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.
Open every day
11AM – 5:30PM
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.
Vineyard and Cave Experience
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.
Offered 11:30AM & 3PM Thursday – Monday
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.
For mid-week private Pinz tour inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our seasonal Club Member lounge is open Saturdays and Sundays.
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. Members can reserve one of your complimentary quarterly tastings in this location or stop by any Saturday or Sunday to enjoy bottle service and snacks at a picnic table or blanket, 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. *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 email@example.com
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.