Gundlach Bundschu

The Wine Blogger Conference is only 31 days away! And thanks to the generous donors to the Wine Blogger Conference Scholarship fund, 11 wine blog writers will be able to attend and join in the wine, fun, and networking!  As an attendee last year, I can certainly attest to how great an experience the WBC was, and I’m looking forward to it again this year, especially since we were able to sponsor so many additional great folks through the Scholarship.  None of that would have been possible without the kind support of companies such as Gundlach Bundschu.

Now, I must admit, I didn’t know a whole lot about Gundlach Bundschu (or GunBun as they seem to be colloquially called!) before looking them up to write a bit about them here, thanking them for their generous donation.  Gun Bun began in 1858 when Jacob Gundlach purchased 400 acres of land in Sonoma.  Despite a setback along the way due to Prohibition, Gun Bun has been continuously growing grapes since 1858 and currently produces all estate produced wines.  They are among the first to ever bottle a single varietal Merlot!  The wine range in price from about $20 to about $40 for current release and cover the spectrum from Gewurztraminer to Cabernet Franc.

Many thanks to Gundlach Bundschu for their generous support of the Wine Blogger Scholarship Fund!


3 Responses

  1. As one of those lucky recipients, a big thank you from Cleveland as well!

  2. Aw thank you, and you’re welcome! I’m looking forward to attending and hopefully meeting you at the conference.

    BTW, I am pretty sure Louis Martini was the first to label a single varietal merlot in California, but we were soon after…likely the first in Sonoma.

    susan sueiro
    marketing director, gundlach bundschu

  3. Can’t wait to meet you Ryan!

    My mistake Susan! I guess your history says “one of the first” not the first! I’ll edit! Thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you in a month!

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