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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 155+ 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 Tours & Tastings
  • Barrel Tasting
  • Cave Tour & Tasting
  • Cellar Tours
  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • Private Tastings
  • Public Tasting Room
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Vineyard Tours
  • Wine Club
  • Wine Tasting
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Red Table Wine
  • Rosé
  • Tempranillo
  • Zinfandel
Average Score from CellarPass Visitors6 Star Average Rating
Overall Score 5 Star Overall Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star First Impression Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Hospitality Rating 5/5
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Timothy A. Member Since 4/23/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 4/23/17 12:00 PM

First time visiting GunBun and we had a wonderful time with Sondra who gave us an excellent tasting.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Sam T. Member Since 4/18/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 4/22/17 11:00 AM

Awesome! Friendly knowledgeable staff. One of the best tasting experiences for us.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Justine S. Member Since 4/10/2015
Historic Winery Tasting on 4/21/17 12:00 PM

As a member, GB always takes care of me and my group. We had a lovely tasting at the tasting bar, then sat on the courtyard to enjoy another bottle of wine, taking in the view and the beautiful weather. Highly recommend GB for those looking for a low-key, relaxed environment with wonderful wine and family history through the tasting bar, as well as the tour. Thanks for your hospitality as always!

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Ashley M. Member Since 3/7/2017
Heritage Reserve Tasting on 4/14/17 2:00 PM

This was hands down one of the best experiences we've had in Napa or Sonoma. We absolutely loved the food pairing, having Rob as the host, and getting to see Mary's house and the beautiful views. We will definitely be back!

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Lydia C. Member Since 10/13/2016
Rhinefarm Estate Tasting on 4/15/17 1:00 PM

Disappointed with the hospitality. I have visited GB twice with a friend and brought a group of 10 this time. This was a private tasting and was much worse for more $. They were very stingy with pours for a $50 per person fee and kicked us out after an hour. We did arrive 15m late since we weren't told that the space was on the other side of the property and had to walk an add'l 10m to get there.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 2 Star Rating 2/5
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Robin F. Member Since 4/6/2017
Gun Bun Underground on 4/08/17 2:00 PM

It's a beautiful winery. A small tasting room. I booked a Gun Bun cave tasting for 8 ladies. We sat down and had a selection of 5 fantastic wines. The host, Zebby(s?) and his metal map, were very knowledgeable and engaging. The cave was very cool. The table was set up with flowers, a charcutie for 2 to share, water and information about the wines and the winery. It was a very enjoyable trip

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Theresa H. Member Since 10/19/2016
Gun Bun Underground on 4/08/17 2:00 PM

Cave tasting with food nibbles was perfect. One-hour sit-down with very knowledgeable staff, Zevi. As always, we love Gundlach Bundschu wines.

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Stephanie G. Member Since 3/31/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 4/08/17 3:00 PM

Running late from lunch, but GB very accommodating and were able to start our tasting when we all arrived. Any waits were brief, or another person took over. The host had some interesting stories to tell about the history of GB, which were quite informative. My out of town guests found perfect little souvenirs from the items there. Beautiful place -enjoyable experience.

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Carly L. Member Since 3/31/2017
Heritage Reserve Tasting on 4/08/17 11:00 AM

Make this one of your stops! The wine and the hospitality make it worth ti!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Steve K. Member Since 3/31/2017
Winemaking Tour and Cave Tasting on 3/31/17 2:30 PM

We arrived and were greeted by a friendly person that directed us to the right parking lot. We were then greeted by someone informing us that the power was out but that we could still have our tour. We met Rob, who represents his family and the winery very well. He did an ad lib tour and we loved it. This place has a great feel to it and the wine was excellent to boot. We loved it!

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Maggie & Paul D. Member Since 3/17/2016
Winemaking Tour and Cave Tasting on 4/03/17 2:30 PM

"Gun Bun" as it is called by locals is the oldest family run winery in California and has been in the family for 7 generations. This cave tour gives you a great (quick) description of the family history, while tasting vintages and walking through the cellar. The guide was fun and informative! And it ended with a tasting comparison of wines from the barrel. No pretensions here..just fun!

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MegaPath P. Member Since 1/10/2017
Rhinefarm Estate Tasting on 3/31/17 1:00 PM

The power went off while we were there. The wine and cheese pairing was good! The staff were friendly and very informative. We were running late due to our previous event and our tasting was shortened due to that fact.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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David S. Member Since 3/30/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 4/01/17 3:30 PM

Overall it's undeniably a nice winery in a pretty setting, and we certainly received friendly and attentive service, so I have no complaints. I would just say it wasn't a great fit for me as it's a very big, very busy type of place, and it's a bit like tasting in a gift shop rather than a winery. I just prefer places with a slightly less corporate treadmill kind of feel. Still good though!

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Anne G. Member Since 3/17/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 3/29/17 12:00 PM

We had a wonderful time and had great conversation with Win. Very informational as well as great wine!

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Ann T. Member Since 3/13/2017
Winemaking Tour and Cave Tasting on 3/13/17 2:30 PM

The cave tour was absolutely amazing! As you drive up to Gundlach Bundschu, you are greeted with an incredible view that is meant for the back of a postcard. The staff there are very friendly and are more than happy to provide you with more information about the family history of the wine.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Kelly M. Member Since 3/27/2017
Winemaking Tour and Cave Tasting on 3/27/17 2:30 PM

Fun, relaxed experience. Great wine and information!

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Sutton L. Member Since 3/24/2017
Winemaking Tour and Cave Tasting on 3/24/17 2:30 PM

We loved the laid back and welcoming vibe of the winery! Beautiful property and reasonably priced cave tour and tasting. Would highly recommend!

