Kunde Family Winery
The second we walked up to Kunde, we knew it was going to be an extraordinary experience. Warm faces were everywhere and the atmosphere was calm, beautiful and welcoming. We were greeted by Julie who swore we had met before. While, we felt the same sense of familiarity, we realized we actually had not yet met - but the sentiment truly did make sense, because it’s just one of those places where you instantly feel welcomed and at home. This is likely due to the fact that, although it is grand, Kunde is still family-run. In fact, it is the largest family-run winery in California.
We arrived around 10:30am and were instantly able to walk up with our party of four and start tasting. As we stayed, it did get busier so we would recommend reaching out about a reservation if you’re looking to visit mid-day. Kimberly guided us through our tasting while other pourers would pop by for some conversation, reinforcing this warm feeling we felt upon arrival at this beautiful space.
Our tasting consisted of six delicious wines for only a $15 tasting fee (how!?) and on top of that, we were lucky to taste amazing Chardonnay. The Meritage we tried last was paired with a sea salt dark chocolate, which we found to be a heavenly touch.
Overall, the wines were delicious, the employees sweet and the space just stunning. We could have stayed there all day but we had a reservation to make it to. We look forward to returning for their mountaintop winery experience at 1,400 feet complete with caves, a deck where you’re able to enjoy copious amounts of wine and on a clear day, views of the Bay!
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