The Founders

The Sheriff of Buena Vista

The Sheriff of Buena Vista bottle

The story of our founder is as long as it is colorful. One of California’s first sheriffs, Agoston Haraszthy was elected the Sheriff of San Diego County in 1850. He built the first jail and served two exciting years before moving north to pursue “purple gold” and the perfect terroir for fine wines. He found it in Sonoma County where he established Buena Vista Winery in 1857. It is his legacy that inspired this wine and the work of sheriffs everywhere that we honor with its release.

Best of Class
June 27, 2016 | California State Fair
Best of Class of Region
  • Winemaking

    This bold wine is an authoritative blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache.

  • Nose

    Inspiring dark red fruit aromatics arrest the senses.

  • Palate

    Rich raspberry, blackberry and semi-sweet chocolate flavors are deliciously unleashed on the palate. Integrated, polished tannins, great acidity and a superbly long finish make this wine the perfect partner to a variety of dishes. Our culinary team suggests pairing it alongside grilled spiced lamb chops or a hearty beef stew with garden vegetables.

  • Location

    Harvested from vineyards throughout the county, including the Alexander Valley, the Sonoma Valley, Rockpile and Dry Creek. The individual varietals were aged separately in a variety of new and neutral oak barrels before being blended prior to bottling.

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