Buena Vista Press House

Buena Vista Press House (HM1JCT)

Location: Sonoma, CA 95476 Sonoma County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 17.971', W 122° 25.367'

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Erected in 1862

This is the first stone winery building in California, and also the first "gravity-flow" wine building. The Count's wine grapes were loaded directly to the back of the building's second floor from the road , made into wine, then brought by gravity to the caves below to be aged at steady, cool temperatures. The use of pumps can bruise wine - thus reducing flavor.
In 1982, this building was prepared for future violent earth disturbances; you may notice the metal washers on the out side of the building. These are attached to three foot long steel rods that go through and hold up the original stone walls.
Placed ByBuena Vista Winery
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Date Added Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 9:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 550471 N 4239205
Decimal Degrees38.29951667, -122.42278333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.971', W 122° 25.367'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 58.26" N, 122° 25' 22.02" W
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Area Code(s)707
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18000 Old Winery Rd, Sonoma CA 95476, US
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