Gundlach Bundschu

Sonoma, CA

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  • Pinzgauer Tour $65.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Mon | Wed | 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 $25.00/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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  • Dirt to Bottle – Production Tour & Cave Tasting $45.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Sat | Sun

    Gather at our Crush Pad, raise a glass of chilled Gewurztraminer, and get ready to learn about the process of making wine. Making wine is both an art and a science, as well as an awful lot of hard work. Gain rare access to the production area of our winery and sip five estate selection wines while your tour host walks you through the complex and magical process of making wine. Please no children younger than 12 years of age. Non-tasters of any age will be charged half price. Approximately 1.25 Hours.

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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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  • Vineyard and Cave 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 through the barrel aging cave and into the vineyards to learn about our Green Business Practices, Fish Friendly Farming and our sustainable vineyard practices. All the while, sample five estate wines, several of which were sourced right from the vines here on property. Please no children under 12 years old or pets on the tour. Approximately 1.25 Hours.

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  • Vineyard and Cave 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 through the barrel aging cave and into the vineyards to learn about our Green Business Practices, Fish Friendly Farming and our sustainable vineyard practices. All the while, sample five estate wines, several of which were sourced right from the vines on property. 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
  • 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
Christian F. Member Since 7/28/2019My BFF
Vineyard and Cave Tour - Morning on 9/05/19 11:30 AM

I was so impressed driving up to Gundlach Bunchschu by all the the vine stocks on the way up. The surroundings are incredibly beautiful! This vineyard is very romantic and pretty. Staff is super friendly and very eager to tell you about the wines, grapes or history about the vineyard. Th tour trough the cellar and vine stocks are absolutely amazing! Great wines and tastings!! Recommended!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ron K. Member Since 9/13/2019My Ex
Pinzgauer Tour on 9/18/19 3:00 PM

Took a ride on the Pinzgauer and had an amazing time. Rob was the best, super informative and just a real cool guy. Visited 8 wineries over 3 days and GunBun blew them all away.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jenn S. Member Since 8/13/2019My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 9/16/19 2:30 PM

Fabulous afternoon on the terrace! Great wines, enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff, caves were great to see! Love the shop, too!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kristina L. Member Since 9/14/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 9/14/19 12:00 PM

This was the first winery on our trip to Sonoma. It was a great experience! The story of the families was so interesting and we sat on the grounds and had more wine after the tasting. Our host was Gary( I believe) and he was very detailed and interesting.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Marykay A. Member Since 9/9/2019My BFF
Dirt to Bottle – Production Tour & Cave Tasting on 9/14/19 11:30 AM

Did the “Dirt to bottle” ! Our guide Win was so knowledgeable yet casual and accepted all our silly questions so respectfully ! He was great! Best winery tour I’ve ever been on and this was my 4th time to Sonoma !

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Janiece C. Member Since 9/27/2016My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 9/14/19 12:00 PM

It's a beautiful winery and has 2 really great outdoor areas. It was the perfect place to stop for a wine tasting and some lunch. Our tasting guide did not explain very much to us and pretty much poured the wine and then left. That was the only downside to things. Otherwise, I'd highly recommend this winery!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kimberley K. Member Since 4/24/2019My BFF
Heritage Reserve Tasting on 9/11/19 2:00 PM

Beautiful setting, great to learn about the history of the family and winery while enjoying great wine and delicious food in an intimate setting in Mary’s historic home!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Connie and Bill S. Member Since 8/3/2019My BFF
Dirt to Bottle – Production Tour & Cave Tasting on 9/07/19 11:30 AM

Great visit. Great wine. Great Guide

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Theresa H. Member Since 10/19/2016My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 9/03/19 3:00 PM

Always a pleasure

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Milli A. Member Since 11/10/2017My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 9/01/19 12:00 PM

I’m a member at Gun Bun and have never been disappointed after a visit there. The wine is top notch, the staff is unpretentious and friendly and the winery has so many beautiful spots to picnic and hang out. I highly recommend the special tastings and tours to learn more about the winery and it’s history. They also throw amazing parties and have lots of membership perks.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stephen S. Member Since 6/28/2015My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 9/01/19 11:30 AM

They were quick to provide the best dog friendly hospitality with the best wine and beautiful venue.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Vanessa M. Member Since 6/17/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 9/01/19 3:30 PM

Excellent wine tasting and Win was excellent host

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rosie L. Member Since 8/18/2019My Parents
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 8/25/19 1:30 PM

I received a gift card for a tasting at Gundlach via a school auction, we came with our two children and friends with two children. The staff were super friendly and very accommodating, the wine was lovely and it was a great experience overall, we'll definitely be back.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Siobhan H. Member Since 8/8/2019My Parents
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 8/25/19 3:30 PM

Beautiful setting and amazing views. Great wine and great employees!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kathryn C. Member Since 8/4/2019My BFF
Pinzgauer Tour on 8/24/19 11:00 AM

We did the tour and I highly recommend! Beautiful day out in the vineyard and our tour guide Nora was awesome!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steven J. Member Since 7/19/2019My Ex
Historic Winery Tasting on 8/24/19 11:00 AM

Experience good; but, for the price, the pours were “stingy” to be nice. Cheaper to buy a good bottle and split it between 4-5.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Dean W. Member Since 8/21/2019My BFF
Pinzgauer Tour on 8/23/19 11:00 AM

Cat was a fabulous hostess. Gave us some really good info in an hour and a half.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Thomas B. Member Since 8/22/2019My BFF
Vineyard and Cave Tour - Morning on 8/22/19 11:30 AM

