California Historical Landmarks in Sonoma County
California Landmark 392-1
Site of Haraszthy Villa
Castle Road near Buena Vista Winery
Three Miles Southeast of Sonoma
This building is a reconstruction of the Pompeian villa erected on this site in 1857 by Count Haraszthy. Here, on October 23, 1864, was held a masked ball, the first formal vintage celebration in California history. General & Mrs. Vallejo were guests of honor.
To read about the colorful life of Count Haraszthy, please see California Landmark 392: Buena Vista Winery and San Francisco Landmark 34: United States Mint & Subtreasury.