Kunde Family Winery

9825 Sonoma Hwy
Kenwood, CA 95452
(707) 833-5501
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Average Base Cost: $36,000

Our average base cost for a Kunde Family Winery wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list for a Saturday evening ceremony and reception at Boot Hill using a catering cost of $150/pp common for the area and a $12,000 venue rental fee. Entertainment, flowers, additional decorations and rentals, transportation, and photography are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Gratuity and sales tax is included.

*Prices subject to change

How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: The venue fee for Kunde Family Winery breaks down according to area as follows:

  • Boot Hill: $12,000
  • Dunfillan Ruins: $20,000
  • Winemakers Plaza: $7,000
  • Olive Hill: $7,000
  • Aging Caves: $5,000
  • Hill House: $5,000
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Olive Hill, Photo by Jose Villa

What’s Included: Weddings at the Kunde Family Winery include two staff members on premises for the duration of the event.  Rehearsal walk through is included as well.  Each venue offers the following:

  • Boot Hill: String lights, limited electricity and power, outdoor kitchen, fire pit, restroom
  • Dunfillan Ruins: No electricity, power or restroom
  • Winemakers Plaza: Limited electricity and power, outdoor plaza, restroom facility
  • Olive Hill: No electricity, power or permanent restrooms facilities are available at site
  • Aging Caves: Features tables & chairs included in site fee, limited electricity and power
  • Hill House: Tables & chairs included in site fee, limited electricity & power, indoor kitchen, outdoor patio space and restroom facilities
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Boot Hill, Photo by Viera Photographics

Extras: Furniture is not included and must be rented on-site. Weddings of 100+ guests require a wedding coordinator.

Food/Beverage: You must use one of the caterers from their preferred list of vendors, such as The Girl & the Fig and Elaine Bell Catering. All wine must be from Kunde Family Estate with no exceptions. They allow sparkling wine with a $10 corkage fee per bottle, and beer with no corkage fee. You will receive a 10% discount on wedding wine, and the wine is based on consumption with no minimum.

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Aging Caves, Photo by Tibidabo Photography

Important Note: No hard alcohol is allowed on the premises.

More Stats:

Space Type: Inside/Outside

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Dunfillan Ruins, Photo by Jasmine Star

Size: Each venue space can accommodate the following:

  • Boot Hill: 250
  • Dunfillan Ruins: 200 ceremony, 120 dining, 250 tented
  • Winemakers Plaza: 150
  • Olive Hill: 75
  • Aging Caves: 36 guests at redwood tables, 50 guests at round tables
  • Hill House: 60

Bridal Suite: Yes. A Bridal Suite is available in their Hill House from 9 a.m. until ceremony start time.

Parking: Guests must park in the main parking lot and be shuttled to the sites (which you would be responsible for. You must choose a transportation company from their preferred list). 36-passenger buses are the largest vehicles that can make it to all sites.

How Will Grandma Get There? The venue is situated directly in the middle of Sonoma and Santa Rosa, approximately 20 minutes from either city where there are ample hotel options. There are also several boutique hotels, Bed & Breakfasts and vacation rental homes within a few minutes from the venue in Kenwood and Glen Ellen, such as the Kenwood Inn and Spa and less expensive Casa Bella Inn.

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The Hill House banquet room

Party On! All events must end by 10:00 pm, no exceptions

The Report: 

The Kunde Estate is a 1,850-acre property, with only 40% of the land being vineyards. This allows their sustainable winegrowing practices to “work in concert with five distinct ecosystems within the estate: riparian, aquatic, oak woodlands, native grasslands and chaparral,” according to the Winery. Their flagship vineyards include Kinneybrook , C.S. Ridge, and Wildwood among others, producing Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon as well as other varietals.

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Woman Getting Married Says:

I have a soft spot for vineyard weddings, and this setting and view are beyond gorgeous. The two biggest bummers for me are the curfew and no hard-alcohol, but those are easy things to work around considering 1) You’re in a wine country, it should be about the wine! and 2) With views like that you’ll want to get the party started early. You’re also going to have to bring in quite a bit of rentals for several of their venue locations. If you’re looking for a more all-inclusive option (for under 150 guests), I would recommend a hotel venue in such as Calistoga Ranch. However, keep in mind that you’ll be looking at a higher overall cost (despite a lower venue rental fee) due to higher food and beverage minimums since you can’t bring in an outside caterer (even if they are from a preferred list).

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Our Rating

7 Amenities/What’s Included

7 Convenient for Grandma

8 Layout

10 Location

10 Overall Charm

8 Venue Value

WGM Rating

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