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Iron Horse

The Californian winery "Iron Horse Vineyards" is located in Sebastopol in the west of the AVA area Russian River Valley in Sonoma County (North-Coast region) near the Pacific Ocean. It was founded in 1976 by Audrey and Barry Sterling. The name (Iron Horse) is derived from the former only railway station in this area. When excavating the land for the winery, a weather vane was found, which is decorated with a horse (instead of the usual cockerel). This is where the logo on the label comes from.

Iron Horse - Weinberge und Etikett

Wines made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

In 1978, Forrest Tancer joined as a partner (but then withdrew in 2005). At that time, the vineyards covered 44 hectares. The first Chardonnay wine was produced in 1978 and the first Pinot Noir wine in 1979. Sparklingwines were also produced from 1980 onwards. Today, the company is run by the children of the retired founding couple. Daughter Joy Sterling is responsible for sales, marketing and public relations, son Laurence G. Sterling is Director of Operations.

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