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. 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 tastings and tours by appointment only, with the last reservation at 3pm. 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.
COVID 19 UPDATE: In an effort to keep our guests and staff safe, as of 2/16/22, masks will be required for all unvaccinated guests attending indoor events. Guests who have been vaccinated will be able to taste/visit indoors without masks. Children who are not yet eligible for vaccination may be indoors with their party. The new requirement will apply to the Rhinefarm Estate and Heritage Reserve Tastings, Cave Tours, and Barrel Cellar Tastings. We will not require proof of vaccine or testing for outdoor events such as Vista Courtyard Lounge Tastings, Tastings at the Donkey Bar, and Private Events held exclusively outdoors.
Open every day
If you’re looking for a classic Sonoma wine tasting with a twist, the Rhinefarm Experience is for you. Kick back on our winery courtyard surrounded by our organic vineyards and wine caves as our engaging and experienced hosts guide you through a memorable flight of five wines with optional seasonal snack add-ons. Choose between our seasonal Rhinefarm Estate flight of five wines or our Reserve flight of seven wines, including our Vintage Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Limited to party sizes of eight or less.
Club-Member Only Seating
Open Friday-Sunday 11am-5:30pm
This laid-back member’s only hideaway is the place to be. Reserve your picnic table or blanket in advance and pre-order from a selection of snacks from our seasonal picnic menu. Once you arrive, you will be greeted with a growler of our seasonal member’s only wine to kickstart the day. Members can also enjoy additional wines by the bottle and can purchase additional snacks as your day unfolds. 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. Limited to party sizes of six or less. For parties of seven or more, please contact our team.
Offered 11:30am to 1:30pm or 2:30pm to 4:30pm, Thursdays through Mondays
Climb aboard our Pinzgauer, a Swiss Army transport vehicle, for an off-roading experience across Rhinefarm. You’ll cruise through our organic vineyards as your guide takes you on a journey of our history as the oldest family-owned winery in Sonoma and what makes our wines so unique. You’ll stop at several spots in the vineyard including a respite to enjoy wine along with cheese and charcuterie. What happens on the pinz stays on the pinz, so if you’re friends back home want to know, well, they’re just going to have to see for themselves.
Vineyard + Cave Experience
Everyday at 11am & 2pm
Journey into our caves as your host leads you through a guided walk and shares details about our winemaking process, including the Bundschu family’s history and deep roots in Sonoma. As you exit the cave, you will be greeted by sweeping views of Sonoma Valley appellation and learn more about our regenerative organic farming practices. This experience culminates in the cave’s majestic dining room, where you will taste our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon alongside our iconic Vintage Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.
Open every day
Have you ever set foot in a 100-year-old stone winery and tasted through a decade’s worth of fine wine made from that very same place? This seated tasting in our old winery barrel room is a profound representation of the unique history of our family and our original Sonoma winery and vineyard. Taste through a flight of five wines of old vine varietals that will leave you with a new appreciation of wine. This flight includes library vintages of Vintage Reserve and block-specific heritage wines that you won’t find anywhere else.
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.
Virtual Tasting Experiences
Looking to entertain colleagues or clients with a unique, engaging virtual event? Or bringing together a group to celebrate a birthday or special occasion from afar? You’ve come to the right place! Our curated virtual experience includes everything needed to create an unforgettable wine adventure – including a 3-bottle red & white highlight of our cool climate estate, wine tasting essentials, and the accouterments for a local Sonoma cheese pairing.