Gundlach Bundschu Winery

Gundlach Bundschu Winery, Sonoma: Hours, Address, Gundlach Bundschu Winery Reviews: 4.5/5

Gundlach Bundschu Winery
4.5
Wineries & Vineyards
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11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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We are open by reservation Mon-Sun 11-5:30pm. As the oldest family-owned winery in California, we specialize in making distinctive estate-grown wines and sharing them and our property in a warm, fun, unpretentious manner.
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Worlds_of_Wonder
San Francisco, CA229 contributions
This was my 2nd favorite winery. Some really good wines, but what I most enjoyed was the Pinz tour run by Rob, one of the family, and learning more about the winery's efforts to become organic/sustainable. Pinz tour would not be that good if a lot of people, but is wonderful if the group is small--stopping in the vineyard to enjoy the scenery and have a charcuterie/cheese platter is a treat. tour also includes some small souvenirs. Did not hear any, but there are often opportunities to hear music.
Written July 18, 2022
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TooMuch2Do
Laguna Niguel, CA398 contributions
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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Natalie B
Denver, CO25 contributions
We had a great time on the walking tour with Win. He was a great host who seemed to read the room very well in terms of having wine club members, people new to wine, and everything in-between. I primarily selected Gun Bun because of the history behind it, and that did not disappoint. The estate is stunning! Very hard to find places that have that much property now. My husband and I have different palates and we both loved everything we tried, and felt the wines are very reasonably priced, causing us to join the wine club. After the tour, we bought a bottle and sat on a hillside picnic table enjoying a glass or two. Tons of space for a quiet moment!
Written June 24, 2022
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Hockeylover59
New Jersey421 contributions
Couples
We are wine club members at many of the beautiful wineries in Napa and Sonoma and I had looked forward to this visit. Unfortunately we were quite disappointed.. It was extremely crowded and there was nothing intimate about this tasting. And the wines unfortunately we're actually less than mediocre. And there was no opportunity to try anything other than the current vintages . This will likely not be a repeat performance for us unfortunately I am sad to say
Written April 30, 2022
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Tink0707
West Jordan, UT857 contributions
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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DB6CAR
Cincinnati, OH22 contributions
We went to 10 wineries on our trip and this was by far the most educational. We got to try a wine being aged in different types of barrels, and toured the grounds for information about soils, elevation, etc.
Written February 8, 2022
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Emma M
46 contributions
This is one of the few places offering tours currently due to COVID. We provided proof of vaccination for our wine cave tour. It was amazing! Our guide was a part of the Bundschu family and gave us great information on the history of the winery as well as the wine making process. Highly recommend!
Written November 29, 2021
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Julie Ann
2 contributions
Underwhelming if you are visiting wine country from out of town. Wine is just okay. Cute place for sure so could complete understand people who live around the area visiting but, for the prices, it's not somewhere I would put on the itinerary again. Lot's of other wineries in this same range for tastings with better views and better wines for tourists.
Written October 12, 2021
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Natalie H
Webster Groves, Missouri, United States9 contributions
Couples
We really enjoyed tasting a flight of fine wines out on the patio on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Kevin did a great job explaining each wine and answering our questions. We also appreciate that he gave us time to enjoy each wine and we didn’t feel rushed.
Written August 22, 2021
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Brian G
10 contributions
I worked with Katherine on Gundlach Bundschu's hospitality team to reserve a space last month (July 2021) for my group (of 10 people) in the private area of the vineyard, on Block 19. It was a really special, wonderful experience-- I cannot recommend it more highly. At first, my group was going to be up in the public area (in the Arbor Bar), but then the space at Block 19 opened up.

My group was originally scheduled to sit outdoors, in front of the Block 19 vineyard (which would've been just fine), but the house/bungalow in back was available (and it was a warm day out), so without even asking, Katherine set up my group to relax inside the house.

Our wine educator, Murray, went ABOVE AND BEYOND to make the experience for my group so memorable. Even though I had reserved bottle service for the group, Murray went ahead and setup a formal tasting for our first glass pour. He thoroughly explained the wines to us, and stood by and talked with my group for the remainder of the afternoon, until we closed up. My group lucked out because the rear house/bungalow was available (which is very lovely, I do recommend booking, if available) but even the area in front, facing the Block 19 vineyard, is also very picturesque as well.

Our wine educator, Murray, only entered the wine business ~4 years prior, so he doesn't come from an extensive wine background, but, for this reason, he goes to great lengths to patiently explain the wines in ways that are so approachable and understandable to normal laypeople, who aren't wine experts. My group really, really appreciated this, as it really added a special, intimate touch to the entire experience. Murray does all this, with such professionalism and tact.

In general, it can be tough to find spaces in wine country that can accommodate group sizes that are larger than 4-6 people. If you are looking to host a larger-sized group, I very highly recommend looking into booking at the private area at Gundlach Bundschu (Block 19), either facing the vineyard or reserving for the entire house/bungalow. It's a real treat to work with Katherine in finalizing the reservation. All around a very, very pleasant experience.
Written August 13, 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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