Iron Horse Vineyards

Sebastopol, CA

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  • V.I.P. Tour & Tasting $50.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    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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  • Winemaker Vineyard Truck Tour $100.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    Mon

    Spending time in the vineyard and the winery with Iron Horse Winemaker David Munksgard is a truly memorable experience. David hosts a once a week private 'truck tour, which naturally starts with a glass of bubbly upon arrival. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Tasting With A View $30.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    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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  • Under The Palms Private Tasting $65.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 4

    Wed | Thu | Fri

    Introducing a new tasting experience at Iron Horse – a private, seated tasting for two to four guests. (Yes. You get to sit down!) at a “ringside” table, under the palms, facing our gorgeous view, where you can see the individual vineyard blocks while tasting the corresponding wines. Our Private Tasting includes tête de cuvee bubblies, like LD and Joy! older vintages of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, rare gems we don’t pour in the Tasting Room, and a delicious cheese platter. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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Upcoming Special Events
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Summer Solstice Celebration

Iron Horse Vineyards

Wine Tastings, Special Events

Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Sonoma County 

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
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy BFF
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kourtney D. Member Since 6/13/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/14/19 11:00 AM

From start to finish everything was wonderful, beautiful view and scenery, with delicious bubbles.... and great stories and laughs with Carlo.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jaime H. Member Since 9/24/2016Evil Stepmother
Tasting With A View on 6/11/19 10:00 AM

We go there every year and the never fail to impress! From the sparkling wine ("best in CA"), location, people, the are the best! Oh, and their Pinot Noir..... incredible!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joanne B. Member Since 6/6/2019Evil Stepmother
Tasting With A View on 6/08/19 3:30 PM

From the time I introduced our party of 7 (yes we had a reservation), the server she treated us as if she really did not want us to be there. She was "snarky" when members of our party asked genuine questions about the wines and related wine questions. We have gone there for years and it is gorgeous but we didn't enjoy the attitude and we have discontinued our club membership.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 4/5
Scott & Sandra T. Member Since 5/3/2019My BFF
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 6/10/19 10:00 AM

Fabulous experience. Informative and knowledgeable staff. LOVED it- a must see/do. Thank you, Iron Horse!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rick K. Member Since 5/29/2019My BFF
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 6/10/19 10:00 AM

Great tour, view, and tasting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Steve K. Member Since 3/16/2015My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/08/19 12:00 PM

Fantastic experience with a wonderful outdoor setting for the tastings and fantastic views. There was a nice selection of sparking wines, each with their own character. Our hosts couldn't have done a better job. No pressure and no pretense. Would go back in a minute!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Todd K. Member Since 7/13/2017My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/08/19 2:30 PM

This is always ion my itinerary for out of town guests. The bubbly is spectacular by anyone's standard ( I just spent 2 weeks in Champagne), the location is gorgeous any time of year and the staff is always professional and knowledgeable. I have brought many groups here and they always love the whole package! Thank you Iron Horse!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Erin N. Member Since 11/2/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/01/19 11:30 AM

It was a wonderful experience with our wine expert. We very much enjoyed the ambiance and the bubbles. My friend arrived her first time and she signed up as a member.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Lexi M. Member Since 5/30/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/08/19 10:30 AM

We sipped on 5 sparkling wines with enjoying the outside weather!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David S. Member Since 5/31/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/08/19 10:30 AM

Absolutely beautiful location, prettiest in Napa/Sonoma...very friendly and hospitable! best sparkling wines and Pinot noirs in the valley. Highly recommend.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Beverly M. Member Since 6/5/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/05/19 3:00 PM

Brought my friends here. The views were fabulous, we had fun chatting with the staff and as I knew, the sparkling wines were fantastic!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rodney C. Member Since 6/5/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/05/19 12:30 PM

As always we had a great time.! Always feels like home away from ??

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Justin P. Member Since 4/20/2019My BFF
Under The Palms Private Tasting on 6/05/19 11:30 AM

Ariana did a wonderful job explaining the wines. Great views while tasting outside. (Glad the tasting room was closed for construction!) Loved the bubbles the most.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lindsey H. Member Since 1/8/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 6/01/19 10:00 AM

Views that will make you swoon! We didn’t want to leave. It was the experience we were searching for!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rosanne A. Member Since 1/8/2014My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/31/19 3:00 PM

Loved our experience! Views are fabulous and the wines are too. Our server Kevin was wonderful. A must visit!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lara F. Member Since 4/14/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/05/19 12:00 PM

Love this place, we have visited several times. It is relaxed, beautiful and the champagne is wonderful.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeanette P. Member Since 10/3/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/26/19 11:00 AM

Had a wonderful time. We brought friends from out of town, they loved it.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Peter F. Member Since 8/26/2016My Boss
Tasting With A View on 5/25/19 11:00 AM

Incredible views and super delicious bubbles IH team are fantastic wine ambassadors

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Laura H. Member Since 5/9/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/26/19 10:30 AM

Iron Horse never disappoints. They have some of the nicest staff in all of wine country. And even on a cloudy, rainy day - it's still an amazing experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marta J. Member Since 5/22/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/26/19 4:00 PM

The winery has great views with a nice bar counter where tastings take place. The tasting area holds a heating and covered roof area for unfavored weather conditions . The wine list is really good and they offer the option to decide among their sparkling, pinot noir and chardonnay ranges. It is a standing tasting with some available areas where to sit down.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Patrick V. Member Since 11/13/2016My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/25/19 11:30 AM

