Tour & Tastings
Iron Horse is an enchanting, family-owned, working winery, offering a genuine experience of wine country. The winery resides in a cluster of rustic, redwood barn-style buildings at the end of a meandering, one-lane road; on a hill overlooking undulating hills of grape vines. The Tasting Room is outdoors offering a stunning view all the way across Sonoma to Mt. St. Helena. Against this backdrop, taste Sparkling Wines that have been served at the White House for over 30 years. The Chardonnays radiate elegance. Pinot Noir is the winery’s rising star. The tasting room team is especially warm and welcoming.
As of Friday August 5th, our weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) tastings will be “by appointment”, enhancing the experience for all the wonderful people who make the trek to come to our home place, allowing us to offer better service and more personal attention. Reservations will have first priority. We will happily take walk in guests, if there is space at the Tasting Bar. Should we be fully booked, we will work with visitors to find another time to taste with us. Our Tasting Room team will always be ready to accommodate pop-in purchases and Wine Club pick-ups.
We are fortunate and humbled to be thought of as a must-visit winery within the beautiful Green Valley. We trust that this evolution at our winery will be welcomed by our great friends and fans.
Please look at the reservation program to see how easy it is … Online reservations can be made upto 12 hours in advance. Day of reservations can be made by calling 707-820-1506.
Tasting With a View
Daily | On the half hour
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.
VIP Tour & Tasting
Monday - Friday at 10am
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.
$30 per person
Picnics in the Gazebo
We are very excited to announce a new, by reservation experience at Iron Horse in our utterly charming, just re-built, redwood gazebo dropped down below the winery, home to four picnic tables where two to a maximum of six guests at each table can sit down with a lovely vineyard view to enjoy a bring your own picnic, the delicious freshly shucked oysters available for purchase from The Oyster Girls on Sundays or just a romantic, quiet setting to sip Iron Horse wine. There is a $35 flat fee per table (no cover charge for Wine Club Members) plus a minimum purchase of 1 bottle, which includes complimentary Govino cups. Reservations can only be made through Lisa or Jon by phone, email or in person.
Lisa Macek - (707) 820-1206
Jon Strachan – (707) 820-1502
Tasting Room Direct Line (707) 820-1506
The Gazebo is for bottle service only. We highly recommend you book one of our three signature tasting flights, before or after your picnic, as an additional experience to enjoy a sampling of our wines and hear all the great stories about the winery, the vineyards and the family.
Winemaker Truck Tour
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.
$50 per person
*Tours not available during harvest