Kunde Family Estate
Family owned and operated for five generations, Kunde Family Estate produces ultra-premium, 100% estate grown wines in Northern California’s renowned Sonoma Valley. The family is dedicated to the creation of wines that are unique to their land, while farmed with an ethical and sustainable pedigree. The Kunde Family is committed to continue this journey, through all generations, to sustainable stewardship of their estate.
January 5, 2010
Winery and Vineyards
Below is a sampling of the sustainable practices adopted by the Certified Participant. This is not an exhaustive list of the sustainable practices adopted, but is designed to give you some idea of the types of practices they use to demonstrate the breadth of practices that are included in their sustainability initiative. Please click on the photos to view a larger image.
Kunde Family Estate is a contiguous 1,850 acre parcel in the Sonoma Valley. The property stretches 2 miles along the valley floor on Hwy 12, and climbs to 1500 ft in elevation.
Spreading of straw before rains to prevent erosion
Working with school children in painting of owl boxes for pest control
Creek bank restoration programs for wildlife
Solid Waste Reduction And Management
Composting of by products from the winery, to be amended into the soil
Teaching employees in Spanish and English sustainable practices that are used at Kunde Family Estate
Neighbors And Community
Eco / dog hikes that educate the consumer to sustainable practices