.

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Paul G. Member Since 11/26/2016
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 11/26/16 11:00 AM

Iron Horse Vineyards is always a casual yet fulfilling experience. The people are awesome, the wines are amazing, the ambiance is relaxing and its always a fun time!

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Youngs M. Member Since 7/9/2016
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 11/22/16 10:00 AM

What an unbelievable place on Earth! In the heart of Russian River/Green Valley- Amazing!! Rustic, but very SOLID wines- Iron Horse knows what they are doing, and doing it right!!

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Susan D. Member Since 11/25/2016
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 11/25/16 2:00 PM

I like the new appt. system - more "peaceful" tasting - love Iron Horse always & frequently ~ beautiful bubbles, gorgeous vistas & wonderful convivial people pouring ~ thank you??

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Evan S. Member Since 11/25/2016
Tasting With A View (M-F) on 11/25/16 11:00 AM

Great time!

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Christiaan M. Member Since 11/17/2014
Tasting With A View (Weekends) on 11/20/16 10:00 AM

The moment you arrive you can tell something good is about to happen. Views...people....Champagne This is what make Iron Horse the best....

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Iron Horse Vineyards
9786 Ross Station Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Today 2/23 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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