Gundlach Bundschu

Sonoma, CA

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  • Pinzgauer Tour $65.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Mon | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun

    The weekend wine down takes a turn away from the usual cocktail hour when you pack into our Pinz, a Swiss Army transport vehicle built to transport you to a happy place. Roll through our historic vineyard on knobby tires and see the land that gives our wine such unique character. Disembark the vehicle at a unique Rhinefarm destination to taste first-hand what that land produces by sipping five Estate selections. Comes paired with a selection of local cheeses and unlimited relaxation. Approximately 2 Hours.

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  • Vista Courtyard Tasting $35.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Mon | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun

    Skip the indoor tasting room and reserve a table with a view! We offer relaxing and informative seated tastings in our gorgeous courtyard on weekends from May through October. Guests may choose from carefully selected flights of wines, presented by our experienced and friendly staff. Local food pairings are available for purchase to accompany the wines. No outside food and drink in the courtyard, please. Due to limited seating, there will be a non-taster fee of $10 (excluding one DD per group). Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Heritage Reserve Tasting $85.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 8

    Daily

    When your heritage stretches back to 1858, you know that a wine deserving of that designation is the real deal. Our Heritage Selection wines are certainly that. You will experience some of our extremely small production, limited releases that are not available to be tasted anywhere else, including our Heritage Selection and Vintage Reserve wines. Enjoy these artisan creations with gourmet food pairings that were carefully crafted and curated with a private chef. 72 hour notice required. Approximately 2 Hours.

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  • Historic Winery Tasting $20.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Daily

    Built in the 1870’s, our historic tasting room is bonded winery #64 in the state of California. Step inside the oldest structure on our property and learn about our history and winemaking practices and get friendly with fellow wine enthusiasts. This traditional experience is hosted by a Gun Bun ambassador who will taste you through a pre-selected flight of five estate wines. Please allow 45 minutes for this tasting. Reservations strongly encouraged. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Rhinefarm Estate Tasting $50.00/ppGROUP SIZE 7 - 20

    Daily

    Welcome to the Bundschu Bungalow, an arts & crafts style home built in the 1920’s, which displays many family heirlooms, and includes a selection of records to play on our vintage turn table. Greeted by one of our well educated hosts, your guests will be introduced to the winery, as well as the story of our six generations of family, and an explanation of our viticultural techniques. Includes a tasting of 5 estate produced wines. Please allow 75 minutes. Approximately 1.25 Hours.

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  • Off The Beaten Path - Walking Tour $65.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Sat | Sun

    Grab a glass and venture out to our 160+ year old vineyard estate for an overview of our history, wine growing practices and our commitment to high quality, sustainable farming. All the while, sample five estate wines, which were sourced right from the vines on the tour route. At the end of your tour we will provide a picnic box from local Sonoma favorite Frenchie Picnic & Provisions for you to enjoy.Revisit your favorite spot from the tour or hang out at one of our many picnic areas. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Vineyard Tour - Morning $45.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Mon | Thu | Fri

    Come out and explore what it takes to grow the highest quality estate grown wines for 160 harvests! Our well informed tour hosts will guide you into the vineyards to learn about our Green Business Practices, Fish Friendly Farming and our sustainable vineyard practices. Please no children under 12 years old or pets on the tour. Approximately 1.25 Hours.

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  • Vineyard Tour- afternoon $45.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Sat | Sun

    Come out and explore what it takes to grow the highest quality estate grown wines for 160 harvests! Our well informed tour hosts will guide you into the vineyards to learn about our Green Business Practices, Fish Friendly Farming and our sustainable vineyard practices. Please no children under 12 years old or pets on the tour. Approximately 1.25 Hours.

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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, an ideal location for visitors as well as for growing world-class wines. The 161 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.

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
  • Weddings
Experiences

  • Cave Tour
  • Food & Wine
  • General Tasting
  • Large Groups (8 - 12)
  • Private Tasting
  • Special Tasting
  • Tour and Tasting
  • Vineyard Tours
Varietals Offered

  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Red Table Wine
  • Rosé
  • Tempranillo
  • Zinfandel
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dotti H. Member Since 5/31/2019My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 7/11/19 3:00 PM

We scheduled Gundlach Bundschu as our last tasting of the day and by the time we arrived my husband was over wine tasting. So he suggested we buy a bottle and enjoy it on the terrace which we did and it was wonderful. The scenary was amazing and the ambiance was very relaxed and casual. We really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it for a nice casual afternoon of wine drinking.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chris M. Member Since 5/25/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 7/09/19 11:30 AM

Great wines with a beautiful view. Staff was extremely knowledgeable and pleasant

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
David W. Member Since 7/6/2019My BFF
Heritage Reserve Tasting on 7/10/19 2:00 PM

