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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 - 17:00
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A recommended wine-tasting venue in Sonoma Valley.

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Reserve Tasting

We are members of the Buena Vista Winery wine club. We had the grand reserve tasting. Vasili was our host for the event. He was very knowledgeable of the Buena Vista wine... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 December 2016
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Lee's Summit
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We are members of the Buena Vista Winery wine club. We had the grand reserve tasting. Vasili was our host for the event. He was very knowledgeable of the Buena Vista wine collection. He allowed us to stray off the listed wines as we saw an additional wine we wanted to taste. We were allowed to taste some library wines.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing time at this winery. If you get the chance, take the tour...it is well worth the time and you get to visit the grounds as well as participate in a barrel tasting. Jim was our guide and made it a real special experience. The wines were excellent...my favorite being the Reserve Pinto Noire. My wife and... More 

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Buena Vista Winery is the oldest winery in California. The exquisite tasting room, well-decorated to evoke the Wild West, is the centerpiece of nice grounds. Wine tasting was not exceptional, but pleasant all around.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Loved our visit to Buena Vista winery- felt like I was in Eastern Europe on the grounds and buildings- wonderful tasting flight and super knowledgeable staff. We worked with Ali, so nice and learned so much. Highly recommended and so glad we were able to visit the oldest winery in California. Thanks again!!!!

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Rohnert Park, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We always have a wonderful time there with my friends Sherry Obrien and Cheryl Ledoux and the attention to detail by ( Ali )she's just the best always ready to make sure our time there is perfect! Thank you Ali and Buena Vista for another amazing visit!! Can't wait till next time

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I was last here in the early 80's and had taken the tour then. We just went for wine tasting this time but the buildings and grounds are still lovely. Tasted some of the best wines of the day here including a lovely cabernet. Super knowledgeable staff too. A must see for out of town guests if just for the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Great wine, great service, great setting! You can't beat the combination of a historical setting and wonderful wine. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. We had a delightful time exploring the stone buildings and the grounds.

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Indian Wells, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Our group was great to a tour by The Count, which was both highly entertaining and educational, not to mention a lot of fun. We ranged the tour ahead of time and I recommend it highly. Oh, and the wines are good, too!

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Sonoma, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Buena Vista is located just outside of the Plaza, situated on beautiful grounds and has the friendliest staff. It's perfect for tasting at the bar or tables outside. An experience that won't leave you disappointed!

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

This was our last tasting of a five day trip to Napa. We went to Buena Vista due to the historic ambience. We walked in on a Tuesday morning at 10:15 am without reservations. There were 4 other tasters in the tasting room. Our server was very aloof and more interested selling a wine club membership to the couple next... More 

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