Eleanora'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 spirit and contribution to California winemaking. The Vinicultural Society explores clonal selections, varietals and the incredible terroir of Northern California.

Tasting Notes

A pale straw color in the glass.


Abouquet of lemon, lime and pineapple aromas greet the nose. 


Bright citrus flavors continue through to the palate with notes of brioche and a touch of minerality. This is a medium bodied Chardonnay with moderate acidity and a nice long and clean finish.

Vintage Notes: 

Named for Count Haraszthy’s wife, Eleanora’s Selection Chardonnay is harvested from the Stubbs Vineyard located in Marin County, one of the coolest AVAs in California and Hawk Hill Vineyard situated in the far southwest corner of the Russian River Valley. After hand harvesting, the grapes were whole cluster pressed into French oak barrels, 25% new, aged on the lies for 14 months and then bottled unfiltered.

Tech Notes
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • pH: 3.49
  • Total Acidity: 6.5
  • Aging: 14 months in 25% new French oak
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Grilled Lobster
Cheese & Nuts:
Light Cheddar
Fruits & Vegetables:
Sautéed Mushrooms
Garlic Butter
Toasted Polenta