Iron Horse is one of my favorite tasting places. First, who can resist sparkling wine? And Iron Horse does sparkling really well. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The winery is situated so you can sip bubbles and gaze across the lovely valley. I've been there on picture perfect sunny days and on a cloudy rainy day that rewarded those who braved the elements with a double-rainbow.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robert S. Member Since 1/4/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/22/19 11:30 AM

We had a great tasting experience there. The hostess was exceptional in her knowledge but very down to earth and approachable. The view is one of the best in Sonoma.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ian B. Member Since 5/15/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/15/19 4:00 PM

Gotta love the sign on the drive up that simply admonishes you with "Slower". Great views, fun and friendly staff, excellent wines, definitely a place we like to revisit each time we come out to Sonoma County.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marie Q. Member Since 7/13/2018My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/19/19 12:30 PM

Loved the whole vibe of Iron Horse AND the wine is great!!! First it is in a more remote part of wine country and driving down the very narrow road our Uber driver said there won’t be many people here! Guess what - there were a number of people and it was gorgeous. Kind of rustic and they had music playing and a view to die for. The sparklers were fantastic so I’m now a member!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Olivia N. Member Since 5/15/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/19/19 3:00 PM

We were greeted and welcomed by a lovely gal at the front while we checked in. Once we got into the barn to our tasting station, our cheerful host (Diana) made us feel right at home during our visit. Her sweet demeanor and warm nature made us instantly feel comfortable in her care. Of course we had to go home with a few packs of bubbles, but we will definitely be back sooner than later! :)

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ginamarie B. Member Since 5/17/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/17/19 2:00 PM

The views and the wines are exquisite! The staff is always very knowledgeable about their product. This is a great place to experience a variety of bubbly. Just don't forget they make some great chardonnays and pinot noirs as well.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Traci A. Member Since 4/26/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 4/27/19 2:00 PM

This is a must-do activity in Sonoma County! Gorgeous setting, excellent service, amazing product...what more could a person want?! :)

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Margie S. Member Since 5/13/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/13/19 3:30 PM

We arrived late and expected to be treated as such, but our hostess was welcoming. I tasted a couple of wines from the first flight, and she suggested that if I wanted something different, to let her know. There were other guests there who are members and they kept suggesting I taste some others . She willingly poured them for me. I really enjoyed the reds and in the end I probably taste 8 or 9.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Courtney G. Member Since 9/22/2014My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/13/19 10:00 AM

Homer was amazing to my crazy group who left varied impressions all over Sonoma! He was great at the one liners, which appealed to my crew. He was knowledgeable about the ‘bubbles’ and we particularly liked his handout on the amount of sugar in different varietals. He was like a friend....he made it super fun!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Erik K. Member Since 4/4/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/13/19 4:00 PM

We had an absolutely amazing time as usual. The staff was phenomenal, especially Homer.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Natasha S. Member Since 5/11/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/11/19 4:00 PM

This is the most beautiful winery I've ever been to and the staff is super friendly and knowledgeable!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Theodore M. Member Since 5/9/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/12/19 10:00 AM

Great hospitality, a lot of knowledge about the wines and the processes.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Vanessa M. Member Since 12/8/2016My BFF
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 5/08/19 10:00 AM

Thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of their sparkling wines and they produce a few. I loved the whole experience, especially tasting outside overlooking the vineyards and the gorgeous view!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Hilarey L. Member Since 5/8/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/09/19 11:30 AM

We came for the bubbly and stayed for the amazing conversation! Our entire experience was amazing- the bubbly did not disappoint and we had a great conversation with our Sommelier/staff member.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gary V. Member Since 4/27/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/09/19 4:00 PM

Awesome

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jen B. Member Since 5/3/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/05/19 12:30 PM

Everyone was so welcoming and friendly. I loved hearing the history and stories behind each bottle that I tried in my bubbly flight, and loved that there was a bubbly flight because so often tastings are reserved for the reds and whites! The Sunday Oyster Bar was a very nice touch, there is nothing like sipping wine while eating caviar and bbq oysters overlooking Iron Horse's Vineyard.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Abby E. Member Since 5/1/2019My Parents
Tasting With A View on 5/02/19 1:30 PM

What a lovely afternoon at Iron Horse. The sparkly was delicious! The only thing I wish is outside food was allowed or the option to purchase food was available. With all that sparkly tasting it would have been nice to have a cracker and some cheese!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Challen W. Member Since 5/4/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/05/19 3:00 PM

Beautiful views, friendly hosts, and great vibes. I do wish they had chairs or bar stools though. It's standing only for tastings.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Zachary D. Member Since 3/28/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/05/19 3:00 PM

Wonderful afternoon of tasting bubbles in a beautiful outdoor setting! The service was warm and friendly throughout, especially the tasting concierge. Each glass we tried was high quality and interesting, and one we liked so much we bought a case of - we all agreed it was exquisite and like no other sparking wine we had tried before. Highly recommend for small groups!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dennis K. Member Since 4/30/2019My BFF
Tasting With A View on 5/04/19 1:30 PM

Amazing experience and wonderful knowledgeable staff. Would recommend champagne and oysters on Sundays.

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

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