An Ancient Lineage
Many kinds of grapes have existed in California since the late 18th century. The first vineyards dotting the California landscape were...
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...
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...
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...
buena vista winery
Buena Vista became The Count's viniculture laboratory. He constantly innovated and experimented with blends, techniques and viticultural...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...