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  • Current Release Tasting | Tour Not Included $20.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 7

    Enjoy a selection of exclusive wines from the best appellations in Wine Country. Reservations are required for groups of 8 or more by calling the winery in advance at (800) 325-2764, or emailing to reservations@buenavistawinery.com. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Barrel Tour & Tasting $40.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 12

    Taste wine from the barrel in our historic Champagne Cellars, and then enjoy finished wines to witness the wine’s evolution from the barrel to the bottle. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Barrel Tour & Tasting $40.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 12

    Taste wine from the barrel in our historic Champagne Cellars, and then enjoy finished wines to witness the wine’s evolution from the barrel to the bottle. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • The Count's Picnic $50.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 2

    Picnicking at historic Buena Vista has long been a favorite for many guests, and we now offer a Picnic from JCB's gourmet cheese & charcuterie shop in Yountville, Atelier! Your reservation will include two glasses of wine to enjoy with your lunch, a current release tasting flight in our historic Press House, choice of two sandwiches, two bags of chips, dried fruits and nuts, and a bag of sweets. If you have any questions please contact us at reservations@buenavistawinery.com or 800-926-1266. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • The JCB French Picnic $50.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 2

    Picnicking at historic Buena Vista has long been a favorite for many guests, and we now offer a Picnic from JCB's gourmet cheese & charcuterie shop in Yountville, Atelier! Your reservation will include two glasses of wine to enjoy with your lunch, a current release tasting flight for two in our historic Press House, assorted Artisan cheeses, charcuterie, dried fruit and nuts, and a bag of sweets. If you have any questions please contact us at reservations@buenavistawinery.com or 800-926-1266. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • 'Be The Count' Blending Experience $125.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 8

    In this 90-minute, once in a century session we will guide you through the art of blending as Count Agoston Haraszthy would have over 100 years ago. Enter our beautiful blending cave to create a personalized bottle of red wine that the count could have only dreamed to blend. Find the perfect palate then bottle, cork, foil and label your bottle. You will design your own label and leave with a newly branded wine tailored to your masterful palate. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting $25.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 18

    High atop the Champagne Cellars at Buena Vista is a unique museum – a collection of historic Viticulture Tools from France. Requiring a special permit from the French government to bring to America, the tools contained within our museum are historic, beautiful, and are arranged in artistic patterns against the ancient stone walls carved from the Mayacamas mountains in 1864. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Historical wine tool museum TOUR ONLY - No Wine $10.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 10

    High atop the Champagne Cellars at Buena Vista is a unique museum – a collection of historic Viticulture Tools from France. Requiring a special permit from the French government to bring to America, the tools contained within our museum are historic, beautiful, and are arranged in artistic patterns against the ancient stone walls carved from the Mayacamas mountains in 1864. Approximately 30 Minutes.

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About Buena Vista Winery

California's first premium winery established in 1857 by Count Agoston Harazthy.

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Pioneers of the California Wine Industry. 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 by Count Agoston Haraszthy, Buena Vista is Californias oldest premium winery, and its history is as colorful as it is proud. Just outside the town of Sonoma, the original winery is now a California Historic Landmark, and home to our Tasting Room & Visitors Center. Boisset Family Estates-a family with a true love and respect for Buena Vista-is passionately committed to continue the imaginative vision and unrivaled legacy first created by The Count 150 years ago. Please join us in celebrating the rebirth of Buena Vista. Our brilliant history. Our spectacular wines. The extraordinary experience at our breathtaking estate. Buena Vista Winery. Our future is in our history-our rich, colorful and eccentric past.

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Bocce Ball
  • Corporate Events
  • Family Friendly
  • Food Service
  • Gardens
  • Historic Building
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Picnic Area
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
Experiences

  • Barrel Tasting
  • Blending Seminar
  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • General Tasting
  • Large Groups (8 - 20)
  • Private Tasting
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Tour and Tasting
Varietals Offered

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Dessert Wine
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Gris
  • Pinot Noir
  • Red Table Wine
  • Rosé
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Syrah
  • White Table Wine
  • Zinfandel
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rebecca B. Member Since 11/6/2018My Frenemy
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 11/30/18 2:00 PM

Great tour and historical overview of the winery. Barrel tastings were very good and tour guide helped us understand the nuances of barrel tastings. Highly recommend!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Veronica W. Member Since 11/3/2018My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 11/15/18 3:00 PM

We weren't sure what to expect, and I even thought about asking if we could skip the museum tour and just do a tasting when we first arrived. We were immediately poured a tasting while briefly waiting for our host, Sara. She immediately began a high-energy, fun tour and kept the wine flowing- I think another tour guide could have been a completely different (possibly boring) experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Deborah W. Member Since 9/15/2018My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 11/11/18 3:00 PM

