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
Built 1857-1858

California Landmark 392-1: Site of Haraszthy Villa
California Landmark 392-1: Site of Haraszthy Villa
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Count Agoston Haraszthy
Father of California Viniculture

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.

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