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Buena Vista Winery

18000 Old Winery Road
Sonoma, CA 95476
Buena Vista Winery Tasting Room - Buena Vista Press House Tasting Room
Buena Vista Winery Champagne Cellars Cave - Haraszthy Cask in Champagne Cellars Cave
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Before there were vineyards in every valley north of San Francisco, before Napa and Sonoma were household names, before there was a California wine world at all, there was Buena Vista. Founded in 1857, Buena Vista is California’s first premium winery, and its history is as colorful as it is proud. Today, the legend is being re-born under the vision of Jean-Charles Boisset. Just outside the town of Sonoma, the original winery is now a California Historic Landmark, and home to our Winery, Tasting Room, and Visitor’s Center. Buena Vista. Our future is our past… our vivacious, colorful, and pioneering past!
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Amenities
AVAs Where Wines Are From:
Carneros
Prominent Wines Produced:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Carignan
Chardonnay
Grenache
Merlot
Mourvèdre
Petite Sirah
Pinot Gris
Pinot Noir
Port / Dessert Wine
Rosé
Sauvignon Blanc / Fume Blanc
Sparkling / Champagne
Syrah
Viognier
Wines, Other: Albariño, Charbono, Cinsault, French Colombard, Pinot Meunier, Cream Sherry, Tokaji Aszu, and Valdiguie
Zinfandel
Tasting Room Info:
Days / Hours Tasting Room is Open: Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Family Friendly
Pet Friendly
Picnic Area
Tours and Visitor Experiences:
Pairings/Experiences Description: Picnic at Buena Vista Winery
Savor your wine country experience and relax in the Buena Vista picnic grounds! In partnership with a local fine food purveyor, let us provide a picnic hamper for you and your guests filled with delectable delights! Your reservation will include two glasses of wine to enjoy with your lunch and a current-release tasting flight in our Historic Press House Tasting Room. Reservations are required 48 hours in advance. Hamper is for day-of use only. Choose from:
The Count’s Hamper for two – two rustic sandwiches, dried fruit and nuts, chips, and assorted sweet delights.
The JCB Hamper for two – assorted artisan cheeses, charcuterie, dried fruit and nuts, chips, and assorted sweet delights.
Available daily between 11am and 3pm by appointment. Reservations are required 48 hours in advance, picnic hamper is for day-of use only.

Press House Tasting Room
Our historic winery is open for tasting and tours year-round. We offer a wide selection of award winning wines, a gift shop and beautiful picnic areas.
Open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, excluding major holidays. No reservations required for groups less than eight.

Private Reserve Tasting
Enjoy a tasting flight unlike any other as you and your guests sample four Private Reserve and limited-production wines in our Historic Press House Tasting Room.
Available daily between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. No Reservations Required.

Grand Reserve Tasting
Discover the best that Buena Vista has to offer with this seated tasting experience featuring exclusive Buena Vista library wines – carefully selected for your enjoyment. You will enjoy your tasting in the quiet seclusion of one of our historic caves for a truly unique experience. Up to 8 guests per tasting.
Available daily at 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM by appointment.

Be The Count Blending Experience
Would you like to be The Count or Countess? Join Buena Vista for our Winemaker for a Day: ‘Be the Count’ experience and you will have that chance! During this once in a century session, you will be guided through the art of blending by one of our knowledgeable wine educators. Enter our beautiful Cave of Curiosity to create your own personalized bottle of red wine that the Count himself would envy. You will have the opportunity to create three different blends, select your favorite, and then bottle your wine with your own customized label. Design your own label and leave with a newly branded wine tailored to your masterful palate. If one bottle isn’t enough, you are welcome to order additional bottles of your distinct blend to enjoy with your family and friends!
Available daily at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM by appointment. Reservations required 48 hours in advance.
Tours/Hikes Description and Times: Barrel Tour and Tasting
Explore the delights of our historic property! Your tour will begin with a stroll through our beautiful grounds, followed by a journey through our newly renovated Champagne Cellar.We will take you from 1857 to the present while you enjoy a flight of Buena Vista current release wines. Next you will step into the caves of Buena Vista to sample wine thieved directly from a barrel!
Available daily at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM by appointment.

Historic Wine Tool Museum Tour and Tasting
Join us for a unique experience where you will be guided through a twenty minute light, sound and visual show, presenting the history of winemaking through its tools and the life of the vivacious and eccentric founder, the self-proclaimed “Count of Buena Vista.” While enjoying this historic tour, you will be invited to taste exclusive current release wines and explore the recently renovated property and Champagne Cellars.
Available daily at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. Museum-only tour also available for $10 per person, children with paying adult are free. Reservations recommended but not required.
Wine Caves
Winery Tours
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