not logged in, login or register


Some might imagine Iron Horse Vineyards in Sonoma County to be a swanky spot, considering the wines have been poured at so many high-profile events and have been served at the White House during four consecutive administrations. But, the truth is that Iron Horse is a pretty low-key, down-to-earth place. The folks there are knowledgeable yet unpretentious. The land is respected and various sustainable farming practices are implemented. The tasting "room" is outdoors, offering beautiful views of the countryside. In fact, it is the perfect place to celebrate Earth Day.

On Sunday, April 19, Iron Horse and several neighboring wineries will host their annual “Celebrate Earth Day with Green Valley” event from 11am to 2pm. This is a FREE public event with wine tastings, food pairings, exhibits and more.

At Iron Horse Vineyards you’ll be able to taste some of their wine as well as a specially-prepared vegetable soup, fresh from the garden, by Chef Ruben Gomez. It will be paired with “Occidental Bread” from Wild Flour Bread. Plus, you’ll get an introduction to San Francisco chocolate start-up TCHO, which sources cacao beans from a certified organic estate in Madagascar. There will also be an art exhibit of works inspired by, or made from, the natural environment. Artist 3D-Eddy, a local favorite, will also be on site, creating some of his well-known head sculptures. (Iron Horse Winery, 9786 Ross Station Road, Sebastopol, CA)

For information on the other wineries taking part in this Earth Day celebration,” including Dutton-Goldfield Winery, Balletto Vineyards, Hartford Family Winery, and DeLoach Vineyards, see this article in