What Cuvee are YOU?! That was the question for our #SonomaChat with Joy Sterling, one of the family members and owners of Iron Horse Vineyards in Green Valley Wine Country, California.
THE BIO –
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Iron Horse is one of Sonoma County’s most beautiful, small, independent, estate, family-owned wineries.It is located in cool, foggy Green Valley. 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 viewed 300 acres of gentle rolling hills, looking like Camelot. Incurable romantics with extraordinary vision, they bought the property in just two weeks.
A pioneer in the Green Valley appellation within the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, the Iron Horse family is building a legacy of prestige sparkling wines and estate bottled Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Iron Horse is renowned for its Sparkling Wines, which have been served at the White House for five consecutive Presidential Administrations, beginning with the historic Reagan-Gorbachev Summit Meetings ending the Cold War.
- Other historic occasions include:
-the White House Millennium celebrations New Year’s Eve 1999, ushering in the new century
-the White House dinner honoring the Pope on his 80th birthday
-the 2011 State Dinner honoring the Queen of England at the Ambassador’s Residence, Winfield House, in London
-the dinner President Obama hosted for the President of China in Southern California in June 2013
The winery produces a limited production, vintage Sparkling, called Ocean Reserve, in partnership with National Geographic. The winery contributes $4 for each bottle sold to establish Marine Protected Areas and reduce over fishing around the globe.
Iron Horse Chardonnay is a signature Green Valley region wine. Pinot Noir is the winery’s rising star. Iron Horse has been named an American icon in “Icons of the American Market Place” published by Random House.
The estate was named after a railroad stop, which crossed the property in the 1890s. Rodney Strong rediscovered it as a vineyard site in 1970, planting the original 55 acres of Chardonnay and 55 acres of Pinot Noir.
THE WINES –
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UPCOMING EVENTS –
READY TO VISIT? –
The Tasting Room is open seven days a week from 10am to 4:30pm. Tastings are $20 for a flight of five wines, refunded with purchase, no charge for wine club members with a choice of three flights.
Tours are by appointment Monday through Friday at 10am. Tours are $25 per person (including tasting), refunded with purchase.
Winemaker David Munksgard offers a truck tour through the vineyards and private tasting on Mondays at 10am. This is a truly memorable experience. Limit four people. $50 per person.