Sunday, December 27, 2020

Scarce Agates just in!

 Ironstone's Heritage Museum has just received a nice little collection of scarce Puma Agates.  These little lovelies show a great range of color and patterns. They are being listed at $10 - $15 each.  They range in size from 3 cm - 5 cm.

If you are not familiar with Agates they are common rock formations primarily consisting of chalcedony and quartz. They are primarily formed within volcanic and metamorphic rocks.  The Puma agates of Argentina claim their discovery date in the late 1990's although agates in general date back to ancient Greece where they were used in jewelry and in the seal stones of Greek warriors. Our rock expert, Mr. Mike Hunerlach, has told us that Puma agates are becoming quite scarce pushing the prices up significantly.  

Here are a few photos of some of the little lovelies that now grace our shelves. If you see one that interests you, give us a call for more information. 

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Call to Artists Deadlines nearing!

 Ironstone Spring Obsession Art Show art entry deadlines are fast approaching.  OPEN Division entries are due Sunday, January 31st. 2021.

Theme Division entries are due January 2nd. 2021 which is barely a week away!  You may download the forms from the pages above or enter online which saves so much time.  Just go to  and click on Art Show.  If you have an issue with the entry fee portion of the form, just email Chris Gomez at cgomez@ironstonevineyards.  

There is a bit of a glitch in the programming of the web entry. Forms and images are coming through no problem, but the payment section seems to be off line.  You may mail in a check to Ironstone Spring Art Show Entry, 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys, CA 95247, or call the Ironstone Vineyards office at 209-728-1251, let them know you entered the Art Show online and she can take your credit card over the phone.  Sorry for the inconvenience but it seems the website person is off for the holidays and won't be back till next year. One more fracture to chalk up to 2020.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Wild Things by Kathleen Dunphy new date

 NEW DATE for Kathleen Dunphy's "Wild Things". 

Mark your calendars and get your questions ready. 

Kathleen Dunphy goes live December 30th at 4:00 PM PST.  Facebook.

Friday, December 4, 2020

Ironstone Bistro new menu & More!

 Today's Covid requirements have sent us to the Breezeway.  Tasting Room & Bistro are now located downstairs in Ironstone's beautiful Breezeway Grotto. And with a new Bistro Menu!  (see below).  Waterfalls and fun Christmas displays await you for either tasting or dining. Generous spacing/distancing amidst the waterfalls, holiday decor and firepits, its a perfect way to move into the holiday spirit.  We all need a bit of that these days and Ironstone delivers.  Reservations are required so do call in advance.  The facility is closed Monday through Wednesday with the Bistro open Thursday thru Sunday.  Bistro also requires advance reservations.

Ironstone's Jewelry & Gift Shoppe is open Thursday through Sunday, 11:00 - 5:00.  We require masks properly worn and social distancing, and although we have limited occupancy the gift shop does not require reservations at this time. However, should you wish to secure a time period for private service with one of our staff, please feel free to call ahead to extension and we will most certainly try to accommodate you.  

Specials currently running in the Gift shoppe,  25% discount on the Winchester 14k yellow and white gold jewelry,  25% to 50% off on Diamond Case jewelry,  30% off special auction purchased sterling silver jewelry and 30% off special purchased estate pieces.  Just in time for Christmas!

Mind you,  we never know how the rules will change from one day to the next, but, will keep you informed on Ironstone's facebook page or here on our Museum blog.  Oh, almost forgot, the vault with the Crystalline Gold Specimen is currently closed as all indoor museums must be closed due to the current COVID regulations. 

New Bistro Menu!

Soup Du Jour    Cup 5, bowl 6

Gold Miner Chili with cornbread 8

Chips & Queso Verde housemade chips  9

Mixed Green Salad  9

Classic Wedge Salad  11, add chicken 4

Fromage Board assorted Cheeses, Dried Fruits and nuts  16

Brie Melt  9

Smoked Pulled Pork  12

Blackened Chicken Po'Boy 13

Obsession Smoked Brisket Panini  15

Bread Pudding with whipped cream 8