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About Alexander Valley Vineyards

Experience our historic, family owned property and taste our estate wines. Our tasting room is located in the center of our winery. You’ll see, hear and smell the wines being made. Bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful vistas of our special place.

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Since 1975, the Wetzel family has produced handcrafted estate grown and bottled wines with distinctive varietal character. Acclaimed for our elegant Cabernet Sauvignon, crisp Chardonnay, the iconic Sin Zin and CYRUS - The First Growth of Sonoma, AVV has brought recognition to the Alexander Valley appellation.

Alexander Valley Vineyards is located on the historic homestead originally settled and built by valley namesake Cyrus Alexander.

features Notable Features
  • Family Friendly
  • Historic Building
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
  • Urban Tasting Room
  • Visa Signature
tours and tastings Tours & Tastings
  • Barrel Tasting
  • Cave Tour & Tasting
  • Complimentary with Purchase
  • Olive Oil Tasting
  • Private Tastings
  • Public Tasting Room
  • Reservation Required
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Vineyard Tours
  • Wine & Cheese Pairing
  • Wine Club
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Dessert Wine
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Primitivo
  • Rosé
  • Syrah
  • Zinfandel
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Donald S. Member Since 5/14/2017
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 5/14/17 2:00 PM

My family came for a cave tour on mother's day. The staff was delightful and were very knowledgeable about wine, the wine making process, and the history of the winery.

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Dennis G. Member Since 5/14/2017
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 5/14/17 11:00 AM

Free wine tastings as well as a free tour ( tour reservation is normally required) of their wine cave---very interesting & informative!!!! Our tour guide was great as well as the tasting staff--no pressure to buy or join their wine club. Very enjoyable hour for our group of 7!!!

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Anthony M. Member Since 11/12/2014
Private Reserve Tour & Tasting on 5/10/17 12:00 PM

Our "guide" - whose name I think was Jane - was great!

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Jeff L. Member Since 4/10/2017
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 4/29/17 2:00 PM

Beautiful environment! Hospitality couldn't have been better. The cave tour and the tastings were all one could expect. Another thing I liked was their recommendations regarding other wineries close by. Provided lie long memories and we will be back.

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Mark M. Member Since 4/3/2014
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 4/23/17 2:00 PM

Great tour and hospitality

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Sharon J. Member Since 3/27/2017
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 4/19/17 11:00 AM

We had a wonderful tasting experience. They have some great wines. The tour was good, lots of good information. I would visit Alexander Valley Vineyards again!

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David M. Member Since 4/15/2017
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 4/18/17 11:00 AM

Our guide, Jane was most informative and fun to be with. Our Tour of the caves was very interesting and informative. Loved the barrel tasting and the family history in the Alexander Valley

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Victoria S. Member Since 8/8/2011
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 4/14/17 11:00 AM

Make a reservation for the cave tour (free at 11:00 or 2:00). Thank you Jane for the tour and tasting. Climb the hill to the graveyard for the view.

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Traci H. Member Since 3/26/2017
Private Reserve Tour & Tasting on 4/02/17 12:00 PM

Very friendly staff that gave us a warm welcome. We were offered lots of tastings and an informative cave tour. This is a more laid back tasting. We bought several of the wines that we are looking forward to drinking.

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Lynda T. Member Since 4/4/2017
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 4/04/17 11:00 AM

It was our first winery of our three day visit in the area and by far the most enjoyable experience. We learned a lot on our tour and during the tasting. Considering the tasting and tour was free of charge it is the best bargain in the area. Grounds were very well kept, wine was good and will be a place we return to.

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Matt F. Member Since 3/14/2017
Private Reserve Tour & Tasting on 3/15/17 12:00 PM

Great time, really enjoyed the cave tour

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Chris W. Member Since 2/3/2017
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 2/18/17 11:00 AM

Great wine, great staff.

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Wendy L. Member Since 2/1/2017
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 2/04/17 2:00 PM

Alexander Valley Vineyards was beautiful, even on a rainy weekend afternoon. Cave Dave was a fantastic guide for the cave tours, which was really interesting. I learned a lot and really enjoyed learning about the vineyard, its wine, and barrel tasting. Highly recommend for a charming, low-key yet intimate (delicious) wine-tasting experience.

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tiffany m. Member Since 1/23/2017
Private Reserve Tour & Tasting on 1/29/17 1:00 PM

We had a great tour and they were kindly accommodating of us being late. We were then given a great recommendation to go to Thumbprint Cellars where they took great care of us.

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Chris C. Member Since 1/26/2017
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 1/26/17 2:00 PM

We are in the industry and had a wonderful time. Cave Dave did a great job on the barrel cave tour!! Very informative followed by great wine. I would highly recommend this as a must go to whether you are in sonoma or napa valley.

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Nagender B. Member Since 12/30/2016
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 12/31/16 11:00 AM

The hosts were superfriendly and the ambience was just right!! Perfect place - would visit again,

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Karen O. Member Since 12/27/2016
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 12/30/16 2:00 PM

"Cave Dave" was very knowledgable and gave a very engaging tour of the cave. We also loved the complimentary wine tasting, which we paired with the reserve tasting (so we got ALL the wines!). Very friendly atmosphere and the wine was delicious as well. We would definitely recommend this to anyone, especially the budget traveler (no pressure to purchase - but we did!).

