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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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Brit P. Member Since 8/4/2016
Tasting With A View on 4/23/17 11:30 AM

Iron Horse is all-around one of my favorite wineries in the Bay. From the beautiful venue, friendly staff, and the amazing range of wine from sparkling to pinot, it's hard to beat Iron Horse.

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Desiree S. Member Since 4/18/2017
Tasting With A View on 4/21/17 10:30 AM

Loved the ambience, the atmosphere and the great service, not to mention the bubbles. The vineyard is beautiful and the outdoor bar was perfect for enjoying the view.

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Ashworth W. Member Since 4/6/2017
Tasting With A View on 4/17/17 10:00 AM

Amazing!! Had delicious wines overlooking the beautiful vineyard. Met joy which was the perfect ending to an amazing day

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Philip P. Member Since 4/24/2014
Tasting With A View on 4/21/17 12:00 PM

Parking lot has needed attention for years. Reservation was made >upon arrival no reservation was asked for/required. IH was busy service was ROTE no "personal" service just pour and ask if purchase was forthcoming.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Kevin B. Member Since 3/29/2017
Tasting With A View on 4/19/17 1:30 PM

Amazing view, generous pours, fabulous wine ??. Our server Kevin was delightful and informative. My wife and I had a wonderful time. We highly recommend going

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Letitia J. Member Since 4/29/2016
Tasting With A View on 4/15/17 3:30 PM

Anne was wonderful for our tasting and talked to us at length, answering many questions. The view is beautiful and we loved the sparkling flight

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Margret L. Member Since 4/14/2017
Tasting With A View on 4/15/17 1:30 PM

Don't worry when it seems like the road is trailing of into nothing. You're almost there. This is a place that makes for an intimate experience. The atmosphere was relaxed and informal but still classy. The views are incredible. I'm sure all of Iron Horse's wines are incredible, but my first experience with them two decades ago defined my feelings about their sparking wine. It's amazing!

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Loraine R. Member Since 4/12/2017
Tasting With A View on 4/12/17 1:00 PM

We visited as part of a celebration for my mother's birthday. She had a wonderful time and felt like she was treated especially well. We all had an excellent time and felt well attended to! Thank you!

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Viki F. Member Since 3/3/2017
Winemaker Vineyard Truck Tour on 4/10/17 10:00 AM

We love Iron Horse! This time we did the Vineyard Tour with David, the winemaker. A-mazing! Great insight into what goes in to making that glass of bubbles so spectacular! The Tasting Room staff is always friendly and fun. We had Mary this time and she was great!

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Allison R. Member Since 4/8/2017
Tasting With A View on 4/09/17 12:30 PM

We had the Sparking and White tastings along with oysters. Ashley was very nice and helpful. It was a wonderful experience!

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Natasha Z. Member Since 2/15/2016
Tasting With A View on 4/09/17 10:30 AM

We love Iron Horse and all the wines, both sparkling and still. As always, great hospitality and Carly (sp?) was awesome. she lest us taste the wines that were available in magnums so we could choose one to ship to my daughter in Boston for her graduation! The spring Rose is unbelievable! XOXO

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Don D. Member Since 4/7/2017
Tasting With A View on 4/07/17 10:30 AM

Iron Horse was the last Winery stop on our Napa/Sonoma Wine Vacation and was great. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable and the flights of Pinot Noir and Champagne were very good. My wife and I bought a case with our friends and we're provided a little discount. Would definitely return!

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James T. Member Since 3/28/2017
Tasting With A View on 3/30/17 10:30 AM

Excellent selection of wines. Extremely friendly, laidback and not pretentious. Mary was wonderful! Knowledgeable on the wines, the history of the vineyard and the Napa/Sonoma area. She also gave us some very good restaurant suggestions as well. Highly recommend Iron Horse.

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Asuka Y. Member Since 3/3/2017
Tasting With A View on 3/05/17 11:30 AM

I became a club member because here is so nice to visit!

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Theresa K. Member Since 9/28/2015
Tasting With A View on 4/02/17 3:00 PM

Wonderful wines. Beautiful open air tasting room with magnificent views. Engaging, educated and friendly staff. Perfect for any wine lover!

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Todd H. Member Since 2/19/2017
Tasting With A View on 4/01/17 1:30 PM

Given all that I have heard about Iron Horse, I was disappointed. Beautiful view, but our server was not engaging. Sparkling was good, and Pinots were better.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Hospitality 2 Star Rating 2/5
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Leila H. Member Since 3/8/2017
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 3/31/17 10:00 AM

Wonderful visit! Iron Horse personnel goes above and beyond and the setting is amazing!

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Ryan R. Member Since 3/22/2017
Tasting With A View on 3/31/17 1:00 PM

First vineyard on our visit. The view is worth the drive directly from the SF airport. You will not find a better view and a better outdoor atmosphere on a beautiful day.

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HEATHER A. Member Since 3/25/2017
Tasting With A View on 3/31/17 1:00 PM

Super hip and fun staff! Beautiful views and delicious wines.

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John B. Member Since 2/21/2017
Tasting With A View on 3/30/17 3:00 PM

Great service and ambiance. The wines were killer, as always.

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Ruth O. Member Since 3/23/2017
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 3/30/17 10:00 AM

We went on the tour and tasting at Iron Horse with Tre and it was a nice welcoming experience that I would recommend to anyone traveling to the Sonoma to visit. Tre was a perfect host and seeing how the sparkling wine was bottle was a neat experience. The wine was phenomenal and views helped cap it off as the best place we visited on our trip. Do not miss.

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Deb W. Member Since 3/9/2017
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 3/27/17 10:00 AM

Excellent VIP tour and tasting and we DID feel like VIPs. Tour was informative and our guide, Mary, was excellent. Can't say enough positives about our visit. And, yes, we joined the wine club :)

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Caitlin M. Member Since 3/5/2017
Tasting With A View on 3/26/17 10:00 AM

The view at Iron Horse Vineyards is not to be missed! If you are a fan of sparkling wine at all, then you should surely put Iron Horse on your list of stops. Their picturesque outdoor tasting bar gives you a perfect view of their fields and is an incredible backdrop for their flight of bubbly tasting.

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Barbara L. Member Since 3/24/2017
Tasting With A View on 3/25/17 11:00 AM

We had a great time!

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Debbie W. Member Since 3/7/2017
Tasting With A View on 3/25/17 10:30 AM

The Champagne is phenomenal! Loved how welcoming and charming this Vineyard and tasting set-up is. The service was absolutely wonderful and personable. Would come back in a heartbeat.

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Kat W. Member Since 3/10/2017
Tasting With A View on 3/10/17 2:00 PM

Interesting drive up and through the neighborhoods, and then...surprise! Gorgeous location! The wines were fabulous, everyone in our group of 9 found something they loved. Joy was...a joy! Her tour was fantastically full of humor, which is what was needed to keep the attention of our group. They all really learned something, even though they thought I was just bringing them there to drink ;)

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Jacob L. Member Since 3/16/2017
Tasting With A View on 3/19/17 1:30 PM

Beuatiful drive to the winery, view is expansive , staff is grounded and love the wines they pour. The winery and experience remind you that wine making is rooted in agriculture.

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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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Iron Horse Vineyards
9786 Ross Station Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Today 4/26 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 4/27 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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