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Sacramento and the Gold Country Sights

Ironstone Vineyards

  • 1894 6 Mile Rd. Map It
  • Murphys
  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Updated 05/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Tours here take in spectacular gardens and underground tunnels cooled by a waterfall, and include the automated performance of a restored silent-movie-era pipe organ. On display near the tasting room is a 44-pound specimen of crystalline gold. The winery, known for Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc, hosts concerts and other events. Its deli has picnic items. Ironstone is worth a visit even if you don't drink wine.

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1894 6 Mile Rd., Murphys, California, 95247, United States

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  • Tastings $5
  • Daily 10–5; open until 6 in summer

Updated 05/18/2015


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Jun 4, 2008

The BEST winery to visit in the entire Foothills region!

This winery has something for everyone, not just wine drinkers! The gold specimen (at 44 lbs) is not to be missed! Gold panning for the kids (modest cost), silent movie organ demonstrations (and movies as scheduled), tours, weddings, concerts, annual auto show, annual quilt show, etc., etc., etc. You do "have to see it to believe it!" The flowers are fantastic -- especially in the spring when the daffodils are out. Free wine tasting, too. (Reserve

wine tasting may have a small charge.) Worth a trip!

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