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Brian D. Member Since 12/28/2016
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 12/28/16 2:00 PM

The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The opportunity for barrel tasting on a free tour was an added bonus.

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Adam G. Member Since 11/15/2016
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 11/18/16 11:00 AM

The young man from Saratoga was the BEST! Pay him more... He's worth it.

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Eileen S. Member Since 9/29/2016
Vineyard Hike on 11/02/16 10:30 AM

We pre-arranged a vineyard hike and tour of the grounds with tastings along the way, a tour of the cave with barrel tasting, and a box lunch brought in from Big John's Market. Our guide was wonderful, the wines were wonderful, and we ended up joining the better of the two wine clubs.

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Andre B. Member Since 10/23/2016
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 10/23/16 2:00 PM

Great Zinfandel, lovely people.

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Timothy L. Member Since 10/23/2016
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 10/23/16 11:00 AM

We had a great time.

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Brian D. Member Since 10/4/2016
Private Reserve Tour & Tasting on 10/08/16 10:00 AM

We live in Sonoma County and choose to bring relatives from Texas to Alexander Valley vineyards for their first winery visit. They loved it as we did. It was the perfect size--not to big but big enough to experience the winery in full crush operation. Our tour guide was excellent as well.

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Robin B. Member Since 10/10/2016
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 10/11/16 11:00 AM

The best experience ever! The staff was wonderful, the tour and tasting amazing! The beautiful view from the vineyard was gorgeous! I would HIGHLY recommend visiting Alexander Valley Vineyards!

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Ed T. Member Since 7/16/2015
Private Reserve Tour & Tasting on 9/09/16 3:00 PM

Top notch care. Even though they were very busy, they really made us feel special!

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Kate F. Member Since 9/6/2016
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 9/06/16 2:00 PM

Enjoyed our tour and reserve tasting. Decided to join wine club.

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Denise R. Member Since 8/28/2016
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 8/28/16 11:00 AM

There were 6 of us in our group and we did the cave tour at Alexander Valley vineyards. We were 5 minutes late for the tour but Nancy our tour guide did a wonderful job on the tour. It was a unique and first experience for most of our group because we've never been barrel tasting. Nancy was wonderful and we can't wait for our next trip back to Sonoma.

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Irina K. Member Since 8/26/2016
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 8/26/16 2:00 PM

Beautiful vineyard, with great flavorful wines

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John T. Member Since 8/9/2016
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 8/19/16 11:00 AM

This place is amazing! Such a unique vineyard and the cave tour was incredible. This makes a great first stop for tasting in Sonoma as it is a bit North and you can work your way South from there. The views were excellent and the staff was exceptional. We definitely bought some wine to take home as well! Not to be missed!

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John S. Member Since 8/8/2016
Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience on 8/16/16 3:00 PM

We participated in the wine and cheese paring. It was fantastic. We sat on the veranda looking over the vineyards while sampling four wines and four different cheese selections. The host provided guidance and suggestions but then let us take our time to enjoy. I would highly recommend the program. Later we even had a chance to tour their caves were their wine barrels are stored.

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Orna K. Member Since 7/18/2016
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 8/11/16 11:00 AM

the tour was very nice. it was not pretentious. Low-key. Also, because it was free i thought it appropriate to buy wine, which we have been enjoying all week. Thank you!

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David L. Member Since 8/5/2016
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 8/06/16 11:00 AM

Excellent tour and tasting!

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Elena M. Member Since 7/5/2016
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 7/14/16 2:00 PM

We booked a 2 pm tour and we the only ones so it was a great private experience. We tasted a few wines, and then went over to the caves. We were able to ask as many questions as we wanted--they tour was very interesting. The best part was tasting from the barrel-- American oak, and French oak and comparing the flavor. The 58 degrees in the cave was quite refreshing on a warm day too.

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Heather T. Member Since 4/24/2016
Vineyard Hike on 7/12/16 10:30 AM

A great closer look at the vineyard and winery whose wine I drink regularly. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The sights were amazing. Lunch was delicious and more than we could eat. Thanks for a lovely afternoon.

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Karen L. Member Since 6/12/2014
Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience on 6/15/16 10:30 AM

We enjoyed our visit. The hostess was great. We will definitely be back.

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Maury A. Member Since 6/17/2016
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 6/18/16 2:00 PM

It's was a great tour. We got yo actually see the wine in the barrels and learn a ton about the process. John was fantastic. I liked the fact that the operation is small and feels personal and real.

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Johnny G. Member Since 6/9/2015
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 6/04/16 2:00 PM

Love their wine and their prices! Very reasonably priced wine for the quality!

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Maria R. Member Since 5/8/2016
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 5/08/16 2:00 PM

It was an awesome experience, from the beginning till the end. Will definitely recommended and come back next time I'm around!

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byron h. Member Since 4/18/2016
Vineyard Hike on 4/29/16 10:30 AM

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Melissa R. Member Since 3/25/2016
Private Reserve Tour & Tasting on 4/16/16 3:00 PM

At first our experience did not start of great. The tasting was ok. However the tour part was great. We were able to go into the caves.

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Alexander Valley Vineyards
8644 Highway 128
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Today 5/24 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 5/25 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 5/26 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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