New owner embraces heritage at 155-year-old Buena Vista Winery

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In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, Jean-Charles Boisset, looks up at a portrait of Agoston Haraszthy, the founder of Buena Vista Winery and "Count of Buena Vista" at the winery in Sonoma, Calif. Many people think the California wine world came of age in 1976 after a famous tasting in Paris put the Golden State�s vintages on the world map. But for Boisset, new owner of the state�s oldest commercial winery, the state�s fine wine making traditions started a century before that. That�s why the Burgundian is building the future of 155-year-old Buena Vista Winery, a landmark known as the birthplace of California wine, on its past. He plans to make wines in September in the stately stone buildings and old wine caves for the first time in two decades. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)