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About Gundlach Bundschu

The oldest family-owned winery in California offers distinctive, small-production wines in an historic and bucolic setting, and is well known for warm, fun and educational hospitality.

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Founded in 1858, Gundlach Bundschu is California's oldest family-owned winery. The historic estate, currently run by the sixth generation of the family, sits at the intersection of Napa, Sonoma and Carneros, and ideal location for visitors as well as for growing world-class wines. The 159 year-old vineyard ranges from the valley floor up the steep western slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains, uniquely allowing the winery to grow both Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon on the site, as well as small lots of intriguing wines like Tempranillo, Gewurztraminer, Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel, most exclusively available at the winery.

features Notable Features
  • Art on Display
  • Corporate Events
  • Family Owned
  • Gardens
  • Hand-crafted
  • Historic Building
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Olive Orchard
  • Pet Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
tours and tastings Experiences
  • Cave Tour
  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • General Tasting
  • Large Groups (8 - 20)
  • Private Tasting
  • Special Tasting
  • Vineyard Tours
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Red Table Wine
  • Rosé
  • Tempranillo
  • Zinfandel
Average Score from CellarPass Visitors5 Star Average Rating
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bill O. Member Since 9/5/2018
Pinzgauer Tour on 9/16/18 11:00 AM

Pinzgauer Tour - fun and bumpy. Nora, our guide was wonderful - informative, funny, irreverent. Sort of like Gundlach Bundshu, which is one of the reasons we like the place.* *the wines are pretty darn good, too!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ken T. Member Since 9/20/2014
Pinzgauer Tour on 9/20/18 3:00 PM

The historic value is worth the trip. Avoid Pinz tour, not like the video so much, tho Rob Bundschu was a great host, money would be better spent on wine.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Matt V. Member Since 9/16/2018
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 9/16/18 2:00 PM

Our server was lovely-attentive and treated our party of 6 to a wonderful experience. We all enjoyed the wine and the atmosphere. I’m sure we will be back!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jennifer L. Member Since 8/12/2018
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 9/15/18 2:00 PM

Very relaxed atmosphere. Good wine and knowledgeable staff. Vista Courtyard tasting was the best. Request a table near the water if possible for the best views.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stephen S. Member Since 9/15/2018
Historic Winery Tasting on 9/15/18 2:00 PM

We had a very nice experience. Great wine, great hospitality, and our server, Rosie, was very knowledgeable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kenitha W. Member Since 8/16/2018
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 9/15/18 2:30 PM

It was my book club’s favorite winery out of the 3 we visited that day. The grounds are gorgeous & well-kept, the cave was cool to experience, and the opportunity to actually taste the grapes was wonderful. We sampled wines all throughout the tour. It was priced comparably too. Would definitely recommend this to anyone and hope to return for another visit myself.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gary D. Member Since 9/10/2018
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 9/14/18 3:30 PM

Just too busy loud and moderate wine - our favorite Cabernet was not being offered, surprisingly wines offered did not excite us in the least.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 2/5
Anna D. Member Since 9/13/2018
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 9/13/18 11:00 AM

Beautiful patio setting for a leisurely tasting with a very knowledgeable and engaging hostess

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bill k. Member Since 9/4/2018
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 9/09/18 1:00 PM

We visited Sunday 9/9 to use a gift certificate for a Courtyard Tasting and everything was amazing. Keep up the good work.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jason S. Member Since 7/30/2018
Heritage Reserve Tasting on 9/08/18 2:00 PM

Beautiful vinyard, knowledge and graceous host, spectacular food and wine pairing.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Arthur R. Member Since 9/7/2018
Historic Winery Tasting on 9/08/18 2:30 PM

Beautiful site. Very welcoming. Wines - not so good.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jason L. Member Since 8/20/2018
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 9/02/18 2:30 PM

We really enjoyed our visit to Gun Bun! It was our 1st time taking a wine tour and we just loved it. Cat was our tour guide & she was the best! She answered all the questions our group had and made us feel like we had known her for years. Awesome afternoon! We would highly recommend our experience to anybody!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dayna F. Member Since 4/23/2017
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 9/07/18 3:30 PM

