Gundlach Bundschu Winery
Gundlach Bundschu Winery
4.5
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
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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  • Amber A
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    11/10 Hospitality by Maegan
    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 😌
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 February 2023
  • tf1234562020
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jordan was fantastic
    Hi…had a wonderful time at your winery. Great wines and an exceptional experience with Jordan! She made the visit and our total experience to Sonoma the best. I would highly recommend Jordan if ever visiting the wine country. Thank you Jordan!!! Maybe she can be highlighted on GunBun Instagram in the future. Your passion, expertise and friendliness are contagious. Best. 😀🍷
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 8 March 2023
  • DSBenson
    Burlingame, California20 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice cave tour
    Cave tour was informative and fun. Cool cave, lovely grounds. The wine was okay, except the final premiere bottle, which was excellent. Very enjoyable stop. Relaxing to walk around after.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 March 2023
  • S F
    Grand Marais, Minnesota75 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great wine and cave tour.
    Outstanding cave and wine tasting tour. The cave tour was so fun and extremely informative. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and entertaining. We learned a great deal of vineyard history and agriculture. The property is beautiful. The wine is so delicious. A large number of grape varieties. We highly recommend this stop.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 April 2023
  • Vivian R
    Marlton, New Jersey1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience & wines!
    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!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 May 2023
  • KeithCPiggy
    Folsom, California215 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 15 July 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 July 2023
  • Christi W
    45 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 15 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 July 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 15 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 14 July 2023
  • Alice T
    2 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
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 July 2023
  • Tina
    7 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 14 July 2023
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fscott22
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
As a wine enthusiast and frequent visitor to Sonoma's renowned wineries, I was excited to embark on a tour at Gun-Bun. However, my experience left much to be desired.

Let me start by acknowledging the positives: the tour itself was interesting, and I appreciated the opportunity to explore the man-made cave on the premises. The length of the tour was adequate, allowing for a comprehensive understanding of the winemaking process and their own family history.

Unfortunately, my enthusiasm waned when it came to the pricing and overall ambiance of the winery. While I understand that quality comes at a cost, I couldn't help but feel that the prices were disproportionately high compared to the value offered. This sentiment was echoed by others in my tour group, suggesting that this may be a common concern among visitors.

Moreover, I found the demeanor of our tour guide to be somewhat off-putting. Instead of fostering a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere, it seemed as though the guide was solely focused on impressing a specific demographic, particularly the middle-aged crowd. This approach may have inadvertently alienated other guests, detracting from the overall experience. Additionally I was with a pregnant friend, who was required to pay full price for the tour even though she never drank. They were not accommodating to say the least.

