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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
Average Score from CellarPass Visitors6 Star Average Rating
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Hector F. Member Since 8/5/2017
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 8/05/17 11:00 AM

Really Well.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Mary W. Member Since 8/1/2017
Private Reserve Tour & Tasting on 8/03/17 1:00 PM

Wonderful setting for our reserve tasting. Hosts were attentive while still giving us space. Loved the private tour of the caves.

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Scott l. Member Since 8/1/2017
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 8/04/17 2:00 PM

We went for the tour, and it was very fun and a learning experience. We really enjoyed our time at Alexander Valley vineyard.

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Cindy K. Member Since 7/14/2017
Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience on 8/03/17 3:00 PM

It was set up so nicely! A great table and a wonderful experience. Enjoyed many wines and excellent cheeses. Had a great tour in the caves also!

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Eric F. Member Since 8/1/2017
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 8/03/17 11:00 AM

Very welcoming. I liked the barrel tasting with the two kinds of oak

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Millie J. Member Since 6/19/2017
Vineyard Hike on 7/26/17 10:30 AM

I had a great time on the vineyard hike. I learned a lot and enjoyed talking to John about the property, wine, and our common interests. I enjoyed eating lunch on the porch.

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Abigail A. Member Since 7/13/2017
Vineyard Hike on 7/24/17 10:30 AM

Most amazing experience I've had in a very long time :)

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Raghavi A. Member Since 6/30/2017
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 7/22/17 11:00 AM

The hosts did not pay much attention to us. Everyone else was being waited on, but we did not receive the same treatment. We had to squeeze our way into the bar and ask for a menu to choose our wine samples. Overall very mediocre customer service.

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Chris K. Member Since 7/11/2017
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 7/18/17 11:00 AM

The vineyard was nice but the tour was short (only walked to the tunnels where they store the barrels), the tour guide wasn't very informative or friendly and the wine was not that good.

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Kevin C. Member Since 7/6/2017
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 7/06/17 2:00 PM

Extremely welcoming & polite. Cave tour was very informative and enjoyable. Right amount of time. Tour guide & tourdog were great! Tasting was ok - organic cab was very good. There was a charge for tasting reserves, others complimentary. Our family enjoyed the experience!

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Nancy A. Member Since 7/6/2016
Private Reserve Tour & Tasting on 7/04/17 10:00 AM

Lovely place; quiet, beautiful, secluded, charming. Nice people. We took the cave tour, and we had a really nice time. Tasting from a barrel was wonderful! Tasting afterwards on the porch was a nice touch. It felt more special than standing in a tasting room.

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Lisa A. Member Since 7/2/2017
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 7/03/17 2:00 PM

Worth the drive! The staff was knowledgeable and incredibly nice. Wines were delicious & the barrel tasting in the caves was interesting & fun!

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Geoffrey W. Member Since 5/8/2017
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 6/27/17 11:00 AM

tour was great; tasting the same wine from two different types of barrels was very interesting; the host was great and made the tour fun

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Lisa Q. Member Since 6/24/2017
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 6/24/17 2:00 PM

It was great - we were a few minutes late to the Cave Tour due to event traffic and they graciously let us join the tour.

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Jordan P. Member Since 5/10/2017
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 6/02/17 11:00 AM

Complimentary tastings and cave tour were great. The tasting room experience felt personal and had a small vineyard feel. Would definitely come back!

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Sean C. Member Since 11/15/2016
Private Reserve Tour & Tasting on 5/26/17 1:00 PM

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Monika S. Member Since 5/17/2017
Private Reserve Tour & Tasting on 5/24/17 3:00 PM

The staff were so helpful, friendly and accommodating!! We enjoyed a lovely tasting on the veranda, paired to our picnic lunch. The tour was also quite interesting. We drove away with a good stash of wines in the trunk, and a very pleasant feeling!

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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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Alexander Valley Vineyards
8644 Highway 128
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Today 8/17 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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