#392:  Buena Vista Winery and Vineyards

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18000 Old Winery Rd, 2 mi NE of Sonoma





State Plaque


Site is privately owned. Accessible during operating hours.

From the Guidebook:

Founded in 1857, this is the birthplace of California wine. Its founder, Colonel Agoston Haraszthy, called the father of the state's wine industry, toured Europe in 1861 to gather grape vine cuttings, he also oversaw planting the vineyards and digging wine storage tunnels into the limestone rock of the hillsides.

From the plaque:

Birthplace of California wine, founded in 1857, by Colonel Agoston Haraszthy, father of the state's wine industry. Limestone tunnels were dug in the hillside and vineyards were also established. Haraszthy toured Europe in 1861 to gather the cuttings that developed California's wine industry.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Buena Vista Winery and Vineyards, December 1, 1980.

2009 David Schmitt