Month: January 2018

Folsom Lake Entertainer Article: A Gem in Historic Gold Country

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Iron Hub Winery & Vineyards
A Gem in Historic Gold Country
By Michele Smith | Photos are Special to the Entertainer

There is a certain feel when tasting at a winery and Iron Hub Winery truly makes winetasting an experience, while exemplifying a family feel.

At Iron Hub Winery & Vineyards, the experience is like feeling at home. It is not just the small-batch red and white wines that make winetasters an immediate fan, but it is truly the attentive and personal service that has visitors coming back for more. What can winetasters with an incredible palate expect?

This family-owned winery, with its newly opened tasting room, offers breathtaking views of the Shenandoah Valley. The winery not only serves quality wines for visitors, but includes gourmet crackers, cheese pairings as part of the tasting experience, and is the perfect to plan a picnic lunch with fantastic outdoor seating. After all, who doesn’t want to have a picnic lunch with a beautiful view of the vineyards?

Owners Tom and Beth Jones clearly had something to celebrate this past holiday season with the opening of their new tasting room and welcome wine country fans to experience the new location for themselves.

“The Amador wine community is an exceptional place to make premium wine, with friendly, supportive colleagues, and a welcoming feeling”, winemaker and owner, Tom Jones said.

There is real interest in our tasting room, as we tell each wine’s story from our vineyards, to crush, then bottling, said wife Beth Jones. “Our son Spencer works alongside Tom, and together, they handle each aspect of wine production, including bottling. Bottling days are some of the most fun.”

Iron Hub owns their own bottling line and visitors are welcome to watch. Wine patrons may also observe each phase of wine making across the seasons, beginning in the vineyards during the spring and to the grape crush in the fall. This is yet another unique experience tht many other wineries do not offer.

The name Iron Hub comes from the seasons of a winemaking life. Tom Jones has years of handcrafting wines since the 1980s when he completed his M.S. in Enology and Viticulture at University of California, Davis (UCD). He developed a loyal following for his wines when he owned Lava Cap Winery in El Dorado County for 30 years, earning wide recognition for his zinfandel, petite sirah, barbera, and chardonnay vintage creations.

Iron Hub Winery & Vineyards
Hours: 11 AM to 5 PM Friday through Monday
Where: 12500 Steiner Road in Plymouth
Contact: IronHubWines.com, or call direct 209-245-6307. Reservations are required for large groups.

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Ledger Dispatch Article: Iron Hub Winery Opens New Tasting Room

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Beth Jones, and her son, Spencer, are happy to pour you a taste of one of the fabulous Iron Hub wines.

Iron Hub Winery first began when the winemaking Jones family purchased a winery on Steiner Road in 2014. This month, the family is celebrating the completion of their new tasting room on the hilltop of the Iron Hub estate in the bucolic Shenandoah Valley of Amador County. Winemaker Tom has been handcrafting wines since the 1980s when he completed his M.S. in Enology and Viticulture at University of California, Davis (UCD). He developed a loyal following for his wines when he owned Lava Cap Winery in El Dorado County for 30 years, earning wide recognition for his Zinfandel, Petite Syrah, Barbera, and Chardonnay wines. Tom and his wife Beth were known in the Amador wine community before their arrival, due to years of collaboration with Amador winemakers and vineyards. With Iron Hub, they now have their own Amador wine estate and are pleased to have a new tasting room to showcase Tom’s award winning wines.

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According to Tom, “the Amador wine community is an exceptional place to make premium wine, with friendly, supportive colleagues and a welcoming feeling.” Beth agrees, stating “there is a real interest in our tasting room as I tell each wine’s story from our vineyards to crush and then bottling. Our son Spencer works alongside Tom and together they handle each aspect of wine production, including bottling. Bottling days are some of the most fun.” Iron Hub owns their bottling line and visitors are welcome to watch. Visitors may also observe each phase of wine making across the seasons, beginning in the vineyards during spring and to crush in the fall.

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The name Iron Hub comes from the seasons of a winemaking life. Over the years, Tom developed a tradition of an annual sojourn to the high mountain desert to celebrate the completion of harvest each year. On one such journey, he discovered an antique hub from a wooden wagon wheel, half buried in a dry creek bed in the mountains of Northern Nevada. The wood had weathered away but the hub, made of iron and hand forged, remained. Tom and Beth named their new winery after this discovery, to reflect their joy of craftsmanship and exploration. The new tasting room is light and offers a commanding view of the Shenandoah Valley and the Sierras. It is open Friday through Monday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and also offers a patio for picnicking. Vineyard tours are available early each day when the tasting room is open.

Photos by Ledger Dispatch photographer Bill Lavallie

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Mountain Democrat Article: Iron Hub Winery opens new tasting room

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The Jones family has opened the new tasting facility for Iron Hub Winery on Steiner Road in Amador County. Courtesy photo

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Iron Hub Winery first began when the winemaking Jones family purchased a winery on Steiner Road in 2014. This month, the family is celebrating the completion of its new tasting room on the hill top of the Iron Hub estate in the bucolic Shenandoah Valley of Amador County.

Winemaker Tom Jones has been handcrafting wines since the 1980s when he completed his MS in enology and viticulture at University of California, Davis. He developed a loyal following for his wines when he owned Lava Cap Winery in El Dorado County for 30 years, earning wide recognition for his zinfandel, petite sirah, barbera and chardonnay wines.

Tom and his wife Beth were familiar with the Amador wine community before their arrival due to years of collaboration with Amador winemakers and vineyards. With Iron Hub, they now have their own Amador wine estate and are pleased to have a new tasting room to showcase Tom’s award-winning wines.

“The Amador wine community is an exceptional place to make premium wine with friendly, supportive colleagues and a welcoming feeling,” said Tom.

Beth agrees, “There is a real interest in our tasting room as we tell each wine’s story from our vineyards to crush and then bottling. Our son Spencer works alongside Tom and together they handle each aspect of wine production, including bottling. Bottling days are some of the most fun.”

The seasons

Iron Hub owns its bottling line and visitors are welcome to watch. Visitors may also observe each phase of wine making across the seasons, beginning in the vineyards during spring and to crush in the fall.

The name Iron Hub comes from the seasons of a winemaking life. Over the years, Tom developed a tradition of an annual sojourn to the high mountain desert to celebrate the completion of harvest each year. On one such journey he discovered an antique hub from a wooden wagon wheel, half buried in a dry creek bed in the mountains of Northern Nevada. The wood had weathered away but the hub, made of iron and hand forged, remained. Tom and Beth named their new winery after this discovery, to reflect their joy of craftsmanship and exploration.

Filled with natural light the new tasting room offers a commanding view of the Shenandoah Valley and the Sierra. A large patio offers exceptional picnicking opportunities and artisan deli food is available for purchase.

It is open Friday through Monday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and vineyard tours are available early each day when the tasting room is open.

Iron Hub Winery is located at 12500 Steiner Road in Plymouth. For more information call (209) 245-6307.

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