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Buena Vista Winery

18000 Old Winery Rd, Sonoma, CA 95476
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Ranked #30 of 67 activities in Sonoma
Type: Wineries
Activities: Wine tasting, Picnicking, Group tours/walking tour
Description: A recommended wine-tasting venue in Sonoma Valley.
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San Mateo, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It's a nice property, and the wine is ok. Paid for a tasting and the person serving pretty much kept leaving us for 15 minutes at a time to chat with other clients. Finally another individual stepped in and offered to serve us. She didn't charge us for the tasting because she acknowledged that the other person's service was substandard.... More

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Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This place is a lot of fun, and it's well set up to handle visitors. Disneyfied Old West Winery is the best way I can describe it. Everyone wears period costume, some more than others. There are nice picnic tables outside and quite a lot of bar space for tastings. I wish they labeled which bars were for which tastings,... More

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Agoura, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

great surroundings here and a fine winery too..... bring your own lunch, buy a bottle, enjoy the day.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My husband and I visited this winery whilst honeymooning in the US from the UK. The winery is set in an idyllic spot and the wine was quite pleasant. However, we were taken back by the rudeness of the member of staff serving us. Similarly to other customers we had been cycling around wineriers in the area so weren't in... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
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123 reviews 123 reviews
60 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I'm glad I made my way to Buena Vista. It was much better than expected, mostly because of the vision of the owner, a charismatic Frenchman from a wine family that owns numerous wineries in France and California and who is married to a Gallo. He has spent millions restoring the oldest maker of premium wines in California and promoting... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The oldest winery in the area. Did some tasting here. The Chardonnay is really good. You can pick up your wine and cheese and sit in the benches around.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The oldest winery. Very good Chardonnays and Pinot Noir. Also Zinfandels are excellent. I didn't get to do the tour but would love to do it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We had an outstanding wine experience at the Buena Vista Winery in Sonoma. The winery personnel were knowledgeable and very helpful to my wife and I. We did the Grand Reserve Tasting and the Buena Vista Winery representative Beatrice Haynes was an outstanding and informative person guiding us through the experience. We also interfaced with the manager and Alice, both... More

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Sonoma, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

War/Peace and..in so many aspects of life. California's first bonded winery has just undergone a mutli-million dollar retrofit, making it once again a crown jewel in Sonoma County's not only as an historical attraction but an alive, flourishing operating attraction. If you're planning to do wine tasting and want invaluable educational slant into why this specific winery is so very... More

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Commack, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We first had their wines in Sonoma a few years ago and have been members of the wine club since. We are excited every 6 months for our delivery.

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