Looking for an adventure in wine tasting in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley? Trek up the narrow winding dirt road to Iron Horse Vineyards for a million dollar view and stellar sparkling wine.
Family owned and operated by Barry and Audrey Sterling, Iron Horse Vineyards, was named after a railroad stop, which crossed the property in the 1890s. The site was rediscovered in the 1970s by wine pioneer Rodney Strong, who planted 55 acres of Chardonnay and 55 acres of Pinot Noir. The first estate vintage premiered in 1979. Today, three generations of family reside on the property, overseeing the vineyards and wine production.
Standing tall over the massive 300 acre property is the trademark iron horse sculpture which was actually part of a weathervane that was unearthed on the property during construction of the winery. A true buried treasure!