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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
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lorenzo c. Member Since 7/21/2017
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 8/12/17 1:30 PM

Really nice wine, good food and great ambiance. The only downside is the price which I thought it was a bit too high

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Barbara T. Member Since 5/29/2017
Gun Bun Underground on 8/12/17 3:30 PM

We had a great wine and cheese pairing experience in the cave. The winery is located in a beautiful setting that has a patio to sit,sip and enjoy wine.

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Nikki T. Member Since 4/26/2017
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 8/13/17 2:30 PM

Gundlach offers beautiful landscapes with approachable tasting experiences. You are able to elevate the experience if desired or keep it casual with family and little ones around picnic tables with gorgeous vistas. The wines are definitely favorites of everyone I've brought here and everyone leaves wanting to come back.

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Tripti J. Member Since 8/11/2017
Dirt to Bottle – Production Tour & Cave Tasting on 8/12/17 11:30 AM

Great atmosphere and pretty vineyard. Nice people.

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Brandi G. Member Since 6/2/2017
Pinzgauer Tour on 8/10/17 3:00 PM

We did the tour in the truck up in the hills. We were packed so tightly on the truck that it was not comfortable. They need at least 2 less people on those tours. Loved learning the history of the winery! Very cool to have the son as our guide!!

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Matt S. Member Since 6/12/2017
Heritage Reserve Tasting on 8/11/17 2:00 PM

Very personal experience with a 6th generational vintner. You will learn about the history of the vineyard and be able to sample exceptional estate produced wines that are not readily available in the traditional retail market. All whilst sampling curated food pairings and overlooking the valley. It was akin to going back in time with a 21st century sensory pallet.

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Jim F. Member Since 8/10/2017
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 8/10/17 2:30 PM

We did the vineyard and cave tour. Tasted six varieties, learned about the cellar, and the vineyards and enjoyed the tour with our very knowledgeable guide.

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BRIAN H. Member Since 8/10/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 8/10/17 3:00 PM

We have been members here for several years and we enjoy the wine. The tasting room seemed very crowded and overbooked. More like a bar than a tasting room. Too many people and not enough staff that seemed interested in explaining about the wine. Perhaps next time we come we will see if there is a more private option.

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Jon M. Member Since 3/25/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 8/05/17 11:00 AM

Was disappointed by their selection of white wines. There was literally one available for tasting. My spouse is the red wine drinker in the family and wasn’t all that impressed with their reds either. Definitely wouldn’t go back.

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Mary Courtney B. Member Since 1/9/2016
Historic Winery Tasting on 8/04/17 1:00 PM

We loved the laid back and casual feel of the tasting room! Win was the star of the show! He is super hospitable, knowledgeable and entertaining! One of our favorites this trip!

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peter b. Member Since 8/2/2017
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 8/03/17 2:30 PM

From the moment we arrived until we left, we had a delightful experience. The Vineyard/Cave tour was wonderful and just gave such a rich perspective on the wine making process along with the whole development of the winery itself. The previous day we had our wine tasting which was grand, which led us to become wine club members. A real kudos to Cat our tour leader on Thursday - wonderful!

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trey M. Member Since 3/22/2016
Historic Winery Tasting on 8/03/17 11:00 AM

great history of winemaking in CA - excellent wine - nice people

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Krishna C. Member Since 10/23/2016
Historic Winery Tasting on 8/02/17 2:00 PM

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David F. Member Since 7/27/2017
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 7/30/17 2:00 PM

Great energy and beautiful setting - the wines are excellent as well. Casual and fun unlike many of the stuffy options.

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Kylie B. Member Since 7/23/2017
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 7/29/17 12:00 PM

We loved Gun Bun!! We had the courtyard tasting and it was a perfect day outside by the pond. Our waiter was great-- he was knowledgeable and fun. Gun Bun was our favorite winery of all of the places we went to in Napa/Sonoma--I would highly recommend Gun Bun!

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Patrick Q. Member Since 7/29/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 7/29/17 2:00 PM

We had a tasting on the patio. The tasting in conducted with restaurant like service. Some small cheese plates and the like are also available. The wines were fantastic. Our server, Mars, was very knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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Johanna S. Member Since 7/23/2017
Dirt to Bottle – Production Tour & Cave Tasting on 7/23/17 11:30 AM

I really enjoyed getting to see behind the scenes of the winery and the extra steps out tour guide took to even show us the vine yard and how the vines were being pruned

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Lynsey S. Member Since 7/28/2017
Gun Bun Underground on 7/29/17 3:30 PM

This trip was the second time that I have visited Gundlach Bundschu and I fell in love all over again. The grounds are stunning, the atmosphere is welcoming, and the wine is to die for.

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Margie C. Member Since 7/26/2017
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 7/27/17 2:30 PM

We arrived 10 minutes late (due to our GPS' bad directions), and the tour had already left. Nora tried to grab them, but they had gone. We were disappointed about that, as the other wineries we visited (where WE were on time) had waited for tardy folks before they left. The ONE time WE were tardy, nobody waited :(. The tasting room was fun, and loved the décor.

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Patrick C. Member Since 7/19/2017
Gun Bun Underground on 7/22/17 12:00 PM

Great place with a family like atmosphere. Highly recommend the underground tour. Win is amazing and made the experience perfect. Took my mom and wife and both had a blast!

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Kristi N. Member Since 7/15/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 7/22/17 1:30 PM

Great overall experience! Beautiful location and amazing garden! Win was our awesome host and we loved the wine! He was very knowledgeable and lots of fun to boot! Two people in our group joined the wine club! I can't wait to go back!

