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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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Claire S. Member Since 2/25/2015
Tasting With A View on 3/18/17 2:30 PM

This was a return visit and I appreciate that it's now by appointment. We were warmly welcomed and it was clear where to check in. We were told that Ty would be our host and he is wearing a white hat. There was a space for us at the bar and again we were welcomed warmly. There are options for tastings and the setting is casual and beautiful.

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Elizabeth D. Member Since 9/8/2016
Tasting With A View on 3/18/17 2:30 PM

It was wierd. We arrived a few minutes early and were directed to the cheese and olive oil tables. Not of interest so we waited around. Finally got the ok to go to a tasting area. There were five men behind us, and they only had reservations for four. But basically they got the ok to go in about 1 minute after us and they had friends where we were assigned so they crowded us. Slow and clunky.

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hasna W. Member Since 1/30/2017
Tasting With A View on 3/16/17 2:00 PM

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Tammi L. Member Since 3/9/2017
Tasting With A View on 3/17/17 10:00 AM

Very pretty outdoor tasting area. A little chilly when we arrived but they turned on the outdoor heaters immensely! Very accommodating, friendly and knowledgeable. We joined the wine club which we only do in limited circumstances because the wines were so goods

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Lisa B. Member Since 3/9/2017
Tasting With A View on 3/14/17 3:30 PM

Iron Horse Vineyards is not only a beautiful place to enjoy but the staff is knowledgable, friendly and kind- and the product sublime! It is truly one of my favorite places on the whole planet! If anyone wants to experience "west" sonoma county, this place is not to be missed. The environment is relaxed and certainly happy!

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Joseph N. Member Since 2/25/2017
Tasting With A View on 3/12/17 10:30 AM

I'm a wine club member, and the staff and hospitality has always been spot on...the views are amazing...and of course the wines and bubbles are outstanding. VERY GLAD that reservations are now being taken...it was getting to the point that visiting proved challenging with the growing crowds, especially those that arrived en masse and seemed to have little interest in actually t-a-s-t-i-n-g!

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Debbie V. Member Since 2/21/2017
Tasting With A View on 3/02/17 12:00 PM

Iron Horse never disappoints! We've been there several times and each visit has been wonderful. The staff is awesome and the view is beautiful. Plus, the wine is amazing so you can't go wrong. I would recommend this winery to anyone who wants an incredible winery experience! (And make sure to taste the Russian Cuvee and the Russian River Pinot Noir... those are our two favorites!)

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Michael H. Member Since 3/9/2017
Tasting With A View on 3/11/17 3:30 PM

The sparkling wine was great, as was the Pinot. Views were amazing and the grounds were clean. There was also a super cool winery cat. Definitely would go back.

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Susan D. Member Since 11/25/2016
Tasting With A View on 3/08/17 3:00 PM

It's always beautiful upon the hill ~ the staff is always friendly & wonderful & the bubbles and wines are always superb!

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shirley m. Member Since 2/25/2017
Tasting With A View on 3/04/17 10:00 AM

We had a great experience at wild horse from arriving to leaving. We brought some bubbles back for later. The staff was very gracious, knowledgeable and willing to share it. We were able to taste a few extras that were open always a delight.

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Robert S. Member Since 3/3/2017
Tasting With A View on 3/03/17 2:30 PM

Friendly servers, great views, wonderful sparkling.

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John D. Member Since 3/2/2017
Tasting With A View on 3/02/17 12:30 PM

I've been visiting Iron Horse for the last 20 years. The setting is spectacular, outside overlooking Green Valley. Always at the top of my list for visiting friends and relatives, new comers to the wine tasting experience, or selfishly to enjoy some bubbles in a beautiful setting. Casual, friendly, no-attitude and delicious sparkling and still wines. Never a disappointment.

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Heather G. Member Since 10/4/2013
Tasting With A View on 2/26/17 1:30 PM

I love the laid back West County vibe! The sparkling wines are spectacular to match the magnificent views. It is a bit of a hassle to make a reservation- I like to be a bit more spontaneous. But it makes the experience more intimate and that is worth it. Highly recommend.

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Lorraine G. Member Since 11/11/2016
Tasting With A View on 2/25/17 11:00 AM

Beautiful location. Personable and knowledgeable staff. GREAT bubbly. Love the outdoor set up with fresh air, the spectacular view and heaters to keep us warm.

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Mary P. Member Since 2/19/2017
Tasting With A View on 2/25/17 1:00 PM

Although it was a little hard to get oriented at first (I had a reservation and wasn't sure where to "check in"), we were quickly helped. The service was outstanding - she always knew which wines we were on and was able to explain each in detail. The venue was phenomenally beautiful and the wines were amazing. Would definitely return!

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John B. Member Since 2/21/2017
Tasting With A View on 2/25/17 12:30 PM

Very friendly and knowlegable staff.

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Greg B. Member Since 2/15/2017
Tasting With A View on 2/22/17 12:00 PM

Awesome time! Unfortunately, because of the rains, the driveway flooded out and we had quite a long drive to get to the back entrance to the vineyard. Although we got lost, the trip was well worth it... we were greeted by cheerful staff, excited about the wines they were pouring and drank it all in, along with a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains.

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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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Iron Horse Vineyards
9786 Ross Station Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Today 3/22 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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