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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.

features Notable Features
  • Architectural Appeal
  • Bocce Ball
  • Corporate Events
  • Family Friendly
  • Food Service
  • Gardens
  • Historic Building
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Picnic Area
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
tours and tastings Experiences
  • Barrel Tasting
  • Blending Seminar
  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • General Tasting
  • Large Groups (8 - 20)
  • Private Tasting
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Sensory Experience
  • Special Tasting
  • Tour and Tasting
  • Wine and Cheese
  • Wine Education
varietals 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 Visitors5 Star Average Rating
Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dan H. Member Since 5/20/2018
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 5/21/18 2:00 PM

Amanda was a wonderful host. She knew the family story, history and the wines. No cheat card. It was fun and entertaining. We also learned about member benefits which we had not known about on our previous visits.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Joanne R. Member Since 5/5/2018
'Be The Count' Blending Experience on 5/18/18 10:30 AM

The property is beautiful with so much historic elements. We enjoyed reading all of the displays, that led up to the main building, explaining the history of the winery. The staff were all pleasant & warm. We want to give a big compliment to the person (unfortunately, I forgot her name) who gave us the Blending Experience tour. She was warm and very knowledgeable about the winery & wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kelli C. Member Since 5/12/2018
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 5/16/18 3:00 PM

Not only is this winery rich in history, it is an absolutely stunning place to visit from start to finish! The grounds and original stonework are a beautiful sight, the Historical Wine Tool Museum tour is a fun and fascinating look back into the history of wine making and Buena Vista Winery, and last but definitely not least - the wine! Do not leave without a bottle (or three) of your favorite!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David H. Member Since 5/14/2018
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 5/14/18 3:00 PM

Great time with out of town friends-tasting was fun and tour was informative.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
John E. Member Since 5/7/2018
'Be The Count' Blending Experience on 5/09/18 1:30 PM

We had gone for the "Be the count option" which is pricey but gives a new spin to winetasting even for "wine nerds" like us. It was a good tour and a good set up and we did learn a lot. Nice and knowledgeable guide. All in all very good value for money!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Margarita U. Member Since 2/28/2018
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 5/12/18 11:00 AM

Thoroughly Enjoyed our barrel tour, tasting and sparkling wine in the Bubble Lounge. Brandon, our tour guide, was fabulous. He was so knowledgable and friendly.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Elisa S. Member Since 2/15/2018
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 4/29/18 11:00 AM

The facility was very nice, the cellar tour was wonderful, the wines were great, I wish we had seats and a table to relax more ,instead of been standing up. it was a pleasant experience and our host was super nice. I have recommended the winery to friends, co workres and family members, I sign up for the Wine club.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Kim A. Member Since 4/19/2018
Private Reserve Tasting on 5/04/18 1:00 PM

What a wonderful experience for first timers. From the time we arrived, we were delighted. There was absolutely no waiting for our private tasting reservation. We were introduced to Tim, our wine expert, and began a very convivial and informative journey through some of Buena Vista's releases. Very well worth the time and money. I recommend Buena Vista to anyone seeking a Sonoma experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gregory G. Member Since 2/28/2018
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 5/04/18 11:00 AM

Barrel tasting. Thought there would be more barrel and less normal tasting. Wines weee excellent.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
dawn d. Member Since 4/14/2018
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 4/25/18 11:00 AM

excellent really like tasting wines during the tour rather than the usual way after tour.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stephen D. Member Since 5/19/2015
Grand Reserve Tasting on 4/28/18 3:00 PM

We did the Grand Reserve Tasting in the cave room. The description was misleading and said we would enjoy the tasting in the private seclusion of one of their caves. Instead we were in an open room that is not a cave anymore, and is right there in the main tasting room. It wasn't quiet or secluded, we actually had other people walk into the room while we were tasting. Do not recommend!

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 4/5
Greg W. Member Since 4/21/2017
Grand Reserve Tasting on 4/23/18 11:00 AM

Awesome winery. Staff were very friendly and inviting. We set up a private tasting in one of the cave rooms and we were blown away. We had no intention of joining the wine club, but everything was perfect and the wines were outstanding. We dropped membership in another winery nearby and joined Buena Vista. The wines are not cheap, but life is too short to drink cheap wines.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Kevin L. Member Since 3/20/2018
Grand Reserve Tasting on 4/22/18 11:00 AM

Buena Vista Winery is one of the best! The gorgeous grounds and historic artifacts combine with delicious wine and gracious hospitality to form a truly unforgettable experience. Each time we have been we have loved it! This last time, for the Grand Reserve tasting, was no different - a truly remarkable and individualized experience. Vasile really knows his stuff!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Fernando A. Member Since 4/18/2018
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 4/19/18 3:00 PM

The entire personnel treats me as if I were a close friend, and is always making sure I'm being well taken care of. I not only feel like a VIP, I actually think I am! I only have one wine club membership and it's this one.

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

Our guide (Tim Nunn) was very personable and informative which made the tour very enjoyable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sandra B. Member Since 4/10/2018
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 4/17/18 11:00 AM

My son & I took a trip to San Francisco and registered for the barrel tasting tour and it exceeded our expectations. Having the "Count" as our tour guide added to our experience!! Would highly recommend this tour.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cliff T. Member Since 4/2/2018
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 4/06/18 11:00 AM

We arrived and had a barrel tour which was awesome. We ended up trying some great wines after that in the main tasting room and then had lunch upstairs.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Adel V. Member Since 4/4/2018
Current Release Tasting | Tour Not Included on 4/08/18 12:00 PM

Great Experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Thomas V. Member Since 4/5/2018
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 4/07/18 1:00 PM

The wine was overpriced and not very good. The tour was really cheesy. Like the chuck-e-cheese of winery tours. That being said, the tour was certainly memorable.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Abbey A. Member Since 3/8/2018
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 4/05/18 2:00 PM

It was a lot of fun and our host was delightful, and interesting and entertaining. Fascinating to see all the rooms below and to taste from the barrel. A very enjoyable experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Paul P. Member Since 2/27/2018
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 4/03/18 11:00 AM

We had a very enjoyable visit. The count was charming

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Joanie H. Member Since 5/28/2015
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 3/31/18 3:00 PM

Don gave us the tour and did a great job- loved that he put his own personality into his talk- he played piano for us too !

