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Visit Gundlach Bundschu, the oldest family-owned winery in California

GunBunCollageSince 1858, the Bundschu family has enjoyed the beauty of Rhinefarm and the exquisite character of its wines. They invite you to spend a few hours getting to know the land, the wines, and the people that make Gundlach Bundschu unique during your stay in the Sonoma and Napa Valleys. Just five minutes from the historic Sonoma Plaza, Gundlach Bundschu’s location at the foot of the Mayacamas Mountains along the Napa-Sonoma border is convenient for visitors to either acclaimed region. They offer a variety of experiences at Gundlach Bundschu Winery, from a simple tasting to sit-down food and wine pairing experience. Please visit to explore all your options or call 707-938-5277.

Come join us after the Festival back at the the beautiful Gundlach Bundschu Winery, for the GunBunFunRun Lounge. To learn more about this post-race event, visit!

2017 Winery Partners!

Adastra Wines 5 East Napa Street Sonoma, Ca 95476 707-721-1914

Our name, Adastra, comes from a phrase and sentiment beloved of Naomi Thorpe’s father: Per aspera, ad astra which translates to Through striving, to the stars. The pervasive spirit at Adastra is one of continuous improvement.

At Adastra, Chris Thorpe, Edwin Richards, and the Adastra team grow wine grapes on their 12 acre CCOF-certified organic estate vineyard in the Napa Valley Carneros region. Pam Starr has been Adastra’s winemaking consultant since 1997.

Our total production seldom exceeds 1,500 cases per year of Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot and Chardonnay. When the stars are aligned, we are able to produce our ultra-premium Proximus Pinot Noir and Proximus Merlot.

Most of our wine is sold directly from our winery to wine club members and friends from around the world.

We invite you to experience Adastra.
Bright Cellars 333 N Plankinton Ave Ste 214 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203

We have a passion for wine, and our goal is to help our members discover the fantastic world of wine.

Wine is one of the world’s oldest beverages and we deeply respect its tradition. At the same time, it’s all about having a great time drinking what we love.

Whether you’re an experienced wine drinker or just exploring, we hope you get to try something you otherwise would never have picked up and discover something you find amazing!

Ceja Vineyards 22989 Burndale Road Sonoma, CA 95476 707-255-3954

Ceja Vineyards is an ultra premium Latino family owned winery founded by Amelia, Pedro, Armando and Martha Ceja – first generation Mexican-American winegrowers in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Our dedication to sustainable agriculture and the gentle handling of the grapes in the cellar can be tasted in every sip of our estate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, blends and Dulce Beso late harvest white wine.
Ed’s Red 5 East Napa Street Sonoma, Ca 95476 707-721-1914

Ed’s Red is a bold, full-flavored red blend meant to be enjoyed any day of the week. From our headquarters in the Napa Valley, we are able to select grapes from some of the best appellations in northern California, providing you with a wine that is powerful, rich and full of character, vintage after vintage.

The 2012 A.D. Ed’s Red is an imposing wine that demands your attention with rich fruit aromas of plums, cherries and raspberries, and has a massive, powerful finish that’s big on spice. Over time, the wine opens up to reveal more subtle nuances, making for an immensely satisfying drinking experience. Impressive on its own, Ed’s Red is a balanced wine that also pairs well with a meal including rack of lamb, lasagna, a rib-eye steak (of pre-historic size), or just about any pizza.

So be bold. Be daring. Capture the mammoth … Ed’s Red.
Hall Winery 401 St. Helena Hwy. South St. Helena, CA 94574 707-967-2626

Located at the historic Bergfeld Vineyard at the base of the Mayacama Mountains, HALL St. Helena is a vibrant, 33-acre property off of Highway 29 in the charming town of St. Helena. Guests arrive with an official welcome from (not so little) Bunny Foo-Foo and instantly experience a one of a kind destination. With daily offerings including the signature HALLmark tour, guests have a choice of winery tours and tastings for the novice wine drinker to the expert cab collector. With over 35 pieces of contemporary art, this 150 year old site has something for everyone. Wine, art, history, architecture, technology a lush landscaping and a Great Lawn for relaxing and unwinding – we invite you to come share the fun.
Keating Wines

23564 Arnold Dr. Sonoma, CA 95476

Located at Cornerstone Sonoma in the Carneros region of Sonoma County, California, Keating Wines is an extremely small-production winery that makes conscious efforts to source the best possible fruit available from appropriate appellations throughout Sonoma and Napa Counties. Combine this with the best winemaking practices, and superior wine will result. I truly believe you will find a memorable wine experience in each and every bottle.

We specialize in high-end Bordeaux varietal wines including Cabernet Sauvignon from Beckstoffer’s Georges III in Rutherford (Napa), Cabernet Sauvignon from the 45 year-old Montecillo Vineyard in the Mayacamas mountain range overlooking Sonoma Valley, a Malbec and a Petite Sirah from the tiny, yet spectacular appellation of Rockpile, and a Zinfandel from both Dry Creek Valley and Sonoma Valley.

Lake Sonoma Winery

134 Church St. Sonoma, CA, 95476

The Sonoma County winegrowing region boasts some of the most diverse assemblages of terroirs and micro-climates in the world. This diversity is best noted and expressed through Sonoma’s sub-appellations, many of which have become truly renowned for the specific varietals that thrive in each.

