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“Mountain Top!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kunde Family Winery

Kunde Family Winery
Ranked #1 of 5 Tours in Kenwood
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: We welcome you to visit our majestic fifth-generation, sustainably farmed estate in the heart of Sonoma County’s famed Valley of the Moon. Taste through our diverse portfolio of 100% estate produced wines surrounded by over a century of winemaking history, dramatic amphitheater of vineyards, relaxing shaded groves of Valley Oaks, and a serene reflection pool.
Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Mountain Top!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

If you're looking to visit any of the wineries in Sonoma, then Kunde should be on your list. We walked in without a reservation on Saturday morning and were able to sign up for the first mountain top tasting/tour. We had a great guide (I think his name was Danny?) he was really knowledgeable and fun. The views from the top are worth the little drive that weaves through the vines. It was well worth the $40. The entire staff was friendly and helpful! Of course the wines were great too!

Visited October 2013
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Thank Samantha J
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Kunde4thGen, Owner at Kunde Family Winery, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Dear Samantha,

Thanks so much for the great 5 star review! I'll make sure the Tasting Room staff is aware of your compliments. So glad you enjoyed our Mountain Top tasting experience. The colors of the vineyards are so beautiful this time of year, especially when you're overlooking the entire Sonoma Valley from this very cool tasting spot. You picked a great time of year to visit!

Best Regards,

Marcia Kunde Mickelson
4th Generation Winegrower
Kunde Family Estate
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“Beautiful but worthless”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I, with another couple went to Kunde and were blatantly ignored. After some rather obnoxious efforts to get attention, we finally bought a bottle and went outside to drink it, then we were asked to leave because they were closed. We then asked if we could just have a few minutes to enjoy their view and wine, they gave us 5 minutes to drink a whole bottle. The place was packed, so it wasn't like they needed us to leave so they could clean up. With the hundreds of options/competition in the area, I expected much much more in the way of customer service, but we will not be going back.

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Kunde4thGen, Owner at Kunde Family Winery, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear Ckethley,

I'm sorry that your experience with us was less than what you had hoped for. We tend to see a lot of Tasting Room visitors this time of year during crush. We pride ourselves on giving exceptional customer service at all times - even during our busy harvest season. I do hope that you'll give us another chance if and when your travels bring you back our way.

Best Regards,
Marcia Kunde Mickelson
4th Generation Winegrower
Kunde Family Estate
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Trophy Club, Texas
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“Beautiful setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

We enjoyed a private tasting outside. We loved the Chardonnay and Zin. A nice cheese platter added to the enjoyment. Our server was friendly and knew much about the wines. They have a small gift shop and a few meats and cheeses for a picnic. We want to go back and do the mountain tour. It had rained and people on the mountain tour couldn't see anything and their money was returned. A classy move.

Visited September 2013
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Thank nursemurphy13
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Kunde4thGen, Owner at Kunde Family Winery, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Dear NurseMurphy13,

Thanks so much for the 5 star rating! We truly appreciate your comments. Don't know when your travels are going to bring you back out to the Sonoma Valley, but comps on me for 2 to our Mountain Top tasting site upon your return. It's a beautiful spot to taste our estate grown wines, overlooking the entire Sonoma Valley (especially when it's not raining)!

Best Regards,
Marcia Kunde Mickelson
4th Generation Winegrower
Kunde Family Estate
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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“Great wine, snobby employees”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

The grounds are beautiful. This is a small winery, they had some beautiful gardens, a pond, and giant pumpkins! We were unable to go in the cave because of carbon dioxide (time of year when wine was fermenting). The inside had an array of gifts, which seemed nice.. The wine was also excellent, unfortunately I did not feel very welcomed by the woman pouring our wine. She seemed overly disinterested. It is possible she had an off day, but it was such a failure we decided not to purchase any wine and left before finishing our tasting.

Visited September 2013
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Kunde4thGen, Owner at Kunde Family Winery, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Dear StacyP,

We pride ourselves on giving exceptional customer service to all who visit our Tasting Room. I regret your visit was less than what you had hoped for. I truly appreciate your comments and will certainly find out why you were not taken care in the manner you deserve when visiting Kunde.

Best Regards,

Marcia Kunde Mickelson
Chief Operating Officer
Kunde Family Estate
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“Beautiful winery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Probably one of the most picturesque wineries in Sonoma. Definitely should be on your list to stop at in the Sonoma Valley

Visited September 2013
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Thank Jrbolstertoo
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Kunde4thGen, Owner at Kunde Family Winery, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Dear Jrbolstertoo,

What a great review! Thanks so much for writing about us and we truly appreciate your comments. We are truly blessed with our little slice of heaven here in the Sonoma Valley! Not sure from your review if you were able to experience our Mountain Top tasting site. Either way, when your travels bring you back our way, comps on me for two to this one of a kind tasting site. It's a very cool way to taste our estate grown wines.

Best Regards,

Marcia Kunde Mickelson
4th Generation Winegrower
Kunde Family Estate
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