Rob B. met us in front of the house and warmly welcomed us to the winery. Once inside he handed us a nice cool glass of Gewurztraminer, YUM! He gave us a history of the house and the winery as we moved to the deck overlooking the vines streatching to the west. We then sat down for a tasting of four more wines with food pairings. Overall it was two hours of heaven and we hated to leave.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark S. Member Since 10/8/2016My BFF
Pinzgauer Tour on 7/06/19 11:00 AM

Hard to find the tasting room. Great hospitality! Rosie at the members bar is awesome.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Kathy D. Member Since 6/21/2019Evil Stepmother
Vineyard Tour - Morning on 6/27/19 11:30 AM

I chose this winery for it’s history and to try a harder to get wine! The tour was very well done and the guide was knowledgeable in regards to the place. Once the sale is complete, good luck getting in touch with anyone!

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Traci T. Member Since 9/24/2013My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 7/06/19 12:00 PM

One of my favorite spots to hang out and enjoy wine with friends. People are always nice, you can bring your dogs which is a bonus and the food is fantastic too. You really don't have to leave as they have everything right there for a perfect day.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Erika S. Member Since 7/21/2017My BFF
Vineyard Tour - Morning on 7/05/19 11:30 AM

Very informative, informal, historic, fun and freekin' beautiful!!!! Awesome Guide

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
barbara b. Member Since 6/21/2019My Frenemy
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 7/05/19 2:30 PM

We attending a tasting, the person came to the table poured the sample and left. Exact same process each time. Never told us anything about the winery OR the wines we tasted. If all you want to do is sit and drink I guess it’s an ok place. We would not go back.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 2/5
Bob S. Member Since 6/30/2019My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 7/05/19 1:30 PM

Overall, good. 2 things would have made it great: when we arrived and we seated at our reserved table we waited almost 10 minutes before anyone paid us any attention. Then we had 3 different servers, none of whom appeared to communicate with the prior person so we started over with each one. Then, after both couples ordered wine (one a case, the other 6 bottles), both orders were screwed up.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Donna B. Member Since 5/2/2019My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 7/01/19 3:00 PM

Fabulous setting for a great tasting. Wine was good!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Donna T. Member Since 6/18/2019My Parents
Pinzgauer Tour on 6/27/19 3:00 PM

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Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jenna S. Member Since 6/22/2019My BFF
Vineyard Tour- afternoon on 6/29/19 2:30 PM

We took the cave and vineyard tour with Cat, and she was extremely knowledgable and fun, making sure we walked away with new information on every aspect of wine - farming, producing, and enjoying it. The setting is spectacular, and the wine is divine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rick M. Member Since 6/12/2019My BFF
Off The Beaten Path - Walking Tour on 6/29/19 11:30 AM

We really enjoyed the experience and walking tour/picnic. Kat was first rate with her knowledge and presentation. The scenery was spectacular as well.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carol P. Member Since 6/15/2019My Ex
Historic Winery Tasting on 6/23/19 2:00 PM

We did not particularly enjoy our visit to Gundlach Bundschu. Compared to other wineries we visited, it just wasn't very impressive and we didn't enjoy the wine.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Patrick B. Member Since 12/20/2017My Ex
Vineyard Tour- afternoon on 6/29/19 2:30 PM

Was expecting an informative tour of the wine making process and the history of this vineyard. Unfortunately learned very little about the wine making process. What was covered? The plight of the migrant farm worker, laws on what's organic or not, SF housing prices, drug legislation, she even talked at one point about throwing shroom parties. Not professional.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 4/5
James M. Member Since 9/15/2016My Frenemy
Rhinefarm Estate Tasting on 6/29/19 3:30 PM

We paid for a private tasting in a private room but were still treated like anybody who walks in and gets a tasting with the masses. This is not a good private experience.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
caherine O. Member Since 6/13/2019My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 6/13/19 3:30 PM

Amazing experience with such a friendly knowledgeable staff! And gorgeous grounds!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Paul P. Member Since 11/1/2018My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 6/29/19 1:00 PM

Excellent venue, wine, and staff!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amee S. Member Since 10/10/2012My BFF
Pinzgauer Tour on 6/28/19 11:00 AM

I am in absolute love with everything about Gundlach Bundschu! They employ the BEST people who love what they do and love who they work for! The PINZGAUER tour is the most unique wine tour in the valley- great history, great knowledge, great wine and great fun! Nora was incredible-- from story telling to wine expertise!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bennett P. Member Since 6/26/2019My Boss
Historic Winery Tasting on 6/28/19 3:00 PM

Really fantastic wines overall, especially the whites - which is unexpected for the area and also for me. We were unfortunately a little rushed to catch a plane, but wanted to experience Sonoma a bit and we did. Really beautiful location (once you escape the parking lot and find the tasting room and terrace). Would absolutely go again. The place was packed so service was a little spotty.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cassandra S. Member Since 4/28/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 6/25/19 11:00 AM

