Hiking Program

The hiking program at Kunde Family Winery is a unique opportunity to witness sustainable winegrowing and the grape to glass process firsthand. Guests will walk the property with either Fourth-Generation Winegrower, Jeff Kunde, or long time employee, John Hardman, both of whom have tremendous experience and passion for environmental education. Designed for outdoor and wine enthusiasts, these tours are nothing like your typical wine tasting. Hikes are moderately strenuous and take guests from the Sonoma Valley floor up 1,400 feet into the Mayacamas Mountain range.

Hike & Taste in the Vineyards

Hike & Taste in the Vineyards with Bill Myers at Kunde Family WineryJoin long time employee, John Hardman on a fun, casual and up-close hike through the 1,850-acre volcanic and vertical Kunde Family Winery. This is a remarkable opportunity to see sustainable winegrowing practices at work while taking in some of wine country’s most spectacular scenery. Meander through a range of distinct ecosystems and native habitats on the estate, and learn how each one uniquely contributes to the process of sustainable winegrowing for Kunde Family Winery. Experience grape to glass firsthand by tasting wines along the way, in the very vineyards where the grapes are grown. This moderately strenuous hike lasts approximately four hours.

Reservations & Planning:

  • The tour fee is $30/guest and $15/wine club member

  • Reservations are required, and space is limited to 50 people.

  • Please pack a sack lunch and wear hiking boots or appropriate footwear.

  • Also bring sunscreen and water, especially on hot days.

  • Tours begin at 9:00 AM at the Kunde Family Winery Tasting Room.

  • The hike will also conclude at the Tasting Room, where invigorated hikers can sample Kunde Family Winery's hand crafted estate-grown wines.

  • All attendees must be 21 or older.

2018 Hike & Taste in the Vineyards

May 6
September 23

NOTE: No tickets are issued for this event. Call our Hospitality Department to make a reservation at (707) 833-5501 ext.334. Please check in at the registration desk at the winery the morning of the hike. Thank you!

Dog Hike With Jeff & Roberta Kunde and Their Dog Cooper

Fourth-Generation Winegrower Jeff Kunde and his Dog Cooper cordially invite guests and their furry friends for a hike through the breathtaking Kunde Family Winery vineyards. Where else do dogs get such royal treatment? A hike along the Sonoma Valley floor — winding through oak woodlands, native grasslands and chaparral—trumps the dog park any day. In addition, earn an in-depth education in Kunde Family Winery's sustainable winegrowing practices from grape to glass. This moderately strenuous hike will last approximately 4 hours, concluding with a much-deserved wine tasting and wine country lunch.

A portion of the fee for the Dog Hike will be donated to Dogwood Animal Rescue Project and Sonoma County Humane Society.

Dogwood Animal Rescue Project’s mission is to provide support by rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing abandoned or neglected animals. Their core goal is to help owners get their animals spayed or neutered to prevent numerous unwanted litters, which will free-up the limited space in shelters, and will in turn, save lives. Through various programs, they assist our communities’ animals and ensure they find safe, loving homes and receive necessary medical care to live long and healthy lives.

Dogwood Logo    Sonoma County Humane Society Logo

Reservations & Planning:

  • The tour fee is $75/person. (There is no wine club discount, as this is a fundraiser.)

  • Hike time: 9:00am-1:00pm.

  • Pre-registration is required and space is limited.

  • A wine tasting and wine country lunch is included in the hike and fee.

  • All attendees must be 21 or older.

  • For more information, please contact our Hospitality Department at (707) 833-5501 Ext. 334

2018 Dog Hikes with Jeff Kunde

No tickets are issued for this event. Call our Hospitality Department to make a reservation at (707) 833-5501 Ext. 334. Thank you!

April 28, 2018
June 23, 2018
September 29, 2018