1830

Bringing Tradition
To California

An Ancient Lineage

Many kinds of grapes have existed in California since the late 18th century. The first vineyards dotting the California landscape were...

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1840

PIONEER OF THE CALIFORNIA WINE INDUSTRY

the count of buena vista

Self proclaimed "The Count of Buena Vista," Agoston Haraszthy de Mokesa was a vivacious pioneer whose love affair with grape-growing...

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1846

CALIFORNIA'S COLORFUL BEGINNINGS

way out west

Following Spain's conquest of the Aztec civilization in 1521, New Spain, a territory that encompassed today's Mexico and much of Central America...

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1852

Purple
Gold

the ideal terroir

In 1852 Haraszthy headed north as a member of the state legislature. He purchased 120 acres near the old mission in San Francisco...

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1861

A BEAUTIFUL
VIEW INDEED

buena vista winery

Buena Vista became The Count's viniculture laboratory. He constantly innovated and experimented with blends, techniques and viticultural...

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1863

MODERNIZING
WINEMAKING

buena vista vinicultural society

The Buena Vista Vinicultural Society (BVVS) was established in 1863. It was the first of its kind-a corporation dedicated to expanding...

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1878

A SAD
HIATUS

the castle at buena vista

In 1878 the Buena Vista Vinicultural Society auctioned off the entire estate and the winery that The Count had lovingly created...

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1920

A DRY
NATION

prohibition and wine

Prohibition hit the United States in the 1920s and extended into the 1930s, banning the production, transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages...

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1949

BUENA VISTA
CONTINUES ON

the winery's revival

While the Bartholomews loved the location, they knew not what they had purchased. It was later that they learned their new home was, in fact...

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2011

OLD ROOTS,
FAMILY CONTINUUM

boisset family estates

In 2011, Buena Vista became part of Boisset Family Estates, a renowned and charismatic family with a collection of historic wineries and roots in Burgundy, France...

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