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Buena Vista Winery

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Address: 18000 Old Winery Rd, Sonoma, CA 95476-4840
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+1 800-926-1266
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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A recommended wine-tasting venue in Sonoma Valley.

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Very impressed, we did a private tasting with a group of about 8. Loved every min of it. Very professions. Loved the Wine. From the whites to the reds, all good. Really did not... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Joe M
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Detroit, Michigan
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pricey wine tasting but that's Sonoma for you. The selection was just O.K. Took awhile to get served and the tasting area isn't suitable for lots of people. Felt crowded with just the ten or so people who were there. Beautiful grounds and easy to get to but this was one of my least favorite places in Sonoma.

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very impressed, we did a private tasting with a group of about 8. Loved every min of it. Very professions. Loved the Wine. From the whites to the reds, all good. Really did not have a bad taste. Our host was outstanding. We were at the lighted table. WOW WOW. This place is total class. We also had a tour... More 

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arkansastraveler74
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful place with so much history! I really wanted to like the wine since the bottles were so cool, however I wasn't a fan... I would definitely go back because it's such a cool place.. plus it was the first winery in California!

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Southold, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Buena Vista Winery as part of a Segway tour. The grounds and buildings were exceptionally beautiful, the wines that we sampled were very good, and the history of the estate was very interesting.

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Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017

The Count was a gracious host to my family, which included my two little boys. The wines were surprisingly good, shaking me out of my snooty preference for old world wines. I have already recommended this winery to friends who live nearby.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

We visited here as part of a winery tour put on by a local company. The history of the winery is fascinating and the grounds have been restored beautifully. However, I was surprised the current owner has cheaped the grounds with cut-outs in the gardens walking up and most disturbingly, mannequins in the "wine tool room". The addition of colored... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Had awesome experience on 01/14/2017 doing a tour of Buena Vista Winery with the "The Count". The Count is winery "historian" who acts the role of Agoston Haraszthy, the founder, and dresses in period costume. He is a delightful storyteller, wine pourer and host. Our tour lasted almost two hours taking in the winery, the museum, the caves, and Bubbles... More 

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Sophie T, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Winery, responded to this review

Dear thekegler, Thank you for your visit to Buena Vista! I am glad you got the full experience with our Count! I will be sure to pass along your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Sonoma! Cheers, Sophie T More 

Saint Charles, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

The grounds were absolutely stunning. The wine tasting itself ... meh. I didn't love any of the wines - it was the only tasting where I didn't purchase a thing - and the staff were fairly inattentive and pretentious.

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Sophie T, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Winery, responded to this review

Dear Jacquie, Thank you for your visit! I am glad you enjoyed your visit to our historic tasting room and grounds. I apologize our wines weren't to your liking, we do release new wines to our tasting menu seasonally, so we'd love to have you back for another tasting! We hope to see you again in the future. Cheers, Sophie... More 

Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful landscape, nicely renovated old buildings, smart winetasting concept wrapped into an intriguing story of Agoston Haraszty, the Hungarian who brought the wine making business to California before there was wine culture there, in the 19th century. You can chose various levels of sophistication in wine tasting options; we had the basic one along the bar, for $20 you could... More 

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Sophie T, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Winery, responded to this review

Dear Asvanyka, Thank you for your recent visit! I am glad you enjoyed our historic tasting room and rich history, as well as try some of our winery exclusive wines. We hope you will visit us again, perhaps in the warmer months to enjoy our patio! Cheers, Sophie T More 

Clayton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

The wines are heavenly. We've been coming to Sonoma Valley wine tasting for years. This time we splurged and visited three wineries, Buena Vista being the last of the day. What a treat! The wines were all awesome; our host warm and generous (in spite of our lingering a little too long around closing time). I had to join the... More 

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Sophie T, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Winery, responded to this review

Dear Steve, Thank you for your visit to Buena Vista and welcome again to the wine club! We are glad you made the decision for one more stop! We hope to see you again on your next visit to Sonoma! Cheers, Sophie T More 

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