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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
  • Concert
  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • General Tasting
  • Large Groups (8 - 20)
  • Private Tasting
  • Special Tasting
  • Tour and 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
Brian K. Member Since 6/21/2016
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 7/16/18 2:30 PM

Win was great!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Debora H. Member Since 1/9/2018
Pinzgauer Tour on 7/15/18 3:00 PM

I have been to Gundlach Bundschu 5 times and each time I had an amazing experience. Nora who gave us the Pinzgauer Tour was friendly, fun, and so knowledgable of not only the wines but of the Gundlach Bundschu winery and family history. The atmosphere is always so laid back and friendly. The wines are amazing, beautiful winery and views and the service could not be any better!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Edna K. Member Since 6/8/2018
Dirt to Bottle – Production Tour & Cave Tasting on 6/24/18 11:30 AM

We arrived a few minutes late for our tour and everyone was so accommodating. They understood that the traffic in the area was unusually crowded that day. They brought us a glass of wine and told us to relax while they caught us up on the history. We then joined our group. We also were allowed to catch up on the wine tastings that we missed. Thank you for a wonderful tour of the cave.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Louise K. Member Since 7/14/2018
Historic Winery Tasting on 7/14/18 12:00 PM

An enjoyable and delicious journey through some very nice wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Eric M. Member Since 7/12/2018
Pinzgauer Tour on 7/14/18 11:00 AM

GBW is a great winery with good all around wines. The Pinzgauer experience is a unique way of experiencing a vineyard and the most informative tour/tasting I've done - highly recommend. Pulling up alongside a bloc of Pinot grapes as your host pours a glass of estate Pinot Noir is an enriching experience. Rob was a warm host & gave a great tour. A must-visit!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Heather T. Member Since 4/16/2018
Heritage Reserve Tasting on 7/11/18 11:00 AM

We loved our entire experience at Gun Bun. The history & story behind Gun Bun is part of the tour while at Mary's House- a remarkable family tribute. The food selection was perfect. The wine was delectable. We felt right at home while at Mary's House thanks to our wine expert, Gabe.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Glenn E. Member Since 6/13/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 7/10/18 1:00 PM

I brought my 92 year old father and his 91 year old friend to Gundlach Bundschu. We could not walk long distances, and they needed seating for the tasting. Our hostess Carol was MAGNIFICENT - she was so friendly, informative and accommodating. She made my dad and his friend feel like honored guests, and her smiling presence really made the visit for them. The wines are great, too!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tracy O. Member Since 7/2/2018
Historic Winery Tasting on 7/04/18 3:00 PM

My daughter and I had a fantastic experience tasting the wines at Gundlach Bundschu. The outside patio is great to have a glass of wine and view the beautiful countryside.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Anne D. Member Since 5/13/2018
Pinzgauer Tour on 7/05/18 3:00 PM

Amazing. Did the Pinzgauer tour. Our host/guide was Rob Bundschu. Learned much about history of the winery as well as growing grapes. The wine is fabulous. 10/10. Highly recommend. Thank you for the memorable tour.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Terry H. Member Since 5/30/2012
Heritage Reserve Tasting on 6/30/18 11:00 AM

Our experience with Gabe was phenominal....far exceeded our expectations!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jay D. Member Since 5/7/2018
Pinzgauer Tour on 6/21/18 3:00 PM

We liked it so much we became members.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
VICTORIA M. Member Since 6/8/2018
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 6/24/18 2:30 PM

Cave Tour & Tasting

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
John G. Member Since 6/3/2018
Pinzgauer Tour on 6/23/18 11:00 AM

We love there wine! Staff were all very nice and go out of there way to be helpful! honest to goodness down home people not the stuffy wine snobs you might find at the fancier winery's!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Sandi W. Member Since 6/22/2018
Historic Winery Tasting on 6/23/18 1:00 PM

We started with 6 (1 underage so not tasting) in the tasting room. Then Win told us we could tour the cave. So we started over. It was the same tasting but we didn't care! The remaining 4 of us had a wonderful time! Cat is truly a gem! So knowledgeable and engaging. We LOVED our cave tour!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chris W. Member Since 5/11/2018
Pinzgauer Tour on 6/17/18 11:00 AM

It was awesome. Just do it.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dana W. Member Since 5/23/2018
Heritage Reserve Tasting on 6/15/18 2:00 PM

Great story telling of the history of the estate and the wines. Excellent pairings too!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Margaret M. Member Since 6/16/2018
Historic Winery Tasting on 6/17/18 11:30 AM

This is a great winery to visit if you want a winery that is; medium size, sort of out of the way, very friendly, sense of humor, lots of history and most of all great wine! Whether you taste in the tasting room, picnic on the hill or do a tasting on the patio the people are very friendly and knowledgeable. Their Gewurztramine is the best as is their Merlot, Zin and Cab!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lindsey D. Member Since 6/14/2018
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 6/17/18 2:00 PM

Katherine was a great hostess and explained the history of the winery which we were very interested in. The location is beautiful and there are several places to relax and have a glass of wine. The tasting bar as unique as you could purchase a single glass of wine without purchasing a whole tasting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Charles L. Member Since 2/26/2018
Pinzgauer Tour on 6/18/18 3:00 PM

Best tour we took during our stay in Napa Valley. The pinzgauer tour was unique and got you in the middle of the vineyard. Our tour guide provided a great history of the family. The picnic was a very nice spread with plenty to snack on. The merlot was delicious.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Greg Y. Member Since 6/16/2018
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 6/18/18 2:30 PM

