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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
  • Special Tasting
  • Tour and Tasting
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
Ligia G. Member Since 8/30/2017
Current Release Tasting | Tour Not Included on 8/04/18 1:00 PM

I loved Buena Vista so much the first time we went that we even became members. However, last time we went the tasting was not top notch: wine was hot (about room temperature, which was 100 degrees). That’s unacceptable for such great wine!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jeanmarie C. Member Since 8/12/2018
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 8/12/18 2:00 PM

We did the wine cave tour with Jim and he was a wealth of knowledge and we loved every minute of what we learned. The BV history is amazing. Beautiful grounds. Disappointed we could not get in the Bubble Lounge. I had two appts scheduled and was told I could only have one or the other previously I was not told that so we had to miss out on the Bubble Lounge. Jim made our visit special!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kim S. Member Since 8/10/2018
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 8/11/18 11:00 AM

My husband and I visited about 15 yrs ago. This time we came back with our youngest daughter. We all enjoyed learning all the history and the wine making process. We have had many tours over the years but this was her first - she really enjoyed herself.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Muriel K. Member Since 6/2/2014
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 8/09/18 11:00 AM

Beautiful place.lovely visit.was very interesting to see how the wine ?? was make longtime a go . Lovely help

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Joann M. Member Since 8/10/2013
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 8/04/18 11:00 AM

Wonderful tour and guide. We had a great experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Deb S. Member Since 8/27/2013
Current Release Tasting | Tour Not Included on 8/04/18 11:00 AM

I bring guest here and always enjoy the staff and experience. My guest did say that their host wasn't so great. They said she lacked enthusiasm and seemed like she was hungover. I bring guest here frequently and this is the first time that I got a negative comment from my group.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joseph M. Member Since 6/17/2018
Current Release Tasting | Tour Not Included on 7/29/18 1:00 PM

Great experience our Host was understanding as traffic was backed up and 15 minutes late. Display of founder was interesting man. And wines were great.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Barbara M. Member Since 7/25/2018
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 7/26/18 11:00 AM

We were met by Amanda, who made us feel very welcome. The tour was the most fun I've had on a wine tour, going through the various rooms and hearing the history of the winery and the Count. Will definitely recommend this tour to friends and visiting relatives.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
brenda t. Member Since 7/5/2018
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 7/28/18 1:00 PM

We did the historic wine tour and the tour guide Don was awesome! Very knowledgeable and the entire experience was great! Love the wine and winery!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lois C. Member Since 7/20/2018
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 7/23/18 1:00 PM

Am a member there because it's always fun to go there. Everyone working there is always helpful, friendly and attentive.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Virginia V. Member Since 7/10/2018
'Be The Count' Blending Experience on 7/23/18 10:30 AM

My experience with "Be the Count" Wine Blending Experience was fabulous! Amanda was a great host and very personable. I truly enjoyed touring the winery and listening to the history of it all. The blending experience as very insightful and a great learning experience. I would highly recommend this to anyone. I might even do it again with a group of friends. Thanks Amanda for a great time.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steve N. Member Since 7/13/2018
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 7/20/18 11:00 AM

It was our first tour/tasting of our trip and it set a high standard against which we compared the rest. Our tour host was great - we had kids with and he managed to keep them engaged and entertained without diminishing the adult experience. Wines were outstanding and we shipped a few bottles back home. Next time we are back in the Valley we will most certainly stop in...

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Allison M. Member Since 7/9/2018
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 7/21/18 11:00 AM

The grounds and buildings at Buena Vista are beautiful. It sits off the main road, so it's slightly secluded location just adds to its charm and enchanting feel. My group and I did the wine museum tour and tasting and it was beyond our expectations! I wish we had had time to stay longer and I would love to visit again! Give yourself a few hours to spend here because you won't want to leave.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jennifer G. Member Since 5/21/2018
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 6/30/18 11:00 AM

Our tasting experience and tour with the count after were fantastic! Best winery we visited in Sonoma.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stacy B. Member Since 7/11/2018
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 7/15/18 11:00 AM

What an amazing tour! The Buena Vista Vineyard history and story is one of the most interesting in the region, and it was such a fun first vineyard for us to visit. It was such a unique tour I was so happy to have booked it! Thank you for your time with us.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nancy A. Member Since 7/7/2018
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 7/12/18 11:00 AM

Great experience all around. Loved the historic tour with the Count. He provided great info while in his persona The grounds are gorgeous but the is divine! People are so friendly.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bruce H. Member Since 7/9/2018
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 7/10/18 11:00 AM

