Winemaking at Buena Vista begins where the groundbreaking efforts of The Count left off, exploring the fantastic terroirs and myriad varieties that California has to offer.
From spectacular sites in the Napa Valley to the varied terroir of Sonoma County, our wine-growing team has brought together a collection of sites that express the culmination of The Count’s pioneering work in viniculture. Through connections with family-owned vineyards and growers, we source the highest quality grapes that best express the exceptional terroir of California. From the colder locations in the Petaluma Gap for Pinot Noir to the high elevation exposure of Cabernet Sauvignon on Moon Mountain, we’ve followed his spirit of discovery and adventure in bringing together a family of wines that not only pay tribute to our past but celebrate the uniqueness of Napa, Sonoma and Buena Vista.
Through traditional techniques as well as modern enological knowledge, we make wines that tell the story of viniculture from the historic to the modern with the aim of truly reflecting the character and style of each grape and vineyard. Since 2011 we have resumed winemaking in the first caves of the California wine world, crafting small-lot wines in open-top oak fermenters with native yeasts and hand punch-downs. We have restored the exalted promise of Buena Vista to produce exceptional wines worthy of its illustrious past – from Haraszthy to Tschelisteff to Maloney – from the premier Private Reserve wines to the Founder’s Collection, and Sonoma Appellation wines.