Buena Vista Winery

Sonoma, CA

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  • Press House Tasting | Tour Not Included  $20.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 16

    Daily

    Enjoy a selection of exclusive wines from the best appellations in Wine Country. Reservations are required for groups of 8 or more. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Barrel Tour & Tasting | 11:00 AM  $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 | 2:00 PM $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 $62.50/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 2

    Daily

    Our picnics are special! Oakville Grocery has been packing picnics for generations of wine-country visitors, or for locals escaping for that perfect staycation. From artisan sandwiches to cheese boards, side salads, and snacks, we are happy to create your perfect picnic and pair it with a glass of wine from our current release tasting. Included in every perfect picnic are two current release tastings, a glass of wine per person and even a cookie or two! 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 a glass of wine per person to enjoy with your lunch, a current release tasting flight for two in our historic Press House, assorted Artisan cheeses, charcuterie, and a bag of sweets. 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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About Buena Vista Winery

The weather forecast is beautiful and our winery is open to welcome guests during normal business hours. Please visit our website for more information about visitinng the winery during the recent and ongoing power outages in Napa and Sonoma Counties.

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

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

  • Bar Tasting
  • 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

Photo Gallery

Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marsha K. Member Since 10/28/2019My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 11/30/19 11:00 AM

The historical tour was interesting. Our guide was very personable and we made major purchases. The facility and grounds were beautiful in spite of the rain and cool temps.

Overall Score 4/5
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 11/17/19 3:00 PM

Wonderful tour with a knowledgeable and welcoming guide. My daughter and I enjoyed the history, property, and wine tasting immensely! It was a terrific day and visit. This was my 2nd time visiting and taking the Historical Tool Museum tour and wine tasting. Wanted to share the fun and informative tour with my daughter. The Property is Beautiful, and everyone is friendly and helpful.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mike & Linda B. Member Since 10/25/2019My BFF
'Be The Count' Blending Experience on 11/16/19 1:30 PM

We scheduled a wine maker for a day class and it did not disappoint. We learned a lot from Jim and would recommend it to any one who wants the experience. Great job Jim!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Laura Beth R. Member Since 9/28/2015My Parents
The Count's Picnic on 11/14/19 2:00 PM

This was a perfect spot for picnic lunch and first wine tasting after coming to the valley from the airport. The winery is beautiful, and the relaxed ambiance was so lovely.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Paul F. Member Since 9/24/2019My Frenemy
Barrel Tour & Tasting | 2:00 PM on 11/15/19 2:00 PM

We had a private tour (Barrels and Bubbly) for 4 people (2 PM on Friday 11/15) that was part of a charity auction. When we arrived we had another group added and our host quickly ran us through the tour (he mentioned it was his last of the day) with little time or background info. We got to quickly walk through the Bubble lounge only. Not a very satisfying experience

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Tanya K. Member Since 11/9/2019My BFF
Barrel Tour & Tasting | 2:00 PM on 11/13/19 2:00 PM

We had a great experience. It was not busy so we received extra attention which was great. It's such a cool historic place.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David S. Member Since 11/10/2019My BFF
Barrel Tour & Tasting | 2:00 PM on 11/11/19 2:00 PM

The Winery was beautiful! Amanda was great, so friendly, knowledgeable, funny. It was an excellent experience. We can’t wait to go back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lajuana S. Member Since 10/14/2019My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 10/31/19 3:00 PM

Our guide, Alicia, was A-maxing! She was VERY knowledgeable and personable. She made our FIRST EVER wine tour! The property was beautiful and the wine was very good! Aaron was with us also, and he did amazing as well in his portion of the tour! Can’t wait for our next tour! #CoopersHawkWineClubMembersFromWPBFlorida

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Elizabeth D. Member Since 9/22/2019My BFF
Barrel Tour & Tasting | 11:00 AM on 10/26/19 11:00 AM

Beautiful winery and great tour experience! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable in both the history of the winery and Sonoma and also with the wine process itself. Would definitely return!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kathy B. Member Since 9/9/2019My BFF
'Be The Count' Blending Experience on 10/06/19 1:30 PM

We had an amazing tour with Amanda. She was very informative and educated us on the history of the winery, blending wines, palates, tasting,... We had a wonderful afternoon tasting & making our own wine! Wished we had more time to spend on the property !

