From the daily archives: Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Argentina is the second largest South American country and it offers delicious food and amazing wine. Our menu included traditional Pollo, Puerro y Pimenton empanadas, Ensalada de Palmitos, Milanesa a la Napolitana, and

Our wines included an Alamos (Catena family) Torrontes, Cruz Alta Malbec, Arge & Tina Malbec, Massimo Malbec, and a few others.

Salud!

 

Self proclaimed “The Count of Buena Vista,” Agoston Haraszthy de Mokesa was a vivacious pioneer whose love affair with grape-growing started in his homeland of Hungary.

He first settled in Wisconsin, then moved west to San Diego, San Francisco, and finally settled in Sonoma County.

The Count finally established his winery in 1857, producing 6,500 gallons in the first vintage. Buena Vista continued to grow and expand and by 1860, more than 250 acres of vines had been planted. The Count’s passion also inspired many others to take up wine growing in Sonoma.

Visit Buena Vista to learn more.

The Seghesio story begins in 1886, when Edoardo Seghesio departed his family’s vineyards in Piedmont, Italy, for a new life in America. Like so many immigrants, he was drawn to Northern Sonoma County and the Italian Swiss Colony to follow his passion for wine-making. The “Colony,” as it was known, hired immigrants for three-year stints, providing room and board, and a lump sum at the end of those three years enabling employees to buy land or set up a business in their new homeland.

Visit Seghesio to learn more.