Super cool location and the staff were phenomenal!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Christian S. Member Since 6/15/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 6/26/19 11:00 AM

Excellent wines. Great tasting experience - lady that did the tasting is a former teacher and gave a great history lesson during the tasting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jennifet O. Member Since 6/24/2019My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 6/24/19 11:00 AM

We sat on the courtyard and it was beautiful. The wines were delicious and the staff was knowledgeable and friendly. We would definitely visit again.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Patricia R. Member Since 6/8/2019My BFF
Vineyard Tour- afternoon on 6/23/19 2:30 PM

I visited Gundlach Bundschu with 2 adult children and my partner. I must admit when we first approached the winery I was less than impressed. The parking area and walkway to the checkin area were not as aesthetic as I would have liked. Our guide was named Win and he was amazing. Win entertained us with his knowledge and stories. We loved this winery and would recommend it!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Beth D. Member Since 6/19/2019My BFF
Pinzgauer Tour on 6/23/19 3:00 PM

We enjoyed the pinzgouer tour. It was full of history but also fun and beautiful! Our tour guide Nora was the absolute best! We then hung out under a terrace after the tour that had water misting to keep you cool. We will definitely be back!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nick A. Member Since 6/22/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 6/22/19 2:00 PM

Came here with the wife and enjoyed a great tasting and super nice staff. Would come here again for sure and will be telling all our friends! Thanks, guys!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Thibault P. Member Since 5/27/2019My BFF
Off The Beaten Path - Walking Tour on 6/22/19 11:30 AM

We did the walking tour and had a great time! Cat was our guide and we learned a lot about the the different vines at Gundlach Bunschu and their history.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
barbara r. Member Since 6/21/2019My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 6/21/19 11:00 AM

Staff were very nice and accommodating, pleasant. Our server was running late but someone else stepped in. Lovely view and good wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Adam W. Member Since 4/30/2019My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 6/21/19 12:00 PM

Great atmosphere, amazing wine, reasonably priced.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lori F. Member Since 5/30/2019My Boss
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 6/20/19 3:30 PM

No one was there to greet us but a smart employee stepped up! Yay for her !

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Donna K. Member Since 5/4/2019My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 6/17/19 12:00 PM

Our server was really friendly and knowledgeable. We were very pleased and spent a lot of money on wine. We also joined as a member of GB

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Sue F. Member Since 5/16/2019My BFF
Pinzgauer Tour on 6/14/19 11:00 AM

We were a party of 8 and we had an amazing time

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Donna L. Member Since 6/15/2019My BFF
Off The Beaten Path - Walking Tour on 6/16/19 11:30 AM

A delightful, informative, and beautiful tour. Cat was wonderful

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sue G. Member Since 5/13/2017My BFF
Pinzgauer Tour on 6/17/19 3:00 PM

Our friends enjoyed the Pinzgauer tour while my husband and I sat at a picnic table and shared a terrific bottle of Chardonnay. It was a nice place to sit and relax for a bit, and we didn’t feel like doing any more wine tasting flights, so glad we could just order a bottle and sip. Our friends loved the Pinzgauer tour around the winery.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Melanie B. Member Since 6/16/2019My BFF
Pinzgauer Tour on 6/17/19 3:00 PM

We loved our tour. Cat was delightful and knowledgeable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Donna W. Member Since 3/26/2019My BFF
Pinzgauer Tour on 6/15/19 3:00 PM

We had a wonderful tour with Rob. Would definitely go again!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael R. Member Since 10/28/2017My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 6/15/19 12:00 PM

Gun Bun has everything. Great location with beautiful views. We like to taste outside on the patio. Diverse selection of wine, I particularly like their Merlot but all of them delicious. The food selection may appear limited but the portions are substantial enough to make a meal. And the local cheeses are fantastic. This is a go-to place when I bring first time visitors to Sonoma county.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Diana R. Member Since 6/15/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 6/15/19 4:30 PM

I brought my family for a tasting on the patio. They loved the ambiance. Felt a little rushed but it was also because we scheduled a 4:30 tasting. Overall, very happy I’m a wine club member!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Aaron B. Member Since 5/31/2019My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 6/14/19 2:00 PM

Was a little unclear where we were supposed to go when we arrived. When we parked it was hard to tell the tasting room and patio area were down the road past the tanks. Once we found it, it was a lovely setting. I think the trees have grown in and maybe blocked some of the view though. The wines were good and we liked the rose the best.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Karen P. Member Since 7/20/2014My BFF
Pinzgauer Tour on 6/13/19 3:00 PM

Staff was happy.

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

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