Buena Vista Winery, Gundlach Bundchu, Sebastiani Vineyards


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Three Historic Wineries in Sonoma

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Buena Vista Winery – 1857

Less than hour from the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge, you will find the historic town of Sonoma and thee famous wineires. Buena Vista is the oldest winery in Sonoma and an historic landmark. Just a short distance away is the second oldest winery in Sonoma, Gundlach Bundchu, now in its sixth generation of family ownership. Make sure you call the winery and book a time for wine tasting.

Picnic Lunch

On route to these wineries, a suggested spot to pick up a picnic lunch is the Sonoma Cheese Factory on the Plaza at 2 Spain Street. Best picnic spot is Gundlach Bundchu

Buena Vista Winery

Buena Vista is one of our favorite wineries to visit in the Sonoma Valley area. The old stone buildings seem to bring history to the present day. Imagine making wine in the late 1800s. Imagine Count August Hazasthy roaming the wine cellar and barrel tasting his Zinfandel. There is much to learn about California wine at Buena Vista Winery, Bring a picnic lunch if you have time. There are picnic tables and much to enjoy here.

Tasting room open daily, 10 am to 5, (800) 926 1266
Email: bvw_info@buenavistawinery.com, Go to Website

Gundlach Bundchu

There is more wine history to experience at the Gundlach Bundchu Winery. Gundlach Bundchu is just three months younger than the Buena Vista winery. While Buena Vista has had several owners over its history, Gundlach Bundchu is still in the hands of the originating founding family. Jim Bundchu leads the way, the sixth generation family member to run the winery. That is a fantastic track record in the world of wine. Gundlach Bundchu is one of our favorite picnic spots in the wine country. There are three separate picnic areas, and all are very beautiful. Oh yes, the wines are excellent and exciting. We love the Tempranillo and the delicious and dry Gewurztraminer.

Tasting room open daily, 11 am to 5 pm

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The Pond at Gundlach Bundchu
  • Joe Becerra

    Joe Becerra has been traveling to wine country and enjoying wine since 1965. He is a retired educator, and now have the time the opportunity to share his wine travel experiences through this Website.

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