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Buena Vista Winery

18000 Old Winery Rd, Sonoma, CA 95476-4840
+1 800-926-1266
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Gorgeous grounds...a little pretentious.

The grounds were absolutely stunning. The wine tasting itself ... meh. I didn't love any of the... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
Jacquie C
,
Saint Charles, Illinois
Historical treasurebox

Beautiful landscape, nicely renovated old buildings, smart winetasting concept wrapped into an... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
Asvanyka
,
Tallinn, Estonia
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A recommended wine-tasting venue in Sonoma Valley.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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18000 Old Winery Rd, Sonoma, CA 95476-4840
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Reviewed 9 January 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.More

Thank Jacquie C
Sophie T, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2017

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...More

Reviewed 28 December 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...More

Thank Asvanyka
Sophie T, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2017

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...More

Reviewed 21 December 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...More

1  Thank Steve K
Sophie T, Guest Relations Manager at Buena Vista Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2017

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

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...More

2  Thank heartlandmo
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...More

1  Thank JmJay75
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.

1  Thank IlyaBurlak
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...More

Thank bb9000cde
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...More

Thank minagil
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...More

Thank Kherrington50
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.

Thank Kltallison
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Jan K
11 August 2017|
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Response from Twogr8danes | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely you can buy a bottle and picnic at this amazing winery! Having just done the same thing 2 days ago, enjoy!
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Debi B
13 February 2017|
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Response from JmJay75 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you would need to call the winery directly for that info.
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7 December 2016|
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Response from MissSophieMay | Reviewed this property |
We did. The Count was great. There were eight of us and we all enjoyed this a lot. We plan to take friends next month so they, too, may enjoy this fun, informative experience.
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