About This Winery
For 100 years, five generations of the Kunde family have farmed their 1,850-acre estate in Sonoma County’s Valley of the Moon. They use organic and sustainable agricultural practices, growing more than 20 wine grape varieties.
In 1990 the family built their state-of-the-art winemaking facility as a replica of the original 100-year-old Kinneybrook Ranch cattle barn. Out in front is a large pond with fountains and a picnic area. Inside is a long rectangular tasting room with stone floors, tall ceilings and lots of creative wood accents. The tasting bar offers regular and reserve wine tasting, where your glass is your souvenir. Free tours are given on the hour on weekends and at 11am on weekdays. Special four-hour hiking tours of the 1,850 estate acres are offered from spring through fall.
The tasting room features gifts, wine-country art, vintage photographs, clothing and culinary treats such as hand-crafted oils, vinegars, spreads and sauces. A favorite treat is Kenwood’s tasty Zinfandel Chocolate Sauce and Cabernet Chocolate Cherries.
Just outside the winery building there are 32,000 square feet of tunnels, with a storage capacity for 5,500 barrels. These caves are ideal for aging wines, with year-round temperatures at a constant 62 degrees Fahrenheit and the humidity ranging from 90 to 95 percent.
The winery produces estate-grown wines using classic winemaking techniques such as cultured and native yeasts, malolactic fermentation, aging sur lees, and barrel-aging to achieve overall balance between fruit and intensity. All of these achieve the goal of creating stylish and complex wines.↑ Less
Winery InformationHours: Open daily 10:30 to 4:30 pm
Fees: Tasting fee $5 Estate, $10 Destination, $20 Reserve
Price Range: $15 to $60 per bottle
Vineyards: 1850 sustainably farmed acres
Production: 100,000 cases
Discounts: 15% case discount
Tour Info: Tours daily at 11 am, and on the hour Fri-Sun 11-3pm
Unique Amenities: 32,000 sq. ft. of wine caves
Winery Dog: Oreo
- "Green" Technology
- Casual & Relaxed
- Dog Friendly
- Family Run
- Hip & Stylish
- Historic Features
- Kid Friendly
- Resort Like
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Pinot Noir