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.

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