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Michele R. Member Since 3/15/2017
Winemaking Tour and Cave Tasting on 3/17/17 2:30 PM

This is a great winery with a lot of family history. Wine is great, location and views are stunning, and the tour of the cave was interesting.

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Jerry L. Member Since 3/7/2017
Winemaking Tour and Cave Tasting on 3/19/17 2:30 PM

From the greeting, through tour and tasting Rob did an exceptional job providing a wonderful experience. His back story and history of the property and winery, plusnthe exceptional wines resulted in an excellent experience.

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Michelle C. Member Since 3/9/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 3/21/17 11:00 AM

Loved it!

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Marybeth M. Member Since 3/18/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 3/18/17 3:00 PM

The moment we arrived for our tasting we thought the setting and winery were beautiful. The location and decorations made it feel less snobby and it was way more relaxed. The service was fantastic, and the wines were all really good. We did not end up buying any however, this was due to the tasting fee. Most wineries wave the tasting if you buy wine or sign up to be a member but not here.

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Connie Z. Member Since 10/9/2016
Historic Winery Tasting on 3/18/17 1:00 PM

I went to GunBun 2 weekends in a row for special occasions and both experiences were amazing! The weekend of the deed signing celebration was packed the energy and relaxation all in one--like a wonderful massage! The second week was lovely as well; more low key and equally enjoyable. Both groups I brought fell in love with the winery ambiance and, more importantly, the wines. Excellent service!

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Kevin H. Member Since 3/9/2017
Gun Bun Underground on 3/18/17 2:00 PM

We did the cave tour and it was a great experience. I wish we could have walked through the cave a little more but the table set up and the "lesson" was wonderful!

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Alli M. Member Since 8/28/2014
Historic Winery Tasting on 3/18/17 12:00 PM

It was very nice and had a very chill vibe

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Rachel F. Member Since 2/19/2017
Winemaking Tour and Cave Tasting on 3/17/17 2:30 PM

I was with a group of several people and we spent a good chunk of money on tasting/tour/wine. It felt like compared to other similar sized/quality wineries, there was more focus on selling. For instance, another winery had given a shipping box to us and GB sold is one for almost $10. I understand it's a business, but good customer service makes me feel good about spending money, not disappointed.

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Reyne M. Member Since 3/3/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 3/15/17 11:00 AM

One of the first wineries I visited so many years ago and I just keep coming back!

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Lee P. Member Since 2/26/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 3/16/17 2:30 PM

We were made to feel right at home the minute we walked in. Everyone was in a great mood - employees and visitors!!! No one talked over our heads with technical information but, were able to gain all the information we needed about the wines and the property. We also found the perfect spot for our daughters wedding..."hopefully a few years down the road"

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Bryan W. Member Since 2/22/2017
Private Cave Tour and Tasting on 3/12/17 11:00 AM

very original and we liked it a lot.

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Leigh C. Member Since 3/10/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 3/10/17 12:00 PM

Fantastic hospitality with an unrilvalled knowledge and history of both wine and their vineyard

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Breny G. Member Since 2/18/2017
Winemaking Tour and Cave Tasting on 3/09/17 2:30 PM

The story of winery's history/family was great!

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Shirley M. Member Since 2/25/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 3/03/17 12:00 PM

We had a great experience from beginning till the end even joined the club. My friends and family with me were not familiar with the wine but adored the merlot. This was on my list before but not able to make it. So glad we did this time.

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Anne M. Member Since 3/4/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 3/05/17 2:30 PM

The staff really made a difference in our wine tasting experience! The hostess accommodated our request to expand the number of guests for our reservation and she made our wait comfortable outside with some wine, heating lamps and blankets. Our tasting host provided a lot of great history about the winery and helped us arrange for a tour of the wine cave from one of the owners.

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Kelli S. Member Since 2/24/2017
Gun Bun Underground on 3/04/17 12:00 PM

Love this winery. My husband and I are wine members and took the cave tasting. Our guide was great & very informative. Met wonderful people too.

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Justin W. Member Since 2/18/2017
Winemaking Tour and Cave Tasting on 2/27/17 2:30 PM

We had a fantastic time doing the cave tour. Our tour guide was really passionate and fun and the caves are tremendous. Highly recommended

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susan h. Member Since 2/20/2017
Gun Bun Underground on 2/26/17 12:00 PM

Very friendly as it was 17 years ago.

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dan w. Member Since 2/20/2017
Winemaking Tour and Cave Tasting on 2/20/17 2:30 PM

Was greeted at the door by the tour guide and provided information about when and where to meet. The tour guide, a descendant of one of the founders, was quite pleasant and knowledgeable. I learned a great deal about wine making, and got to enjoy many really excellent wines. It was a GREAT experience!

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Bruce B. Member Since 2/18/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 2/20/17 2:00 PM

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Dr. Thomas C. P. Member Since 9/1/2015
Historic Winery Tasting on 2/18/17 2:00 PM

My first time was enjoyable and educational. It was recommended by a colleague and I am glad that I was able to have a good experience.

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karen M. Member Since 2/9/2016
Historic Winery Tasting -COPY on 2/19/17 11:30 AM

Hospitality was excellent. Woman who greeted us outstanding. Wasn't happy with tasting fee after purchasing $400 of wine.

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Betsy C. Member Since 10/8/2016
Historic Winery Tasting on 2/19/17 11:00 AM

Great, great experience! Our host was knowledgeable and friendly, talked to us about wine and another group about their interests. The wine was fabulous, especially the tempranillo, highly recommend! Be sure to make a reservation, they tend to stay busy. And when you're done, go around the corner to their sister winery Bartholomew Park. You won't regret it!

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Gundlach Bundschu
2000 Denmark Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
Today 4/26 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 4/27 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 4/28 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday 4/29 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday 4/30 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday 5/1 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday 5/2 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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