At Lake Sonoma Winery, we work only within the most celebrated of these sub-appellations to offer a brilliant portfolio of fine wines designed to showcase the region’s unique characteristics and the varietal for which it has come to be known.

McKenzie Mueller Vineyards McKenzie-Mueller Vineyards and Winery 2530 Las Amigas Rd. Napa, CA 94559 707-252-0186

McKenzie-Mueller is a small, family-run winery committed to making high quality wines. Founded in 1989 by Bob Mueller and Karen McKenzie, our fifty acre estate is tucked away in the enchanting Los Carneros region of southern Napa County. We made our first vintage in 1990, producing 500 cases. We now produce 2500 cases a year. We are proud to be named Estate Winery of the Year in 2000 byWine & Spirits magazine
Meadowcroft Wines 23574 Arnold Dr./Hwy 121 Sonoma, CA 95476 707-934-4090

Meadowcroft wines are vineyard specific and limited release reserve wine expressing a complex narrative of European wine heritage, with a twist of California creativity.

Merryvale Vineyards 1000 Main Street, St. Helena CA 94574

Founded on the principle that great wines are born in the vineyard, Merryvale Vineyards has a long-standing tradition of sourcing grapes from exceptional vineyards throughout the Napa Valley.

The process for selecting vineyards that are worthy of the Merryvale Vineyard label is an intense, rigorous, and exacted process. Careful attention is paid to microclimate, soils and sustainable vineyard management practices. Sites with unique aspects and characteristics coupled with our estate vineyard sources allow us to create rich, balanced and truly expressive Napa Valley wines. The commitment involved in growing grapes for Merryvale — specified by vineyard blocks or even row-by-row selections — result in wines with intense flavors and soft, supple tannin structure.

Obsidian Ridge

23568 Arnold Dr. Sonoma, CA 95476

Wines from the Mountains: Less than 1% of the Earth’s surface can produce exceptional wines. These rare sites share the balance of ripening sun with cooling air, resulting either from latitude, proximity to the sea (as with our Poseidon Vineyard), or elevation. Of the three, wines of elevation are perhaps the most rare and create dense, delicious wines.

Vines along the ridge: Planted along a ridge at the highest part of the Mayacamas Mountains, 105 acres of our Obsidian Ridge Vineyard rise from 2,300′ to 2,640′ in elevation and range from 5 to 20% slopes. The contours of the mountainside influence how we prune, water, balance the canopy, and pick the fruit—shaping literally every aspect of how we farm and vinify.

Poseidon Vineyard 23568 Arnold Dr. Sonoma, CA 95476 707-255-4929

Wines from the seaside. Maritime fogs roll across Poseidon Vineyard, blown in by cooling Pacific winds and burned away again by the generous California sun. The river swells with salty water at high tide. Here, on the lip of the San Francisco Bay, we’ve grown Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes to supply exceptional California wineries for over forty years. For more than a decade, we’ve been harvesting them to create our own wines, reinventing the traditional and emphasizing the unembellished taste of the fruit itself.

Vines by the Bay. Poseidon Vineyard lies at sea level, at the confluence of Carneros Creek and the Napa River. We’ve owned and farmed this vineyard from the time Nicholas Molnar planted the property in 1973, following his hunch that the region would produce great wines. Even after four decades of farming, this undulating, gravelly bayside terrain continues to inspire exploration and discovery.
Starmont Vineyards 1451 Stanly Lane Napa, CA 94559 707-252-8001

Starmont’s commitment to green farming and sustainability is a celebration of the natural balance and harmony of the vineyards. Our goal is to sustain and improve the environment for future generations by being good stewards of our land and water, while showcasing the purest expression of site in our wines. We have taken great care to follow through with our commitment, and we encourage our neighbors and partners to do the same.
Tin Barn Vineyards 21692 Eighth st East #340, Sonoma CA 95476

Tin Barn Vineyards produces single vineyard wines highlighting the true character of Sonoma County. Our name derives from Tin Barn Road, which wends along the remote Sonoma Coast to the source of our debut wine. These days, we make our home in a different sort of “tin barn”—a warehouse in rural Sonoma housing our cellar and tasting room. Elegant wines, an intimate atmosphere, and passionate crew members make Tin Barn Vineyards a truly uncommon find.

Truchard Vineyards 3234 Old Sonoma Rd. Napa, CA 94559 707-253-7153

After selling their grapes to premier wineries for 15 years, the Truchards began producing their own wines in 1989 to great acclaim. To accommodate the winery’s increased production, in 1998, they added an 11,000-square-foot wine cave to the premises. Today, Truchard Vineyards produces Chardonnay, Roussanne, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo, Malbec and Petit Verdot all of which are estate grown.
WALT Wines 380 First St. West Sonoma, CA 95476 707-933-4440

We hand craft our wines with integrity using traditional methods from grapes sustainably grown in our Santa Barbara County vineyard. Since 1973, we have farmed and nurtured our vineyard to produce wines that are true to the unique spirit of our land.

Resources for Visitors

Several organizations in the region have great resources for helping you plan your visit to the Napa and Sonoma areas. Thumb through the organizations listed below for recreational activity ideas, restaurant suggestions, winery maps, and more.
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