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Iron Horse Vineyards

Iron Horse Vineyards Review

A meandering one-lane road leads to this winery known for its sparkling wines—from the bright and austere to the rich and toasty—as well as estate Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. The sparklers have made history: Ronald Reagan served them at his summit meetings with Mikhail Gorbachev, George Herbert Walker Bush took some along to Moscow for treaty talks, and Barack Obama has included them at official state dinners. Despite the winery's frequent brushes with fame, a casual rusticity prevails at Iron Horse's outdoor tasting area (large heaters keep things comfortable on chilly days), which gazes out on acres of rolling, vine-covered hills. Tours, by appointment only, take place on weekdays at 10 am. Winemaker David Munksgard leads the Friday tour.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 9786 Ross Station Rd., off Hwy. 116 Sebastopol, CA 95472 | Map It
  • Phone: 707/887–1507
  • Cost: Tasting $15, tour $20
  • Hours: Daily 10–4:30, tour weekdays at 10 by appointment
  • Website:
  • Location: Sebastopol
Updated: 03-12-2013

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