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Iron Horse Vineyards, USA

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Winery Name: Iron Horse Vineyards, USA
established 1976
Winemaker(s): David Munksgard
Other Details: Iron Horse is one of Sonoma County's most prestigious, small, independent, estate, family owned wineries. The founding partners, Audrey and Barry Sterling first saw it in the pouring rain in February 1976. Driving down Ross Station Road, they were sure they were lost until they crested the knoll and the view opened up to 300 acres of gentle rolling hills and a wall of trees behind that looked like Camelot to them. Incurable romantics, and having extraordinary vision, they bought the property in just two weeks.

In those days, Iron Horse was the most westerly vineyard in Sonoma County. Even the agricultural extension agents from US Davis recommended they look further east as this vineyard was prone to frost as late as June 1st, well after bud-break in the spring and jeopardizing the crop. But having lived in France, the Sterlings knew the cool, foggy climate was exactly what they were looking for to grow Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. And, as a native San Franciscan, Audrey Sterling had spent part of her summers on the Russian River and was familiar with the area.

The winery is proud to produce a limited number of special cuvees for select chefs and restaurateurs including Charlie Palmer, Michael Mina, Bradley Ogden, Norman Van Akin, Guenter Seeger in Atlanta, Disney and Commander's Palace.
Appellation(s) / Region(s): Sonoma
Russian River Valley
Website: Iron Horse Vineyards
Contact Details / Location: Iron Horse is open for tasting seven days a week from 10 am to 3:30 pm. We offer tours Monday through Friday at 10 am. We charge a $10 per person tasting fee (which is waived for Corral Club members). Appointments are required for groups of six or more.
The coordinates are:

Iron Horse Vineyards
9786 Ross station Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Tel: 707 887 1507
Fax: 707 887 1337
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