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October 31st 2014:A Visit with "The Count of Buena Vista," Agoston Haraszthy

Guest: The Count of Buena Vista. A review of goings on in Sonoma Wine Country and more "Wine Questions you Were Afraid to Ask." Our guest will be The Count of Buena Vista Winery of this Halloween. The Count will tell us about starting Buena Vista in the 1860's, early California viticulture along with the other exploits of his extraordinary life. We will also learn about the amazing restoration of Buena Vista Winery under the stewardship of owner Jean-Charles Boisset.

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Count Haraszthy of Buena Vista Wines

Local Sonoma actor George Weber appears as The Count of Buena Vista Agoston Haraszthy 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. Born into a wealthy, land-owning family, The Count grew up amidst famed vineyards and orchards that had been in his family for centuries. In 1863 Buena Vista became The Count's viniculture laboratory. He constantly innovated and experimented with blends, techniques and viticultural practices, including dry-farming, hillside planting, tightly-spaced vines, and techniques to limit yields in order to increase concentration and flavor.
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