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 Sonoma County.
Showcasing juicy red fruit such as strawberry, raspberry and an underlying mandarin note, the mouthfeel is full with medium acid and structure. A beautiful example of why Buena Vista is bringing back this unique and tantalizing varietal.
Harvested on September 30th through October 1st from the Van der Kamp Vineyard on Sonoma Mountain, the grapes were hand picked in the early morning to ensure the grapes retained their maximum freshness. The wine was aged for six months in 100% french oak barrels with only 10% of the barrels being new to help retain the luscious fruit flavors.