California Wineries

Buena Vista Winery

Overview

Before there were vineyards in every valley north of San Francisco, before Napa and Sonoma were household names, before there was a California wine world at all, there was Buena Vista. Founded in 1857, Buena Vista is California’s first premium winery, and its history is as colorful as it is proud. Today, the legend is being re-born under the vision of Jean-Charles Boisset. Our future is our past… our vivacious, colorful, and pioneering past!

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Our Wines

  • The Buena Vista Vinicultural Society, formed in 1863 by the winery's founder, Count Agoston Haraszthy, to further improve its winemaking prowess and expand its vineyards, has been restored as a collection of unique, small-production wines that honor the winery's pioneering spirit and contribution to California winemaking.
  • The Founder is an expressive blend, bringing together Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Charbono harvested from distinguished vineyards across Sonoma Valley.

Carneros

  • Our Carneros Chardonnay excites with opening aromas of white blossom and lemon citrus that accentuate enticing notes of mango and vanilla cream.
  • Exploding with aromas of ripe plum, cranberry and freshly baked rhubarb pie. The palate showcases flavors of juicy cherry, black pepper and allspice wrapped up in a soft mouthfeel perfectly balanced with well-integrated tannins.