We've been to Gundlach Bundschu before, for a brief tour and tasting. This time we booked the Vineyard and Cellar tour, and were fortunate enough to have Cat as our guide. She is a marvel--knowledgeable, funny, a great story-teller, engaging with group members, opinionated on everything from wines to grape varieties, and even offered hands-on learning with a grape-sugars gauge. A wonderful tour!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ralph R. Member Since 9/23/2016My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 8/21/19 11:00 AM

We had a great time with our host Laura who was very gracious and accommodating. The wines are great and a beautiful winery. Very nice!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Randy & Cari D. Member Since 6/9/2016My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 8/17/19 11:30 AM

we had a great time...so beautiful. Nora was great, THank you!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Anita M. Member Since 8/17/2019My BFF
Off The Beaten Path - Walking Tour on 8/18/19 11:30 AM

We booked the walking tour of the vineyard with lunch. The tour was very educational and our tour guide, Cat, was very knowledgeable and engaging. Tasting the wine as you experienced the grapes was very fun as well as testing the sweetness of the grapes. We ended the tour in the cave with the lunch spread ready and delicious. Beautiful property and the highlight of our weekend.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michelle S. Member Since 8/5/2019My Frenemy
Rhinefarm Estate Tasting on 8/20/19 3:30 PM

When we arrived at Gundlach Bundschu I was very impressed. We had a private tasting in the Bungalow that was amazing. I am seriously considering this a a venue for my daughter's future wedding.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marie E. Member Since 2/27/2019My BFF
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 8/01/19 2:30 PM

A little disorganized initially but enjoyed walking the vineyards and seeing the caves. Overall good tour.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Tim W. Member Since 7/16/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 8/19/19 11:00 AM

A little confusing upon arrival... tasting room is not well defined, especially when there was a contractor working on the driveway that had no clue where it was...while it was directly behind him. Once we found it, everything was perfect. Wonderful wines, great hospitality, fun cellar tour.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robert E. Member Since 9/8/2016My Boss
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 8/18/19 12:00 PM

Always a Great place - especially like the new Bacchus Club outdoor area

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Daniel M. Member Since 1/25/2019My BFF
Rhinefarm Estate Tasting on 8/17/19 1:00 PM

From the minute our party was assembling & showing up 15 minutes late, Skyler was very hospitable making us feel comfortable. He was extremely knowledgeable of gun bun history. Everyone that I took was new to Gun Bun & throughly enjoyed it. From the good vinyl tunes when we walked in to the stroll through the vineyard Skyler mad is feel welcome took great care of us.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Alicia B. Member Since 8/17/2019My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 8/17/19 12:30 PM

What a great destination for an afternoon of tasting! We bicycled to Gunbun on a beautiful Saturday. We were greeted warmly by the hosts and seated at a table by the pond, where we shared a few tastings and snacks while listening to the chill vibes of the courtyard DJ. Everyone at Gunbun is so friendly and easy-going. They went out of their way to make sure we had a wonderful experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lyndsay L. Member Since 8/14/2019My BFF
Vineyard and Cave Tour- afternoon on 8/17/19 2:30 PM

Our guide Win was incredible. Made the experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Janine g. Member Since 7/22/2019My BFF
Heritage Reserve Tasting on 8/17/19 11:00 AM

Amelia was a great host for us and we enjoyed the entire experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
G Lee B. Member Since 7/26/2019My BFF
Rhinefarm Estate Tasting on 8/13/19 11:00 AM

Very informative and pleasant experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Paul H. Member Since 1/30/2015My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 8/15/19 2:00 PM

The wines were nice but it is too commercial for me; I like to take my time and sip and this is designed to be quick in my view

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Taylor R. Member Since 7/11/2019My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 8/12/19 2:00 PM

This was a beautiful location with a knowledgeable staff. We loved our tasting on the patio and overlooked the pond. The wine was delicious as well!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Denise B. Member Since 8/7/2019My BFF
Pinzgauer Tour on 8/12/19 3:00 PM

Our tour guide Robert was the best! He knew who we were as soon as we showed up and he was very knowledgeable throughout the tour even with tough questions thrown his way by others in our group. He has the perfect personality to take you on the pinzgauer tour. Great company. We drank delicious wine along the way and even got to go in the wine cave because it was such a hot day.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rob & Lauri H. Member Since 8/3/2015My BFF
Pinzgauer Tour on 8/11/19 11:00 AM

Fun and informative! Oh, and delicious bites and wonderful wines ??

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lindsey T. Member Since 8/4/2019My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 8/10/19 3:30 PM

What a beautiful property and delicious wine! My friends and I really enjoyed our tasting and snacks. The staff was so kind and knowledgeable about wine country! We stayed all day and can’t wait to go back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Scott F. Member Since 8/9/2019My BFF
Pinzgauer Tour on 8/10/19 11:00 AM

Awesome!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rene K. Member Since 8/9/2019My Frenemy
Pinzgauer Tour on 8/10/19 11:00 AM

A good friend of mine s, we learned so much. Rob was outstanding and fun!! Your wines are Very drinkable, we'll be back! Your London and Texas friends! Rene' and Malcolm Sanford

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
pamela M. Member Since 8/2/2019My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 8/09/19 2:00 PM

WONDERFUL ATMOSPHERE, FABULOUS WINE! REGINA WAS GREAT!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Todd N. Member Since 6/6/2019My BFF
Rhinefarm Estate Tasting on 8/08/19 3:30 PM

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Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Clint K. Member Since 6/14/2019My BFF
Vineyard Tour- afternoon on 8/03/19 2:30 PM

Bustling, busy winery. Came on a Saturday when they were very crowded. Our tour guide was more than friendly, but there were tons of people around, and it was a bit overwhelming at times to buy a trivet etc

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

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