Gundlach Bundschu

Sonoma, CA

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  • Heritage Reserve Tasting $95.00/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 family style 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 $25.00/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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  • Gun Bun Underground $55.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Sat | Sun

    Enter through heavy, wooden doors to escape the cold winter woes and warm up with a few of our special wines and legendary hospitality. This seated tasting offers an exploration of five red wines paired with local cheeses and charcuterie. A wine educator will walk you through each selection and offer their informative insight on our wines and deep heritage. And, because wine is best when shared, this is a communal experience around a large table. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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

    Daily

    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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  • Barrel Tasting Cave Tour - PM Winter $55.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 16

    Mon | Fri | 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 through the barrel aging cave and into the vineyards to learn about our Green Business Practices, Fish Friendly Farming and our sustainable vineyard practices. All the while, sample five estate wines, several of which were sourced right from the vines here on property. Please no children under 12 years old or pets on the tour. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Gun Bun Underground -Friday $55.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 16

    Fri

    Enter through heavy, wooden doors to escape the cold winter woes and warm up with a few of our special wines and legendary hospitality. This seated tasting offers an exploration of five red wines paired with local cheeses and charcuterie. A wine educator will walk you through each selection and offer their informative insight on our wines and deep heritage. And, because wine is best when shared, this is a communal experience around a large table. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Covered Vista Courtyard Tasting $25.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Fri | Sat | Sun

    Skip the indoor tasting room and reserve a cozy table under the tent! We offer relaxing and informative seated tastings under our clear tent on the courtyard. Guests are guided through a flights of wines, presented by our experienced and friendly staff. Limited local food pairings are available for purchase to accompany the wines. No outside food and drink in the tent, please. Approximately 1.25 Hours.

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  • Barrel Tasting Cave Tour - AM Winter $55.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 16

    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 through the barrel aging cave and into the vineyards to learn about our Green Business Practices, Fish Friendly Farming and our sustainable vineyard practices. All the while, sample five estate wines, several of which were sourced right from the vines here on property. Please no children under 12 years old or pets on the tour. Approximately 1.5 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 - 20)
  • Private Tasting
  • Seated 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
Forrest M. Member Since 2/16/2020My BFF
Covered Vista Courtyard Tasting on 2/16/20 1:00 PM

Idyllic scenery and good wine. Can't ask for much more

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
SARAH C. Member Since 1/30/2020My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 2/15/20 2:00 PM

friendly staff, wonderful atmosphere, perfect landscape for wine tasting, highly recommend for anyone

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kendall T. Member Since 5/7/2019My BFF
Gun Bun Underground on 2/15/20 3:00 PM

We love Gun Bun and this visit was awesome like every other. The underground tasting was fantastic - great wine, great setting, and great host (Nora).

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kathryn C. Member Since 5/9/2019My BFF
Covered Vista Courtyard Tasting on 2/15/20 3:00 PM

I love the vibe here and the property is beautiful. The wine is reasonably priced too.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lindsey N. Member Since 7/24/2018Evil Stepmother
Covered Vista Courtyard Tasting on 2/08/20 2:00 PM

highly recommend! very friendly staff. fun experience. laid back. not pretentious.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Colin M. Member Since 2/5/2020Evil Stepmother
Covered Vista Courtyard Tasting on 2/08/20 11:00 AM

Incredible experience. We had amazing hospitality and enjoyed the beautiful Napa weather on the patio. Absolutely love the Merlot and Cab Franc! Would highly recommend to anyone.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael J. Member Since 2/5/2020My Frenemy
Historic Winery Tasting on 2/07/20 3:30 PM

Always a great experience visiting GBW. Always fun, always great wine, and you get to become part of real California wine history.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Karen D. Member Since 1/26/2020Evil Stepmother
Covered Vista Courtyard Tasting on 1/26/20 3:00 PM

We really enjoyed being outside in the courtyard. The weather was perfect, our server was so friendly and fun. We loved the grounds and walking around the lake.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Barry O. Member Since 1/5/2020My Frenemy
Gun Bun Underground -Friday on 1/24/20 3:00 PM

