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 $30.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    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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  • Gun Bun Underground $45.00/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 (including a library wine) 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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  • Vineyard & 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. Please no children under 12 years old. Approximately 1.25 Hours.

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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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  • 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 & 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. Please no children under 12 years old. 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
Michael M. Member Since 2/24/2019My Parents
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 3/21/19 2:30 PM

Nice, short tour with all needed information, cool guide and plenty of wine to tase - nice experience

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jimi B. Member Since 3/12/2019My BFF
Gun Bun Underground on 3/16/19 12:00 PM

When we arrived, we were greeted with a warm welcome from the team on the sunny outdoor space. Norma hosted our tasting in the underground tasting room and did a wonderful job of telling the story of the winery. The winery, especially the caves, have a great vibe. I would definitely recommend visiting Gun Bun for a great experience in wine country!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Daniel S. Member Since 3/14/2019My BFF
Gun Bun Underground on 3/17/19 12:00 PM

Did the underground tasting it was good and informative.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Mary D. Member Since 2/26/2019My BFF
Gun Bun Underground on 3/02/19 12:00 PM

We’ve been members of the wine club for 25 years! We LOVE Gundlach Bundschu. I just celebrate my 60th birthday so we thought what a better way to celebrate. We brought our daughters and their significant others for a Cellar Pass experience. Abbey was fantastic getting us the reservation and Nora was a fabulous host/guide. We had so much fun and met some new friends in the cellar that day too!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sarah H. Member Since 2/6/2019Evil Stepmother
Historic Winery Tasting on 3/14/19 3:00 PM

The bar for the tasting was chaotic, we didn’t get personalised attention and care, staff couldn’t tell us much about the organic / sustainable nature of the wines, the tasting room felt tacky and touristy, the toilets were smelly...

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Joanna H. Member Since 2/22/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 3/09/19 12:00 PM

Will return when weather is bettter to experience more of the beautiful grounds, everything was great! Tasty wine, friendly and attentive staff, fun and lively atmosphere. Thanks GunBun!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Elizabeth T. Member Since 3/8/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 3/09/19 11:00 AM

The wine was delicious and our hostess was very attentive and informative.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Amanda S. Member Since 3/8/2019My BFF
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 3/08/19 2:30 PM

We really enjoyed our tour with Kat!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Mandy G. Member Since 2/12/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 3/05/19 3:00 PM

Our experience here was exceptional. Rosie provided a lot of interesting historical information and guided us through the tasting like a pro. We bought several bottles on the spot and have ordered a case of the Pinot Noir. The gift shop was wonderful as well.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jean M. Member Since 2/24/2019My BFF
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 3/03/19 2:30 PM

We loved the rustic feel of the winery and the great tour with play by play descriptions and tastings of the various wines in their stages of maturation.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Justin C. Member Since 2/27/2019My Frenemy
Historic Winery Tasting on 3/03/19 2:00 PM

The grounds were beautiful. On a nice summer day, we would have stayed forever. However, on a cool early March day where you're more focused on the wine itself, this place is not where you want to be given the many other options in Sonoma.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Ashley B. Member Since 3/3/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 3/03/19 3:00 PM

The winery was beautiful! Very inviting and fun. Ronnie was our tasting representative and she was great! We would definitely go back to visit next time we're in the area.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David L. Member Since 10/26/2018My BFF
Heritage Reserve Tasting on 3/02/19 2:00 PM

What an incredible visit! Our group of 7 had Mary's House to ourselves for the tasting and visit! We had fantastic wines, food, and hospitality! Having traveled many times to Napa, Sonoma, Willamette Valley and Europe this was far beyond anything we have experienced. If you get to Sonoma Valley this is a must visit!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Emily K. Member Since 4/6/2017My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 3/03/19 12:30 PM

Nora was our host, and was wonderful! Our entire party loved the tasting and kept comparing it to everywhere else they went. We will be back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Van P. Member Since 2/19/2019My BFF
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 3/02/19 2:30 PM

Cat was our guide and she was amazing, knowledgeable, and entertaining; she made the whole experience even more fun, even though the weather wasn't that nice. I'd do the tour all over again w her!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Laurie D. Member Since 1/27/2019My BFF
Gun Bun Underground on 2/24/19 12:00 PM

Although there was some confusion when we arrived about where we were supposed to go, once that was figured out, everything was perfect! Misty was knowledgeable and extremely nice. The tasting was worth the cost and the wines were delicious!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marshall W. Member Since 2/7/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 2/24/19 12:00 PM

The tasting room is full of interesting history, which was elaborated upon by our host. The wines were very good, and were described clearly by our host.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nancy R. Member Since 1/29/2019My BFF
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 2/23/19 2:30 PM

We had a wonderful day at Gun Bun. We went on the Essence of Gun Bun Tour, led by the marvelous Cat. She has had a great deal of experience in all aspects of Viniculture and explained a great deal to us. She is also very funny! This winery is astonishing. The 400-ft. "Cave" is staggering. The land is beautiful and the wine is terrific! We bought bottles of yummy Cab Sauv.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rob W. Member Since 2/21/2019My BFF
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 2/23/19 2:30 PM

We are wine club members of about a year and have no intention if ever changing. We've never done the cave tour but Kat worked us in last Saturday. She is amazing and has a great salty personality, much like mine. She's just real, what you see is what you get. Looking forward to more Gewurztraminer. Rob Walker 817-896-3737. Don't pass up a visit here when in town.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kristin G. Member Since 5/29/2015My BFF
Gun Bun Underground on 2/23/19 12:00 PM

