Where Rustic Meets Elegance
Sparkling wine as the “breakfast of champions” doesn’t get any better than at this property in Sebastopol/Green Valley AVA of Sonoma. With only an outdoor tasting bar, Iron Horse takes full advantage of their dramatic sweeping views and the lovely moderate year round weather. Couple that with a line up of fantastically impressive wines, you’ve got a gem of a way to start the day off. To get there you come along a long, windy, rustic road that will remind of hidden roads of Burgundy, France and seems as if it leads to nowhere. Indeed it leads to a beautiful, unpretentious property overlooking equally gorgeous Green Valley views. Because there is only an outdoor tasting bar area (with an awning) and limited space at it, one can think of the rest of the property, including covered seating in the back and rocks along the picturesque hillside, and some 350 acres of vineyards, as part of the tasting area. In fact, there are no spit buckets and the hosts encourage guests to sip and linger away, or pour out the remaining wine in the nearby vines.
This independent, family-owned winery is a casual, rustic and fun feel and laid back friendly service at its best. These wines that range from rustically charming to elegant and soft, have been featured at White House dinner and a staple at weddings. Anyone would be hard pressed not to include in a personal portfolio.