Wednesday, May 04, 2016

California Historical Landmark #392-1

Site of Haraszthy Villa
California State Historical Landmark #392-1

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This landmark is located on Castle Road near the Buena Vista Winery, Sonoma, California. There are 26 other California State Historical Landmarks in Sonoma County. The GPS coordinates for this location are 38° 18' 01.4" N 122° 25' 35.7" W.

California Historical Marker 392-1

Here Count Agoston Haraszthy, 'Father of California Viticulture,' built an imposing villa in 1857-58, as his home. California's first formal Vintage Celebration, a masked ball, was held at this site on October 23, 1864. General and Mrs. Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo were guests of honor. While living here, Haraszthy oversaw operations of the Winery and Buena Vista Vinicultural Society.

California Historical Marker #392-1

California Historical Landmark #392-1

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