Please join “Bill & Dave Hikes” Saturday, February 9, for a hike at Kunde Family Estate. The Kunde family has again allowed us this very special opportunity to hike on their 1850 acres of private land. Please check-in by 9:45 AM at their tasting room in Kenwood for a prompt 10 AM departure. You will be required to sign a waiver before departing.
Our route will take us through forests, vineyards, and cattle fields, with brief stops at their Mountaintop Tasting deck and Dunfillan Winery ruins. Our lunch stop will be at Boot Hill.
This strenuous eight mile hike has a total elevation gain of 1400 feet and will last approximately five hours. Wear sturdy shoes and layered clothing, and bring plenty of water and a lunch. We will hike rain or shine and you will not be able to turn around if it begins raining during the hike, so be prepared.
When we return to the tasting room, complimentary wine tasting will be offered in the caves. AFTER THE HIKE HAS STARTED YOU WILL NOT HAVE THE OPTION OF TURNING AROUND MIDWAY SO PLEASE BE CERTAIN THAT YOU HAVE THE TIME AND ENERGY TO COMPLETE THE ENTIRE HIKE. ALSO, PLEASE NOTE THAT LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO JOIN THE HIKE.
Kunde Family Estate is located on Highway 12, just south of Kenwood’s only traffic light. Unlike our state park hikes, there is no parking fee and Kunde Family Estate will give each of us a complimentary wine tasting card when we sign their waiver form.
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Our hikes (excluding next month’s hike and the Yosemite and San Francisco road trips) are sponsored by Team Sugarloaf, Sonoma County Regional Parks, and the Valley of the Moon Natural History Association.