Great experience and fabolous sonoma wines that will rival the best of Napa.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Emily C. Member Since 6/30/2018
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 7/06/18 3:00 PM

My husband and I took the Historical Wine Tool Museum Tour & Tasting. Started out in the tasting area and then proceeded to another building to hear more about the history. Interesting tour - definitely could have done without the 17 minute long video at the end. The "tasting" portion of this is more or less glossed over. You taste as you walk around, not a lot of detail is given on the wine.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Michael & Martha T. Member Since 7/2/2018
Current Release Tasting | Tour Not Included on 7/04/18 1:00 PM

Great sparkling & champagne tasting in historic winery. Mia was fun & knowledgeable!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Graeme M. Member Since 7/1/2018
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 7/03/18 11:00 AM

The private tour was outstanding and overall our favorite tour during our entire trip to Sonoma. Buena Vista does an outstanding job mixing the history of the winery with a modern flair that really makes it unique. On top of this, the wine is tremendous. We will definitely be back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amber D. Member Since 3/31/2018
Private Reserve Tasting on 7/01/18 3:00 PM

One of my favorite Sonoma wineries very nice grounds and wine without being too stuffy

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeff P. Member Since 2/16/2018
'Be The Count' Blending Experience on 6/07/18 10:30 AM

My team had a fun experience. Just a couple of suggestions: Option to mix wine outside if weather permits Provide crackers with cheese while wine tasting

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Corrine P. Member Since 7/2/2016
'Be The Count' Blending Experience on 6/19/18 10:30 AM

Wonderful experience. Personalized. Attentive staff. Fun and informative.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kathy P. Member Since 6/19/2018
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 6/20/18 1:00 PM

We enjoyed a picnic lunch we brought in the beautiful grounds at a shaded picnic table before our tour. There were only 5 people on our tour, 4 from our party, so it felt like a private tour, and the oother guest was friendly. We enjoyed tasting the wines, learning the history of the winery, and experiencing the light and sound show at the historic tour museum. We all plan on returning.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Yessenia F. Member Since 6/18/2018
Current Release Tasting | Tour Not Included on 6/21/18 10:00 AM

We enjoyed the walk up to the winery. Reading the information trying to find the characters.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robert R. Member Since 6/14/2018
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 6/21/18 11:00 AM

Cool caves. Lots of history. Fun guide. Good wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bryan C. Member Since 6/20/2018
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 6/20/18 1:00 PM

Awesome experience ! Highly recommend !

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brent O. Member Since 6/13/2018
Current Release Tasting | Tour Not Included on 6/16/18 3:00 PM

Tim Nunn is great, he is really helpful and knowledgeable. He made our experience a good one.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rick A. Member Since 5/15/2018
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 6/05/18 2:00 PM

The keg tour was both informative and very interesting. Our “theatrical” host briefed us on Winery history as well as the art of making wine. Having a background in both my wife I still felt we learned a lot. Our host answered many questions with enthusiasm. The Bubble Room tasting experience was fun and very relaxing and again a great Host made it special. The wines prchased were excellent.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steve W. Member Since 12/4/2017
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 5/29/18 11:00 AM

Extremely friendly staff that went out of their way to be helpful. But the best part is the winery history tour. It has to be the best winery tour going - not a "how we make wine" tour. On top of this, they had several wine offerings that really got my attention. I bought several.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Doug B. Member Since 5/29/2018
Grand Reserve Tasting on 5/30/18 1:00 PM

Brandon did our private tasting experience, what a great young man you have on staff. Out of 9 high end experiences at top wineries in Sonoma and Napa we did he was head and shoulders the best. Made us feel welcome and was very knowledgeable as well as being easy going and just a genuine young man.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tonya P. Member Since 2/5/2016
'Be The Count' Blending Experience on 5/28/18 10:30 AM

Blending wine has been a fun experience in prior trip. This one -disappointing:(

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tom D. Member Since 5/17/2018
Current Release Tasting | Tour Not Included on 5/23/18 4:00 PM

We were a party of six and had an appointment and upon arrival were completely ignored. After waiting for 20 minutes and pushing my way through a group of 4 men that were drinking WATER and asking the attendant for some information we were referred to another man at the left back of the bar area and were again ignored "by him". Our appointment was last Wednesday at 4PM. I shall never return.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
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

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18000 Old Winery Road
Sonoma, CA 95476
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