Alexander Valley Vineyards

Healdsburg, CA

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  • Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience $25.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 12

    Tues | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun

    Join us for a special seated tasting - sample local artisan cheeses paired with our wines including: CYRUS - The First Growth of Sonoma. Approximately 1 Hour.

    Reserve

  • Vineyard Hike $50.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 16

    Tues | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat

    Join us for a grape to glass tour as we hike the Wetzel Family Estate, home of Alexander Valley Vineyards. You’ll get an insider’s view as we explore our vineyards, while tasting our iconic wines where the grapes grow. We’ll pass by our working winery, the original 1868 Alexander Valley school and the Alexander homestead. You will finish up with a wine country style picnic lunch at our tasting room patio. This is weather permitting. Approximately 2.5 Hours.

    Reserve

  • Reserved Seated Tasting $15.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 15

    Daily

    Experience Alexander Valley Vineyard’s history, tradition and excellence with a cave tour and a seated wine tasting. Taste our more limited wines, stroll through our wine cave and taste straight from the barrel. The 2 for 1 Reserve Tasting coupon does not apply to this Seated Reserve Tasting. Approximately 1 Hour.

    Reserve

  • Wine Cave Tours & Barrel Sample 11am or 2pm Daily ComplimentaryGROUP SIZE 1 - 9

    Daily

    Tour and taste inside our 25,000 square foot underground wine cave. Learn about our barrel aging program while experiencing how the oak barrels influence the wine as you taste Cabernet Sauvignon from both French and American oak barrels side by side. Approximately 45 Minutes.

    Reserve

  • Reserve Wine Tasting at the bar $10.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 9

    Daily

    Experience Alexander Valley Vineyard’s history, tradition and excellence. Taste five of our Reserve wines at the bar. Approximately 30 Minutes.

    Reserve

  • Vineyard Hike $50.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 20

    Mon

    Join us for a grape to glass tour as we hike the Wetzel Family Estate, home of Alexander Valley Vineyards. You’ll get an insider’s view as we explore our vineyards, while tasting our iconic wines where the grapes grow. We’ll pass by our working winery, the original 1868 Alexander Valley school and the Alexander homestead. You will finish up with a wine country style picnic lunch at our tasting room patio. This is weather permitting. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

    Reserve

  • Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience $25.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 12

    Mon

    Join us for a special seated tasting - sample local artisan cheeses paired with our wines including: CYRUS - The First Growth of Sonoma. Approximately 1 Hour.

    Reserve

About Alexander Valley Vineyards

Come and experience wines that are thieved right out of the barrel on our daily Cave Tours at 11am and 2pm. You’ll see, hear and smell the wines being crafted. Bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful vistas of our special winery estate.

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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.

Notable Features

  • Family Friendly
  • Family Owned
  • Historic Building
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
  • Urban Tasting Room
  • Visa Signature
Experiences

  • Cave Tour
  • Large Groups (8 - 20)
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Vineyard Tours
  • Wine and Cheese
Varietals Offered

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Dessert Wine
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Late Harvest
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Primitivo
  • Rosé
  • Syrah
  • Zinfandel
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy BFF
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lori M. Member Since 9/2/2019My Parents
Reserve Wine Tasting at the bar on 9/02/19 12:00 PM

The staff was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the wines and the experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ann S. Member Since 7/18/2019My BFF
Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience on 9/01/19 3:00 PM

Thomas lead a very detailed tour!! He definitely made you feel at home!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Anita G. Member Since 8/27/2019My BFF
Wine Cave Tours & Barrel Sample 11am or 2pm Daily on 8/27/19 2:00 PM

Beautiful property. Staff was friendly, knowledgeable and very hospitable. Cave tour was very Cool literally. Wine was great also Hope to return again soon.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Christine J. Member Since 8/24/2019Evil Stepmother
Wine Cave Tours & Barrel Sample 11am or 2pm Daily on 8/24/19 2:00 PM

We enjoyed the winery and the cave tour! Thomas Gabe a great tour and we purchased wine from our tasting and another off site!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael H. Member Since 4/26/2016My BFF
Reserved Seated Tasting on 8/21/19 12:00 PM

