Gundlach Bundschu Winery
Gundlach Bundschu Winery
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Gundlach Bundschu is a family-owned winery and organic vineyard in Sonoma producing wines since 1858. We are known for our warm people, our cool climate, and our creative spirit. We make approachable, unpretentious wines of outstanding quality. Come on over and visit us for a wine tasting, vineyard experience or live music to get to know our laid-back Sonoma vibe. Named one of Travel + Leisure's Best Wineries of 2022 Named "Best Winery in Sonoma" by the Sonoma Index Tribune
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  • KeithCPiggy
    Folsom, California218 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gundlach Bundschu Winery was amazing!
    We attended the Vineyard and Cave Experience and had a wonderful time. Kent, our guide, had keen sense of humor and provided the group with a full and interesting history of GB. The wines we tasted were varied (white and red) with amazing flavors. I highly recommend a tour.
    Hi Keith, Thanks so much for sharing the Gun Bun love and for shouting out your time on our Cave & Vineyard tour. Kent is definitely one of our national treasures on the team - so glad he made you feel like family! We just released our new 2021 Merlot - please come back soon to enjoy and see all the fun buzz with harvest time coming up! Cheers to you, Rachel
    Written July 15, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 3, 2023
  • Christi W
    48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Take the Pinz Tour at GunBun
    This vineyard tour was amazing! As part of a girls weekend, we took the Pinz Excursion through the vineyard - our guide provided humor, history and horticulture :) We learned how the family started the vineyard, sustained it through prohibition, and currently uses sustainable growing practices. Even better, we tasted the wines + food under a covered pavilion in the middle of the vines. Highly recommend this winery, and specifically the Pinz tour, for your next adventure.
    Thank you so much for sharing the love for our tour program - it's definitely the ultimate way to see and experience our historic property first-hand! We're super proud of our down-to-earth, informative yet fun educators - we're so glad you had a VIP experience with your tour guide! Please come back to say hi & visit soon! Cheers to you, Rachel
    Written July 15, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 6, 2023
  • Serenity
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Winery and Wines
    I love this winery. The grounds are beautiful, the staff is very welcoming and friendly. I love the wines. La Cudrilla, Rose Pinot, Gewurtzraminer, Cabernet Sauvignon, and the Alicante Bouschet are all beautiful. The wines are very fragrant and very delicious. Can't wait to check out Abbott's Passage Winery. There's fun activities at the winery and at Abbott's. It's an original Sonoma winery since 1858. Definitely check it out.
    Thanks for the wonderful shout out on our wines, property & family history. We're beyond proud to be family owned since 1858 and are receiving our Regenerative Organic Certification this August! So glad you enjoyed your visit - can't wait to welcome you to our sister property Abbot's Passage next time! Cheers to you, Rachel
    Written July 15, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 14, 2023
  • Alice T
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good wine, fun times
    I have been coming here for many years now and they never disappoint. The wines are tasty, reasonably priced and the staff are always welcoming. I like the wines so much I signed up for membership again. I’m looking forward to going back for another tasting soon.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 14, 2023
  • Tina
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love Gun Bun!
    We love Gunlach Bundschu, it's the perfect place to relax, enjoy wine, nature, and great company. We always bring friends and family here to enjoy tastings and take in the beautiful surroundings. The staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. We especially love it when our pup join us!
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 14, 2023
  • Lulu
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cave Tour
    We've been members of GunBun for over five years and have taken the Pinz Excursion, which was a great experience, but had never done the Cave Tour until recently. Our guide was John and he was not only very knowledgeable about the history of the winery and the wines but was also a lot of fun! We love the winery and always enjoy going to pick up our wine club order and relaxing in their casual and friendly setting.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 14, 2023
  • CSS
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome experience!
    Wondeful atmosphere. Very knowledgeable and attentive staff. The wine is very high quality and comes from one of the oldest wineries in California. The grounds and surrounding town of Sonoma are awesome. Great places to eat in town around the square afterwards.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 14, 2023
  • Jeffrey S
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best winery to go to.
    First time in wine country for my wife and I. A good friend had introduced me to Gundlach Bundschu some 15 years ago when he and his wife first visited. Such a great experience and learned so much of the history and the wine. Great wine and vibe. Now a member of the wine club. Can’t wait to go back.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 14, 2023
  • Melinda B
    Round Rock, Texas5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gun Bun Fun and Amazing Wine
    It was a long anticipated 50th birthday trip for a few friends and family and we had the most amazing time. I was already a Gun Bun fan but had never been to the winery and assured my travel mates they would love it too. Now most of us are members, and thanks to Norah, we’re chanting for the purple velvet, cocoa dusted herbal magic that is your Merlot. Who knew!? Seriously, the place is amazing, the vibes are always good and the wine is tasty without pretension. Thanks!
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 14, 2023
  • Brett F
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sonoma Saturday
    Every time I visit GunBun I leave happy. They have the perfect outdoor vibe and the mountain cuvee alone is worth becoming a member for (the cheese board is pretty spectacular too). I also love how after the tasting experience ends you can still explore the beautiful property.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 14, 2023
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Policy53
Brooklyn, NY184 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This was our 2nd visit to the Winery. First was 5 years ago. The tasting room space has expanded and the outdoor tent restaurant provides are larger seating area. We enjoyed the tasting but did not get the cozy - intimate vibe we enjoyed during our previous visit. Would I visit again? yes but maybe just go buy wine not sit there for lunch.
