Set at California's oldest family owned winery -- Gundlach Bundschu, Sonoma -- the annual Huichica Music Festival brings together music, wine, and food with a distinct point of view and strong independent spirit. It is a labor of love for all involved.

Swimmingly is proud to have curated the festival's food program since 2013, pairing Bay Area favorites Craftsman & Wolves, Salumeria, Namu Gaji, Rancho Gordo Hierloom Beans, and Portland's Bunk Sandwiches with estate wines and artists like J Mascis, Blitzen Trapper, Beachwood Sparks, Fruit Bats, Vetiver, Damien Jurado, Cass McCombs, and others.

2015 Lineup


KronnerBurgerBlue PlateThe American Grilled Cheese KitchenBicycle Banh MiQ Craft BBQSkylight Snoballs


Gundlach Bundschu Winery, Lagunitas BreweryHappy Moose Juice,


Atlas Sound, Allah-Lahs, Amen Dunes, McCombs Skiffle Players, Jessica Pratt, Sonny & The Sunsets, The Fresh & Onlys, Shannon & The Clams, EDJ, Pure Bathing Culture, Gap Dream, Gospelbeach, The Donkeys, The Tyde, William Tyler, Mariee Sioux, Ryley Walker, The Trummors, Kacey Johansing


"Huichica pairs all-star food selection with stellar musical lineup" - The Bay Bridged

"Awesome indie music fest returns to Sonoma for its best year yet" - The Bold Italic




Follow the food/wine/music pairing process from Sonoma to Portland and back with festival founder Eric D. Johnson and our friends at Bunk Sandwiches...



"Huichica Festival feels like one of the best-kept secrets in festival land... the weather and food are infallibly great; the bands actually look like they're having fun; and most festival tickets include complimentary tastings of multiple Gundlach wines." - SF Chronicle

"If the quality of the food and music lineups are any indicator, the festival is on the brink of becoming a capital B big deal." - Serious Eats

"Music, food and wine are the focus at the super-indie Huichica festival, which takes place on the grounds of California's oldest family-owned winery, Gundlach Bundschu. - Eater

"Huichica Festival features a hand-picked lineup of national and regional indie and folk performers, paired with regional culinary talent, set free to roam on the Gundlach Bundschu winery estate." - Impose

"Sitting here on a summer evening, sipping a chilled gewurztraminer and listening to some of the best indie bands outside of Coachella is a quintessential California experience." - The Guardian

"Amazing artists and delicious food all set in a picturesque location." - The Bold Italic

"When is the last time you attended a music festival with pairings of wine and sandwiches?" - The Bay Bridged

"Taking place on a small winery in Sonoma, with only two stages and a carefully curated list of talent and local food, Huichica Music Festival is the festival for people who hate music festivals." - SF Weekly


Beachwood Sparks, Huichica 2012