Gundlach Bundschu

Sonoma, CA

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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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  • Gun Bun Underground $65.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Sat | Sun

    Enter through heavy, wooden doors to escape the cold winter woes and warm up with a few of our special wines and legendary hospitality. This seated tasting offers an exploration of five red wines paired with local cheeses and charcuterie. A wine educator will walk you through each selection and offer their informative insight on our wines and deep heritage. And, because wine is best when shared, this is a communal experience around a large table. Approximately 1.5 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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  • Barrel Tasting Cave Tour - PM Winter $55.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 16

    Mon | Fri | 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 here on property. Please no children under 12 years old or pets on the tour. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Gun Bun Underground -Friday $65.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 16

    Fri

    Enter through heavy, wooden doors to escape the cold winter woes and warm up with a few of our special wines and legendary hospitality. This seated tasting offers an exploration of five red wines paired with local cheeses and charcuterie. A wine educator will walk you through each selection and offer their informative insight on our wines and deep heritage. And, because wine is best when shared, this is a communal experience around a large table. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Barrel Tasting Cave Tour - PM Winter -COPY $55.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 16

    Thu

    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 2 Hours.

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  • Barrel Tasting Cave Tour - AM 11.29 $55.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 16

    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 2 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 - 20)
  • Private Tasting
  • Special Tasting
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
Kathleen S. Member Since 10/21/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 11/14/19 11:00 AM

The tasting room was warm and welcoming, as were the knowledgeable and friendly staff. Many photos documenting the history of the 6 generations involved in the winery added to the overall ambiance of a welcoming family. The grounds are beautiful and offer several venues for picnics as well areas for music events. Some interesting and unique wines - Worth a visit!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Steve R. Member Since 10/4/2019My Boss
Historic Winery Tasting on 11/09/19 3:00 PM

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Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Mitchell D. Member Since 10/31/2019My BFF
Dirt to Bottle – Production Tour & Cave Tasting on 11/09/19 11:30 AM

My wife and I had such an incredible time on the Dirt to Bottle tour. Our tour guide was funny, informative, and laidback. She spoke about the winery and winemaking process with equal parts humility, humor, and deep knowledge. The winery has a beautiful, charming rustic feel. We would love to go back next time we make it to Sonoma. We learned a lot, laughed a lot, and drank just the right amount.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
megan p. Member Since 10/1/2019My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 11/09/19 11:00 AM

Our courtyard tasting was beautiful and we had a great time! We really enjoyed our tasting and overall had a great experience. This was our first time visiting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Greg S. Member Since 10/16/2019My Parents
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 11/02/19 11:30 AM

Great friends, great wine, great winery, great atmosphere. What more could you ask for? The staff really make this place shine. They did a wonderful job catering our tasting. The setting is perfect for relaxing with a great glass of wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sherry R. Member Since 10/28/2019My BFF
Vineyard and Cave Tour- afternoon on 11/02/19 2:30 PM

We have been wine club members for over 20 years, this year we had the pleasure to see our son join as a new member. We have wonderful and timeless memories from our Gun-Bun visits. Our wines are always delivered with care and we have never had a bottle that we would describe as less than exceptional. I frequently recommend Gundlach Bundschu Winery to my friends and colleagues. Peace!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nathalie O. Member Since 10/9/2019My Frenemy
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 11/02/19 2:00 PM

Beautiful venue, TERRIBLE service. Servers were not knowledgeable, friendly, or willing (or able) to provide a positive experience. I would not recommend to people that prefer interaction while tasting (expensive) wines. The tasting was OVER-PRICED and the server's were unprofessional both in attire and attitude (server manually changed my receipt tip, which I noticed on my bank statement later).

