California Wine Regions
Browse Wineries

Sonoma » Iron Horse Vineyards

« Back
Winery Search
Napa Valley Wineries
Paso Robles Wineries
Santa Barbara Wineries
Sonoma Wineries
San Luis Obispo Wineries
Mendocino Wineries
Monterey Wineries
Santa Clara Wineries
Santa Cruz Wineries
Sierra Foothills Wineries
Temecula Wineries
Lodi Wineries
Livermore Wineries
Lake County Wineries
Ventura & Malibu Wineries
San Joaquin Valley Wineries
San Diego Wineries
SF East Bay Wineries
CWA Poll
What is the best way to discover new wines & wineries?
Attend wine festivals
Wine country wine touring
Tasting at wine bars
Restaurant food & wine events
Wine shop tastings
Read articles in the wine press
Social media blogs
Food & Wine
How To Match
Pairing Cheese & Wine
Wine Country Recipes
Wine Shop
Napa Wine Bargains
Deals at
Wine Stuff
Wine Glossary
Wine Grape Varieties
Taste For Free Maps
Ask the Winemaker
How To Technically Taste Wine
Tasting Room Etiquette
Advisor Favorite Videos
All About Barrels
Seven Tips for Wine Events
Five Steps To a Perfect Wine Country Weekend
Father of California Wine
Taste The Stars
Santa Barbara and its 100 wineries
How To Read A Wine Label
More Stuff
Wine Tasting Links Member Rating
Map Winery
Email Page to a Friend
Save to CWA Favorites
Add to Wine Tasting Itinerary
Write Your Own Winery Review

Iron Horse Vineyards

9786 Station Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 887-1507

Tasting:   Open 10 to 3:30 pm daily
Tasting fee $10
10% case discount
Price Range:   $20 to 33 per bottle
Vineyards:   163 acres

Iron Horse Vineyards Description

On a rural hillside ridge is the rustic home of Iron Horse. High-quality sparkling and still wines are produced here using traditional winemaking techniques. Fruit from their estate vineyard and the warmer Alexander Valley T-Bar Vineyard provide Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes for their traditional cuvées. The winery offers seven sparkling wines, five Chardonnays, two roses, three Pinot Noirs, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The winery operation is a hodgepodge group of buildings at the end of a long driveway, with their tasting room in the back overlooking the valley. The covered tasting bar area has a gravel floor that doubles as a dump bucket, as well as a tasting counter made from old rough-sawn wooden planks over oak barrels. Bring a coat, as this is all alfresco tasting. Check out the metal sculptures near the palm trees that stand out in this rural landscape.

The bubbly is made using extended aging - from three to seven years - of the yeast in the bottle, which imparts a rich creaminess to the finished product. None of the cuvées undergoes any malolactic fermentation. Still wines make up half the production at Iron Horse.

Iron Horse Vineyards Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Off the Beaten Path
Family Run
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Picnic Sites
Write Your Own Winery Review

Iron Horse Vineyards Reviews

Staff Knowledge & Friendliness
Amenities, Comfort & Cleanliness
Wine Quality
Overall Impressions
wingman999, huntington bch
outstanding wines and attention to quality...a must stop for bubble lovers......will go again next trip...

Staff Knowledge & Friendliness
Amenities, Comfort & Cleanliness
Wine Quality
Overall Impressions
Worth the trip
Wino, San Francisco
Took awhile to find but worth the trip. The tasting "room" is outside and a bit rough, but what a view! The wine was outstanding and we had a great time visiting. Not like a lot of other places. Very laid back but good.

Review Disclaimer

The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

Advanced Winery Search
CWA Members

Free Membership
Recent Newsletters

Wine Country
About CWA | Contact Us | Advertise with CWA | List Your Winery | Site Map | Privacy/Affiliate Policy | Promote Your Winery on CWA