We won't be back.
Written 11 February 2024
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Hello, Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us and we apologize it didn’t meet our standards! First, we’re happy to hear that you enjoyed seeing the caves and learning about our family history and organic winemaking practices. Our winery was built in the 1850s, so it surely is rustic, and our goal is to keep that original Sonoma charm balanced by warm hospitality touches. We apologize you didn’t experience that, and that you didn’t jive with your host. Our goal is to always make groups of all ages and demographics feel warm and welcome. We also do offer a 50% discount for non-drinking guests, and we’re sorry to hear that wasn't communicated to your friend. I’d love to offer that partial refund on your friend’s tour and invite you to join us again on us. Please email me at rachel@bundschu.com and we’ll get it sorted. Thank you and we hope to welcome you back in the future! Kindest regards, Rachel
Written 15 February 2024
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william l
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
My son surprised me with an early Christmas gift - a personal tour of the winery with the great-great grandson of the founder
Written 10 January 2024
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Hi William! Thanks so much for celebrating the holiday season with us at Gundlach Bundschu! Sounds like you got to experience and see our property as a VIP with Rob Bundschu himself :) Please come back soon to say hi or look out for more tours this summer with our pinzgauer, truck tour of our property. We'll see you then! Rachel
Written 16 January 2024
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jjrugs88
Oak Forest, IL139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We did the wine cave tour. It was great! Rob, our tour guide, is part of the Bundschu family that started the winery. He was so incredibly informative, giving us great history and insight. He answered everyone’s questions. It was a great experience!
Written 10 November 2023
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So glad you were able to soak in our family history & property with a Bundschu himself! Rob's job title isn't the "Orchestrator of Happiness" for nothing :) Please come back soon to say hi and enjoy a tasting with us this winter! Kindest regards, Rachel
Written 14 November 2023
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Kim
Hebron, NE5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
The Cave tasting tour was one of the best during our Sonoma trip. Nora was fun, knowledgeable and interesting. You get a mix of tasting, wine making knowledge and organic farming practices. Highly recommend to anyone visiting Sonoma!
Written 4 October 2023
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Thank you so much for sharing the Gun Bun love & shouting out your tour experience with us! We're beyond proud to be multi-generational, family owned & regenerative organic certified - and to have passionate educators share their love of our property with the public! (Nora's also pretty great ;)) Please come back soon to say hi & jump on our Winter Cave tour come winter time! Cheers to you, Rachel
Written 17 October 2023
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1Traveler44
Los Angeles, CA52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
On 09/20/23, we went to Gundlach Bunschu on a lark. We had visited another winery earlier and heard about the cave tour. We decided to go. John, our tour guide and wine steward was excellent. He was informative, knowledgeable, funny and friendly. He knew the history of the winery and all the players in it's history by heart and as if he had known the information his whole life. It was impressive. The cave tour was filled with stories of how the winery came to be, wine to taste and grapes to be eaten off the vine. An experience in itself. At the end of the tour, you sample several wines produced at the winery and there is a very low key invitation to join their wine club. This experience was highly enjoyable and I'd highly recommend it.
Written 26 September 2023
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So glad you decided to come visit us on a whim, and left feeling the Gun Bun love! Jon is one of our rock star educators, and it sounds like he made you feel like one of the family :) We're beyond proud of our tour program and the amazing educators that make this program fun yet informative. Please come back soon to visit & say hi! Cheers to you, Rachel
Written 17 October 2023
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ashley1508
Boston, MA74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
A must visit while in wine country. We did a cave and winery tour. Our guide Kent was the best. He was so knowledgeable and personable. The winery is a 6th generation winery. The history is crazy and the wine even better. First time that I have been to a winery where they had reds and whites that were both top notch. I joined the wine club I loved it so much. The caves are the coolest, literally.
Written 31 July 2023
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Ashley! Thank you for the stellar review, and for sharing the Gun Bun love! It sounds like you had the best time with Kent, and were able to soak in our winery as first-timers the best way possible - through our tour experience! Also, welcome to our winery family :) Can't wait to see you at our upcoming club events, like our Harvest Dinner or our Retro Ski Holiday party in December! Kindest regards, Rachel
Written 1 September 2023
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Megan L
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
I can’t say enough about how much I love Gundlach Bundschu! We live on the east coast, but became members of the wine club a few years ago for the: amazing wine (we’ve loved every bottle), the wonderful and knowledgeable staff, and the amazing property (when we get to visit).
Written 28 July 2023
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Thanks so much for shouting out our wine, service & grounds - we sure are lucky, and are lucky to have such amazing culture keepers for our club members! Hopefully you can make a trip out from the East Coast soon! Cheers to you, Rachel
Written 1 September 2023
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Amanda E
Poipu, HI3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Always enjoy visiting GunBun! It's a great place to sip wine, visit with friends and family and escape the crazy day-to-day. Don't get there often enough, but always enjoy my time when I am on their beautiful grounds!
Written 21 July 2023
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Hi Amanda, Thanks for sharing the Gun Bun love! We're so glad that we're your weekend escape from the day-to-day (we're pretty partial to it too ;)) Kindest regards, Rachel
Written 1 September 2023
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Pam M
Sonoma, CA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
This winery offers the trifecta of wine-tasting experiences: a beautiful spot, great wines, and a friendly cool vibe. I love the variety of wines and enjoying the hospitality of a family-owned historic winery. Make this stop in Sonoma!
Written 20 July 2023
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Hi Pam, Thanks for shouting out our great vibe, wines & grounds. We're beyond proud to be family-owned, and get the opportunity to share our history with guests like you! Please come back and visit us soon! We're gearing us for harvest here, and there's so much excitement in the air. Kindest regards, Rachel
Written 1 September 2023
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Alexandra S
Oakland, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
As usual, I had a lovely tasting and time at GunBun. I went with some friends from out of town for a simple tasting in the courtyard and experienced warm greetings, delicious wine, deeply informed hosts, and beautiful views. I love how low-key and unpretentious this winery is without feeling lowbrow. And whatever music is playing is always fantastic! This is my favorite Sonoma Valley winery, and GunBun has a fan for life!
Written 19 July 2023
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Thanks so much for sharing the Gun Bun love, and for shouting out our music scene and playlist on property! Music is such an important part of our identity (from our concert series and music festival in the summer), and is a passion of our president Jeff Bundschu. So glad you felt right at home! Please come back for a tour of our caves and vineyards next time you're out, it's a great way to learn more and see more of our awesome property! Cheers to you, Rachel
Written 1 September 2023
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