Buena Vista Carneros
18000 Old Winery Road
Sonoma, CA, 95476

Email: tastingroom@buenavistacarneros.com
Facebook: Buena Vista Carneros

Varietals or blends: | Chardonnay | Merlot | Pinot Grigio | Pinot Noir | Syrah |

Tasting: 10am to 5pm - Fee: $10/person but many local hotels have free passes.

From the web site: "Our historic winery is open for tasting and tours year-round. Come see our newly remodeled Tasting Room, which now offers a private, seated tasting area called The Carneros Room. We offer a wide selection of award–winning wines, a gift shop featuring gourmet foods and elegant and whimsical merchandise, and beautiful picnic areas. Group and specialty tours are available with a reservation."

Personal comments: This winery is the birthplace of wine-making in California. It is where Agoston Harazthy from Hungary first established commercial wine growing (the Spanish missions grew grapes for sacramental wine long before). The history is well worth a visit alone, even disregarding the wines themselves. - Roy Tennant

The picnic area outside the tasting room.

The tasting room.

The historic winery.

A view inside the historic winery.

The entrance to the historic winery.

Looking toward the tasting room from the historic winery.

Where they hold special tastings.

The tasting bar.

They are big on history here, with many informative displays.

Inside the tasting room.

A carved barrel in honor of Agoston Haraszthy, the founder not just of this winery but of the wineries in California.