Chateau Buena Vista


The self-proclaimed Count, and our founder, Agoston Haraszthy, understood that great wine comes not only from great grapes, but also from great places. In the 1860’s Buena Vista covered more than 6,000 acres reaching from the southernmost part of Sonoma Valley into Napa County. Both regions offer a unique terroir – the magical combination of all the attributes required to create outstanding wines of a particular site – from the soil, to the climate, to the site’s exposure to the sun, to the vine itself. With the release of the Chateau Buena Vista wines, we celebrate and honor Buena Vista’s indelible presence and significant contributions to the California wine world. These wines are a culmination of the storied history of Buena Vista ... a story like no other.

Tasting Notes

Bright tropical aromas emerge from the glass with a note of pineapple and crème brûlée. 


On the palate, this chardonnay opens with baked apple and cirtus layered with baking spices and buttered toast. This Chardonnay has a delicate balance of bright acidity, deep richness and a long finish.

Vintage Notes: 

Due to the geological diversity of vineyards within the Carneros appellation, grapes were hand harvested based upon optimum ripeness and flavor maturity from sites including Herman, Thornton Ranch and Southern Sonoma. The grapes were whole cluster pressed, 100% barrel fermented and completed secondary fermentation. The wine was aged in 15% new French oak for 12 months.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Carneros
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Varietals: Chardonnay
  • pH: 3.47
  • Titratable Acidity: 6.0g/L
  • Aging:
    • Aged in French oak
    • 15% New oak
    • 12 Months
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Grilled Salmon or Butter Poached Lobster
Cheese & Nuts:
light cream cheeses
Fruits & Vegetables:
Kiwi Fruit
Angel Hair Pasta