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
Kim S. Member Since 11/1/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 11/01/19 11:30 AM

Beautiful venue and really fun and accommodating employees. Loved the wine, too.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Patrick T. Member Since 9/19/2019My BFF
Vineyard and Cave Tour - Morning on 10/31/19 11:30 AM

They were amazing. Get cat to show you around

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jake T. Member Since 10/9/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 10/21/19 1:30 PM

Fantastic wine! My new wife and I came for a tasting during our honeymoon and had a lovely talk with the woman pouring for us. It was an overall amazing experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Doug P. Member Since 9/10/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 10/25/19 12:00 PM

Friendly knowledgeable staff pouring great wines in a classic winery atmosphere.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Andrea L. Member Since 10/16/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 10/24/19 11:00 AM

Gundlach Bundschu is a must stop when visiting beautiful Sonoma! Top quality, award winning wines that are quite affordable, especially when you join their club!! We love visiting with them and trying their new releases! Cheers??

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
ted w. Member Since 10/14/2019My BFF
Heritage Reserve Tasting on 10/26/19 2:00 PM

Great views, delectable wines with even better food pairings, and extremely knowledgable staff made this a perfect Saturday visit.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chelsea R. Member Since 10/24/2019My Parents
Vineyard and Cave Tour - Morning on 10/25/19 11:30 AM

Nora gave us an amazing tour of the property and cave! Wine was delicious, of course. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Thank you!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amy G. Member Since 8/14/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 10/23/19 11:30 AM

We had the best time at GunBun. Nic was our tasting guide and she was wonderful. She was so easy to talk with, friendly and knowledgable. We loved your wine and can't wait for ours to arrive. We even brought a bottle back for a friend. The atmosphere was so fun. Your property was amazingly beautiful. Thanks for a great tasing.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David E W. Member Since 10/3/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 10/22/19 3:00 PM

Until our our visit in October 2019, I last in the region and stopped at GunBun in 1997. Based on my initial experience, a return was mandatory. The quaint and homey atmosphere hasn't changed one bit. The staff is incredibly well-informed and wiling to take time to ensure every question is answered fully. Highly recommended.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Doug K. Member Since 10/19/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 10/19/19 1:00 PM

Had a wine pour with the Historic Winery Tasting and really enjoyed the experience. Good wine and good conversation.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Heidi G. Member Since 1/10/2019My Frenemy
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 10/21/19 1:00 PM

They did not have our reservation but got us a table anyway. The wine host was nice but seemed to just go through the motions and script.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Mark F. Member Since 2/19/2017My BFF
Pinzgauer Tour on 10/20/19 3:00 PM

Nora did a great job with the tour, it was dusty, but the stops were enjoyable and it is always great to drink wine amongst the grapes!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
katie c. Member Since 10/14/2019My Parents
Historic Winery Tasting on 10/19/19 11:00 AM

we had a great tasting, we ended up purchasing 3 bottles!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mary Helen U. Member Since 9/11/2019My BFF
Vineyard and Cave Tour - Morning on 10/18/19 11:30 AM

We had a perfect experience. The winery was lovely and Nora was an amazing tour guide. Upon arrival we were greeting in the tasting room/gift shop by an extremely welcoming staff. This was refreshing as a few other winerys we visited were quite snotty if you just wanted to browse first or if you didn't have a reservation. Tour was informative, interactive and the perfect length.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carol A. Member Since 9/28/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 10/17/19 12:00 PM

Very enjoyable. The gentleman doing the pours gave information on the winery and kept us engaged with the other guests. Good wines. Would visit again. Would like to be able to enjoy the patio, but reserved for those doing that tasting.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Amee S. Member Since 10/10/2012My BFF
Vineyard and Cave Tour - Morning on 10/17/19 11:30 AM

GB is my number one recommendation to all friends who visit Sonoma-- always! I sent 4 out of towners for their first ever wine tasting experience on your fabulous patio and they were in love! Kat took fabulous care of them from start to finish-- THANK YOU!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tim K. Member Since 10/12/2019My Boss
Dirt to Bottle – Production Tour & Cave Tasting on 10/12/19 11:30 AM

Cat, short for catastrophe. She's the best. Absolutely love her, she made the tour!!! Plus all the people that work there were very friendly. And it didn't hurt that it was 75 and Sunny, oh that's right, they have wine too. Absolutely loved some of the wines!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Glenn R. Member Since 10/14/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 10/15/19 12:00 PM

