Gundlach Bundschu

Sonoma, CA

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  • Pinzgauer Tour $65.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Mon | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun

    The weekend wine down takes a turn away from the usual cocktail hour when you pack into our Pinz, a Swiss Army transport vehicle built to transport you to a happy place. Roll through our historic vineyard on knobby tires and see the land that gives our wine such unique character. Disembark the vehicle at a unique Rhinefarm destination to taste first-hand what that land produces by sipping five Estate selections. Comes paired with a selection of local cheeses and unlimited relaxation. Approximately 2 Hours.

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  • Vista Courtyard Tasting $35.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Mon | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun

    Skip the indoor tasting room and reserve a table with a view! We offer relaxing and informative seated tastings in our gorgeous courtyard on weekends from May through October. Guests may choose from carefully selected flights of wines, presented by our experienced and friendly staff. Local food pairings are available for purchase to accompany the wines. No outside food and drink in the courtyard, please. Due to limited seating, there will be a non-taster fee of $10 (excluding one DD per group). Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Heritage Reserve Tasting $85.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 8

    Daily

    When your heritage stretches back to 1858, you know that a wine deserving of that designation is the real deal. Our Heritage Selection wines are certainly that. You will experience some of our extremely small production, limited releases that are not available to be tasted anywhere else, including our Heritage Selection and Vintage Reserve wines. Enjoy these artisan creations with gourmet food pairings that were carefully crafted and curated with a private chef. 72 hour notice required. Approximately 2 Hours.

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  • Historic Winery Tasting $20.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Daily

    Built in the 1870’s, our historic tasting room is bonded winery #64 in the state of California. Step inside the oldest structure on our property and learn about our history and winemaking practices and get friendly with fellow wine enthusiasts. This traditional experience is hosted by a Gun Bun ambassador who will taste you through a pre-selected flight of five estate wines. Please allow 45 minutes for this tasting. Reservations strongly encouraged. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Rhinefarm Estate Tasting $50.00/ppGROUP SIZE 7 - 20

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    Welcome to the Bundschu Bungalow, an arts & crafts style home built in the 1920’s, which displays many family heirlooms, and includes a selection of records to play on our vintage turn table. Greeted by one of our well educated hosts, your guests will be introduced to the winery, as well as the story of our six generations of family, and an explanation of our viticultural techniques. Includes a tasting of 5 estate produced wines. Please allow 75 minutes. Approximately 1.25 Hours.

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  • Off The Beaten Path - Walking Tour $65.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Sat | Sun

    Grab a glass and venture out to our 160+ year old vineyard estate for an overview of our history, wine growing practices and our commitment to high quality, sustainable farming. All the while, sample five estate wines, which were sourced right from the vines on the tour route. At the end of your tour we will provide a picnic box from local Sonoma favorite Frenchie Picnic & Provisions for you to enjoy.Revisit your favorite spot from the tour or hang out at one of our many picnic areas. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Vineyard Tour - Morning $45.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Mon | Thu | Fri

    Come out and explore what it takes to grow the highest quality estate grown wines for 160 harvests! Our well informed tour hosts will guide you into the vineyards to learn about our Green Business Practices, Fish Friendly Farming and our sustainable vineyard practices. Please no children under 12 years old or pets on the tour. Approximately 1.25 Hours.

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  • Vineyard Tour- afternoon $45.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Sat | Sun

    Come out and explore what it takes to grow the highest quality estate grown wines for 160 harvests! Our well informed tour hosts will guide you into the vineyards to learn about our Green Business Practices, Fish Friendly Farming and our sustainable vineyard practices. Please no children under 12 years old or pets on the tour. Approximately 1.25 Hours.

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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, an ideal location for visitors as well as for growing world-class wines. The 161 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.

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
  • Weddings
Experiences

  • Cave Tour
  • Food & Wine
  • General Tasting
  • Large Groups (8 - 12)
  • Private Tasting
  • Special Tasting
  • Tour and Tasting
  • Vineyard Tours
Varietals Offered

  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Red Table Wine
  • Rosé
  • Tempranillo
  • Zinfandel
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Laura w. Member Since 5/15/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 5/21/19 2:30 PM

We had a group tasting for 10 people. They comped 6 tastings, and we were able to sit out on the patio with a view of the pond. We have been members for years, and this trip (as always) did not disappoint. Thank you!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Denise D. Member Since 5/19/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 5/19/19 11:00 AM

The gentlemen that took care of our wine tasting was very informative about the history of the venue and the wines he was pouring! We enjoyed our visit so much!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Claudia G. Member Since 5/13/2019My Frenemy
Historic Winery Tasting on 5/18/19 12:00 PM

