Buena Vista Winery and Vineyards - Sonoma, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 38° 17.966 W 122° 25.362
10S E 550478 N 4239195
Quick Description: A historical marker honoring the birthplace of California wine industry.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/29/2016 8:20:12 AM
Waymark Code: WMR1RW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 4

Long Description:
Buena Vista Winery is the oldest commercial winery in California. It was founded by Agoston Haraszthy in 1857. The winery is located on its original grounds, just east of Sonoma, California.

The plaque reads:

Founded in 1857, this is the birthplace of California wine. Its founder, Colonel Agoston Haraszthy, called the father of the state's wine industry, toured Europe in 1861 to gather grape vine cuttings, he also oversaw planting the vineyards and digging wine storage tunnels into the limestone rock of the hillsides.
Marker Number: 392.00


County: Sonoma

Has Official CA Plaque: yes

Marker Dedication Date: 12/1/1980

18000 Old Winery Rd, 2 mi NE of Sonoma

Website: [Web Link]

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