GunBun is such a gem! Choose your experience with the indoor tasting room, outdoor patio with water view (dog friendly!!), small outdoor bar area, or - my favorite - the cave tasting! The wines are wonderful, the staff is laid back and friendly, and you can spend all day here. We did the cave tasting and then sat on the patio with a bottle and our own picnic and it was the best day.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Karly T. Member Since 3/15/2018My Parents
Gun Bun Underground on 2/09/19 12:00 PM

I did the cave tasting with my mom. Our host was awesome. She loved telling stories in an animated and engaging way. The atmosphere of the cave tasting room was comfortable and fun. Great selection of wines - we loved every one!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cliff L. Member Since 10/9/2018My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 2/20/19 12:30 PM

SAee below

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Susie H. Member Since 2/19/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 2/19/19 12:00 PM

Fantastic people and unique experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Alexander P. Member Since 2/1/2019My Ex
Historic Winery Tasting on 2/17/19 1:00 PM

Made a reservation for a tasting for 8. Arrived and the staff were confused about the reservation. We ended up having the tasting outside (which would have normally been fine) but it was cold out and the only table available was not in the sun. Tasting took way too long and didn't leave us time to enjoy the property. Not a great experience, will not go back.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
natalie n. Member Since 2/4/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 2/11/19 3:00 PM

It's a great location - with a really nice gift shop. The tasting experience is very relaxed - prepare to have 45 minutes to try all the wines. Don't expect a highly regimented experience - it's a large tasting bar and the crew at GB really like to spend time with everyone. The best way to keep things moving (if that's what you need) is to dump your wine in the bucket - to show you are done.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 4/5
Katie V. Member Since 1/15/2019My Frenemy
Historic Winery Tasting on 2/10/19 1:30 PM

It was ok, but I expected more. I was excited when I read it'd be "presented by a dedicated Gun Bun host" after booking the reservation, but we barely got the attention of our "Gun Bun host" despite how much we tried to ask her questions and show we were interested in learning more. It wasn't even that busy, but she spent a lot more time with the other parties. What is dedicated supposed to mean?

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Dawn L. Member Since 3/4/2018Evil Stepmother
Historic Winery Tasting on 2/09/19 1:30 PM

Worst service ever. Won’t be back. Read my Yelp review. It sums up our entire awful experience.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Jocelyn R. Member Since 10/20/2015My Ex
Historic Winery Tasting on 2/09/19 3:30 PM

The tasting room was extremely chaotic, and there wasn’t enough room for us to comfortably taste inside so we asked to be seated outside. We were told that was no problem and that we would be served outside but instead we had to go up to the bar and serve ourselves each tasting. The wine was mediocre (probably influenced by the poor service experience) but I wouldn’t recommend this tasting room.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 4/5
Deirdre R. Member Since 1/3/2019My BFF
Gun Bun Underground on 2/09/19 3:00 PM

Loved the cave tasting experience, Misty was fantastic!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 2/5
Zach S. Member Since 1/24/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 1/27/19 12:30 PM

Great weather made for a wonderful outdoor tasting. I’ll be back

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Danielle R. Member Since 1/26/2019My Parents
Historic Winery Tasting on 1/27/19 12:00 PM

Gun Bun is so inviting & such a good place to go with friends & family! Their red wines are amazing, & I think they do a great job of making you feel comfortable & important while still keeping a laid back & relaxing vibe. Love this place!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeremy S. Member Since 1/26/2019My BFF
Gun Bun Underground on 1/26/19 12:00 PM

Always amazing. highly recommend it to everyone. The folks there are super friendly.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lauren K. Member Since 1/19/2019My BFF
Rhinefarm Estate Tasting on 1/26/19 1:00 PM

Amelia was absolutely wonderful, from beginning to end. She greeted us at our vehicle and gave us a brief history of the winery, before taking us inside for our tasting. She quickly accommodated our additional members in our party with extra table settings. She did an excellent job discussing each of the wines and offering tips/advice for wine tasting (in general). We all thoroughly enjoyed!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Geraldine L. Member Since 1/16/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 1/19/19 1:00 PM

Our group of 5 had a very nice time enjoyed the experiencev

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michelle R. Member Since 1/6/2019My Parents
Historic Winery Tasting on 1/19/19 1:30 PM

Great experience! Very dog-friendly!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John K. Member Since 1/1/2018My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 1/17/19 3:00 PM

From the minute you walk through the tasting room doors until you leave, you will be amazed at the warmness of the hostesses and the wonderful ambiance of the winery.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gretchen F. Member Since 1/10/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 1/16/19 2:00 PM

My daughter and I chose to celebrate her 21st BDay with a wine-tasting experience in Sonoma. We chose GB because of its history in Sonoma. The weather conditions were really bad, but this was our only day to celebrate her 21st BD, because she had to fly back to college the next day. Rosie made it a special day for us, by explaining the history of the wines and helping us appreciate the wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Summer H. Member Since 1/4/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 1/11/19 2:00 PM

Win was the best! He made our experience so fun and it was the best winery we visited all weekend. The wine kept getting better and better with each pour. If you love excellent wine, great music and a fun time then don’t miss Gundlach Bundschu.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gabriel B. Member Since 1/8/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 1/09/19 12:30 PM

Great experience....thank you

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sandy M. Member Since 4/26/2018My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 1/09/19 11:30 AM

We had a great experience and would highly recommend GunBun to everyone. I do wish they had provided an order from and a pen, but it all worked out.

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