Nora was great -- super friendly and knowledgeable and accommodated our request to move the umbrella. We loved the goat cheese and jam plate too. It was a beautiful Friday afternoon.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Zenia C. Member Since 8/31/2018
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 8/31/18 3:00 PM

We had a wonderful visit to Gundlach Bundschu. We were a group of 4 humans and 4 dogs. This was a welcome stop along a long road trip. They were not only dog friendly but treated the dogs like guests. Great ambiance on the patio. We loved the wine and appetizers we chose to go along with the wines. We hope to return.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michele M. Member Since 8/1/2018
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 9/03/18 2:30 PM

My husband and daughter did the cave tour in Sept and loved it! Our guide Win was both informative and entertaining. Thanks for the great afternoon.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jackie K. Member Since 2/8/2014
Rhinefarm Estate Tasting on 9/02/18 3:30 PM

I'm so glad we booked the Bungalow, as the tasting room was packed! Amelia helped make it a great experience (& did really well for her first time!). We had some challenges at the Picnic Arbor as we were met with a swarm of bees--tough to be mad, because I know they play a role in the whole ecosystem of the winery, but MAN were they relentless once the sandwiches came out. Thank you so much!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tim H. Member Since 8/31/2018
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 9/03/18 2:30 PM

Fantastic history and story presented by knowledgeable staff who really make you feel welcome at their beautiful winery. Most importantly though they had great wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Priti B. Member Since 8/17/2018
Historic Winery Tasting on 9/01/18 11:00 AM

We had a wonderful morning visiting this winery. Sylvia in the tasting room was fun to speak with, answered all of our questions and very generous with the pours. We wound up becoming members because we loved the wines so much and we are looking forward to receiving our first shipment.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jensen H. Member Since 7/19/2018
Rhinefarm Estate Tasting on 9/01/18 1:00 PM

It was a beautiful place with a laid back vibe. Our hostess left a little bit to be desired as far as how much she actually interacted with the group but overall it was a great time!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Denise H. Member Since 8/29/2018
Heritage Reserve Tasting on 9/02/18 11:00 AM

my rating would be more of a 4.5 ... I have had so many exceptional wine experiences and I would put this at the top. The wine was awesome and the hospitality outstanding. It was a pleasure to have one of the owners do the tasting. My only constructive criticism would be the portion size of the food could be a little larger.. however the food itself was very good and paired well with the wine.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Peter N. Member Since 8/27/2018
Historic Winery Tasting on 8/31/18 12:30 PM

We love the small, family operated wineries, and this was surely a winner. We will return, especially after the remodel!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chris S. Member Since 8/10/2018
Pinzgauer Tour on 8/30/18 3:00 PM

We did the Pinzgauer tour and it was our favorite winery/vineyard experience. Our host/guide (I think his name was Rob) was incredibly friendly & knowledgeable. He answered a ton of questions and we learned a lot. The vineyard is gorgeous and it ends with a wine & cheese tasting in their caves 100% worth it

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Francis B. Member Since 8/7/2018
Historic Winery Tasting on 8/20/18 1:00 PM

Booked the cave tour! There were only five of us and Win, our guide, was FANTASTIC. So friendly and knowledgable, and GREAT wines as well!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jason C. Member Since 8/17/2018
Pinzgauer Tour on 8/24/18 11:00 AM

Couldn't have asked for a better tour - Rob was knowledgeable, friendly and created a great atmosphere for the group. This was the highlight of our stay in Sonoma and we'd recommend GunBun to anyone.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Henry D. Member Since 7/25/2018
Historic Winery Tasting on 8/25/18 1:30 PM

Besides the wine, which is marvelous, the grounds are well keeped. the employees are the friendly and genuinely happy to help

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Crystal N. Member Since 8/21/2018
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 8/25/18 3:00 PM

Atmosphere was great, the reserve tasting was way better than the vista tasting, and it was a great place to bring a picnic and enjoy the views of the vast vineyards. However, one of the staff members assumed we snuck into the courtyard tasting and confronted our group about it in a very accusatory tone that made us feel like we didn't belong, which ruined the vibe for us for the rest of the time.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
Andrew M. Member Since 8/22/2018
Pinzgauer Tour on 8/24/18 11:00 AM

