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This week we are excited to feature wines from the oldest family-owned winery in Calfornia. For six generations and over 150 years, their family has farmed estate vineyards at the crossroads of the Sonoma Valley, Carneros and Napa Valley appellations.

Their story began in 1858, when Jacob Bundschu purchased 400 acres in Sonoma and christened it Rhinefarm. He returned to Bavaria, married his sweetheart, Eva, and spent his honeymoon traveling through France and Germany purchasing the rootstock he would plant upon his return. In 1868, Charles Gundlach, who had emigrated to San Francisco from Germany, met Bundschu and joined the winery. Seven years later he also joined the family, marrying the eldest Bundschu daughter. In 1894, the winery was renamed Gundlach Bundschu Wine Company.


Rhinefarm has a unique combination of steep hillsides and cool valley floor sites, allowing them to grow a broad variety of wines at a very high-quality level. They focus on making small lots of ultra-premium wines from this distinctive and historic property.

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