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John A. Member Since 1/29/2018
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 3/24/18 3:00 PM

Beautiful place and so full of the origins and HISTORY of Wine in the USA. Great and super knowledgeable Guide, who was DRESSED the Nines!! Enjoyed the tasting as we moved through the caves. NEAT way to experience their fine wines. I joined the club that day and will look forward to coming back, and enjoying their wines

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chris M. Member Since 1/12/2013
Current Release Tasting | Tour Not Included on 3/25/18 3:00 PM

Great wine, fun atmospheric sphere, & superb history, outside grounds, and if course the servers! This was my 2nd time visiting Burns Vista, & I will go back for a 3rd at least!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Theresa A. Member Since 3/2/2018
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 3/18/18 11:00 AM

Our host and tour guide was amazing! He was friendly, helpful and happy to answer questions. It is a beautiful winery! I like how the walk from the parking lot to the tasting room is full of fun trivia about the winery and its history as well as a fun maze!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Bart R. Member Since 2/3/2018
Grand Reserve Tasting on 3/10/18 3:00 PM

We did the Grand Reserve tasting. Wine was excellent and plentiful. Loved the caves.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Shana M. Member Since 3/2/2018
Current Release Tasting | Tour Not Included on 3/10/18 1:00 PM

Had a great time tasting at Buena Vista for my birthday. Beautiful location!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jad B. Member Since 3/9/2018
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 3/09/18 11:00 AM

Great!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Judy M. Member Since 3/5/2018
Historical wine tool museum TOUR ONLY - No Wine on 3/07/18 1:00 PM

We are three elderly sisters Who have walking issues. I don’t remember the name of the person I spoke to at first but she was very very accommodating and told us to park in the handicap parking and even offered to come and escort us in. We loved our host Don and had a wonderful time.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lindsay B. Member Since 2/6/2018
Grand Reserve Tasting on 3/05/18 3:00 PM

We had a great experience! We were there during the off season so our Reserve tasting ended up private. Our guide walked us through the property and caves and was very knowledgeable. We had a great time and actually ended up seeing her in town that night!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kuei-yuan T. Member Since 2/24/2018
Grand Reserve Tasting on 3/02/18 3:00 PM

Great selection of wines and an excellent host !

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amy G. Member Since 2/13/2018
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 3/05/18 11:00 AM

I visited multiple wineries while in Sonoma, & Buena Vista was by far my favorite. I highly recommend the Barrel Tour & Tasting. We learned a lot from Vasile, our tour guide. He was fantastic & did a great job of finding wines that we liked. I definitely liked hearing the history of the winery rather than just stopping by for a tasting. My favorite was their Private Reserve Chardonnay....FANTASTIC

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Colleen P. Member Since 2/24/2018
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 2/25/18 2:00 PM

Please pass this information along...we are in the wine business and live in Napa, got to say...there was no check in area. We had to stand in front of the bar and ask where to go for our barrel tasting. Oh..what a joke, the one barrel we tasted was a 2017 pinot, still bubbling away. Maybe they should go to another winery and get an education on what is a 'barrel tasting'. will not be back.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 4/5
Allison C. Member Since 2/6/2018
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 2/25/18 2:00 PM

We took the Cave Tour, and Don, our tour guide, was absolutely amazing. I would recommend the tour just because of him. He was super knowledgeable of the wine and the winery and made it very fun. He allowed us to taste something again to try to make a decision on what we wanted to buy. Great tour!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Margie F. Member Since 2/13/2018
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 2/18/18 11:00 AM

We took the Barrel Tasting tour and we loved it! Our guide was so great with a wonderful mix of humor and history. He was a former wine maker so his insights were very interesting. Wish we could come back for his wine blending class....maybe next trip to the west coast.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nathaniel B. Member Since 8/20/2012
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 2/24/18 3:00 PM

Just terrible

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Rick B. Member Since 10/21/2014
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 2/23/18 3:00 PM

A little confusing on arriving in tasting room 10 minutes before the tour. We’re told Don was our tour guide. At about 3:10 of our 3:00p tour we talked to Don who curtly requested that we wait in the tasting room and have a glass of wine. The tasting room poured us a nice taste of the Rose Champagne. About 3:20p Fred the sherif tour guide introduced himself and we had a delightful tour.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jenai O. Member Since 11/9/2015
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 2/22/18 11:00 AM

My husband and I have been members for 5 years and we finally got around to taking a tour for our anniversary this past Thursday and what a wonderful experience it was! We have tasted in many different wine regions and Buena Vista by far has the best hospitality in all of wine country!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jesse S. Member Since 1/30/2018
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 2/19/18 11:00 AM

The grounds were beautiful. My girlfriend and I loved every bit of the tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Would do again

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Suzanne S. Member Since 2/3/2018
Historical wine tool museum TOUR ONLY - No Wine on 2/17/18 11:00 AM

We had a blast. I don't remember the gentleman's name that was our tour guide, but he did a great job!!

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

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