Kunde Family Estate
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9825 Sonoma Highway (Hwy 12)
Kenwood, CA, 95452

707-833-5501
707-833-2204, Fax
Email: wineinfo@kunde.com
Twitter: KundeEstate
Facebook: Kunde Family Estate

Varietals or blends: | Barbera | Cabernet Sauvignon | Chardonnay | Gewurztraminer | Meritage | Merlot | Port | Primitivo | Sangiovese | Sauvignon Blanc | Semillon | Sparkling | Syrah | Viognier | Zinfandel |

Tasting: 10:30am to 4:30pm - Fee: $10/person for Destination Series tasting and $20/person for Grand Estate selections in the Kinneybrook Room.

From the web site: "Family owned and operated, Kunde Family Estate produces ultra-premium, estate-grown, and sustainably farmed wines in the finest traditions of the renowned Sonoma Valley. Our founder, Louis Kunde, who emigrated from Germany, acquired the Wildwood Vineyards ranch with its acclaimed iron-rich, ancient red volcanic soils in 1904. These vineyards were first planted in 1879 by pioneer John Drummond with imported cuttings from Chateaux Margaux and Lafite Rothschild. Upon Louis' death in 1922, the winery and vineyards were taken over by his son, Arthur “Big Boy” Kunde. Big Boy kept the winery open during the difficult times of Prohibition by selling “sacramental” wines, and though he continued to grow grapes through World War II, he was forced to close the winery doors when his sons were drafted into service. Throughout the 1960's and '70's, two of Big Boy's sons, Bob and Fred, greatly expanded the Kunde Estate, adding the esteemed Kinneybrook Ranch in 1977. Planting hundreds of acres to prime varietals, their hard work and savvy business decisions laid the groundwork for building the Kunde Estate Winery and aging caves in the early 1990’s."

Personal comments: Kunde is set in the incredibly scenic Kenwood area of Sonoma Valley, across from the Kenwwood Inn -- a spectacular place to eat outdoors while admiring the golden sun illuminating the hills above the Kunde Family Estate as it sets. Be sure you time it well and you will remember the experience for the rest of your life. - Roy Tennant