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Corrine D. Member Since 7/7/2017
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 7/09/17 2:30 PM

The cave tour was wonderful! Our tour guide was so friendly and hilarious and kept the tour very interesting and fun. We had a great time, and we enjoyed the wine as well as the scenery. We will recommend this place to all of our friends.

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Randy P. Member Since 7/10/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 7/18/17 2:00 PM

Disappointed that there was no Chardonnay and was not told about the Rose. We did purchase the Rose with some crackers and cheese and enjoyed your outdoor patio. We had to listen to other servers for stories about Gun Bun because our server was working her tail off between us and another couple at the end of the counter.

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Amanda W. Member Since 7/3/2017
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 7/14/17 2:30 PM

Unpretentious, beautiful views, fantastic wine. I highly recommend spending a little extra for a tour of the cave or the grounds. An intimate group and great guide. This was by far our favorite vineyard in Sonoma.

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Grant W. Member Since 7/13/2017
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 7/13/17 2:30 PM

Great wine, knowledgeable and friendly staff, fun space to tour/walk around

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Lezley Z. Member Since 6/19/2017
Rhinefarm Estate Tasting on 7/12/17 11:00 AM

Linda was great with our large party of 10. She was very knowledgeable about the history of the family and winery. The Bungalow was very charming and everyone enjoyed themselves!

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Ben B. Member Since 7/11/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 7/11/17 3:00 PM

Poor communication for mediocre and overpriced product. An arrogance and ignorance found elsewhere only in Washington. Our "guide"'s - when we could gain her attention - provided a pat answer for every variety of "goes great with BBQ or Indian Food". In short - buy a bottle of Mad Dog and you'll have a better experience

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Cheryl F. Member Since 7/5/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 7/09/17 12:30 PM

I brought friends here because I loved the time they took explaining the history. I made an appointment. Greeter was inappropriately dressed for greeting. Our hostess had to stop to ring up other's purchases. Our friends paid cash for their tasting and I told the lady how disappointed I was. She said she would waive one tasting fee. But we were charged and the cash receipt never produced.

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Maggie & Paul D. Member Since 3/17/2016
Pinzgauer Tour on 7/09/17 11:00 AM

They are the oldest family owned winery in California and have a wonderful laid back atmosphere. One of the family members drove our Pinzgauer and served wine throughout our back road adventure exploring their vineyards. We had a lovely stop in shade and he served cheese and crackers and yes, more wine! The last taste of wine was in their beautiful underground cellar. A great experience!

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Ryan H. Member Since 3/29/2017
Pinzgauer Tour on 7/03/17 3:00 PM

The Pinzgauer Tour was terrific. Highly recommended way to see the Sonoma Valley, learn the history of the winery and the tastes of the wines. Our guide (Zebbi) was knowledgeable, fun and passionate about the tour. Couldn't have asked for a better experience- drinking wine all over the large acre farm.

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Bob S. Member Since 5/5/2017
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 7/01/17 11:30 AM

We did the Vista Courtyard tasting. It was beautiful day and our host was very nice and knowledgeable.

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vicki s. Member Since 8/18/2016
Pinzgauer Tour on 7/07/17 3:00 PM

Unique winery with long family history, excellent wines and great sense of fun. Sip in the historic winery building or enjoy the views of the Valley from the patio. I recommend this to anyone looking for some enjoyable wine tasting. The mood at this winery is always up and the guests are always enjoying themselves.

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Karen M. Member Since 6/23/2017
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 7/07/17 11:30 AM

A wonderful tasting experience tasting delicious wine in a relaxing environment while learning about the family history.

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James S. Member Since 6/30/2017
Gun Bun Underground on 7/02/17 12:00 PM

Did the cave tasting with Win and a group of young couples from Denver. Enjoyed every wine and the descriptions and stories. If you go only one winery in Sonoma-go to this one!

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Deepa N. Member Since 6/26/2017
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 7/02/17 3:00 PM

Beautiful property with many seating options!

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Neeraj G. Member Since 7/1/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 7/01/17 4:00 PM

Wines were great and the host pouring the wine was amazing.

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Mike B. Member Since 2/15/2013
Pinzgauer Tour on 6/29/17 3:00 PM

Always a fun place. These guys know how to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. Great wine at a moderate price. This time we did the Pinzgauer tour of the vineyards and tasted in the cave...great time!

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alanna b. Member Since 5/15/2017
Rhinefarm Estate Tasting on 6/24/17 1:00 PM

Came here for my 30th bday with a group of friends. Did a tasting in the bungalow and it was absolutely beautiful. Everyone enjoyed the ambience and wine.

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Lisa V. Member Since 6/23/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 6/24/17 12:00 PM

I brought 2 friends, 1 returning and 1 who had never been for a tasting and picnic for her birthday. As usual, it was a spectacular experience and scott was amazing. My friend (the bday girl) joined your wine club because she was so impressed with not only the wines but the whole experience We then visited your sister winery Bartholemew which was nice as well. GunBun is my favorite.

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Ruth C. Member Since 6/16/2017
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 6/24/17 2:30 PM

our tour guide Cat made the experience just wonderful. She was knowledgeable, funny, friendly and fun.

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Gundlach Bundschu
2000 Denmark Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
Today 8/18 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 8/19 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday 8/20 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday 8/21 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8/22 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8/23 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8/24 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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