Buena Vista Winery
California’s First Premium Winery – Sonoma, CA
Before there were vineyards in every valley north of San Francisco, before Napa and Sonoma were household names, before there was a California wine industry at all, there was Buena Vista. Founded in 1857, Buena Vista is California’s oldest premium winery, and its history is as colorful as it is proud. Just outside the town of Sonoma, the original winery is now an official California Historic Landmark, and home to our Tasting Room & Visitor’s Center.
Buena Vista Winery’s founder, the self-proclaimed “Count of Buena Vista,” Agoston Haraszthy, was a vivacious and eccentric pioneer with a veritable love and unending commitment to California wine. Surrounded by his own tales of intrigue and political exile, the Count immigrated from Europe in 1840 in pursuit of opportunity and freedom in the burgeoning American West. A committed farmer, an experimental innovator and vintner, a respected author, a shrewd businessman – and a brilliant and incredibly zealous promoter- the Count is considered California’s most acclaimed and flamboyant vinicultural evangelist.
Boisset Family Estates – a family with a true love and respect for Buena Vista Winery – is passionately committed to continue the imaginative vision and unrivaled legacy first created by the Count 150 years ago. We produce rich wines full of personality for your home entertainment, from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. We hope that you will help celebrate the Count’s vision with us. Read more about Buena Vista and their history here. http://www.buenavistawinery.com