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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
Ambiance 5 Star Ambiance Rating 5/5
Cheryl S. Member Since 6/13/2017
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 6/16/17 2:30 PM

We enjoyed our visit and it was great to see the cave and vineyard. We all would have liked to hear more about the wines and grapes and growing process. The wine tasting just seemed like a "pass the bottle" event without the wines as the focal point of the visit. Perhaps a more formal tasting could be included with the cave/vineyard tour. Great!

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
Linda S. Member Since 6/4/2017
Pinzgauer Tour on 6/16/17 11:00 AM

Great tour!! Loved Rob!!! The tour was a wonderful combination of personal and informative

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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David K. Member Since 5/31/2017
Pinzgauer Tour on 6/05/17 3:00 PM

The Pinz Spin was totally unique and reminded us of our photo safari in Africa, the one overseas trip we've ever taken. Not for everyone but we thoroughly enjoyed it and our guide was great!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Sheryl C. Member Since 6/12/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 6/13/17 2:00 PM

Fun time!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Lauren L. Member Since 5/4/2017
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 6/09/17 12:30 PM

3 friends and I did the courtyard vista tasting. What a relaxing and enjoyable experience! It was an informative tasting, but also very informal. Our host Misty was amazing, super friendly and very hospitable! I would certainly visit again next time I'm in Sonoma!

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
rich a. Member Since 6/6/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 6/08/17 12:00 PM

Rosie was a great hostess, giving us the history of the winery, a description of the wines we were tasting and where they were grown. No hard sell but very cooperative and knowledgeable.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Connie S. Member Since 5/26/2017
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 6/04/17 2:30 PM

We were a group of 6 who took the vineyard cave tour. The cave was very impressive and the tour guide took his time and explained a lot in the vineyards. It was a nice casual relaxed atmosphere and the scenery from every vantage point was beautiful. We will definitely come back and visit again-perhaps with a picnic lunch.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
AMANDA H. Member Since 4/12/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 6/03/17 2:00 PM

Beautiful grounds, however the service was not what I had hoped for. We made a reservation ahead of time for a tasting in the historic room. They were running behind and asked if we would be willing to switch to the patio instead. We switched and hoped for a good experience but our tasting guide seemed busy and uninterested, even bothered, in helping our group. I was unimpressed & will not return.

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
Ambiance 2 Star Rating 2/5
Nicole Y. Member Since 6/2/2017
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 6/03/17 1:00 PM

Beautiful. Wine was amazing. Can't wait for next visit!!!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Arthur and Ligia G. Member Since 3/30/2016
Historic Winery Tasting on 5/29/17 2:30 PM

Great view, overall environment and wine! One thing where this place significantly stands out from other wineries is because of the people working there, the service and hospitality is simply a 5 star rating!!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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D. Alex F. Member Since 5/13/2017
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 5/26/17 2:30 PM

Very nice outside tasting area on a lovely estate, I'd recommend the outside tasting. Really nice wines at not-crazy prices.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Kyle F. Member Since 5/19/2017
Rhinefarm Estate Tasting on 5/28/17 1:00 PM

Awesome experience! We had a tasting arranged at the Bungalow. Our host was fantastic, the wines were terrific, the hospitality was top notch. Can't wait to come back!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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George P. Member Since 5/17/2017
Gun Bun Underground on 5/28/17 3:30 PM

Wonderful experience. Great setting... Incredible wines... Nice job, Linda !

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Kraig M. Member Since 7/23/2016
Pinzgauer Tour on 5/27/17 3:00 PM

The Pinz tour, like most of the events/options at Gundlach Bundschu, is low key and down to earth. The stories of the winery and winery property are fun and informative; the host is a friendly member of the family. If you're prepared to get a little dust in your hair, and enjoy the idea of driving around an old Sonoma farm and some tastings of great wine, this is for you.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
Kyle L. Member Since 5/27/2017
Pinzgauer Tour on 5/27/17 11:00 AM

Great location. Beautiful scenery. Friendly and welcoming staff. Very informative. Wine was delicious. Definitely a place to enjoy a nice weekend afternoon.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Lisl D. Member Since 5/27/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 5/27/17 11:00 AM

Perfection!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Joe J. Member Since 5/10/2017
Pinzgauer Tour on 5/26/17 11:00 AM

Very much fun:)

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Jeff U. Member Since 5/18/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 5/26/17 11:00 AM

Enjoyable, friendly & good wines!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Andrea B. Member Since 4/2/2017
Pinzgauer Tour on 5/13/17 3:00 PM

The Pinz Tour was neat, but our tour guide really made the experience. He was knowledgeable about the winery and Sonoma.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
norman s. Member Since 5/25/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 5/25/17 1:00 PM

We were presently surprised by the wine. We had not heard of the vineyard before and with the guidance of Sylvia, we learned about the family and wine. The tasting was well balanced and it made it easy for us to choose an assorted case to ship home. We will definitely be back on our next 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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Janet L. Member Since 5/16/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 5/20/17 12:30 PM

The winery is beautiful. Hostess greeted us with a great big smile. We were a large group and she made sure we were at the right place for our appointment to taste. In the past I have done a Cave Tour and Tasting and that is also a great experience.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
laura n. Member Since 5/21/2017
Dirt to Bottle – Production Tour & Cave Tasting on 5/21/17 11:30 AM

We did the winemaker tour and it was nothing special. The guide wasn't particularly entertaining, nor was the estate nice. It doesnt include a tour through the vineyards which would be more picturesque than the containers they showed us during the tour. The pours where VERY SMALL, I don't think the 5 pours would make a solid 2 wine glasses. I've been to waaaay better wineries. Not wort it

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
First Impression 2 Star Rating 2/5
Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
Ambiance 2 Star Rating 2/5
Gail K. Member Since 5/19/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 5/21/17 12:30 PM

Beautiful vista, lovely server whose knowledge of the winery and wine in general was impressive.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Sophia M. Member Since 5/15/2017
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 5/19/17 2:00 PM

beautiful surroundings, delicious wine, and a tasty cheese plate. wish we had taken the time to walk around the grounds a bit.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Lauren P. Member Since 5/4/2017
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 5/20/17 12:00 PM

The service left something to be desired. and the bathroom location. But the view and the laidback vibes were what we liked most about this vineyard.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Stephanie W. Member Since 5/4/2017
Gun Bun Underground on 5/20/17 3:30 PM

The place is beautiful when you arrive. For the cave tasting for the four of us it was $160+, we did not get a tour, or told any history of the place. Each glass we received was two tiny sips. It felt rushed and there was one employee for a group of 20. My friends and I bought wine bottles every winery we went to except for Gundlach. Total waste of time and money!

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Katie S. Member Since 5/20/2017
Historic Winery Tasting on 5/20/17 4:00 PM

The tasting room was still more crowded that I expected given that we needed reservations. The description made it seem like we would have someone specifically describing the wines and the processes to our group. She did answer any question. However, the land is beautiful and next time I think i'd opt for the patio as it seemed more relaxing and like you had more time to experience the place.

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

We had a great day

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

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
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
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
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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Hospitality 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
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
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.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Gundlach Bundschu
2000 Denmark Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
Today 6/24 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday 6/25 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday 6/26 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 6/27 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 6/28 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 6/29 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 6/30 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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