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“Everything overpriced.”

Gundlach Bundschu Winery
Ranked #9 of 101 things to do in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Everything overpriced.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2011

The tasting room is very nice. Most of the wines were a bit pricey for their quality. We hadn't been here in many years and were somewhat disappointed. We had a picnic on the grounds and it was lovely.

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“Great Views, Great Wines, Great Staff!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2011

We were thoroughly impressed with this place! A tiny bit further out than some of the other wineries but well worth it.

The views were terrific, and we were told the tour was great, although we didn't get the chance to do it ourselves.

We did a tasting session, with a very imformative pourer, Kathy. She gave us her full attention and we had a good laugh with her, as well as learning a lot.

One thing I would say is what you put in is what you get with these places - ask lots of questions and throw yourself into it!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“There are a lot better”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2011

The wines are mediocre and they don't comp your tasting when you buy. There are so many better wineries close by. Why go here?

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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Good wines, bad service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2010

My husband and I went to the winery as part of a private tour. We loved the cool, funky atmosphere and interesting artwork. The first guy we met there was very down to earth, friendly and a Boston sports fan so we immediately had a first, great impression of the place. Unfortunately, since it was busy, the guy that started our tasting got switched with another woman that made a lasting, bad impression. She was rude to our driver, I caught her rolling her eyes to another woman who worked there, and was just very full of herself. It was too bad that we didn't finish our tasting our the first guy. We still bought a few bottles (the wine is very good) and would have bought more if our tasting experience was more pleasant.

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Boston, MA
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“Fabulous Time - Most memorable stay in San Francisco”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2010

Went to Sonoma for a quick day trip to wine country with another couple, it was off season. The winery is the oldest family run winery, so beautiful to drive through its acres of grapes, and see the old family house (offices now) in the distance. The tasting room was just recently renovated. It sits on this beautiful patio over looking the vineyards and is across from the "cave". The cave is carved through this hillside, that houses 200 barrels of their wine, tours are given daily at 1:30pm. We highly recommend coming here, $5 tasting fee, you choose 4 wines. Must try the Vintage Reserve!! Rosie poured for us and was wonderful and knowledgeable, gave us much information on the families history. A must do - go to the Sonoma Cheese Factory, pick up some cheese, prosciutto, olives, grapes, go to the local boulangerie and get some crusty bread, and have yourself a picnic on their patio. Rosie even opened our bottle and allowed us to use our tasting glasses! Such a GREAT time - HIGHLY recommend

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