This is a must see Winery! The history, buildings, grounds and wines offer hours of enjoyment.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Pam N. Member Since 11/14/2018My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 11/15/18 1:00 PM

Sarah was awesome! The tour was fascinating and well worth the price of admission. The museum with narration and animation was an excellent way to tell the Buena Vista story/history.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
cathy W. Member Since 10/15/2018My BFF
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 11/10/18 11:00 AM

Jim, our tour guide, was very knowledgable and personable. He made the tour. Next trip, we want to do the wine making class with him. Cathy

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kathy C. Member Since 8/6/2018My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 11/02/18 11:00 AM

This was our second visit to Buena Vista. It was a joy to share this beautiful place with friends who had never been to California wine country. Fun tour guide. Good wine. Great visit.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Connie T. Member Since 10/24/2018My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 11/09/18 1:00 PM

We loved every minute. We had a picnic before our tour using the area in front of winery. We were greeted warmly. Our Ambassador, Amanda, was entertaining and the film was very interesting. Of course the wine was delicious too. The whole experience was very positive based on feedback of attendees.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chris R. Member Since 7/21/2017My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 11/08/18 11:00 AM

Amanda was a great guide! She is extremely knowledgeable and outgoing. She gave us a very thorough tour and tasting. We never felt rushed; she answered everyones’ questions; even offered to make recommendations for the rest of our day. Beautiful setting; good wine and lovely hospitality!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeff W. Member Since 10/27/2018My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 11/06/18 1:00 PM

It was a wonderful experience. The history and the beauty of the vineyard. Our tour guide was amazing. The wine was great.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marco A G. Member Since 11/2/2018My BFF
Grand Reserve Tasting on 11/03/18 1:00 PM

One of our best wine tasting experiences.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
James K. Member Since 1/24/2015My BFF
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 11/05/18 2:00 PM

Dianne was the best tour guide ever

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jo L. Member Since 10/17/2018My BFF
'Be The Count' Blending Experience on 10/30/18 10:30 AM

Our hostess was knowledgeable about the winery's history. She was extreemly funny. The winery was a beautiful and exciting property.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steve B. Member Since 9/17/2018My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 11/01/18 1:00 PM

We were absolutely blown away by the hospitality and the wines at Buena Vista. Our tour guide, Don, the Count's son, took us on a journey back in time to a place before most wineries existed in California and tasted us through some of the best wines we have even had. The tour and the tasting were beyond compare and fa more than we had expected! We were super impressed by his knowledge & caring.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sandy C. Member Since 11/6/2017My BFF
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 10/28/18 11:00 AM

We enjoyed the Barrel Tour with Mia on Sunday! After the tour, we enjoyed a cold bottle of your delicious Natalia's Chardonnay with our picnic lunch. Your wines are the best in Napa and we can't wait for our next visit :)

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lauren C. Member Since 10/16/2018My BFF
Current Release Tasting | Tour Not Included on 10/27/18 11:00 AM

Buena Vista was absolutely lovely, the grounds were beautiful, the history was fun and the wine was delicious.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
beth n. Member Since 9/10/2018My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 10/25/18 11:00 AM

Tour re: history of the winery was interesting. The grounds were lovely. It was worth it.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jonathan M. Member Since 7/13/2018My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 10/05/18 3:00 PM

We had a wonderful tour with "the Count". Heard some fun stories and background of the winery and loved the wines offered. Great tour with our friends. Would recommend to anyone we know going to Sonoma.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sara K. Member Since 10/4/2018My BFF
The Count's Picnic on 10/09/18 1:00 PM

Overall the visit was good. Buena Vista is a great winery and beautiful - I used to be a member and probably will be again. The sandwiches we got were not at all the sandwiches we ordered, however. While that was somewhat disappointing, the sandwiches ended up all being high quality so it wasn't a big deal. Sophia was our hostess and did an amazing job making us feel welcomed!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jenna Z. Member Since 10/6/2018My BFF
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 10/07/18 2:00 PM

Was a good walk from the parking lot but the grounds were beautiful. We were greeted immediately and directed to where our tour would begin. Tour was very interesting and informative. We are looking forward to visiting again and taking friends.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Rod S. Member Since 8/13/2018My BFF
'Be The Count' Blending Experience on 10/01/18 1:30 PM

We have been several times and each time it has been a fantastic experience. We have decided the Buena Vista is OUR winery! We absolutely love it!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Shirley P. Member Since 9/15/2018My BFF
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 9/28/18 2:00 PM

