Buena Vista Winery
Buena Vista Winery
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A recommended wine-tasting venue in Sonoma Valley.
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Greg C
Raglan, New Zealand9 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
We had pre booked a wine tasting for 2 at Buena Vista and also pre ordered the charcuterie plates for 2. We arrived 15mins early to be greeted by no one. We found our way to the bar area and were told we would need to wait but couldn’t sit down or wait at the bar as all those places were reserved. Note, there were empty spots everywhere. So we waited outside in the rain.
We were then taken to another building and waited again for our host. We were then offered a choice of seating in the Bubble Room or Cave. We took the Bubble Room. A mishmash of cheap kitch and poor taste. Anyhow that’s subjective but we were then asked to pick our wine tasting, we advised we had pre booked, we were told that didn’t matter we still needed to choose which tasting we were having. Rather poor that they weren’t aware of our pre booked plans.
The host poured us a lovely Chardonnay in a massive red wine class. Wine was tasted comments were made and then we moved to a Pinot. Poured straight into the same massive glasses we had just finished drinking the chardonnay out of. I know right!! WTF. The young man hosting us, when we asked for fresh glasses for their next wine, replied that they did not have enough glasses for that!! We understand that some wineries utilise the swish with the next wine before tasting method but we had just had our host pour Pinot straight onto a Chardonnay. The host miraculously found us fresh glasses and we tasted our wine. We paid and left. Without the charcuterie as that never appeared. It appeared the Buena Vista team weren’t prepared for the rain or the numbers of people. We travelled a long way and pre booked every thing. They should have been aware of our arrival and what we had booked. Very poor
Written 19 November 2023
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jmbc04
Hudson River Valley, NY347 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
Buena Vista claims to be the oldest continuous operating winery in CA and was allegedly founded by Hungarian Count Agoston Haraszthy, so lots of colorful stories around the founder and there are lovely and expensive bottles of wine depicting some of the founder's adventures as part of their Founders Collection. We had the option of either an indoor or outdoor tasting and our wine steward spent a lot of time with us and customized the tastings to our preferences. We ended up joining their wine club (no fee) which gives us the option of visiting several other wineries in the Napa and Sonoma area. This was one of the more enjoyable wine tastings that we did. The walkway leading up to the winery from the parking lot has some interesting and corny signage, but it is all in good fun. Tip- the Sonoma visitor booth offered 2 tastings for the price of 1 which we were allowed to apply to the more expensive reserve wine tasting (the fee was waived with our membership and first order).
Written 21 October 2023
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rachcapleo
13 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
My husband and I visited 3 Wineries on 8/20/23 and Buena Vista was the last stop. We were seated with Dan inside on the second floor and he gave us a guided tasting that was above and beyond our expectations.

Dan led us through the private reserve tasting with anecdotes and stories for each wine. He was knowledgeable and friendly, and had a true passion for the product.

We highly recommend visiting Buena Vista and working with Dan!
Written 21 August 2023
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Danielle
United States1,298 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
Stopped in to have a glass of wine. Staff were excellent and very friendly and informative about the Winery and the wines offered. Business was slow and it was late in the day so we had plenty of time to chat with the staff. Atmosphere was relaxing and the wines were fantastic! I'd love to go back to experience more of the Winery when I have more time to spend in the area.
Written 22 July 2023
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Annalise P
1 contribution
Jan 2023
We had such an incredible girls trip wine tasting - it was hands down the best wine tasting I've done in Napa. Millie was so incredibly lovely and made our experience so so special. She was so fun and knowledgable and I would recommend her to anyone looking to have a fun time and spectacular wine tasting in Sonoma. Truly the best day!
Written 7 June 2023
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Elizabeth V
Martinez, CA8 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
I love this place! I am a member at Raymond Winery and Buena Vista is one of the sister wineries that I can visit. I've actually been here many years ago and fell in love with it. I'm so happy that it's part of Raymond winery and that I can come back here anytime.

The staff here is always amazing and warm and welcoming. I've had tastings outside, in the seller, in the pressroom, and in the bubble lounge. On my last visit yesterday I had the pleasure of sitting in the bubble lounge.

My host Millie Francesci was wonderful!! She was so welcoming and nice and made me feel like I was part of the family. I really enjoyed speaking with her and her service was very attentive! I would definitely ask for her again the next time I come here.

The grounds are beautiful as this winery was made back in the mid 1800s; you really get a sense of the history and I would highly recommend a tour visit if you haven't done one before.

The most important part now! The wine itself is very tasty, and had a great part price point, considering the Winery is located in Sonoma. The bottles range $24-44 for regular tasting menu wines that are poured. The Pinots are fruit forward and tasty. I also really enjoy the champagne. Members get access to special events like the holiday events and Shakespeare and other brunches too!

Add this to your stop in Sonoma; you won't be disappointed! You can book a reservation easily on Tock.
Written 22 May 2023
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Tom3318
Ancaster, Canada12 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
We had an unforgettable experience at Buena Vista Winery. Our server provided us with nothing but the best service experience. He was so passionate about the history and various wines we had. I actually bought a bottle of the Sheriff -amazing wine....
Written 14 April 2023
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Sarah B
1 contribution
Apr 2023 • Friends
This was our best stop in Napa . I know this was Sonoma and that included. Single handed my because of our waitress and friend Mili!
Written 12 April 2023
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Ryan W
1 contribution
Mar 2023 • Couples
Winery is such a beautiful spot and our server Mili was amazing! I will look forward to bringing friends to expirence this place and I will always ask for Mili to take care of us if possible.
Written 18 March 2023
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Erin L
1 contribution
Mar 2023 • Couples
We had a wonderful time today with Mili! She brought us beautiful wines to taste and she was so much fun! We can’t wait to come back :)
Written 18 March 2023
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