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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 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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Sharon H. Member Since 5/14/2017
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 5/18/17 2:30 PM

The "green" aspect was very interesting as was the history!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Beth S. Member Since 9/19/2015
Pinzgauer Tour on 5/08/17 3:00 PM

We had an appointment for the Pinzgauer Tour at 3pm; arrived a little early but were never greeted or welcomed by anyone. We finally asked someone where the tour would meet; it started a little late, but Robert, our tour guide, was fun and overall we enjoyed the tour. We enjoyed the nice cheese selection that was provided with the tasting.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 2 Star Rating 2/5
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Nora G. Member Since 3/24/2017
Pinzgauer Tour on 5/14/17 3:00 PM

Great venue for discovering the history of a family winery. Rob is a wonderful tour guide - we took the "farm" tour and it' s a very bumpy, dusty ride around the property but worth it. Unfortunately the cave was not open but maybe next time! Great wine variety, plenty of tastings and nice gift shop too.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Kevin F. Member Since 5/14/2017
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 5/14/17 2:30 PM

The event description was for a cellar and winery tour. The cellar was closed at the time due to a concert and this was not disclosed until arrival. No adjustment in consideration was offered-- this tour is $40 per person. So, essentially for a pair (two people), there was an $80 charge to walk a couple hundred yards and have a taste of some 5 wines. Wines were fair.

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Bill D. Member Since 5/13/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 5/13/17 1:00 PM

We had a great day

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Hilary L. Member Since 4/13/2017
Gun Bun Underground on 5/13/17 3:30 PM

We couldn't have had a better experience. This was the last stop of the day, and we were a little tired by this point. Immediately, our host Katherine ushered us with wine in hand to stand outside and take in the beautiful view. A calm washed over the group and from there, it was an absolutely amazing experience. We had the bungalow to ourselves, loved the music and Katherine's informative stories

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Jackie V. Member Since 4/17/2017
Pinzgauer Tour on 5/12/17 11:00 AM

Fun and unique experience!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Ariane H. Member Since 5/9/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 5/10/17 11:00 AM

Gary was a great host! We leans a lot about the winary and the wine tastes really good. It was a pleasure to be there and we absolutely enjoyed our stay!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Jaleen E. Member Since 5/3/2017
Pinzgauer Tour on 5/08/17 3:00 PM

Had a great time on the "jeep tour" of the vineyard. Tasted wine and enjoyed the tour and explanation of the history of the winery.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 2 Star Rating 2/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Tom S. Member Since 5/7/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 5/08/17 11:00 AM

Great wine quality, very broad array of varietals, including gewurtz, extensive gift shop, friendly staff ... a very welcome change from "modern" Napa and Sonoma tasting rooms. Wine Club offers more benefits than any other I've seen, at good value. Have just begun to enjoy variety of wines, venues, and events it offers.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
David L. Member Since 5/8/2017
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 5/08/17 2:30 PM

Farm/Cave tour. Tasting in the cave and in the vineyard, descriptions of history, farming practices, wildlife and wine styles. Win was an excellent guide through everything and was happy to answer any and all questions guests had. A nice small group and beautiful weather, great wine on top of it. No complaints.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Haley C. Member Since 8/17/2016
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 5/07/17 12:00 PM

Love the outdoor courtyard tasting. Offers beautiful views and some of my all time favorite wines. Also enjoyed a picnic lunch overlooking the winery at one of the many picnic tables on the property. The service is always welcoming and warm.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Amy S. Member Since 5/6/2017
Pinzgauer Tour on 5/06/17 3:00 PM

The patio with view of the pond was wonderful, the music made the whole atmosphere fun, and Rob was a great, authentic experience. The truck was more fun the bumpier it was. The added cheese and rest area was really enjoyable.

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Ryan H. Member Since 7/2/2016
Historic Winery Tasting on 5/06/17 2:30 PM

Very corporate. They want you in and out fast, unless you are joining the wine club. The pour staff couldn't really talk to much about the wine, and they were so busy that you didn't get much attention. when I asked about the flavor profiles of the rose wines (which they were selling but didn't have open for tasting), they couldn't answer me without looking it up in a book. Nice patio though.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 2 Star Rating 2/5
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Erin B. Member Since 4/30/2017
Vineyard Tour and Cave Tasting on 4/30/17 2:30 PM

I was visiting from Michigan and my friend and I spent the day in wine country, with this tour being the final stop for the day. We arrived on the beautiful grounds and joined the tour, which took us through the wine caves, into the vineyard to learn a little about growing the grapes, and finally into the tasting room. We sampled 4-5 wines on the way, and all were delicious!

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Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Joanne R. Member Since 4/2/2017
Winemaking Tour and Cave Tasting on 4/30/17 2:30 PM

We will recommend Gun Bun to everyone (except worst enemy... don't want them to have fun). It is a beautiful place with great wine. Rob is a great guide, we appreciated his easy going personality and he is obviously dang smart. We found the cave and vineyard tour to be particularly educational and interesting. We learned so much about the areas were grapes are grown and how that effects wine.

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Barry L. Member Since 4/21/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 4/30/17 3:00 PM

The wines were disappointing.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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elizabeth b. Member Since 4/28/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 4/29/17 1:00 PM

We had no idea what to expect, and I was blown away. Excellent service, a beautiful property, and a fun relaxed vibe that more wineries need to adopt. Couldn't have been better. Also- who was the DJ? We lovedddddd the Latin/calypso/funk he was spinning.

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Christopher N. Member Since 4/13/2017
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 4/28/17 3:30 PM

What a great place. A bit rustic and wonderfully casual. Service was warm, attentive and friendly. It is worth reserving a table near the lake because the view is wonderful. We were there for a 3:30 p.m. tasting in late April, and the afternoon sun/lake were a beautiful combo. A very good visit.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
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
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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
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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
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 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!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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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
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
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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
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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.

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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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Gundlach Bundschu
2000 Denmark Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
Today 5/22 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 5/23 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 5/24 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Friday 5/26 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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