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Barri J. Member Since 1/27/2018Evil Stepmother
Gun Bun Underground -Friday on 1/24/20 3:00 PM

I enjoyed the knowledge of their wines and the history of Gundlach Bundschu.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeff R. Member Since 1/4/2020Evil Stepmother
Historic Winery Tasting on 1/20/20 11:30 AM

Our favorite winery among many on this trip

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sarah And Travis G. Member Since 1/17/2020Evil Stepmother
Covered Vista Courtyard Tasting on 1/19/20 12:00 PM

This experience was easy. It was quick and I was even able to change my reservation when our lunch ran long.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Vince F. Member Since 12/29/2018My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 1/10/20 11:00 AM

i brought three friends for a tasting. I cannot remember the person that helped us - tall person with a big beard. He was fantastic knowledgeable and engaging.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Marian J. Member Since 1/2/2020My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 1/04/20 11:00 AM

We had an amazing, relaxed tasting with Kat Francisco. Both Kat and the wine were delightful. It is truly one of my favorite places and I'm looking forward to my next visit.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amy G. Member Since 12/30/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 12/31/19 1:00 PM

My husband and I had a great time at Gun Bun. He has been drinking your wine for many years, so it was fun to be at the winery Nancy was our host for the wine tasting and she was very knowledgeable of the story of the family, the wines and the land. We enjoyed a glass of wine out on the patio after the wine tasting and purchased some bottles to bring home. It was a perfect day !!!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Trevor H. Member Since 9/29/2019My Boss
Historic Winery Tasting on 12/31/19 1:30 PM

I joined this winery not too long ago.Probably a year now. We joined for the relaxed and dog friendly environment. One thing that would make this place epic is for members to be allowed to request tastings at the pick nick benches or up at the corn hole area. I feel like the tasting room just does not have the inviting experience I am looking for.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stephen K. Member Since 4/3/2015My BFF
Rhinefarm Estate Tasting on 12/28/19 3:30 PM

Had a wonderful time with our group of 10 at this tasting! Service and ambiance were delightful and the wine was outstanding as usual for Gundlach Bundschu!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Judith N. Member Since 11/2/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 12/30/19 11:30 AM

We totally enjoyed our wine tasting and loved the wines we tried. Our winery person was very helpful and made the tasting interesting and fun, Tasting area was very pretty, as were the rest of the grounds. Only issue was that the wheelchair accessible parking was not marked and we had to park in an upper lot and navigate a downhill curve to get to the tasting area.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sue H. Member Since 12/17/2019My BFF
Gun Bun Underground -Friday on 12/27/19 3:00 PM

WE love your winery and scheduled a wine cave tasting experience which was lovely. I was surprised that it was not ADA available. I don't remember reading in the description that there would be steps and no good way for someone in a wheelchair or using a cane to get into the seating area. In the future this would be good info to have ahead of time. The experience was wonderful and beautiful.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gail R. Member Since 12/22/2019My BFF
Rhinefarm Estate Tasting on 12/28/19 1:00 PM

Driving up, it’s not much to look at. We ended up on the wrong side of the property for our tasting, as our driver didn’t read the signs. Wasn’t expecting it to be a private tasting in the Bungalow—and there was nothing on the website to describe what we were about to experience. Skylar was fantastic. Cozy, nice record selection, and yummy wines. Perfect birthday celebration with our big family!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David L. Member Since 12/27/2019My BFF
Covered Vista Courtyard Tasting on 12/28/19 12:00 PM

Had a great time and experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John P. Member Since 12/27/2019My BFF
Covered Vista Courtyard Tasting on 12/27/19 1:30 PM

Very welcoming and beautiful spot. Amazing views and wine is decent.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Leslie M. Member Since 9/15/2016My BFF
Heritage Reserve Tasting on 12/26/19 11:00 AM

What a wonderful historic home, incredible view. Heritage tasting with food was great! Wynn our guide was super friendly and knowledgeable not only about the wines but told us great stories about the Gundlach Bundschu family’s history.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steven K. Member Since 10/19/2016My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 12/18/19 1:00 PM

Thank you for a most wonderful wine tasting .

