Friday, December 12, 2008

Meet the Buena Vista Carneros & Atlas Peak Teams!

Taken outside the historic farmhouse on Buena Vista Carneros' Ramal Vineyard Estate, these are the hard working individuals that make up the two winemaking teams.

You're able to enjoy the fruits of their labor in the magnificent wines of Atlas Peak and Buena Vista Carneros!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Buena Vista Carneros Pinot Noir is a Perfect Pick for the Holidays!

The Buena Vista Carneros Pinot Noir gets a great photo op and perfect pairing for Thanksgiving by Bill Citara in the November 2008 US Airways on-flight magazine.

Clearly on message he goes onto say, “The cool-weather Carneros region produces some of the finest Pinot Noirs in Northern California, and the resurgent Buena Vista’s latest effort is an excellent example.”

US Airways is the country’s 5th largest airline and boards over 81 million annual passengers, with an astounding 6.8 million a month!

Congratulations team BVC on this great hit!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Buena Vista Carneros Family!

Profile of the Week!

Meet our friends, Janine Flavo, Chef & Chris Sawyer, Sommelier, both of Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar.

Janine Flavo - Chef de Cuisine
Janine graduated from the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute in 1998 and cut her teeth working for at the Disney World Resort in Orlando. Since April 2005 she has directed the culinary program at Carneros Bistro located in the Lodge at Sonoma. She grows a magnificent herb and vegetable garden, that sources her seasonal cuisine, just outside the restaurant doors. Her dinner menu features local items such as CK Lamb T-Bone Meyer Lemon Cavatelli, Fava Beans, English Pea, in a Syrah Gelee. With an open kitchen, high ceilings and large windows overlooking the garden, Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar is a must stop in Sonoma Wine Country.

Ask about her famous smoked pork belly!!

Chris Sawyer - Journalist/Sommelier
A world-renowned wine writer, sommelier, wine educator and critic, Christopher Sawyer travels around the globe following trends in wine and participating as a judge in international wine competitions. Sawyer is also notably the world’s only Film Festival Sommelier, pairing wine selections with some of the world’s top independent films each April at the Sonoma Valley Film Festival.

Christopher is currently sommelier-in-residence at the Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar at The Lodge at Sonoma and Renaissance Resort and Spa, where he features an extensive wine list spotlighting wines from Sonoma County and Carneros. He also serves as the private sommelier for some of the area’s most well-known residents, including the Getty family in San Francisco and Pixar Co-Founder and Oscar Award-winning director John Lasseter, of Cars, A Bug's Life, Toy Story, The Incredibles and Ratatouille fame, and as consulting sommelier for an innovative new wine program at the Hilton in the San Francisco Financial District.

Born and raised in Sonoma County, Christopher is also a well-respected journalist whose articles frequently appear in the Patterson’s Tasting Panel, Click by LavaLife, Wine Business Monthly, Wines & Vines, Vineyard & Winery Management, Fine Life, Sonoma Magazine, California Wine & Food, San Francisco Chronicle, Press Democrat/Argus-Courier, Smart Meetings, and many other national publications.

The Lodge & Sonoma, Renaissance
Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
1325 Broadway Street
Sonoma, CA 95476

More Winery Olympics Photos

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Winery Olympics

Years and years of training, pushing yourself beyond all limits, personal, I'm not talking about the Olympic athletes...I'm talking about our winemakers and the cellar crews. Ever tried to roll an empty barrel 25 yards? Straight? How quickly can you top off a barrel? Without spilling wine?

The local distributor team had the opportunity to show off their strenghts. Winemaker Jeff Stewart hosted a 'Winery Olympics' contest between 4 of the local sales teams. Events included the barrel roll, wine racking, and blind tastings of area pinot noirs. The grand prize was Jeff grilling tri-tips and sipping we were all winners!

Monday, September 08, 2008

Buena Vista at Tres Hombres, Petaluma - September 28th

Start your Sunday off in downtown Petaluma with a savory Tres Hombres brunch perfectly paired with some of the finest wines in the Ascentia Wine Estates portfolio.

Join me for delicious samples of:

2007 Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc
2006 Buena Vista Carneros Pinot Noir
2006 XYZin 10 Year Old “Vine-Aged” Zinfandel

Be sure to tune into Ziggy on her “Wine Wednesday” segment to catch the publicity of this fabulous event, as well as her great coverage of the ins ‘n outs of the wine biz!

