The stuff worth experiencing happens off the beaten path. Off the beaten path is where it is real. No place embodies this more than Sonoma. And no one has been doing it longer or with more zeal than Gundlach Bundschu.

Named one of Travel + Leisure’s best wineries in Sonoma, Rhinefarm Estate has been owned, farmed and operated by our family since 1858. Our winery is 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.

We are open every day 11am – 5:30pm for tours and tastings, with the last reservation at 4pm. Reservations are encouraged, especially on the weekends. If you prefer to walk-in, we recommend stopping by on a weekday for your best chance for a seated tasting. Our property is family and dog friendly. Please, no outside food. We offer an assortment of cheese, charcuterie boards and other seasonal fares for purchase. Click Here to view our seasonal food pairing menu

Rhinefarm Tasting

Open every day
11AM – 4:30PM

If you’re looking for a classic Sonoma wine tasting with a twist, our Rhinefarm Tasting is for you. Kick back on our winery courtyard, in our historic barrel room, or in the lounge at the Bacchus Hideaway as our engaging hosts guide you through a memorable flight of five wines with optional seasonal snack add-ons. Named after our organic estate vineyard “Rhinefarm,” in this tasting you can choose between our Estate flight of five wines or upgrade to our Heritage flight, which includes our old vine, limited production Heritage Wines and 95+ Point Vintage Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Limited to party sizes of eight or fewer.

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Vineyard Cave Tour

Every day at 11AM & 2:30PM

Picture this: You are exploring the underground world of Gundlach Bundschu in our wine caves and organic vineyards. First, glass of wine in hand, your wine educator will guide you through our wine cave and tell legendary stories of the Bundschu family’s deep roots in California winemaking history. Taste different wines as your walk will venture outside the back cave doors (weather permitting) to learn more about our regenerative organic vineyard, sheep, old vines, and sustainability practices. The tour culminates with a tasting of our Vintage Reserve Cabernet in our majestic cave dining room. Epic, right? Yeah, we think so, too.

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Pinz Excursion

Tours offered Thurs-Mon at 11:30AM & 3PM

Climb aboard our Pinzgauer (“pinz-gower”), a Swiss Army transport vehicle, for an off-roading experience across Rhinefarm. Cruise through our regenerative organic vineyards with a glass of wine in hand as your guide takes you on a journey of our history as the oldest family-owned winery in California and what makes our wines so unique. You’ll stop at several spots in the vineyard including an enclave amongst the vines to taste two wines alongside cheese and charcuterie. Back in the tasting room, your experience culminates with a splash of our icon Cabernet, Vintage Reserve. What happens on the pinz stays on the pinz, so if your friends back home want to know, well, they’re just going to have to see for themselves.

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Sonoma Original Bar Tasting

Mon-Fri 11AM – 5:30PM

Join us in our historic winery tasting room for The Sonoma Original Bar Tasting and discover what wine tasting was like in Sonoma when we first opened our tasting room nearly 50 years ago. In this standing bar experience, you’ll get an introduction to our regenerative organic wines as your host guides you through a tasting of three Rhinefarm favorites. Reservations can be made in advance and are available for walk-ins on a first come, first served basis for parties up to six. Please allow 45 minutes for your tasting and note this tasting is a standing tasting, just like it used to be For our full seated tasting experience, please select the Rhinefarm Tasting. $25/person


Bacchus Hideaway

Closed for the winter season. Reopening weekends this summer.

This laid-back member’s only hideaway is the place to be on the weekends. The Hideaway is family and pet-friendly and makes for the perfect afternoon to kick back, play lawn games, or just hang and enjoy your favorite GB wines. During weekends, members can request seating for their complimentary “Rhinefarm Tastings” at this location, or stop by any Saturday or Sunday to enjoy bottle service and snacks at a picnic table or blanket, all with your member discounted pricing. Not a member, but want to hang out here? Give us a call and we’ll give you all the deets to join our family. *please note, tastings can be reserved online by clicking the link below. Bottle service is available to members first come, first served. Max capacity per reservation is 8 people. Questions? Email us anytime at

Group Rhinefarm Experience

This private and explorative wine tasting is available for groups of nine or larger, and takes place on the “back side” of the property that you won’t see very often. Our 320-acre estate was dubbed “Rhinefarm” in 1858 by our founder, Jacob Gundlach, after his homeland in Germany. Flanked by historic stone buildings and barns, this intimate and idyllic location is sure to be the highlight of your day. Kick back as your experienced and eccentric host guides your group through a memorable flight of five of our wines with light bites. Enjoy our seasonal flight and small bites or add on the elevated experience which includes additional wines and a farm-to-table cheese and antipasti pairing that will enhance the flavors of the wine.

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