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robert B. Member Since 9/20/2019My BFF
Press House Tasting | Tour Not Included on 10/16/19 4:00 PM

Outstanding winery. Nice selection of grapes and years. Great staff. We were there near closing on a weekday in October.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Christopher L. Member Since 10/9/2019My BFF
'Be The Count' Blending Experience on 10/15/19 1:30 PM

Had a great time and our guide was great. I forgot his name due to the delicious wine. I believe it was brandon or something of the sort. Great group leader and beautiful location. He even printed our label last minute (which is rare for any tour)

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stephanie M. Member Since 9/25/2019My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 10/11/19 1:00 PM

Unfortunately the winery had canceled our tour due to the rolling power outages. I felt the staff not interested in us being there

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Travis G. Member Since 9/21/2017My Frenemy
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 10/08/19 3:00 PM

Diane ruined the experience at Buena Vista Winery. It was our last winery visit of our trip and we were very excited. However, due to traffic we were late getting there and Diane revoked our tour privilege. She would not even talk to us. Luckily Brandon was there to salvage the visit. Beautiful place, great wines terrible hospitality of Diane. If you visit don't be late and ask for Brandon.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 4/5
Rob H. Member Since 9/29/2019My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 9/30/19 11:00 AM

Second time here. Loved every minute. Brought guests from Sydney Australia. The were very impressed also. I joined the Buena Vista wine club. Our host Alicia was amazing. Lots of knowledge and very accommodating.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Aaron M. Member Since 8/6/2019My BFF
Barrel Tour & Tasting | 2:00 PM on 9/29/19 2:00 PM

Fantastic! Our host (Don) treated us to our best wine experience ever. We were a party of 7 and no easy group (it was a bit like herding cats a few times), thanks to the Aussie in the group. The bar was set very high considering the day before we were at another winery that was our greatest experience ever. We barrel tasted, walked the caves,and had a final private tasting that was the envy of all

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Allison H. Member Since 9/27/2019My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 9/29/19 3:00 PM

Everyone we dealt with was wonderful. We had a couple of glasses of wine and ate our sandwiches that we brought with us. The hostess was so friendly, and our tour guide was wonderful. It was beautiful, and we would have spent even more time there than we did. The wine was delicious, the ambiance was beautiful, and the opportunities for future visits are endless.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
India M. Member Since 9/4/2019My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 9/28/19 11:00 AM

Delicious wine, and a unique and interesting tour experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Georgette H. Member Since 9/24/2019My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 9/27/19 3:00 PM

The parking lot experience was a struggle. My Mom is in a wheelchair and we couldn’t figure out how to get her to the winery. Finally a shuttle driver told us we could drive on the asphalt road to handicap parking. The signs did not show that clearly and we were discouraged ...

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ashley R. Member Since 9/23/2019My Parents
Press House Tasting | Tour Not Included on 9/25/19 11:00 AM

Fantastic wines, great ambiance, cool history. A must stop if you are in Sonoma!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Roger B. Member Since 9/25/2019My Boss
Barrel Tour & Tasting | 11:00 AM on 9/25/19 11:00 AM

Historical. Somewhat cheesy.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Hayley S. Member Since 9/6/2019My Frenemy
Barrel Tour & Tasting | 2:00 PM on 9/19/19 2:00 PM

The grounds were beautiful. The host was welcoming and knowledgeable during the tour. I didn't care for the interior, it was a bit excessive and a little creepy. Also thought the wine was just okay and over-priced.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 2/5
giacomo V. Member Since 8/23/2019My Parents
'Be The Count' Blending Experience on 9/18/19 1:30 PM

To much time talking about nothing about making wine. We did the Blending Experience.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Barbara - Amanda F. Member Since 5/21/2014My Parents
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 9/16/19 3:00 PM

Always a great experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Diane G. Member Since 9/13/2019My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 9/15/19 11:00 AM

We experienced the tour and tasting with a wonderful, enthusiastic host. This place has such a rich history and it is great that the current owner is treating it with such love and respect. I plan to return and bring friends to enjoy the wines and the lovely grounds.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
DAVID J. Member Since 6/9/2019My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 9/11/19 11:00 AM

