Buena Vista Winery

Sonoma, CA

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

    Daily

    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

    Daily

    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

    Daily

    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

    Daily

    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

    Daily

    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

    Daily

    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

    Daily

    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

    Daily

    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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Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM

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Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM

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Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11:00 AM

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Winemaker Dinner featuring Brian Maloney

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Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 6:00 PM

 

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Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM

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Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 11:00 AM

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Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM

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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
  • 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
Ann M. Member Since 3/11/2019My BFF
Current Release Tasting | Tour Not Included on 3/13/19 1:00 PM

We had a wonderful time on that nice sunny day. Don, as usual, was very helpful and very attentive.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Karen G. Member Since 1/30/2019My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 3/16/19 1:00 PM

Traveled w/my sister & 22 yr old niece from Hawa'i; I live in FL. This was our first visit to Sonoma, and Buena Vista was our first winery stop. Booked our 1pm Historical Tool Museum & Wine Tasting reservation on-line. We were enchanted with Buena Vista from the moment we pulled into the parking lot, & even more as we strolled up the path to check in for our tour. Beautiful - charming property

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nancy H. Member Since 3/13/2018My BFF
Current Release Tasting | Tour Not Included on 3/10/19 11:00 AM

I have a wonderful experience every time I visit Buena Vista. Each time I come to town I try to stop by if not for a long visit at least to pop in and buy wine. I love everything about Bueana Vista!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael C. Member Since 5/12/2015My BFF
Current Release Tasting | Tour Not Included on 3/06/19 1:00 PM

We always enjoy our visits to Buena Vista. Soak up the ambiance of California’s oldest winery and enjoy the wines and the friendly and knowledgeable staff. Grounds are beautiful when the weather is nicer!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Anja D. Member Since 3/2/2019My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 3/03/19 1:00 PM

A beautiful and relaxing afternoon spend at the Buena Vista Winery. It was a last minute decision to sign up for the wine tasting and museum tour. Tasting wine as we walked through the cave and other areas of the winery. We learned about the history and about wine tools. I highly recommend this winery, everyone is super friendly and great customer service!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David K. Member Since 6/16/2018My Parents
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 3/02/19 2:00 PM

We did the barrel tour. In the tour we also did the tasting of the current releases. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and also a winemaker. Great job Jim.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Kathleen F. Member Since 2/27/2019My BFF
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 2/28/19 11:00 AM

Staff was very informative, wine was great. We had a great time

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Wendy D. Member Since 2/12/2019My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 2/24/19 3:00 PM

Alicia was an amazing guide and educator this past Sunday. We took the museum tour and tasting and LOVED every minutes of it. The winery is a gorgeous facility woven by a long history, with so many interesting facts and lavish decor. We will definitely visit again when we are back in the area (and bring our friends). Thanks for a great afternoon! Wendy and Cary (from Iowa)

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jennifer O. Member Since 2/23/2019My BFF
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 2/24/19 2:00 PM

From the moment you arrive at the property, you know it's going to be amazing. We did the tour and tasting and were glowing when we left. We enjoyed our time at the winery and listening to the information shared on the tour. So much fun tasting the wines and learning about the history. Of the 7 wineries we visited on this trip to Sonoma, the Buena Vista Winery was our favorite. We'll be back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Aaron P. Member Since 1/28/2019My BFF
Historical wine tool museum TOUR ONLY - No Wine on 2/16/19 1:00 PM

It was a great experience except for the hostess lady. She was quite rude. But besides that the experience was great. I recommend doing the wine tour.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Peter G. Member Since 1/2/2019My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 2/15/19 3:00 PM

excellent tour, museum, and wine. great first impression for visitors to the region.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kari & Kameron J. Member Since 1/13/2019My BFF
'Be The Count' Blending Experience on 2/15/19 1:30 PM

Love love love!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Julie W. Member Since 1/14/2019My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 1/14/19 1:00 PM

My niece found this last year around Christmas but we didn’t make a reservation so missed the tour but loved the setting & building. This year I made reservations when my nephew was here & thoroughly enjoyed the tour!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark K. Member Since 1/16/2019My BFF
The Count's Picnic on 1/30/19 11:00 AM

We had a delightful wine tasting experience with an awesome staff.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Alia G. Member Since 1/26/2019My BFF
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 1/27/19 11:00 AM

We participated in the Barrel Tasting and Tour. Jim was a great story-teller. Loved walking through the wine caves especially the little pass thru between caves. Tasting wine right out of the barrel was fantastic!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tony C. Member Since 1/14/2019My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 1/19/19 11:00 AM

Great place to visit.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Emily S. Member Since 1/14/2019My Parents
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 1/20/19 2:00 PM

Interesting

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Ken W. Member Since 1/14/2019My BFF
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 1/15/19 11:00 AM

Brandon was awesome. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the winery and was a wonderful host.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
enrique v. Member Since 10/16/2013My BFF
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 11/12/18 11:00 AM

Loved, loved the unique historical aspect to the property. The wines were amazingly delicious and Sara was a great host. We recently became Raymond members without knowing that JCB was the owner here too.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Johanna S. Member Since 1/15/2019My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 1/19/19 11:00 AM

The tour was great! Our tour guide was knowledgeable, friendly and fun - she made our experience!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Noelle S. Member Since 1/3/2019My BFF
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 1/10/19 2:00 PM

Don was a fantastic host! He was very knowledgeable and attentive.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Eddy E. Member Since 12/7/2017My BFF
'Be The Count' Blending Experience on 1/06/19 10:30 AM

It was an amazing experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sharon G. Member Since 12/28/2018My BFF
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 1/01/19 2:00 PM

We visited 6 wineries in two days, Buena Vista was our #1 experience. What made this experience outstanding was our private Barrel Tour Guide Michaela. She was professional, super knowledgeable and fun. She answered all of our questions and was so enthusiastic. Michaela is a superstar employee which others should model!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stephen B. Member Since 8/19/2014My BFF
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 12/31/18 11:00 AM

Fantastic winery, diverse wine selection, beautiful grounds and welcoming staff.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Alyx K. Member Since 12/10/2018My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 12/28/18 1:00 PM

We're members there, so already know how much we love it- all the wines are delicious and most of the people working there are very nice!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robin H. Member Since 12/7/2018My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 12/15/18 1:00 PM

I came with my family of 9 folks. Never been to a Sonoma winery. The tour was amazing and our guide Mia was knowledgeable, competent, super friendly and accommodating. Everybody had a great time. Additionally, the periodic and generous wine tastings were exceptional. The Sheriff was a really nice wine with wonderful nose, full body and super finish. We left with several bottles.

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

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