We arrived late but they hustled to accommodate us - amazing service. We took a jeep tour throughout the vineyards and drink wine and learned about the property, the wines and G-B's history.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Margie B. Member Since 8/23/2018
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 8/24/18 12:30 PM

We always have a wonderful time at Gun Bun. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable, the wine is great and the setting is beautiful. Very relaxed ambiance combined with professional service. It's my favorite winery to visit in Sonoma!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Veronica R. Member Since 5/5/2013
Pinzgauer Tour on 8/20/18 3:00 PM

Honestly, I would have loved it more if we didn't get attacked by bees! We were not able to enjoy our wine and snacks at the main stop due to all the bees. They were all over us, the food, everywhere!!! I was afraid to eat as they wouldn't get off the food. We ended up having to eat and drink on the jeep. In the end it just felt rushed.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Allan S. Member Since 7/30/2018
Dirt to Bottle – Production Tour & Cave Tasting on 8/05/18 11:30 AM

We had a great time visiting Gundlach Bundschu. Our one regret, however, is that you do not allow Canadians to join your wine club.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Elaine W. Member Since 6/13/2018
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 8/18/18 12:00 PM

Love the ambiance at Gundlach Bundschu for its country feel in its winery, the pond by the courtyard tasting and overall quaintness. We had the Vista Courtyard Tasting and it was perfect. Sitting by the pond and noshing on its small bites which you can order when you are starting your tasting. If you a looking for a fun way to taste wines and eat small bites on a picnic table, this is the place

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
christina f. Member Since 8/18/2018
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 8/19/18 11:00 AM

Lauren was our waiter and he was phenomenal. Very present, great with conversation ( on a personal and professional note), very attentive, and sweet. I went with 3 of my cousins and we all seemed to be very pleased with the service, atmosphere, and wine selection. The live DJ was a nice touch, along with the casual tables along the water, I most certainly would go back.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Janie S. Member Since 8/25/2016
Historic Winery Tasting on 8/19/18 2:30 PM

The staff was very friendly and informative, the atmosphere was busy, but not hectic, and the wines were great.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Lacey S. Member Since 8/14/2018
Historic Winery Tasting on 8/18/18 11:00 AM

We came for a historic tasting and had a good experience. They have a beautiful set up, with a few outdoor seating areas, one being just for tastings and the other appeared to be a nice walk-up spot. The gift shop had a ton of great things in it, a really great spot to find a gift. The tasting was good, our host was awesome and we really enjoyed the thorough family history.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Claudia L. Member Since 8/16/2018
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 8/16/18 2:30 PM

Had a fun tour with Cat! She was super knowledgeable. Enjoyed the cave time as well as being out w the vines. Bought a bottle of rosé to enjoy on the terrace as the day was wrapping up...super relaxing and quite memorable. Next time I’ll definitely plan ahead and book the Pinzguaer Vineyard Excursion Tour. Can’t wait to taste our bottles when we get home!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lori W. Member Since 7/25/2014
Pinzgauer Tour on 8/03/18 11:00 AM

Engaging and entertaining experience traveling through the vineyards on a Pinzgauer while learning about the history of the winery, growth of the vines and grapes plus the process for making wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Patricia M. Member Since 6/7/2017
Pinzgauer Tour on 8/16/18 3:00 PM

One of the best wine tours! Learned a lot, and the four of us had a blast. Our tour guide (Mr Bundschu) was excellent. I love the family concept going on!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dan B. Member Since 7/13/2018
Historic Winery Tasting on 8/08/18 3:00 PM

Nice venue. Less than generous.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Lauren S. Member Since 8/5/2018
Pinzgauer Tour on 8/12/18 11:00 AM

Gunbun is a GREAT place to visit and has fantastic wines! I’d recommend the Pinz tour for anyone who enjoys getting outdoors and wants to learn more about wine making.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Candey A. Member Since 7/17/2018
Historic Winery Tasting on 8/11/18 1:00 PM

Sylvia tended to us for the wine tasting and was very kind and knowledge about the establishment. The property is enormous and beautifully maintained.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5

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2000 Denmark Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
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