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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
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Hospitality 5 Star Hospitality Rating 5/5
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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!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Karen V. Member Since 1/30/2017
Historic Winery Tasting -COPY on 2/18/17 12:30 PM

I was confused about where to go (not enough signs). The staff was friendly but very busy and hands off. Didn't have time to give much of an explanation on the wines or the history. The tasting room looks more like a gift shop than a bar.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Sara G. Member Since 2/2/2017
Winemaking Tour and Cave Tasting on 2/12/17 2:30 PM

I have always love this winery and today was no exception. I had the privilege of taking some friends on the cave tour for a 40th birthday and thoroughly enjoyed it. From the moment of arrival, through the tour and ending up in the tasting room, it was a most enjoyable experience.

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Michele B. Member Since 1/9/2017
Gun Bun Underground on 2/11/17 12:00 PM

Catherine provided an amazing experience! Loved the cave tasting.

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Matt H. Member Since 2/9/2017
Gun Bun Underground on 2/11/17 2:00 PM

Drank wine with Jim Bundschu, had a private tour of the winery and cave.

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David H. Member Since 2/10/2017
Winemaking Tour and Cave Tasting on 2/10/17 2:30 PM

Wonderful. Loved that Rob gave us the tour, made it more special. Great wine and beautiful place. The cave part was unique. Didn't like the light pours for the $40 fee, nor that they wouldn't do complimentary tastings in the room after the cave tour. I had bought a membership at the conclusion, one of the perks was complementary tastings.and they said no because we "already had a tasting" that day

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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David A. Member Since 1/23/2013
Historic Winery Tasting on 2/03/17 11:00 AM

Fabulous wine, friendly atmosphere.

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Todd M. Member Since 2/1/2017
Gun Bun Underground on 2/04/17 2:00 PM

loved it.

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Scott S. Member Since 12/28/2016
Heritage Reserve Tasting on 1/29/17 2:00 PM

Rob Bundschu was waiting to greet us upon our arrival outside the bungalow where the tasting was going to take place. Rob was extremely hospitable and educated us on their excellent heritage wines and the history of the winery. The food pairings were excellent which included smoked salmon, venison, wild boar, sirloin and huckleberries. For a top tier experience we highly recommend.

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Melody S. Member Since 1/8/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 1/28/17 12:00 PM

Very quaint, adorable vineyard, with option to sit outside and enjoy the view. Staff was knowledgeable, hospitable, and sweet. I learned about the site's history, the wine-making process, and found a new love for Cab Franc. Would recommend to this place to others! We were also 10 minutes late, and staff was very nice about accommodations.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Alan M. Member Since 8/17/2014
Gun Bun Underground on 1/28/17 12:00 PM

We were greeted immediately by our host and treated to one of the best experiences I have had at a winery. I would highly recommend. I believe his name was Zebby.

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Eric S. Member Since 1/15/2017
Winemaking Tour and Cave Tasting on 1/26/17 2:30 PM

Loved it all! Wonderful hospitality and knowledgeable guide.

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Daniel B. Member Since 1/19/2017
Gun Bun Underground on 1/22/17 2:00 PM

Great tour! We loved our guide.

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Terry G. Member Since 1/8/2013
Gun Bun Underground on 1/14/17 2:00 PM

We had a very good time. Great view. Beautiful Winery

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Chris R. Member Since 1/4/2017
Winemaking Tour and Cave Tasting on 1/14/17 2:30 PM

Great wines and the cave tour was fantastic

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First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Sarah S. Member Since 1/13/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 1/14/17 11:00 AM

Was greeted warmly and served promptly. Our server was great!

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Kate O. Member Since 12/29/2016
Historic Winery Tasting on 1/14/17 2:00 PM

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Angelina T. Member Since 1/6/2017
Winemaking Tour and Cave Tasting on 1/06/17 2:30 PM

One of my friend especially recommend the winery to me. I went there with my date and everyone here is so friendly and nice. You guys make us feel very special and well taken care of. I recommend other winery for next time but my date say he definitely wants to go back here the next time we are in Sonoma.

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Anton T. Member Since 4/4/2015
Gun Bun Underground on 1/07/17 2:00 PM

The following is a write up from the Home Page...Cozy up with us on the Barrel and Cave Tour and Tasting in our underground halls to demystify the barrel side of winemaking. With a wine educator, learn about the Bundschu family’s 158-year history and their commitment to beautiful, estate-grown wines as you taste straight from the barrel. Our experienced guide will lead you through the winemaking.

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Billie H. Member Since 12/29/2016
Historic Winery Tasting on 12/30/16 11:00 AM

As wine club members we have visited the winery several times over the years. We love the casual and friendly atmosphere and the knowledgeable and engaged staff. What is truly impressive is the continuing increase in the quality and sophistication of the wines. We love taking friends to GB!

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Nicole L. Member Since 12/16/2016
Winemaking Tour and Cave Tasting on 1/02/17 2:30 PM

This winery is a beautiful location laced with history and excellent hospitality. You can participate in one of the tours GB offers or just enjoy a nice picnic on the patio overlooking the landscape...Either way, you won't be disappointed!

