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“Beautiful Vineyard”

Ironstone Vineyards
Ranked #1 of 29 things to do in Murphys
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: "Where history and wine meet." Ironstone Vineyards is a premier destination winery located in Murphys, California. Amenities include our Tasting Room & Gold Leaf Deli, Heritage Museum (home to our 44-pound crystalline gold piece) & Jewelry Shoppe, Amphitheater, plush gardens featuring a lakeside park, and complimentary tours of our facilities. Our wines reflect the diversity of offerings from the Lodi and Sierra Foothills Appellations of Northern California. Through emphasizing the practice of Sustainable Viticulture, Ironstone Vineyards conserves water use, builds healthy soil, and maintains our surrounding wildlife habitat. Please Note: We are closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I have been a frequent visitor to Ironstone Vineyards and many of my family/friends from Europe agree, it is truly a beautiful place and historic. The gift shop is a must see as is the main hall with impressive wines, spectacular fireplace and views overlooking the grounds. If you find yours in Calaveras County and town of Murphys, you should visit.

Thank danielwald71
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IronstoneVineyards, Social Media Manager at Ironstone Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Daniel,

Thank you for your continued patronage of Ironstone Vineyards! When breaking ground in 1989, the Kautz family envisioned a destination that showcased the natural beauty and history of California's Gold Country. We are delighted that visitors from near and far can enjoy our one-of-a-kind facilities.

Thanks to our evolving tasting lineup, seasonal events, and additions to the Heritage Museum & Jewelry Shoppe, we always have something new to discover (even for our returning guests).

We look forward to hosting you and your guests for years to come!

Cheers,

Jessica H.
Social Media Manager
Ironstone Vineyards
jessica@ironstonevineyards.com

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Had a nice visit here after coming down from the Sierra mountains on the way to the West Coast. Wine was ok, not the best, but, reasonably priced.

Thank Phil C
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IronstoneVineyards, Social Media Manager at Ironstone Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Phil,

Glad you could make the stop at Ironstone Vineyards while traveling to the coast! We strive to provide a relaxing environment for travelers and locals alike.

With a broad range of varietals, our tasting lineup offers something for every palate at an affordable price. Should you choose to visit us again, please let me know as I am happy to arrange a complimentary tasting. Our list changes often, and you are likely to discover something you will enjoy.

We hope to host you at the winery again soon!

Cheers,

Jessica H.
Social Media Manager
Ironstone Vineyards
jessica@ironstonevineyards.com

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Ironstone has a very interesting museum on site. The grounds are lovely. The tasting room has a nice little sandwich counter with things like chips and beverages in addition to wine tasting. There was an antique organ on display below the tasting room. This is definitely a good place to visit. Several times per year there are concerts on the grounds with well known entertainers.

Thank 323maureens
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IronstoneVineyards, Social Media Manager at Ironstone Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Glad you could join us for a day at Ironstone Vineyards! The Kautz family vision has always been to offer a destination that showcases the beauty and history of California's Gold Country. Our grounds have a little something for wine lovers, outdoors enthusiasts, history buffs, and everyone in between!

Please return for a visit anytime you are in the area, as there is always a new addition to be discovered. Be sure to check our website often for upcoming events and our concert series lineup. If you can join us for a show at Ironstone Amphitheatre, we promise you won't be disappointed!

Cheers,

Jessica H.
Social Media Manager
Ironstone Vineyards
jessica@ironstonevineyards.com



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Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is a must-stop for visitors to Calaveras County. The grounds and buildings are beautiful, the small museum/gift shop is unique, and the wine tasting room is large and includes a lunch deli. There are outdoor tables to enjoy a meal. In the spring, there are spectacular tubs of bulbs all along the front of the main buildings. Therer are periodic art exhibits. The outdoor amphitheater is a top-notch place to see headline music attractions. Whether or not the wine is to your taste, the facilities and grounds are well worth the trip.

Thank Sandy B
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IronstoneVineyards, Social Media Manager at Ironstone Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Sandy,

Thanks for declaring Ironstone Vineyards a "must stop" in Calaveras County! With so many great places to choose from, we are humbled to have made the list!

The Kautz family vision has always been to offer a destination that showcases the beauty and history of California's Gold Country. Our grounds have a little something for wine & food lovers, outdoors & gardening enthusiasts, history buffs, and everyone in between!

Please come back for a visit anytime you are in the area! Fall always brings a beautiful display colors to Calaveras County and our grounds offer a wonderful place to take it all in! During fall, you can always catch the excitement of harvest in action.

Cheers,

Jessica H.
Social Media Manager
Ironstone Vineyards
jessica@ironstonevineyards.com

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

While my friend and I headed into the tasting room, our hubs were drawn into the "mining" museum, which this area of California is all about. They could not stop talking about it! I am really sorry I did not take the time for it. Apparently you can taste and purchase wine anywhere, but good museums are rare! Five months later when we took our grandchildren to see the museum it was closed. They open at 11:00! That is way too late for travelers just passing through your town . . . Missed it again!

Thank Sylvia O
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IronstoneVineyards, Social Media Manager at Ironstone Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Sylvia,

Glad you could make the trip to Ironstone Vineyards! Ironstone Vineyards has been proudly family owned and operated since 1989, with a focus on the beauty and history of California's gold country. We felt the best way to showcase this was through the curated selection of goods at our Heritage Museum & Jewelry Shoppe, which is open daily from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (with the exception of a few holidays).

We hope you can return to tour our property and learn all about the Heritage Museum and the famed 44-pound crystalline gold piece that it houses. Feel free to contact me when you return, and I will happily arrange a complimentary tour & tasting.

Cheers,

Jessica H.
Social Media Manager
Ironstone Vineyards
jessica@ironstonevineyards.com

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