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“pretty and good guide but too large a tour and too little wine info”
Review of Buena Vista Winery

Buena Vista Winery
Ranked #9 of 93 things to do in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A recommended wine-tasting venue in Sonoma Valley.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We went on the Barrel Tour and Tasting. It is a beautiful setting and the buildings/spaces are great. Don was a fine guide, striving to make it interesting. However the tour had 20 people and one guide, pouring for all of us, keeping things moving, and ensuring we were done in the hour. We had no time to discuss wine, ask questions, or leisurely tour. It is not inexpensive ($40) and we would have hoped for a more interesting hour. (A second tour guide might have fixed the problem, but we saw few helpers around -- perhaps limit the tour sizes?) We have done 5 other tours over the last two years and this was the only one with more than 8 people. The others were all more personal and more interesting. They also focused on the wine more and less on the building (we did sign up to learn about Buena Vista wines and except for the name Sheriff, I know very little now).

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

We loved Buena Vista: we were members at its sisters vineyard (Raymond in Napa), so we had some idea about possible similarities. It was an indulgent space to taste - basically in an estate that felt like a castle - with all the charm of celebrating the history of the original vineyard. Our tasting guide was gracious and knowledgeable: it was a fun conversation, people watching all the way.

Thank Stacy N
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

During my trip to both Napa & Sonoma (spending 3 days in the region), i have to say that Buena Vista was the best one we visited.

- Grounds: these were in my opinion the best looking and a pleasure to be in the vicinity of

- Tasting: the Buena Vista winery has some absolute awesome wines. The Founder was a rare treat!

- Private Club Room: we got a tour around the premises and they have a great members room with some really glamorous rooms and some novelty features.

- Staff: we were served by people who were incredibly kind, knowledgable, interested and welcoming.

Couldn’t recommend more. The cycle there is also through beautiful vineyards.

Thank You Buena Vista!

Thank Simon B
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Out of all the winery's that we went to this was our favorite by far. The place is absolutely beautiful. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the wine is good (the sherriff is great wine be sure to try that one). The jewelry that the owner designs is also great, wish I could have met him would have loved to talk to him. This place is a must see when you are in Sonoma, I ended up purchasing both wine and jewelry!!!

Thank treytrey24
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

This was a great winery to visit and didn’t expect it to be what it was. Tucked in the back of the trees, have to take a small road to get there. Beautiful scenery and grounds. The tasting room looked something out of the 1920s with its dark wood work. The guy we had for our tasting was from Moldova, and super friendly and great wine knowledge. So nice. The cool thing is the winery has been there for a very long time! History!

Thank lmlizzio
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