Date: Sunday, September 28

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Place: Tres Hombres Petaluma

151 Petaluma Boulevard South
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 773-4500


Thursday, September 04, 2008

Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar’s Heirloom Tomato Dinner with Buena Vista Carneros - September 10

Carneros Bistro Heirloom Tomato Dinner Wednesday, September 10.

Chef Janine Falvo will offer several creative tomato-centric courses, all paired by sommelier Christopher Sawyer with wines from Etude, David Noyes, Buena Vista Carneros, Gundlach Bundschu and Gloria Ferrer. $85. 6:30 p.m. For reservations call 707.931.2042.

Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
The Lodge at Sonoma
1325 Broadway Street
Sonoma, CA 95476

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Exquisite Wine & Food Offering at California's First Winery - Buena Vista Carneros

Exquisite Wine & Food Offering at California's First Winery - Buena Vista Carneros

Date: Aug 2008 - Sep 2008
Time: Every Friday - Sunday 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Cost: $20.00

Place: Buena Vista Carneros Historic Tasting Room
18000 Old Winery Road
Sonoma, CA 95476

Starting August 29th through the end of harvest, we invite you to indulge in the cool-climate Carneros wines of Buena Vista expertly paired with some of the finest local artisanal cheese producers of Sonoma County. Savor Carneros Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Syrah with local cheeses, such as Bellwether Farms, Cowgirl Creamery, Laura Chenel and Vella on the beautiful grounds of California's first winery!

More Info: Buena Vista Carneros

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Buena Vista Carneros & Jeff Stewart on KRON TV 4-San Francisco

KRON news anchor, Mark Danon sits down with Buena Vista Carneros winemaker, Jeff Stewart to discuss the attributes of cool-climate winemaking in Carneros.

Watch Video >> Buena Vista Carneros KRON4 San Francisco

The "Heard it Through the Grapevine" segment ran on Friday, August 22 during the highly rated KRON 4 Morning News.

KRON 4 Morning News Audience Total Viewing Households: 44,400

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Buena Vista Carneros impresses San Francisco Chronicle!

Noted for its knowledgeable staff and attentive service the historic tasting room of Buena Vista Carneros is reviewed recently in the San Francisco Chronicle. The article goes on to say, "On a recent visit, there was always someone nearby to answer questions about the winery's history and its wines."

Rating: TWO AND A HALF STARS Good/Excellent

Click here for review: Buena Vista Carneros impresses San Francisco Chronicle. Northern California's largest newspaper enjoys a circulation of 365,234.

Congratulations team BVC!

Sunday, August 03, 2008

More Buena Vista in "Bottle Shock"

During a blind tasting, Freddy Rodriguez's character calls out a 1974 Buena Vista Pinot Noir, from an up and coming region called ... Carneros!

Check out the movie trailer here:

Buena Vista Carneros' Ramal Vineyard Plays Backdrop to Hollywood's "Bottle Shock" Movie!

Check out the rolling hills of Buena Vista's Ramal Vineyard Estate in the heart of the Carneros Appellation. Some of the movie's most beautiful scenes are played out amongst the winery's premier Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards.

Check out the movie trailer here:

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The History of California's First Winery

Check out world events in this timeline as California's first winery was growing from its humble beginnings in 1857 to the present day.

Buena Vista Historic Tasting Room
11 am to 5 pm
18000 Old Winery Road
Sonoma, CA 95476

Monday, July 21, 2008

Visit California's First Winery - A National Treasure & Landmark!

Buena Vista Historic Tasting Room
18000 Old Winery Road
Sonoma, CA 95476

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Meet Buena Vista Founder Count Agoston Haraszthy!

Local historian and impersonator, George Webber, will be on hand taking visitors back in time to the beginnings of California's first winery in 1857 with a walking tour of the historic Buena Vista Winery.

Renowned for his public tours on the Sonoma Plaza and his manifestations of Mark Twain, General Vallejo, Luigi, and Professor Vine. More than just a tour or lecture, George Webber creates Performance Art!

Come visit Tuesday, July 22nd at 4:00 PM and take a walk back in time.

Buena Vista Historic Tasting Room
18000 Old Winery Road
Sonoma, CA 95476

Check out George Webber. Click here: