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 – 4:30pm 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.
Open every day
11am – 4:30pm
If you’re looking for a classic Sonoma wine tasting with a twist, the Rhinefarm Tasting is for you. Kick back on our winery courtyard (or indoors in our historic barrel room, weather dependent) 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 fewer.
Locals, visit us Monday through Thursday this March + April for two for one tastings! Book at the link below and share your ID with our concierge upon arrival. Available for residents in Sonoma, Napa and Marin counties Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through April 27.
Vineyard and Cave Experience
Every day at 11AM & 2:30PM. Fri-Sun tours offered at 11AM, 1PM, & 2:30PM.
Picture this: you are exploring the underground world of Gundlach Bundschu in our wine caves and organic vineyards. First, your lovely wine educator will guide you through a tasting of our organically grown estate wines, while you explore every crevice of our wine cave and hear legendary stories of the Bundschu family’s deep roots in California winemaking history. Then, weather permitting, your walk will venture outside the back cave doors to learn more about our organically farmed vineyard, sheep, old vines, and sustainability practices. The tour culminates in a tasting of our Vintage Reserve Cabernet in our majestic cave dining room. Epic, right? Yeah, we think so, too.
Offered 11AM & 2:30PM Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays starting March 3
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 California 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 your friends back home want to know, well, they’re just going to have to see for themselves.
For mid-week private Pinz tour inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Member-only location is closed for the winter season. Reopening in May 2023.
This laid-back member’s only hideaway is the place to be. 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. Reserve your picnic table or blanket in advance and pre-order from a selection of snacks from our seasonal picnic menu. Once you arrive, choose from a growler of our seasonal member’s Spritz or handpick a complimentary Hideaway Flight of three wines. Stay awhile and enjoy additional snacks and bottles, all at your member price. 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.
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.