When picking wineries to visit in Sonoma or Napa, the wine is subjective. One person might love their wine and another hate it. So what do you have left to decide whether you'll add it to your list? I visited Buena Vista twice in a four month span. Both experiences would tell me to have you add it to your list. First, I do enjoy many of their wines. So for me, that is a plus. Buena Vista is one of the oldest wineries in Sonoma so the history and tradition is a great contrast to a newer winery such as Ravenswood. The wine specialists at both tastings were knowledgeable and helpful. The fist visit was rather busy but we were still treated with time and patience. The second visit we were the first to arrive - having their undivided attention is great so I'd highly advise an early arrival. It is also a great opportunity to taste the differences in region, clones, etc of the same varietal.
On my first visit the weather wasn't cooperating. We had planned picnicing but the torrenial rain put a damper on our plans. We were given their premium glassware to enjoy our wine with lunch in the upper balcony area. Very nice. The outside grounds are equally as lovely. Do realize that there is parking (both handicapped and regular) past the first parking lot closer to the tasting room.
Make sure to check out their website for a 2-for-1 tasting. I might suggest sharing a tasting as we were there for over an hour and were allowed taste several varietals including port.
Lastly, their wine club is rather unique in that it allows you to change out bottles of wine from their planned shipment. The only one in our sixteen winery tour stop that did. In addition, it gives you free tasting and a nice discount on their wine and there is no minimum number of shipments. Check it out if you enjoy their wines.
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