ust 5 minutes from Sonoma’s famous plaza square, Buena Vista Winery’s Historic Press House is open for tasting year-round. We offer a wide selection of new releases, as well as a library of older wines for your enjoyment. A designated Historic Landmark, our shaded picnic grounds are a favorite Wine Country spot.
Our historic winery is open for tasting and tours year-round. We offer a wide selection of award winning wines, a gift shop featuring gourmet foods, elegant and whimsical merchandise, and beautiful picnic areas.
High atop the Buena Vista Champagne Cellars is a unique, first-of-its-kind museum showcasing a collection of historic viticulture tools from France. Requiring a special permit from the French government to bring this collection to America, the tools are theatrically displayed in beautiful, artistic patterns and set against the ancient stone walls, carved from the Mayacamas Mountains, dating back to 1864. Join us for a unique experience where you will be guided through a twenty minute light, sound and visual show, presenting the history of winemaking through its tools and the life of the vivacious and eccentric founder, the self-proclaimed “Count of Buena Vista.” While enjoying this historic tour, you will be invited to taste exclusive current release wines and explore the recently renovated property and Champagne Cellars.
Museum Tours are available daily by-appointment at 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM (walk-up visitors will be accommodated as availability allows; groups of eight or more require advance reservation). In addition to the $25 tour and tasting, families will also be offered a choice of a museum-only experience for $10 per person, and children with paying adult are free. The winery offers additional guest experiences that include: “Be the Count” wine blending experiences, private tastings, barrel tastings, winery tours, tastings of a wide selection of award-winning, small-production wines, and beautiful picnic areas.
When the forest and vine collide great things happen. Oak barrels have been used as a tool in winemaking for centuries, beginning at first as a versatile vessel and now as a flavor enhancer. Tasting wine straight from the barrel while it mellows into something delicious is something generally reserved for VIPs at wineries. But we’re offering up this experience to everyone, to show off our recently renovated, historical caves. Taste wines from the barrel then enjoy finished wines to witness the wines evolution from the barrel to the bottle.
$35 per person, the Barrel Tour and Tasting is available daily at 11am and 2pm, the tour and tasting lasts about 1 hour. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance.
Escape the crowds and explore a flight of our Private Reserve and limited-release wines at the Private Reserve Bar overlooking our main tasting salon.
Available daily between 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. $30 per person, $24 for Wine Club Members. No Reservations Required
Enjoy a seated, by-appointment-only tasting experience that features library wines carefully selected by our winemaker and poured in the quiet seclusion of The Count’s Cave. Reservations are required 24-hours in advance.
Available daily at 11:00 am, 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm. $40 per person, $32 for Wine Club Members. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance.
Who would like to be The Count or Countess? You will be at the Buena Vista Winemaker for a Day: ‘Be the Count’ experience. In this 90-minute, once in a century session we will guide you through the art of blending as Count Agoston Haraszthy would have over 100 years ago. Enter our beautiful blending cave to create a personalized bottle of red wine that the count could have only dreamed to blend. You will play with Zinfandel, Merlot and our mixed reds. Find the perfect palate then bottle, cork, foil and label your bottle. You will design your own label and leave with a newly branded wine tailored to your masterful palate. The best part is you can order as many cases as you desire.
Available daily at 10:30am and 1:30pm. $100 per person, $80 for Wine Club Members. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance.
Picnicking at historic Buena Vista has long been a favorite for many guests, and we now offer a Picnic Hamper from a fine local food purveyor filled with delectable delights! Available daily between 11am – 3pm, we are offering two options:
The Count’s Hamper, named for our original founding proprietor in 1857, Count Agoston Haraszthy. For two: rustic sandwich, salad, assorted sweet delights.
The JCB French Hamper, named for our current proprietor Jean-Charles Boisset. For two: assorted Artisan cheeses, Charcuterie, rustic potato salad, baguette half, assorted sweet delights.
Reservations are required 24 hours in advance and the hamper is for day-of use only. Both Hampers are $75 and include a Buena Vista wine tasting and two glasses for your picnic. Please email for the different menu options email@example.com or phone 707.996.1614.
Guided by a Buena Vista historic figure, journey back in time as we tell the amazing life story of the Count of Buena Vista and his historic winery; while tasting exclusive current release wines, and exploring the recently renovated property and Champagne Cellars.
$20 per person, this experience is available Friday – Monday at 10am and 1pm. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance.
This is a special non-wine tour we don’t charge kids to experience. Upon arrival you will only be charged for the number of adults in your group. Journey back to 1863 with us and have fun exploring our historic property while hearing the story of Buena Vista!
Available Saturdays at 3pm, this tour lasts approximately 20 minutes. $10 per adult, reservations are required 24 hours in advance.