Before there were vineyards in every valley north of San Francisco, there was Buena Vista
Founded in 1857 by Agoston Haraszthy, the self-proclaimed “Count,” Buena Vista Winery is California’s first premium winery.
The Count’s passion for innovation and excellence not only led to California’s first premium winery, but also to the development of the California wine world as we know it today. The Count saw the grand vision for producing fine wine in Sonoma, and this was his vinicultural laboratory. He created the first gravity flow winery in California and excavated the first wine caves. He was the first to experiment with redwood barrels for aging and fermenting, and he brought over 300 different grape varieties from Europe to California.
Buena Vista joined the Boisset Collection in May 2011 and Proprietor Jean-Charles Boisset has returned the winery to its original glory with the complete restoration and re-opening of the Champagne Cellars, which were unavailable to the public for over 20 years. Buena Vista wines are being driven to greater heights under Winemaker Brian Maloney and consulting assistance from David Ramey, a renowned winemaker in his own right.
18000 Old Winery Road
Sonoma, CA 95476
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