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brian G. Member Since 11/12/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 12/15/19 1:30 PM

Love the grounds

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ben S. Member Since 11/25/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 11/29/19 1:00 PM

Good times- Murray was great!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Jeffrey Z. Member Since 6/27/2018My Frenemy
Historic Winery Tasting on 11/29/19 2:00 PM

We enjoyed the good-humored, knowledgeable and attentive staff.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa V. Member Since 11/15/2014My BFF
Barrel Tasting Cave Tour - PM Winter on 11/29/19 2:30 PM

I am a member but had not done a tour before. The tour was phenomenal! The tour guide was fabulous, incredibly knowledgeable, passionate and witty. I will be recommending this to everyone I know. It included history of the winery, info on the wine and the production process.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Todd L. Member Since 11/29/2019Evil Stepmother
Historic Winery Tasting on 11/29/19 3:00 PM

With a reservation for six we showed up on time and were wedged into the bar with room (barely) for only one of us. Why take reservations at all if you are not going to honor them?

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Mandy A. Member Since 11/12/2019Evil Stepmother
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 11/23/19 3:00 PM

Wine is excellent. Outdoor seating is in a lovely setting. We did not ever feel rushed and the service was attentive. We loved the background music and the servers were knowledgeable about the area and vineyard.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lynne W. Member Since 11/15/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 11/22/19 2:00 PM

I took my niece and her boyfriend for a lovely tasting to celebrate her beau's 30th birthday and the visit was fantastic! We loved hearing the history of Gun Bun. It's my 4th visit to your winery and each one has been magical :).

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dennis R. Member Since 11/9/2019My Parents
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 11/17/19 1:00 PM

great place to relax and chat with friends, great wines

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
James W. Member Since 11/17/2019My Boss
Barrel Tasting Cave Tour - PM Winter on 11/17/19 2:30 PM

The staff is fantastic! Nora, Nancy, Sandra

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Andra P. Member Since 11/14/2019My Frenemy
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 11/17/19 3:00 PM

The views and patio were beautiful! Our service was less than ideal. I would recommend coming here and enjoying a bottle of wine for the view!

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kathleen S. Member Since 10/21/2019My BFF
Historic Winery Tasting on 11/14/19 11:00 AM

The tasting room was warm and welcoming, as were the knowledgeable and friendly staff. Many photos documenting the history of the 6 generations involved in the winery added to the overall ambiance of a welcoming family. The grounds are beautiful and offer several venues for picnics as well areas for music events. Some interesting and unique wines - Worth a visit!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Steve R. Member Since 10/4/2019My Boss
Historic Winery Tasting on 11/09/19 3:00 PM

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Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Mitchell D. Member Since 10/31/2019My BFF
Dirt to Bottle – Production Tour & Cave Tasting on 11/09/19 11:30 AM

My wife and I had such an incredible time on the Dirt to Bottle tour. Our tour guide was funny, informative, and laidback. She spoke about the winery and winemaking process with equal parts humility, humor, and deep knowledge. The winery has a beautiful, charming rustic feel. We would love to go back next time we make it to Sonoma. We learned a lot, laughed a lot, and drank just the right amount.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
megan p. Member Since 10/1/2019My BFF
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 11/09/19 11:00 AM

Our courtyard tasting was beautiful and we had a great time! We really enjoyed our tasting and overall had a great experience. This was our first time visiting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Greg S. Member Since 10/16/2019My Parents
Vista Courtyard Tasting on 11/02/19 11:30 AM

Great friends, great wine, great winery, great atmosphere. What more could you ask for? The staff really make this place shine. They did a wonderful job catering our tasting. The setting is perfect for relaxing with a great glass of wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sherry R. Member Since 10/28/2019My BFF
Vineyard and Cave Tour- afternoon on 11/02/19 2:30 PM

We have been wine club members for over 20 years, this year we had the pleasure to see our son join as a new member. We have wonderful and timeless memories from our Gun-Bun visits. Our wines are always delivered with care and we have never had a bottle that we would describe as less than exceptional. I frequently recommend Gundlach Bundschu Winery to my friends and colleagues. Peace!

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