Private Virtual Tastings are available via ZOOM Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and weekends may be booked depending on your host’s availability. This experience is complimentary with the purchase of one or more of the Buena Vista Virtual Tasting packs below.
A Buena Vista wine guide will explain all aspects of the wines from your selected pack—describing the vineyards that grew the grapes, the techniques used to make the wines, and tasting descriptive terms. We will also tell the amazing story of Buena Vista Winery, and Count Agoston Haraszthy—the founder of our winery in 1857.
Guests may purchase our pre-selected Virtual Tasting packs below, or even customize the wines you desire to taste!
SCHEDULING YOUR VIRTUAL TASTING: Once your pack has been purchased, please use the link below to book your appointment or contact our customer service team at [email protected] or 800-926-1266 to schedule your private virtual tasting, available Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
You may also create your own customized virtual tasting, with whichever wines you like. Please contact our customer service team with any questions or concerns at [email protected] or 800-926-1266.
In addition to the special, low volume wines available at the winery and online, we also have three wines that are available to the wholesale market. These three wines are exceptional, and we are now pleased to offer them as part of a Private Virtual Tasting Pack.
Chateau Buena Vista Carneros Chardonnay
Chateau Buena Vista Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Chateau Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Founded in 1863, the Buena Vista Vinicultural Society was the first large European-style winery corporation in California and boasted $600,000 in capitalization. Most of the buyers of the debt were French bankers in San Francisco; only the French knew how much money a modern winery could make, as there had never been one like Buena Vista Winery in America before. Part of the goal of the Vinicultural Society was to grow a wide variety of European grape varieties, as the Count once said: no winemaker can know how great a wine he can make until he uses the proper assortment of European grapes.
The Count’s Selection Roussanne
The Count’s Selection Charbono
Buena Vista Port.
Red wine is ideal for pairing with hearty food, and here are three of our finest! Our Buena Vista “Old Winery Road” Syrah is a well-balanced wine that has rugged tannins and a full mouthfeel that spreads across the palate and leads to an impressively long, satisfying finish. The Moon Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of cassis, menthol, and cocoa, and flavors of cedar and blackberry. Finally, the Sheriff of Buena Vista is our bold and powerful blend; that jumps from the glass with aromas of plum, black cherries, and violets.
The Count’s Selection “Old Winery Road” Syrah
The Count’s Selection Moon Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
The Sheriff of Buena Vista Red Blend.
Our Buena Vista Pack features four exceptional wines that highlight the different growing regions from which we source our fruit, and the high-quality grapes produced by our grower partners.
Eleonora’s Selection Chardonnay
Geza’s Selection Pinot Noir
The Sheriff of Buena Vista Red Blend
Sparkling Blanc de Blanc.
The Count of Buena Vista is portrayed by Sonoma professional character portrayal actor, historian, and wine guy George Webber. Mr. Webber has for the last nine years brought the famous Count Agoston Haraszthy to life in first-person performances delivered to wine audiences all over the United States and Canada. Combining solid historical and wine knowledge with extraordinary oratory and song, a Private Virtual Tasting performed by George Webber is a unique experience not to be missed by both wine and history lovers.
*Subject to mutually agreed upon date and time with The Count of Buena Vista. Other excellent wine guides are available if The Count is unable to make your specific date and time.
“We really enjoyed our private virtual tasting with you today! Buena Vista was our favorite winery when we visited Sonoma in 2019, so much so that we skipped San Francisco and rearranged our schedule to visit a second day in a row, and today reminded us of why: we just love both the wine and the people! We will definitely visit Buena Vista again!”
-Kelsey and Case – Austin, Texas
“We just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for putting on a great virtual event for us. You did a fantastic job of weaving in the virtual tasting of three incredible wines with some of the history of the Count and Buena Vista Winery. It was all just so very fun and interesting and our group was really engaged! All in all a huge success for us and we can’t thank you enough.”
-Fran, Sister Cities International Events Coordinator – Walnut Creek, California
“Thank you very much for entertaining us yesterday with your wisdom and wit during our virtual holiday party. You were a big hit and everyone really enjoyed it, especially the Chardonnay and Pinot songs!”
-Chuck, Founder and CEO Heritage Financial Services – Boston, Massachusetts
“We have thoroughly enjoyed our two previous virtual wine tasting experiences and have purchased several more private virtual tasting packs. I have some friends who haven’t seen your presentation, and it has been so much fun to share your wine knowledge and songs with people I haven’t been able to see in person for months. This will be number three for me!”
Gary – Chicago, Illinois
We are thrilled to once again host guests for outdoor wine tastings. Guests may make a reservation to taste Thursday through Monday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
We are also open daily from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm for curbside pick-up and retail sales by appointment and walk-in retail sales are available Thursday through Monday.