Be a part of history, and celebrate Earth Day by helping Buena Vista Winery’s director of winegrowing and his vineyard team plant the rootstock for its new demonstration vineyard in front of the historic Buena Vista Press House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday,

April 26.

In honor of Earth Day, the winery is offering a unique activity that will create lasting memories for all who join in. Each participant will plant a rootstock on a special hillside vineyard at Buena Vista, assisted by its vineyard team.

The winery will be offering a special Earth Day tasting flight paired with small bites prepared by renowned chef Michel Cornu.

The cost is $20 a person, $10 for Buena Vista Wine Club Members, children are free.

To purchase tickets call 934-8210 or email

Buena Vista Winery is located at 18000 Old Winery Road, Sonoma.

Buena Vista Winery, California’s first premium winery was founded in 1857 by Agoston Haraszthy, the self-proclaimed “Count of Buena Vista.” Possessing a deep regard for the significance of its place in California wine history, Jean-Charles Boisset brought Buena Vista into the Boisset Family Estates collection in April 2011.

Today, Boisset is returning Buena Vista to its original glory with the complete restoration and re-opening of the Champagne Cellars.

For the first time in more than 20 years, the cellars are now open to the public for guided tours, and wine is being made there once again after more than 30 years of dormancy.