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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
10:00 - 17:00
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A recommended wine-tasting venue in Sonoma Valley.

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We are biased as a club member and local resident. Big money and a vision has turned BV into a local gem. The older version was cool and real layback but this incarnation has... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2016
Sonoma, California
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Sonoma, California
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370 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We are biased as a club member and local resident. Big money and a vision has turned BV into a local gem. The older version was cool and real layback but this incarnation has made it into a destination. Checkout the history, exhibits, picnic areas, cave and sample the wine. Kids really enjoy maze if they are short while the... More 

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Sophie T, Customer Service at Buena Vista Winery, responded to this review

Dear BoulderNut, Thank you for your lovely review of Buena Vista! I am glad you enjoy our historic property and grounds, as well as our tasty wines! We look forward to your next visit. Cheers, Sophie T More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Nice place. The history of the founder is a story you will love. The wines were quite tasty. We were in a bit of a hurry, but would have loved to have had more time to tour. I would recommend this place to anyone. There were even a kid or two there.

Thank Rick E
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

A group of 7 of us had a private tasting at Buena Vista, and highly recommend the experience. Brandon was our host and did an excellent job. He customized the tasting to what we all liked and was very interesting and informative to talk with. Overall the winery grounds are not anything special, and standard tastings are done at the... More 

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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Lots and lots of walking. Staff in costume, didn’t seem interested at all. Had to wait some time to get any attention

Thank Ann M
Neosho, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Beautiful winery and setting! Loved everything about it!! Great history very informative. The tour was great as well as wine tasting.... Absolutely worth doing. .One of our favorites.

Thank tmend
Boston, Massachusetts
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247 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This estate is gorgeous and the wines are incredible as well. Experience a little bit of France on your Sonoma tour. The tasting room is stunning and it doesn't stop there. Take the tour and wait until you see the bubble room! It was great to meet the owner on property. Everyone here loves what they do and the service... More 

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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about this winery and the people working there. I wanted to propose to my girlfriend there and Vic, Janet and the rest of the staff were amazing. They made it an unforgettable experience and they went above and beyond to make it special. I'd definitely recommend stopping here and checking out the Bubble Room.

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Portland, Maine
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Beautiful estate very close to Sonoma. We did the bubble lounge tour which was so-so. A little gimmicky. We had more fun at the wine tasting. The history of the winery is interesting.

Thank chrisK519MO
San Jose, California
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182 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We have been here in the past and thought the place was on the way out. Now a new owner has taken over and returned the winery back to its glory. Restored buildings and renewed wines. A great place to visit. Our tasting and tour guide Brandon was great, he had an extensive wine and history knowledge that made our... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great tasting and tour, led by Ari Madrid and I would highly recommend the winery, the tour AND her as our guide! The entire property is unique and welcoming, wines outstanding. With hundreds of wineries to choose from, don't forget to start here! We are already planning another visit to blend our own and we will ask... More 

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