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Historic Ranch & Vineyards

Wildwood Vineyards

The very heart of Kunde Family Winery is Wildwood Vineyards, a 1,000-acre parcel bought by Louis Kunde in 1904 and planted with imported cuttings from renowned producers, Chateaux Margaux and Lafite Rothschild. Wildwood Vineyards, and the establishment of the winery, was just the beginning of a now fifth-generation legacy. Upon Louis' death in 1922, the winery and vineyards were passed down to his son, Arthur “Big Boy” Kunde. Big Boy kept the winery open during the difficult times of Prohibition and World War II.

Kinneybrook Ranch

In 1977, as the wine business was catapulted into the modern era, Bob and Fred Kunde expanded on their father’s entrepreneurial passion by acquiring the neighboring 850-acre Kinneybrook Ranch. Planting hundreds of acres to classic varietals, their hard work and savvy business decisions laid the groundwork for what Kunde Family Winery is today.

Bonded Winery 202

Louis Kunde established one of the first wineries to be bonded by the state of California in the early 1900’s. Now, with California bond numbers in the tens of thousands, this bond number is a testament to the Kunde family legacy, not only in Sonoma Valley, but also the entirety of California winemaking history. Today, the new, state-of-the-art Kunde Family Winery is a symbol of the past and a nod to the future, proudly bearing the estate’s century-old Bonded Winery Number 202.