In the Murphy’s area of California, which is becoming a fast growing wine country, one of the most well-known wineries is that of Ironstone. The winery is set on a beautiful property, hosts massive concerts and makes well-priced wine. Here is all the information.
- Cost: $5 to taste
- Hours: 10 AM – 5 PM
- Location: 1894 6 Mile Rd, Murphys, CA 95247
From the town of Murphys, you will be heading south on 6 Mile Road for about a mile and a half before you see the sign for the winery. You can head up to the upper parking lot next to the winery, unless it is really busy then you may have to go to the lower one.
The Tasting Room
From the parking lot, the first building you will come to is that of the tasting room. The tasting room is big and inviting with a massive stone fireplace, bar to ceiling mirror and a dining area. The room has lots of windows and uses its natural light well.
If you are interested in tasting it was $5 for six tastings when I went and you could take that off the price of a bottle if you bought one. What I was most impressed with was how well priced the wine was. The bottles ranged from $10 – $30 which is pretty low priced for a nice winery with good wine.
If you are hungry while wine tasting, they have a small cafe with cheese and different types of sandwiches. I got a roast beef, red pepper, and Gouda sandwich and was impressed as it was really tasty. You can eat on the patio which overlooks the grounds and adds to the ambiance.
After tasting, head over to the museum and on the way be sure to look at the beautiful selection of flowers they have along the property as well as the amphitheater that has housed bands from The Doobie Brother to Darius Rucker.
The last stop on the property is the museum which is across from the tasting room. It has a whole bunch of unique pieces of local history, including frogs from Mark Twain lore, mining equipment, stagecoaches, and the world’s largest gold flake.
I was not able to see the gold flake as the museum was closed when I went, but there was enough outside to hold my attention.
This winery is a fun spot to explore in Murphys with a lot of beautiful things to see. Add to that their well-priced wine and you have the recipe for a good stop in Gold Country. Let me know your favorite winery in the area below.