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Buena Vista Winery

The historically significant Californian winery is located in the Los Carneros area near the town of Sonoma. It was founded in 1857 by the Austro-Hungarian nobleman Agoston Haraszthy (1812-1869) with 230 hectares of land at that time. The press house built by him in 1862 is today a tourist attraction. Haraszthy expanded the estate to 2,500 hectares of vineyards and maintained offices in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and even London. Due to numerous losses on the stock exchange, the company soon went bankrupt. In 1943, Frank Bartholomew refounded the company. The famous oenologist André Tchelistcheff (1901-1994) worked as a consultant for some time. In 1979 it became the property of the German company Racke. After several changes of ownership, the estate was finally bought by Constellation Brands in 2007. The vineyards cover 445 hectares, which extend on slopes down to San Francisco Bay. The wines are made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. The brand L'Année is a red wine in Bordeaux style. 125,000 cases of wine are produced annually

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