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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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Steven P. Member Since 10/12/2017
Tasting With A View on 10/14/17 12:00 PM

Iron Horse is one of those vineyards that is a must see. It's a family run winery where the tasting room is outside. It feels authentic. They are known for their sparkling wines so definitely indulge in a flight but don't forget they offer a great variety of still white and red wines.

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Dolores B. Member Since 1/7/2016
Tasting With A View on 10/08/17 2:30 PM

I have been in the wine industry for seven years in Southern Oregon. Friends in your neighborhood had recommended iron horse. I am delighted they did. My initial call for a reservation was very responsive. When we arrived we were greeted kindly. By the end of our visit , we knew we would return. Timing is everything. This year we got oysters. So happy as out last visit was the flood. Thank you.

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Robert A. Member Since 10/6/2017
Tasting With A View on 10/08/17 10:30 AM

The view was great. The atmosphere was nice. The tasting was incredible. Carl did an outstanding job educating us and keeping us entertained. The overall experience made it 100% worth the trip. Unfortunately, our trip was cut short due to the fires, however, I am sure that we could not have come up with a better start to our vacation.

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Lisa A. Member Since 9/24/2017
Tasting With A View on 9/24/17 11:30 AM

Our visit to Ironhorse came about because of a recommendation! And are we ever thrilled that we took this to heart! LOVED every aspect of Ironhorse. Frist of all we were drawn here because we love Pinot Noir! We did the "Tasting with a View". Wine was superb - view was spectacular - all around lovely experience! This will be a MUST visit again!

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Halley M. Member Since 9/30/2015
Tasting With A View on 10/08/17 12:30 PM

Really enjoyed our tasting experience and coming on a Sunday when Oyster Girls were there. Only wish there was some seating, and the option to buy a glass of wine after our tasting.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Jim S. Member Since 1/28/2017
Tasting With A View on 10/08/17 12:00 PM

Driving up to Iron Horse you may feel like to missed a turn. You will be on a narrow one lane, mostly gravel, road with lots of pot holes. Hang in there. It gets better. Iron Horse is a very relaxed, unpretentious open-air tasting area with beautiful views. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming. It's the wines that are the star of the show. Exceptional sparkling and still wines. Love it!

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Jen W. Member Since 10/6/2017
Tasting With A View on 10/06/17 11:30 AM

We thoroughly loved our experience! The view was breathtaking, the wine was delicious and Diana was the best! The tasting was laid back and comfortable and the view was one that we did not find anywhere else.

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Jim D. Member Since 9/17/2015
Tasting With A View on 10/06/17 2:30 PM

looking for a more formal experience, standing at the wine bar was not what I prefer.

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
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Dede S. Member Since 9/30/2017
Tasting With A View on 10/03/17 11:30 AM

Beautiful views, wonderful wines and friendly atmosphere!!!

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Angela W. Member Since 9/14/2017
Tasting With A View on 9/30/17 11:30 AM

Beautiful spot Non pretentious Smooth, friendly, excellent service Chardonnay heavy, which was a downside for a couple of our friends, but appreciated by others (even a few of the sparklings were chardonnay-forward) Will return with people who don't have a strong dislike for chardonnay

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Christy R. Member Since 8/2/2017
Tasting With A View on 10/01/17 3:00 PM

This was our 2nd visit to Iron Horse, but our first under the new reservation system. It's sometimes hard to estimate times and we arrived about 45 minutes, but were accommodated immediately. Greatly enjoyed the ambiance and appreciated the umbrella shade! We came on a Sunday, so we also got to have some delicious oysters courtesy of the Oyster Girls. Overall, just a wonderful experience.

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Elise C. Member Since 9/30/2017
Tasting With A View on 9/30/17 10:30 AM

The last part of the road was an adventure! But when we prevailed and kept going, is was INCREDIBLE! The view, the people the champagne...all outstanding. Would recommend this winery to everyone!??

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Teri J. Member Since 8/10/2017
Tasting With A View on 9/28/17 12:00 PM

The bubbles were solid and the view is great but the lady doing the tasting really made it a lackluster experience.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
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J. Markham C. Member Since 9/15/2017
Tasting With A View on 9/24/17 11:00 AM

Nice but a little commercial. Good wines. The set up reminded me of the free lunch at a Mexican resort, offered by time-share salesmen.

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Traci J. Member Since 9/14/2017
Tasting With A View on 9/20/17 10:00 AM

A perfect start to our wine tour day, John at Blue Star Wine Tours made this our first stop. The sparkling wines were delicious and the scenery is not to be beat - gorgeous! We all ordered wine to ship home and hope to come back someday.

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Mark R. Member Since 9/18/2017
Tasting With A View on 9/24/17 2:30 PM

Could class it up

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Rebecca C. Member Since 9/17/2017
Tasting With A View on 9/23/17 3:00 PM

Everyone here was so welcoming and friendly. We had Diana doing our tasting and she was so amazing! We had gone for our 2 year wedding anniversary and we really couldn't have asked for better hospitality. We will definitely be going back, it's beautiful, quiet, and the sparkling wines are delicious! Best experience at a winery ever!

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Tyler K. Member Since 9/21/2017
Tasting With A View on 9/23/17 10:00 AM

Of all the places I visited in Napa and Sonoma, Iron Horse is my absolute favorite. The views are incredible, the wine is amazing, the people were kind and really were personable (i.e., not trying to push wine clubs, bottles, or hurry us out the door). I adore this place.

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Kim H. Member Since 8/20/2017
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 9/21/17 10:00 AM

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Elise W. Member Since 8/23/2017
V.I.P. Tour & Tasting on 9/18/17 10:00 AM

Personable and inviting staff! Stellar sparkling wine and Pinot. Wonderful ambiance with a great education on the production of wine!

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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.

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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!!

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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!

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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

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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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9786 Ross Station Road
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