The very best tour we experienced over 4 days in Sonoma/Napa. Such a great combination of setting, architecture, history and pride, just moments from Sonoma Plaza. Our tour guide, Aileen (?) was a history major, and it showed on our Tasting and Museum Tour. She was knowledgeable, humorous and attentive. We had generous pours of several very good wines, buying a Colombard and Zin. Great photo ops.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marvin V. Member Since 9/7/2019My BFF
Press House Tasting | Tour Not Included on 9/14/19 3:00 PM

From start to finish, it was a wonderful experience. It was either our 4th or 5th visit this year, and as always it did not disappoint.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Janiece C. Member Since 9/27/2016My Parents
Press House Tasting | Tour Not Included on 9/14/19 10:00 AM

The wines here are fabulous and it's a really nice winery with different areas to relax in.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Ron B. Member Since 9/13/2019My BFF
Barrel Tour & Tasting | 2:00 PM on 9/14/19 2:00 PM

We had reservations for the cellar tasting, but missed our tour because of traffic. The staff immediately got us to the bar for a tasting and comped the tasting for both us for my birthday! The staff was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly! Highly recommend Buena Vista Winery!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lois C. Member Since 7/20/2018My BFF
Barrel Tour & Tasting | 2:00 PM on 9/10/19 2:00 PM

I am a member because of the friendly and knowledgeable staff, awesome wines, fun events, and beautiful landscape. It's a pleasure to pick up my wine orders and occasionally take their fun tours. I especially look forward to seeing Brandon A. every time I go.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mackenzie Rachel C. Member Since 7/25/2019My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 9/10/19 11:00 AM

The tour is really cool and the cabernets are outstanding.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amanda R. Member Since 9/3/2019My BFF
Barrel Tour & Tasting | 11:00 AM on 9/07/19 11:00 AM

Celebrated my friend's birthday and did the barrel tasting and tour. It was outstanding and not only did they comp her tasting, they treated us like royalty and really made it special! The only thing I'd suggest is more time in the bubble room, but it was closed for a private event that day. Will definitely be back again very soon!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
kent b. Member Since 7/10/2019My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 8/09/19 3:00 PM

The tour was very interesting and informative.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stephen B. Member Since 8/19/2014Evil Stepmother
Press House Tasting | Tour Not Included on 9/01/19 10:00 AM

It's unfortunate when customers go through the process of making a reservation, and ensuring they arrive on time for that reservation only to be rudely greeted with the "we don't have a reservation for you I guess you can go sit in that corner over there, perhaps someone can help you". Eventually they found our reservation (on another piece of paper) after 30 minutes or so.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
Gail R. Member Since 8/6/2019My BFF
Press House Tasting | Tour Not Included on 8/20/19 1:00 PM

We had a wonderful experience and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We learned so much of the history of the winery and the family. Oh, and the wine was awesome!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jill A. Member Since 6/29/2019My BFF
Press House Tasting | Tour Not Included on 8/28/19 4:00 PM

Don was so nice and informative! Not pushy just very nice.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jared P. Member Since 8/21/2019My Boss
Barrel Tour & Tasting | 2:00 PM on 8/22/19 2:00 PM

We enjoyed Brandon and the piano layer as we toured the facility. It’s beautiful and completely unexpected!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marie E. Member Since 2/27/2019My BFF
Historical wine tool museum TOUR ONLY - No Wine on 8/01/19 11:00 AM

It was a good tour. Just okay.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Karen J. Member Since 7/31/2019My BFF
HISTORICAL wine tool museum tour and tasting on 8/06/19 1:00 PM

We enjoyed the tour and the tasting. Our host was knowledgeable and helpful when we were selecting wines for purchase and shipping.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kwan-ho L. Member Since 8/11/2019My BFF
Barrel Tour & Tasting | 2:00 PM on 8/12/19 2:00 PM

This place is a rock! I brought all my family members at the Barrel & taste tour and this was awesome experience. Guide is so kind and provided very intriguing story on history of the winery. Love to be there with my family and wine was really great. Love to visit again.

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

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