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Buena Vista Winery

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Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 7:00 PM

 

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 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Alfred E. Member Since 8/14/2018
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 9/17/2018
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 9/3/2018
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 8/24/2018
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 8/30/2018
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 7/28/2018
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 8/28/2018
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 5/16/2017
'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 8/22/2018
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 8/13/2018
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 3/3/2017
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 8/27/2018
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 8/30/2018
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 4/10/2018
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
Howard K. Member Since 8/2/2018
Grand Reserve Tasting on 8/28/18 3:00 PM

beautiful historic property- great staff and ambiance. The wines we tasted we simply above average.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Erin B. Member Since 8/15/2018
Current Release Tasting | Tour Not Included on 8/26/18 11:00 AM

Such a beautiful Estate and the entire staff is helpful and welcoming, not to mention their amazing wine! The Sheriff wine is a favorite in our household and enjoyed by everyone who visits as well! My husband and I are BV wine club members and several of our friends said that they plan on joining too. Love this winery as well as Raymond in Napa. Thanks!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Roger B. Member Since 8/23/2018
Private Reserve Tasting on 8/25/18 2:00 PM

Beautiful old winery with lots of history and some unusual, but interesting rooms. Wines were good and hospitality was very good.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Pat B. Member Since 7/25/2018
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 8/19/18 1:00 PM

Had a great time. Learning made fun. Beautiful location and grounds. The museum was so much fun. Learning about wine making can be a bit boring but your take on it and the video was great. Will definitely recommend. Slight disappointment was the Bubble lounge had a private party so we’re not able to see it.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Andrea C. Member Since 8/15/2018
Barrel Tour & Tasting on 8/17/18 2:00 PM

Michaela as our tour guide was excellent. Very personable and took her time walking us through every piece of history.

Overall Score 5/5
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

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