Written October 11, 2020
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TerraLupin
Apex, NC108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Eight of us (4 adults, 4 kids ages 6-12) came here in the middle of the week. The staff (especially Sylvia) were helpful, friendly and kind. We loved hearing about the history of the winery while sampling their wine. Super glad we stopped by.
Written February 20, 2020
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LoveToTravel524
Santa Cruz, CA1,363 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
We really like this winery. This was our 3rd visit (previously 2010 and 2015). We felt Covid safe on their lovely patio and the hostesses were very friendly. The tasting fee was $30 per person. We are on a quick 3 night Sonoma getaway (staying at the Best Western in downtown Sonoma) and also enjoyed visits to Buena Vista and Benzinger.
Written October 18, 2020
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Amber A
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
My partner and I went for an impromptu visit yesterday because we’ve sold the wine in the past at restaurants and are familiar with Gund bund’s history and wanted to check it out after a couple years of living in the area— though we only stayed for a short amount of time (we elected to forgo the tasting and go with a bottle) we had an amazing time, mostly because we were greeted in such a welcoming way at the concierge desk! Maegan (sp?) was seriously such a delight walking right in the door—she made the experience feel like old friends catching up. Excellent recommendations, offered some extra splashes to determine what we like, and skillfully led us to investing in a bottle instead of a couple of glasses so we could take some home. That dry gewurtz is incredible! I will solely recommend people to come to GB based off our experience with the hospitality, she’s definitely a gem and outshines people who have been in that same role for decades longer. Keep her around! PS: the tasting room is a beautiful combination of super trendy and classic, the apparel is great, too. Wine quality goes without saying, but you can get great wine just about anywhere around in norcal wine country— genuine hospitality is a different story 😌
Written March 1, 2023
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TooMuch2Do
Laguna Niguel, CA461 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Our final adventure in Sonoma was a tour at Gundlach Bundschu winery in a Pinz, a Swiss Army transport vehicle with upholstered seats. We checked in at the entrance waiting for our guide and a couple who joined us. Our guide, Nora, was funny and well-versed in the family history of the winery and provide details on how they grow grapes and make wine sustainably. We loved that they grow grapes and make wine on site. At each stop, we got a different pour, including charcuterie in a shaded structure. Our last pour was at the gift shop where others on the tour picked up their wine club delivery. We enjoyed the wine so much that we joined the club as well. During the next year, with each sip, we can relive memories of a memorable Sonoma winery.
Written July 8, 2022
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JChandrasekera
Berlin, Germany38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
One hour plus guided tour by a true professional Rob J.Bundschu.
It was a detailed informative tour thru the long wine cellar build inside a tunnel,
onto the plantation area.With man made lakes with Geese.
The winery was a creation by a German immigrant way back in the 18th centuary..
Immaculate,well maintained wine cellar dispayed German efficiency.
Lush green plantaion in the back drop of dusty mountains was indeed a picturesque.
Tour participants were served with fine wine from the winery.
It was indeed a pleasant afternoon in a beautiful location.
Written August 2, 2021
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Tink0707
West Jordan, UT1,052 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
There were 6 of us on a girls trip. We sat at the donkey table. Charlie was good, informative, until he went on a lunch break & said someone else would finish helping us & it took 45 minutes for someone to finally come over & quickly give us the last 2 wines but not much info. The area is nice, the gift shop was one of the better ones but our reservation was 90 minutes & we were there nearly 2.5 hours w people waiting for tables that were frustrated (and we were frustrated that it took so long). I’m not a big wine drinker, but thought it was alright. Several in our group are big wine drinkers & they bought 2 bottles (bought more elsewhere) so take that for what it’s worth. We also got both the meat & the cheese board & they were good.
Written April 24, 2022
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Lawrence B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
The scenery and outdoor ambience tries but doesn’t succeed in excelling or surpassing the finely textured notes of sublimity in the wine that their knowledgeable tasting crew graciously pours. Their flexible finance levels allow visitors to choose the elevation of commitment to satisfy their ambitions in enjoyment. Modest wine club memberships allow for extravagance or economy in setting wine aside for special occasions that guests will assuredly appreciate, or for more frequent indulgence whether deserved or demanded. Ya gotta love ❤️ those reds, but you’d be a fool not to try and buy their rose’, their reisling, their gewurtraminer or their Chardonnay. One of the very few wineries where we’re already planning our next return trip before we have left them.
Written July 15, 2023
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Vivian R
Marlton, NJ8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We came to Gundlach Bundschu based on my parents recommendation from when they visited previously. We made a reservation in advance, but I do not think you need one necessarily. We were seated outside on their patio. The scenery was breathtaking and the weather was perfect! Our tasting included 5 wines and we ended up walking out with 4 bottles! We highly enjoyed their merlot and GEWURZTRAMINER. The GEWURZTRAMINER, was very unique and sweet and nothing like I've had before. Our host, Lucy, was very nice and made our tasting very enjoyable!
Written May 7, 2023
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Melinda B
Round Rock, TX5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
It was a long anticipated 50th birthday trip for a few friends and family and we had the most amazing time. I was already a Gun Bun fan but had never been to the winery and assured my travel mates they would love it too. Now most of us are members, and thanks to Norah, we’re chanting for the purple velvet, cocoa dusted herbal magic that is your Merlot. Who knew!?

Seriously, the place is amazing, the vibes are always good and the wine is tasty without pretension. Thanks!
Written July 14, 2023
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