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, Humorous and offered a good insights.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
robin g. Member Since 6/15/2018
Historic Winery Tasting on 6/17/18 1:30 PM

Made a reservation for a tasting of four. We arrived 15 minutes early. We went inside and let them know we had arrived and then walked outside to wait. The out side hostess said we could wait right where we were and she would let us know and that we were next. She did not, had to wait 20 minutes more. Got in and was rushed by server who left us with empty glasses several times.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
Susan and Thomas M. Member Since 4/18/2017
Rhinefarm Estate Tasting on 6/15/18 11:00 AM

We had a private tasting at Gunlach Bundschu. We loved the wines! Definitely our best tasting of the weekend. The staff were amazing and the setting of the winery is gorgeous.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Katie P. Member Since 6/8/2016
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 6/16/18 11:00 AM

I always have a wonderful, relaxing experience at Gundlach Bundschu. The atmosphere next to the water is serene and our all staff members were welcoming and informative.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Shannon S. Member Since 5/9/2017
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 6/15/18 2:00 PM

The location and winery are gorgeous. We were greeted very pleasantly by the hostess and seated promptly. We wanted a table with more sun but all was full so she lowered the umbrella to give more sun access. The service went down from there. The waitress was nice enough but a bit ditzy and inattentive. The wines were mediocre and food was expensive for what it was.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Kris D. Member Since 4/26/2017
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 6/11/18 2:30 PM

Delightful from start to finish, and then some since we bought wine to take home! Walking through the cave and vineyard while tasting excellent wines along the way was a great way to spend a Monday afternoon. The atmosphere was relaxing, the setting peaceful and the information interesting....already planning a return visit to experience a music event this summer!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Teresa K. Member Since 5/25/2018
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 6/07/18 2:30 PM

Worst experience ever. Rude staff. Unbelievably bad.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Robert M. Member Since 7/4/2015
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 6/02/18 11:30 AM

Lovely property with gorgeous views overlooking Sonoma Valley. Something for everyone...tasting room in an historic building, "Vista Courtyard" with views over their pond and the valley beyond, bottle service and picnic tables galore. Terrific wine and the tasting room staff are quite learned.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Armando E. Member Since 5/25/2018
Dirt to Bottle – Production Tour & Cave Tasting on 6/02/18 11:30 AM

The tour felt really personal and it was amazing experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
cassandra h. Member Since 5/31/2014
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 6/02/18 2:30 PM

Very great tour. Did focus a little much for my taste on the family background but lots of relevant history. would be nice to have a little more balance towards describing the techniques and types of wines - i know they have a separate tour geared towards that. our tour guide was super informative and funny. we really enjoyed our tour!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sherri R. Member Since 5/1/2018
Rhinefarm Estate Tasting on 5/30/18 3:30 PM

The weather was perfect, an afternoon setting and a fantastic selection of wines couldn't have made the day more enjoyable. We took our management team to get away and relaxe - it was the perfect place to go.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ajay S. Member Since 4/13/2017
Dirt to Bottle – Production Tour & Cave Tasting on 5/27/18 11:30 AM

Excellent tour of the winery and how wine is made. All of the wine we tasted was simply brilliant! Great winery with friendly staff.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Eric M. Member Since 5/26/2018
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 5/27/18 3:30 PM

We were quickly greeted and seated by the hostess. We had reservations for the outdoor area, and we had a lovely table in the shade overlooking a small pond. We each ordered wine flights, and were impressed with the quality of wine. For whatever reason, our server was extremely slow in progressing us through the flights and taking our food and subsequent drink orders. Great experience otherwise.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tawn N. Member Since 6/26/2017
Pinzgauer Tour on 5/28/18 3:00 PM

Loved the Pinz tour! Nora was a fantastic guide that made the tour interesting and entertaining. Be prepared for a bumpy, bouncy ride. Snack is pretty minimal but delish.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rod Z. Member Since 6/26/2017
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 5/28/18 12:00 PM

Gun-Bun is terrific. Cellarpass needs work.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Theresa C. Member Since 4/3/2018
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 5/27/18 2:30 PM

We had an excellent tour led by Bridget. She is funny, gregarious and kept the tour interesting. We were hosting friends from out of state and they also had a great time.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Nicole C. Member Since 4/26/2018
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 5/28/18 11:00 AM

Best place ever! We love Gun Bun. Always a relaxing escape and enjoy sitting outside with our pup and enjoying the view. Great wine and great scenery!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
LEIGH W. Member Since 8/26/2017
Pinzgauer Tour on 5/27/18 11:00 AM

Love the warmth of the staff and the history behind the vineyard. Thanks for having such a great team!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tyler P. Member Since 2/24/2016
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 5/27/18 1:00 PM

Highly recommend the courtyard tasting! Beautiful patio and great place to hangout after the tasting is over. Wine was good too - we really enjoyed the reds!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 5/5
Natasha C. Member Since 5/24/2018
Historic Winery Tasting on 5/27/18 12:30 PM

There are a lot of other wineries that offer great customer service, go there & skip this.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
Ann H. Member Since 4/16/2018
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 5/26/18 12:30 PM

Greeted promptly and were given a great table overlooking the pond. Wines were amazing, bought some to drink and some to ship. Friendly laid back atmosphere with great vibes.

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

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Gundlach Bundschu
2000 Denmark Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
Today 7/20 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 7/21 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday 7/22 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday 7/23 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 7/24 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Thursday 7/26 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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