Abbot’s Passage is a winery and mercantile located in the heart of Glen Ellen, nestled among rows of 80-year-old vines, and surrounded by the storied hills of Sonoma. Led by Katie Bundschu, the first woman vintner in six generations of Bundschu winemakers, Abbot’s Passage embodies a sense of adventure while breaking new ground.
While the Bundschu family has a history crafting Bordeaux-style wines, Katie embraces her affinity for terroir-driven, Rhone-style wines and field blending. This approach, stemming from genuine curiosity and a continuous search for the uncommon, lives in every aspect of the AP experience.
An open mind is more important than expertise, allowing each visitor to enjoy their own uniquely personal journey. Whether coming to taste, shop, play or celebrate, we invite friends and family to come often and stay awhile.
Our Rhone-inspired, small-lot blends showcase grapes from notable, but often overlooked, vineyards—bringing together the best of Sonoma and beyond. In a world and industry so measured and so exact, we’ve chosen to embrace the beauty and nuance in imperfection.
Field blending and co-fermentation allow us to represent the natural land, vintage and varietal we are provided to create wines as richly layered as they are approachable. We set our sights on making something truly worth exploring for everyone: a surprise for even the most expert wine connoisseur, while still accessible and somehow comfortingly familiar for those venturing out for the first time.
We believe it’s important to drink what you love and discover something new to savor.
Our mercantile + pantry
Treasures we found. Tokens that found us. Brands we return to time and time again.
In our Mercantile + Pantry, we carry custom-made pieces from quality purveyors with a story to tell. Our goal is to understand the intent and spirit of the person behind each mercantile item and their inspiration. We hope to share some of our favorite items with you, and place special emphasis on finding products that are local, sustainably-made, and sourced from female-run businesses.
Every member of the Abbot’s Passage team has a hand in creating unique experiences for our guests. The AP family genuinely loves to connect with each individual who visits, inviting all to enjoy a sense of “Sonoma ease” and savor the genial mindset that comes from a life given to great wine, good weather and the very best company.