Phase 3 Tastings - By Appointment
We are open and offering outdoor tastings, which, as you know, is our forte and makes social distancing very easy to achieve. We are already “by appointment”, so we are simply pairing down the number of guests we can welcome at a time to make coming here a safe and perfectly lovely experience - literally a breath of fresh air!
Tastings are available by reservation for a maximum of four people staggered at 10am, 12 noon, 2pm and 4pm. We are offering two flights - one focusing on our delicious bubblies; the other showcasing our single vineyard Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. Our Tasting fee is $30 per person, refundable with the purchase of 2 bottles of wine. Wine Club members receive complimentary tastings (depending on club level).
We will be wearing face masks … and guests will have to wear masks too when you arrive … until you get situated to taste ... and then as you walk back to your car, please.
How about ordering some food with your tasting? You can book a table in our Gazebo for picnics. The fee is $30 for the table plus bottle service. To make a reservation, please contact our Tasting Room Manager Eric Abraham via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us at call us at 707-820-1506 .
We’ve partnered with Big Bottom Market and are using their WineCountryLunch.com website so you can have tasty food waiting here for you when you arrive. They have delicious sandwiches, salads, and meal boxes for two that include charcuterie, artichoke dip, fruit, cheese, and their award-winning biscuits. They handle everything; you pay them directly – gratuity and delivery included. Iron Horse and Big Bottom Market are a beautiful pairing. Please click here to place your order.
For everyone’s sake … and your comfort … we are adhering to the protocols set by county health officials to a T.
Here is our health and safety protocol check list:
- Reservations are mandatory. Please book online in advance. Or, call us at 707 887 1507.
- All staff will be wearing masks.
- Protocols require guests to don masks when you get out of your car in the parking area and keep them on until you are situated to taste.
- You will pick up your tasting glasses at check in, right out of the rack from the dishwasher.
- Hand sanitizer will be available at check in and all along the Tastings Bars.
- Social distancing is required. We ask that you please stay at least six feet apart from others and we will gently remind you, if need be.
- We will be disinfecting all surfaces after each tasting.
- Tasting menus will be printed individually and thrown away.
- Payment will be contact free, no cash please.
We keep saying it forever: Thank you all so much for your support, always, especially now. It is so encouraging to have you rally beside us as we weather this storm together. We are so grateful.
Please note: Under our current restrictions limiting the number of guests we can safely welcome here and maintain social distancing, we respectfully request that you please cancel at least 24 hours before you scheduled tasting or you will be charged the tasting fee.
Please note that all other experiences are temporarily on hold.
For future planning ....
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.
$30 per person
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.
$50 per person
Picnics in the Gazebo
We are very excited to offer seating in our charming, redwood gazebo dropped down below the winery, home to five picnic tables where two to a maximum of six guests at each table can sit down with a lovely vineyard view to enjoy when you bring your own picnic or have it delivered by Big Bottom Market. Reservations can only be made through our Tasting Room Manager Eric Abraham by phone, email or in person.
Eric Abraham – (707) 820-1506
Tasting Room Direct Line (707) 820-1506
The Gazebo is for bottle service only. We highly recommend you book a tasting flight, 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.
Since many of our guests regularly ask about where to get great food for their picnic, we have partnered with Big Bottom Market and can have your picnic lunch waiting when you arrive.
Visit WineCountryLunch.com to order your Wine Country Lunch today. Please note that all picnic lunch orders must be placed by 11am, 24 hours in advance of your visit. Purchases will be processed at the time of order and you will receive a full refund if cancelled 48 hours in advance via email.
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.
$100 per person
*Tours not available during harvest