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“Love the history!”

Gundlach Bundschu Winery
Ranked #7 of 96 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: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed September 27, 2018

This vineyard is one of the earliest in the valley and the only one that has continued to be in the same family for I think it is 6 generations. Nice shop where wine tastings were held. Offers a cave tasting though we didn't try that one. Wines were lovely.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Patti A
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"great wine"
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"fun tasting"
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

We organized our own wine tour and drove from one to another with our rental while here visiting Sonoma. Gundlach Bundschu is a family run winery who's values shine through their staff during their wine tastings. We did an indoor tasting with an older gentleman who described the history of the family run vineyard right down to the exact dates that the land was purchased by the original family and all of the struggles they went through to get to where they are today. It was incredible to learn. The wine was very good as well, especially the reds. Such deep, bold flavors!
They have a gift shop attached to the tasting room too with these adorable shirts that have little pictures on them spelling out the name of the winery. There is a picture on them of a gun, next to it a lock, then a bun, and lastly a shoe. It's so cute! And witty! They have many other items for sale as well, and some very nice views outside of the lake from their outdoor patio where you can also do tastings. We really enjoyed ourselves here and it will be a winery we remember for a long time.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JameAndDare
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Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Average! We stopped in here on our bike tour. Very nice setting. The service was poor. Not unhelpful, but not helpful either. Lots of time between tasting. The wine was not comparable to other stops along the way. Lovely setting.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

We were so happy at this beautiful winery that we joined their wine club with full intentions of returning and great anticipation for their delicious wine shipments. The staff was lovely, the grounds well kept and welcoming - and the wine was fantastic. We were delighted to find this place!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mary V
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

We had a very nice histortical and cultural exchange with our host Gary - he has done an OUTSTANDING job..... discussing Asian (Taiwan), European ((Austria) and US wine culture.

Gundlach Bundschu has a very interesting history and worth to explore.

Vino was superb.

Not sure if I will every ride a Pinzgauer here as this reminds my at the time of my mandatory army service in Austrian where we used to drive (and could not ruin) these cars.

Just a pity that there is only limited food at the 'Donkey' bar..... and not even a coffee (but we came for the vino.... hence still satisfied).

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Robert W
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