Carrying the Torch
Posted on October 1, 2021
Born and raised in the Sonoma Valley, sixth-generation vintner Katie Bundschu hails from a family that has been farming and growing grapes for 163 years under the iconic label Gundlach Bundschu. In 2015, she started her own brand, Abbot’s Passage Winery & Mercantile, which is now based on a 60-acre estate in Glen Ellen.
While running Abbot’s Passage, Katie maintains a day job leading marketing for the family business. She is also wife to a fellow winemaker and mother to a 100-lb. black lab, appropriately named Bacchus. She is expecting her first child in mid-October 2021.