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Sonoma Valley Wineries

Sonoma Valley Wine Country Sonoma Valley or as many call it, the Valley of the Moon is the location of many styles of wineries and tasting rooms. The wineries stretch from the town of Sonoma north along Highway 12, Arnold Drive, and Dunbar Road to the end of the valley. Here in Glen Ellen, you … Read more

Sonoma Valley in Winter

sonoma valley winter

Sonoma Valley in Winter The Sonoma Valley, like most of California, is getting a very good dose of rain. Much more is needed. In between storms, there are many nice days to travel to the Sonoma Valley. The good thing is that, if you are in San Francisco or Oakland, it is usually less than … Read more

Count Agoston Haraszthy Returns

On Sunday afternoon we had the pleasure of attending a wine tasting party in San Mateo at the office of the Honorary Consul General of Hungary, Eva E. Voisin, to announce Count Agoston Haraszthy’s upcoming 200th Birthday Celebration on September 1, 2012, in Sonoma. The Buena Vista wines that were poured were donated by Jean-Charles Boisset, the current owner of the winery.

Buena Vista Winery
Buena Vista Winery
As you may know, the Count is known as the “Father of California Viticulture” and the entrepreneur who founded Buena Vista Winery in 1857. The Count emigrated from Hungary in 1840 and was involved in various business ventures in Wisconsin, San Diego and San Francisco before settling in Sonoma. He spent years experimenting with many different grapevines he had imported from Europe.

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