Alexander Valley Vineyards

707-433-7209 8644 Highway 128
Healdsburg, CA 95448
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Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley was mostly prune orchards and pastures when, in 1962, Maggie and Harry Wetzel purchased a large portion of a homestead built by Cyrus Alexander, the valley’s nineteenth century namesake. Here, in a rural community of family farms and ranches, the Wetzel family settled. They raised livestock, cultivated bountiful gardens and restored Alexander’s original home, making it the center of family life. With an eye to their neighbors in nearby Napa Valley, the Wetzels boldly planted premium grape varieties, among the first in the area. Then the family built a small winery. Hank Wetzel, oldest son of Maggie and Harry, produced Alexander Valley Vineyard’s first wine in 1975. His wife Linda set up the books and managed the winery office. AVV quickly established a reputation for estate grown wines with distinctive varietal character. Acclaimed for crisp Chardonnay and luscious Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley Vineyards brought recognition to the appellation and became Read more »

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  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • For updates on events, dinners, and tastings in your area that Alexander Valley Vineyards will be participating in please follow us on Twitter @avvwinery and/or join our group on Facebook "I Love Alexander Valley Vineyards"

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  • Nice line up! RT @mavprakash: Sin Zin.... http://t.co/6tZJ8Le6ws

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  • We like 5 out of 5! RT @vinovent: Check out this wine from Alexander Vly. I'm giving it 5.0 of 5 stars with Vivino: http://t.co/NHy7M7qITG

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  • @ashleyr0bertson I'm glad we made your Wine of the Week. The Cab btw, is our most popular wine, although we make 18 different products

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  • I like the second from the left! RT @davidwamcnamara: The results of wine tasting in Sonoma & Healdsburg http://t.co/yTIRHukqVP

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  • Only 4 seats left at our nest wine dinner at Kooper's North! http://t.co/B0xbyausEd

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  • Team "Vino Novices" took top honors at AVV's 28th annual Spring Bash. Usually a boisterous event, this year's... http://t.co/nt5MZt6BYd

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  • @andychab @Family_jules__ @Pure_Intern @ZombieSommelier thanks for the recommendation! we also have Temptation Zin and Redemption Zin

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  • Wanna be winemakers blended wine today at our Sring Bash, then winemaker Kevin Hall picked the top blend for our... http://t.co/zrT2eVHwrs

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  • Our Chardonnay grapes are looking good! http://t.co/CUYnLqYUkE

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  • We visited there a few years ago and joined their Wine Club. We love all of their wines and look forward to visiting again next spring. We have several Cyrus laid down. but can't wait to try all of the others.

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  • 32nd Annual Barrel Tasting Weekend coming up this March 6-7. Over 100 wineries throughout Russian River, Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys will be sampling wines from their barrels with futures available for sale at significant discounts. Food, wine and fun, what more could you ask for in a weekend? http://www.wineroad.com/annualevents/3

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  • 32nd Annual Barrel Tasting Weekend coming up this March 6-7. Over 100 wineries throughout Russian River, Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys will be sampling wines from their barrels with futures available for sale at significant discounts. Food, wine and fun, what more could you ask for in a weekend? http://www.wineroad.com/annualevents/3

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  • Just an update on upcoming events: Winter Wineland: January 16th and 17th. Food and wines at wineries throughout Russian River, Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys this coming weekend. IF you havppen to be in the area please stop by. We will also be pouring at the Boston Wine Expo January 23rd and 24th. We will have our Chardonnay, Temptation Z...

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  • The 5 cent shipping deal is back! After a resounding success the last time around we are doing it again. 5 cent shipping on any order purchased through the winery and shipped within the United States. Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee holiday delivery as we are already backed up, but don't let that stop you from taking advantage of the...

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  • Finished bottling the '09 Gewurz tonight (Nov 6th). First orders started going out yesterday. Looks nice , great honey, lychee, spice and pear characteristics with just a pinch of residual sugar.

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  • Alexander Valley Vineyards Harvest party 2009 is coming up Sept 12th. There will be grape harvesting, a grape stomp competition and a bocce ball tournament. On top of all of that there will be food and wine aplenty all accompanied by live music at our famous picnic grounds with one of the most amazing views of the valley (its the pic for the A...

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  • Had a great time at the Wine Blogger Conference 2009. We poured our Rose, Temptation Zin, Sin Zin and Alexander School Reserve Syrah at the Grand Sonoma Tasting and had some great response.

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