I dis the wine testing and the only wine that I did like for this winery was savon blanc, the other ones were not very good.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
James P. Member Since 5/4/2019My Boss
Historic Winery Tasting on 5/17/19 1:00 PM

Crowded tasting room so tough to get the personal attention other smaller wineries offer sometimes. Plenty of wine to taste and merchandise to purchase. We did not tour the property but it looked amazing.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Joyce H. Member Since 5/2/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 5/14/19 3:30 PM

Our hostess was very knowledgeable and friendly. She did not push us to purchase wine but was happy to provide generous pours. I would go back to this winery.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Suzanne T. Member Since 5/6/2019My BFF
Pinzgauer Tour on 5/09/19 3:00 PM

Everything was excellent! I'd highly recommend GunBun and the Pinzgauer tour was such a fun way to see the beautiful vineyard and learn about the wineries history. The cheese plate from The Girl and the Fig was amazing and pair so well with the wine! This tour is definitely worth the money.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Peter D. Member Since 5/2/2019My Frenemy
Heritage Reserve Tasting on 5/12/19 11:00 AM

From the greeting by Rob Bundschu, to the history of the winery, to the wine and food pairing and company by other participants the experience delighted on all levels. The Heritage tasting is a great experience for Club Members as well as newcomers.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Melissa B. Member Since 4/28/2019My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 5/11/19 1:00 PM

Relaxed, great service and nice atmosphere. Basic food so don’t expect full meals available however you can take your own picnic.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Shannon S. Member Since 5/11/2019Evil Stepmother
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 5/11/19 11:00 AM

Regina gave us a great tasting experience. We ended up joining and are super excited to return with friends.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Simon O. Member Since 5/6/2019My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 5/11/19 11:30 AM

Fun atmosphere, great outdoor space!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Miye T. Member Since 4/19/2017My BFF
Off The Beaten Path - Walking Tour on 5/11/19 11:30 AM

Exquisite venue/fascinating history. Our guide, Kat, was very knowledgeable. She has a great sense of humor & is an excellent communicator. Big disappointment that I told GunBun when I made the rez that one of my guests cannot tolerant gluten. They didn't let me know we should bring food for her. Very upsetting. Nothing for her to eat after a long hike. Not a good way to end our visit.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lyn H. Member Since 7/18/2018My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 5/11/19 2:00 PM

Always in heaven at GunBun!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Katy C. Member Since 5/9/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 5/11/19 1:30 PM

Great outdoor ambience

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa C. Member Since 5/10/2019My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 5/11/19 12:00 PM

The Saturday before Mother's Day could have been overcrowded and rushed, but instead, we were treated to a wonderful day with plenty of room at our shared table, excellent service and given plenty of time to relax. We were expecting to stay for about an hour, but found we so enjoyed ourselves we stayed another hour. Thank you for the lovely day you gave us and our mother.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeanette Q. Member Since 5/11/2019My Frenemy
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 5/11/19 3:00 PM

We booked a courtyard tasting, and I asked on the phone about whether this could be done in an hour, since we had a wedding. The person said an hour was plenty. However, we were seated 30 minutes late. When I told the server that we were now in a hurry, she was annoyed and said it was impossible yet we'd be charged full price. She didn't describe any wines and dumped them all off w/out explanation

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
David M. Member Since 4/29/2019Evil Stepmother
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 5/11/19 12:00 PM

It was just ok. Our table/picnic table was far away from the view we had anticipated. Ugh!

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Diana C. Member Since 5/7/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 5/08/19 3:00 PM

Beautiful, low-key ambiance with happy, engaged Gun Bun employees on the other side of the bar. Charming outdoor seating for those who take taste/drink outside. Nice variety of wines to taste, too. Will definitely return!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tom B. Member Since 9/27/2015My BFF
Off The Beaten Path - Walking Tour on 5/05/19 11:30 AM

Fabulous, since we meet Jim Bundschu and saw Mary's house. The tour was special and Win was very expessive.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Pamela & Keith A. Member Since 4/28/2019My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 5/06/19 12:00 PM

Our host was knowledgable and enthusiastic. We really like the casual vibe at GunBun, we just wish it had been warmer during our visit as we reserved Courtyard tadting.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Doug T. Member Since 3/31/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 5/03/19 3:00 PM

Fun and friendly atmosphere. Our hostess (I believe it was Abbey was great and knowledgeable. We loved the wines and the place so we joined the club.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cynthia S. Member Since 4/10/2019My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 4/25/19 11:00 AM

Amazing visit! Great wines, beautiful property, amazing service.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rebecca P. Member Since 12/8/2015My BFF
Rhinefarm Estate Tasting on 5/04/19 1:00 PM