GB is not overly impressive upon arrival (most Sonoma Co wineries have a more visually impressive facility than does GB), but the comprehensive experience is that GB is a truly 'working' operation and they unquestionally produce fantastic wines. My only constructive observation is that they are a bit lacking when it comes to restroom facilities; they have a " high end' porta potty set-up and only

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Paul P. Member Since 9/13/2019My Parents
Heritage Reserve Tasting on 10/14/19 11:30 AM

Mary’s House was an absolutely amazing experience!! The hospitality was over the top. Catherine was an excellent host, demonstrating how much she loves what she does and the family she works for! If you have the chance to enjoy this experience, do not pass it up!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jennifer B. Member Since 10/5/2019My BFF
Pinzgauer Tour on 10/13/19 11:00 AM

What a great tour! We loved going through the vineyard and tasting wine along the way. There are so many beautiful places to sit and enjoy the scenery. And the wine was fantastic!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Melissa M. Member Since 10/22/2018My Frenemy
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 10/12/19 3:30 PM

I think GunBun is a great experience for people who want a low key place to hang out that happens to feature wine tasting. We watched a wedding go by and listened to a DJ and no one really spoke to us.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Linda K. Member Since 10/11/2019My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 10/12/19 11:00 AM

Very relaxing and fun atmosphere

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Elizabeth M. Member Since 10/3/2019My Frenemy
Historic Winery Tasting on 10/12/19 11:00 AM

Our server was very kind and knowledgeable. What completely turned me off was the fact that the winery does not provide complimentary crackers or wafers, which is so surprising. We had to buy our own and they were very pricey. I walked away feeling that the winery is cheap and overall offers poor customer service. I also expected the winery to be decorated for fall. Not festive enough.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Adam W. Member Since 9/15/2019My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 10/11/19 3:30 PM

We did a Vista Tasting overlooking the beautiful landscape while enjoying the company of each other (myself and dear husband). The hostess greeted us with excitement and friendliness. Our tasting expert was fabulous! She shared history and background stories and answered questions enthusiastically. The entire experience was beyond expectations. Highly recommend!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cathy A. Member Since 9/19/2018My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 10/10/19 1:00 PM

Great experience. Even without power, PG&E could not impact our ability to have a great time at the winery.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brian G. Member Since 5/19/2017My BFF
Dirt to Bottle – Production Tour & Cave Tasting on 10/06/19 11:30 AM

Cat was awesome. The tour was very informative and really enjoyable

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John T. Member Since 10/5/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 10/05/19 12:00 PM

This was a return visit for us although our previous visit was well over 10 years ago. We visited on a weekend and had made a reservation to gain a spot at the tasting bar took very little time. Our hostess at the tasting bar was fantastic and provided great service as well as discussions about Gun Bun's history, current events and other topics. All in all, we had a great time.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Michele J. Member Since 9/30/2019My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 10/04/19 1:00 PM

We loved Gundlach Bundschu. Great ambiance and great wines!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Isabel N. Member Since 10/5/2019Evil Stepmother
Historic Winery Tasting on 10/05/19 2:00 PM

Gundlach has and will always be our favorite winery.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Laura A. Member Since 6/15/2018My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 10/05/19 12:00 PM

Wonderful outdoor tasting. Great ambiance, and great wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Crystal E. Member Since 8/16/2017My BFF
Pinzgauer Tour on 10/04/19 11:00 AM

My girlfriends and I had an amazing time at gundlach bundschu. The pinzgauer tour was probably one of the funnest wine tours I have been on and focused more on the farming and harvesting of the grapes rather than on the fermentation process, which most tours tend to focus on. Rob was a fantastic guide and his calm, low-key demeanor provided a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy our wine tasting!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Terri R. Member Since 6/18/2019Evil Stepmother
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 10/04/19 2:00 PM

The service was very slow and our server not attentive. She lost a big opportunity to sell to the group and the previous stop everyone signed up for the wine club. I have been to this winery several times and have recommended it to people visiting Sonoma. I will not recommend it in the future.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 4/5
Darrell N. Member Since 5/4/2013My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 9/30/19 11:00 AM

Great wines and tasting experience. Was great to experience some winery only wines.

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

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