What is Huichica Music Festival?

We started Huichica seven years ago as a vintner (Jeff) and a musician (Eric) with a deep respect for each other’s craft. We built it on the concept that dynamic hand-curated music, wine and food are best shared in beautiful intimate settings with a warm and friendly attitude. Since 2010, Huichica has presented a hand-picked line up of national and regional indie and folk acts and paired them with regional culinary talent and estate-grown wines. There is no such thing as a bad seat, and often times the other artists are in the audience watching the show with you.

This year’s Huichica offers the most dynamic and extensive selection of music in the festival’s history. The list is long and storied, and we are excited to present them on three compelling stages. The Hillside Amphitheater, the Cave Stage and our historic Old Redwood Barn. All in all it is going to be another epic weekend.

-Jeff Bundschu and Eric D. Johnson


What is Gundlach Bundschu Winery?


What music venues are on site?


Gundlach Bundschu Winery is nestled in the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountain Range, in Sonoma California. Farming since 1858, we are the state's oldest family owned and operated winery. And we love music.


We have three stages, one in our outdoor Amphitheater on a hillside, one in front of our Wine Cave, and the other in our Old Redwood Barn. It gets pretty hot in wine country come June, yet the evenings can still be chilly.


What’s the deal on parking?


Can I bring stuff?


Where is Gundlach Bundschu Winery?


Where can
i stay?


What can i do in the area?


Parking is complimentary for Gundlach Bundschu Wine Club members. To encourage carpooling, we also offer free parking to vehicles carrying 3+ passengers or full 2 seaters and motorcycles. All others, parking fees will be in effect and are $10, cash only.


Bring a smile, a hat, some SPF and warmer layers for later.  Please do NOT bring coolers, pets, chairs (blankets are cool), outside food and drink or bad attitudes… this is Rhinefarm after all.


Airbnb is a great bet for affordable and flexible options in the area. Other lodging suggestions are: the Sonoma Valley Inn, El Pueblo Inn, Vineyard Inn, El Dorado Hotel, MacArthur Place, Inn at Sonoma and The Lodge to name a few. For those interested in camping, the closest campground is at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 20 miles away.


Take a 3 mile hike at Bartholomew Park Winery, our sister winery, and reward yourself after with a tasting of their organically-farmed wines. Pedal through Sonoma with a bike from Sonoma Valley Bike Tours. Visit Cornerstone Sonoma for shopping, artisanal foods, art-inspired gardens, live music, and Sunset's Gardens + Outdoor Test Kitchen.