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Steve S. Member Since 12/28/2016
Winemaking Tour and Cave Tasting on 12/30/16 2:30 PM

Rob did an outstanding job of explaining the process and also expressed his pride in his heritage and history during the cave tour. One of the best! My wife, even though she's not a wine drinker, really enjoyed the tour...

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Teresa B. Member Since 10/22/2016
Vista Courtyard Tasting -COPY on 10/23/16 1:00 PM

My best friend who was visiting from Dallas, TX and me had a really nice tasting at their vista courtyard. It was definitely a "must", and I would love to return and enjoy again next season. We asked for the cheese and bread platter to pair with our wine and it was a great! decision.

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Mary B. Member Since 12/14/2016
Gun Bun Underground on 12/17/16 12:00 PM

Great!

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Danielle S. Member Since 12/7/2016
Gun Bun Underground on 12/18/16 12:00 PM

We've been members for many years now and love our Hubbub wine club shipments!

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Dave T. Member Since 12/11/2016
Winemaking Tour and Cave Tasting on 12/11/16 2:30 PM

Met a couple of friends who had made a plan to be there. Took the Cave Tour & enjoyed learning about the aging process and the differences in oak barrels.

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BETSY D. Member Since 12/9/2016
Historic Winery Tasting -COPY on 12/10/16 1:30 PM

We were greeted outside with a bonus taste of one of the owner's new wines, but our actual tasting was really awkward & disappointing. I have been to GB several times before, and the whole experience has changed for the worst. They make so many more wines than the ones they offer in the tasting flight (very basic), and $20/tasting is ridiculous...especially given it's not waived with a purchase.

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
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Michael V. Member Since 10/24/2013
Historic Winery Tasting on 12/05/16 11:00 AM

An interesting and fun tasting room from one of the oldest wineries in California. The white wines were excellent. Worth a visit.

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steve v. Member Since 11/19/2016
Gun Bun Underground on 12/03/16 2:00 PM

This was supposed to be an $80. value per person. The 5 wines tasted were ones we have tasted before and were nothing more than the quantities we had been poured before. The appetizers were nice and because there were 5 no shows we were treated to theirs also. The host was pleasant and gave a little spiel after each pour but left in between each. the over all feeling was nothing special!

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
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Elizabeth H. Member Since 11/27/2016
Winemaking Tour and Cave Tasting on 12/03/16 2:30 PM

The barrel tasting tour was fantastic, and Zebby (not sure how to spell it) was a history-buff's dream!

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Alexa A. Member Since 12/1/2016
Historic Winery Tasting on 12/03/16 11:00 AM

We came on such a beautiful day in December! The views were amazing, the vibe was peaceful, and this Winery itself was absolutely breathtaking!

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Rob C. Member Since 10/12/2016
Historic Winery Tasting on 11/20/16 1:00 PM

We had a great time at Gun Bun! The wines were great for their pricing, customer service was the best and loads of great merchandise, although a little high priced.

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Stacy R. Member Since 9/29/2016
Historic Winery Tasting on 10/03/16 11:00 AM

You had to walk past a lot of construction to get to the tasting room so it was not very attractive. The tasting room was nice but our "pourer" wasn't very informative. Wine wasn't all that special. There were so many other wineries we liked better.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Sarah B. Member Since 11/26/2016
Historic Winery Tasting on 11/26/16 4:00 PM

We were greeted at the door with our reservation, tasted excellent wines, and came home with two unexpected bottles: Chardonnay and Tempranillo! My sister just moved to Sonoma and will definitely be back!

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Grace H. Member Since 11/3/2016
Historic Winery Tasting on 11/20/16 11:00 AM

Informative, entertaining, would love to return

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Brenda M. Member Since 9/14/2016
Winemaking Tour and Cave Tasting on 11/07/16 2:30 PM

We had a very nice time on our visit. It was just the two of us and our guide so we were really able to ask questions and get to learn about the vineyard and the family history during our tour and tasting.

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Marla P. Member Since 7/21/2016
Winemaking Tour and Cave Tasting on 11/12/16 2:30 PM

Amazing cave tour and tasting! Learned alot and rediscovered the fabulous wines. I did not leave empty handed. Cheers! Marla Martin Peter

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Julie D. Member Since 11/11/2016
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 11/12/16 2:00 PM

Loved the courtyard tasting so much I joined their wine club. Great staff- friendly & informative! This was my second time at GB Winery- first time I had done a private tasting for a large group. This winery is great for large parties and smaller groups- they accommodate both well.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Heather F. Member Since 1/16/2015
Historic Winery Tasting on 11/12/16 2:00 PM

We had a reservation, but ended up waiting at least 20-30 minutes for our tasting. For a scheduled tasting we got very little attention. The delay for the tasting cost me an additional $100 on my limo. Not impressed.

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Wesley S. Member Since 10/23/2016
Winemaking Tour and Cave Tasting on 11/12/16 2:30 PM

Upon arrival, we thought the grounds were beautiful. The entrance to the cave was also impressive. Unfortunately the charm ends there. The amount of young (close to 21) visitors was less than appealing (and we are not "older" visitors) as their "wheels fell off their bus." The cave tour itself was underwhelming. Our guide dragged the tour out. Overall not a place I'd recommend.

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Gundlach Bundschu
2000 Denmark Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
Today 2/23 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 2/24 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday 2/25 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday 2/26 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday 2/27 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday 2/28 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 3/1 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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