I have been to gun bun many times, and this was my FAVORITE experience. I loved the location, the wine and the people (our hosts), this was for a friends girls weekend and she has an amazing day. One of the girls even became a member on site!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Andrea T. Member Since 4/24/2019My BFF
Pinzgauer Tour on 5/04/19 11:00 AM

Where to begin, I'm speechless! The people, the place, the wine, the story... everything was AMAZING! I would definitely recommend this to anyone and everyone! Best Winery and Vineyard experience EVER, and I've been to quite a few! Also, you might want to cancel all your reservations after you visit because you're not going to want to leave!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kristie W. Member Since 4/23/2019My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 5/04/19 3:00 PM

We were lucky to have Nora walk us through our tasting - she was amazing, informative and just fun overall. Gundlach has a great vibe and is always a good time!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Phil E. Member Since 5/2/2019My Parents
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 5/02/19 2:30 PM

Amazing countryside view. The tour was exactly what we needed to start our weekend. Logan was an excellent host!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tony And Diane M. Member Since 8/7/2013My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 5/03/19 1:30 PM

We sat in the courtyard area with a beautiful view of the lake. We are in the wine club and have been for many years but hadn’t been able to visit for several years. They welcomed us and made for a wonderful afternoon.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ben And Nikki C. Member Since 5/12/2016My Parents
Pinzgauer Tour on 5/03/19 3:00 PM

Loved Rob - lots of great information and very knowledgeable. Probably need to improve food offering or reduce price in half.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Connor K. Member Since 1/29/2019My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 5/02/19 2:00 PM

Beautiful, laid back, great wine. Really great way to spend any amount of time.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Juliette V. Member Since 4/30/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 5/01/19 12:00 PM

Charming relaxed. Great family history. Liked all the wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Blake & Cindy D. Member Since 5/21/2015My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 4/28/19 2:00 PM

Setting and service was fabulous! We were running 30 minutes behind and glad that the membership desk was able to still accommodate us.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Saul G. Member Since 3/21/2019My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 4/26/19 11:00 AM

The approach was lovely, but I thought the signage could be improved. We were shown to a lovely spot in the courtyard. I had chosen the winery because I thought it would offer more white wines than most (my spouse is a white wine person) but there was only a Gewurtztraminer for her. Our server was very nice and she did a great job explaining the variations in the terroir.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sandra M. Member Since 4/7/2019My Parents
Vineyard & Cave Tour- afternoon on 4/26/19 2:30 PM

I'm not familiar with wine even if I'm French and I learnt about wine, about flavors coming from the type of barrels... And I appreciated testing wine. Our "guide", Cat, is pationnated and very nice! Thank you

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jonathan D. Member Since 1/15/2019My BFF
Rhinefarm Estate Tasting on 4/12/19 1:00 PM

Had a group of ~30 at the Rhinefarm estate. Beautiful location with great wines and consistently attentive service. Can't ask for anything more! Thanks Gun Bun!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kate E. Member Since 4/3/2019My BFF
Heritage Reserve Tasting on 4/26/19 2:00 PM

We really enjoyed the Heritage Tasting experience at Mary's House. We were greeted at the parking lot and welcomed despite our tardy arrival. We got extremely lucky and were the only couple in the experience this day. Katherine really made us feel like VIPs and was really fun to spend the time with as well. She was extremely knowledgeable about everything! My favorite tasting!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Henry G. Member Since 3/16/2019My BFF
Vineyard & Cave Tour on 4/25/19 2:30 PM

CAVE TOUR::Great property & terrific host. The tour was very educational about the family & the wines. Highly recommend . Well done.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Darcel M. Member Since 4/15/2019My Ex
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 4/20/19 2:30 PM

Nice location. Unfortunately it was crowded and windy. The food server was busy and seemed rushed. The wine was ok.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
Theresa H. Member Since 10/19/2016My BFF
Heritage Reserve Tasting on 3/28/19 2:00 PM

Thank you for allowing us to experience this lovely afternoon at Gundlach Bundschu! Amelia Bennett provided us with great information and history as we enjoyed a delightful food and wine pairing.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Julie T. Member Since 4/22/2019My Parents
Vineyard & Cave Tour- afternoon on 4/22/19 2:30 PM

We had a great time on our Cave tour at Gundlach Bundschu! The staff were so kind, and so accommodating. beautiful property!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Meghan S. Member Since 3/28/2019My BFF
Rhinefarm Estate Tasting on 4/20/19 11:00 AM

We were greeted and hosted by Amelia in the Bungalow tasting room and it was such a cool and fun experience. I have been to several tastings at different vineyards and this one was by far my favorite!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Hildegard D. Member Since 9/19/2013My Ex
Historic Winery Tasting on 4/20/19 3:30 PM

This place is very busy on weekends. Too busy. Other small Sonoma wineries will give you better and more attentive service.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5

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