Jovita's Selection


The Buena Vista Vinicultural Society, formed in 1863 by the winery's founder, Count Agoston Haraszthy to further improve its winemaking prowess and expand its vineyards, has been restored as a collection of unique small-production wines that honor the winery's pioneering spmt and contribution to California winemaking. The Vinicultural Society explores clonal selections, varietals and the incredible terroir of Northern California.

Tasting Notes

Opening with a classic bouquet of white flowers, toasted oak and citrus notes with a hint of minerality on the nose. 


Round, supple and balanced on the palate, this 2018 Jovita’s Chardonnay has green apple and nectarine flavors laced with honey. The finish is long and creamy.

Vintage Notes: 

Named for the wife of the Count's son, Arpad, and the daughter of General Mariano Vallejo, Jovita’s Selection Chardonnay is harvested from two sandstone soil vineyards in Sonoma, Gap’s Crown and Durell Vineyards. The grapes were hand-harvested and whole cluster pressed and aged for 16 months in 30% new French oak before being bottled unfiltered.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Sonoma Coast
  • Varietal: Chardonnay 
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • pH: 3.56
  • Total Acidity: 6.2g/L
  • Aging:   16 months in 100% French oak,
  • 30% New Oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Grilled Prawns, Chilean Sea Bass, Panko Crusted Tilapia
Cheese & Nuts:
Gorgonzola Egg Casserole
Fruits & Vegetables:
Apple & Goat Cheese Almond Salad