We have been to Buena Vista for a basic wine tasting, but not an upgraded experience. From the moment we met our tour guide, Vasile from Moldova, we knew it would be a great tour He was very knowledgeable, funny, quick witted, and detailed. It was harvest season so we even got to watch the sorting and crushing process. We loved our experience! The wine was great and Vasile was awesome!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mischelle D. Member Since 9/22/2018My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 9/30/18 1:00 PM

I learned a lot about the wine making history in USA. Tour was very informative and Winery was nice.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
nancy t. Member Since 9/24/2018My BFF
'Be The Count' Blending Experience on 9/28/18 10:30 AM

The blending experience was the highlight of our Wine Country visit. Our hostess, Amanda, was very knowledgeable as well as fun and very personable. We appreciated the one-on-one time and attention. It was great to see parts of the Buena Vista wine cave and ambiance we had not witnessed before. Learned so much about the various wines and secrets of blending! Would not hesitate to do again.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Donna B. Member Since 4/17/2018My BFF
'Be The Count' Blending Experience on 9/28/18 1:30 PM

Such a fun experience. Being able to blend and label your own bottle of wine is so fun and our BV host was amazing.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robert T. Member Since 8/19/2018My Parents
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 9/24/18 1:00 PM

I realize the tour guides do this every day, multiple times a day, but when its our first time, each presentation should be as good or better than the last!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Joe B. Member Since 9/18/2018My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 9/24/18 1:00 PM

Nice

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Alfred E. Member Since 8/14/2018My Boss
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 9/20/18 1:00 PM

Touring and tasting with the Count was priceless!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael W. Member Since 9/17/2018My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 9/19/18 11:00 AM

Tim needs a damn raise that guy is the best and Fred is a great guy

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Maria M. Member Since 9/3/2018My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 9/14/18 1:00 PM

Great experience! Tim was great and very informative and entertaining!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
James P. Member Since 8/24/2018My Boss
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 9/15/18 1:00 PM

Wonderful wine and staff in a very nice setting

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joe I. Member Since 8/30/2018My Parents
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 9/09/18 1:00 PM

Walked in and was immediately greeted by a sommelier behind the bar then the hostess came over and asked us how we were, we told her to were there for a tour and she pointed us in the right direction. Our tour guide Don, was AMAZING, cordial, engaging, excited and informative. We shared we had just came back from France and with his knowledge and conversation our tour was over in a flash. A++++

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
martha s. Member Since 7/28/2018My BFF
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 9/08/18 11:00 AM

Jim was an amazing guide. Extremely pleasant and knowledgeable. I have already recommend this tour to my daughter & SIL when they go in Oct.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael H. Member Since 8/28/2018My BFF
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 9/08/18 11:00 AM

Super fun and exciting winery! No matter what tour or if you just show up to taste some wines you should have a lot of fun!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Glenn J. Member Since 5/16/2017My BFF
'Be The Count' Blending Experience on 9/02/18 10:30 AM

It was a fabulous experience for blending wine with our group of friends! Jim was knowledgeable and friendly!its a beautiful venue! Love the Sherriff wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Krista E. Member Since 8/22/2018My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 9/03/18 3:00 PM

We took the Museum and Wine Tasting Tour. Our hostess was very knowledgeable and our wine glasses were never empty. The museum presentation was a little hokey but on par for a winery owned by an eccentric French man. I would visit again and recommend to friends.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Scot B. Member Since 8/13/2018My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 8/19/18 1:00 PM

loved our visit and tour guide

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeff G. Member Since 3/3/2017My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 9/01/18 11:00 AM

Amanda was a great host for the tour. We arrived a little early and the hostess mentioned that we could taste some wine before the tour. Jim who was pouring that AM was rude to my wife and he did not represent the best customer service. First impression is huge and he did not represent Buena Vista in a positive manner. Thankfully we had Amanda as our host for the tour. She was outstanding.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
joanie m. Member Since 8/27/2018My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 9/01/18 1:00 PM

The Young lady that we had, with a large crowd was fun, and full of knowledge. Enjoyed her vary much. The tour of the tools, a little long. shorten the dramatic effects a little bit and it would be better.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Thomas H. Member Since 8/30/2018My Frenemy
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 8/31/18 3:00 PM

Overall felt a little cheesy with the fake accents in the museum tour video and the paper cutouts on the hill. The wine was fine but the tour was a little tacky for my taste

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Debra W. Member Since 4/10/2018My BFF
Historical wine tool museum TOUR ONLY - No Wine on 8/30/18 11:00 AM

Walking up to the property and smelling the amazing eucalyptus trees was very inviting and the property was beautiful. When we walked up to the tasting room and cave we all made the comment that this place would be amazing to host events at. Don, our tour guide, was very laid back and showed us the property in an entertaining and informative way. He made us feel very special and the wine was great

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5

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