The seated tasting was outside and it was too hot for my wife. Our guide was very nice, knowledgeable and patient. The barrel cave tour was nice and cool, and tasting the difference between American and French oak with the same wine was informative. It was great to see new barrels being delivered as the winery team was preparing for harvest and crush.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
John G. Member Since 4/8/2018My BFF
Vineyard Hike on 8/15/19 10:30 AM

We visited for a Vineyard Hike at Alexander Valley Vineyards. It was one of the most incredible vineyard tours we have ever taken. There is so much history on the property made even better when sipping on a wonderful glass of wine. We enjoyed our tour and loved our picnic lunch afterwards. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Howard D. Member Since 6/5/2017My BFF
Vineyard Hike on 8/15/19 10:30 AM

Great tour thru the winery. Learned so much about the different varietals. Really cool using the brix meter.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Michelle S. Member Since 5/3/2019My BFF
Vineyard Hike on 8/13/19 10:30 AM

A fantastic experience from start to finish!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Susanne K. Member Since 8/10/2019My BFF
Wine Cave Tours & Barrel Sample 11am or 2pm Daily on 8/10/19 2:00 PM

We loved the experience, especially the cave tour. So reasonable. Grounds are very lovely and the wine dogs were fun.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steven G. Member Since 7/30/2019My BFF
Wine Cave Tours & Barrel Sample 11am or 2pm Daily on 8/06/19 11:00 AM

The location is beautiful. The pouring team is very friendly and helpful and the wines are worth the trip.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Vickie H. Member Since 7/31/2019My BFF
Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience on 8/03/19 1:00 PM

Great wine and cheese pairing!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Linda B. Member Since 7/16/2019My BFF
Wine Cave Tours & Barrel Sample 11am or 2pm Daily on 7/20/19 2:00 PM

Great wine cave experience and wine tasting!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Julie K. Member Since 6/30/2019My BFF
Wine Cave Tours & Barrel Sample 11am or 2pm Daily on 7/20/19 11:00 AM

Great time!!! Thomas was awesome!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gabriela B. Member Since 6/4/2019My BFF
Wine Cave Tours & Barrel Sample 11am or 2pm Daily on 6/21/19 11:00 AM

It was a fun and informative experience. Lovely setting. Staff was very helpful, welcoming, and knowledgeable. Would definitely go back.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mary M. Member Since 6/14/2019My BFF
Wine Cave Tours & Barrel Sample 11am or 2pm Daily on 6/15/19 11:00 AM

I love AVV! It was my second time there and just as great as the first. My whole group loved this place. I’m not sure if it is because the tasting and tour are free but everyone there is extra warm, helpful, friendly, and knows their wines well (which are so good I always leave with a few bottles even on a graduate student budget)!! Pamela was wonderful and so engaged with us, thanks Pamela!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Karen H. Member Since 6/2/2019My BFF
Wine Cave Tours & Barrel Sample 11am or 2pm Daily on 6/02/19 11:00 AM

i recommend the cave tour

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jared C. Member Since 5/17/2019My BFF
Vineyard Hike on 5/27/19 10:30 AM

We had an excellent walk with Thomas as our host. We learned about the history of the vineyard, Sonoma & Cyrus Alexander. It was fun and educational to sip each wine as we looked at the grapes in the vineyard. The sandwiches provided were excellent and obviously the wine was too. They did everything they could to accommodate my family including vegetarians & a non-drinker.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tom C. Member Since 5/9/2019My BFF
Reserved Seated Tasting on 5/24/19 10:00 AM

Great experience and great wine tasting. Our guide was very knowledgeable and engaging.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Amy H. Member Since 5/25/2019Evil Stepmother
Wine Cave Tours & Barrel Sample 11am or 2pm Daily on 5/25/19 11:00 AM

Enjoyed the cave tour. It was short but sweet. The wine offered was fabulous. Extremely nice, helpful staff ready to answer questions.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marsha F. Member Since 5/11/2019My BFF
Wine Cave Tours & Barrel Sample 11am or 2pm Daily on 5/24/19 11:00 AM

Lots of fun! Very informative

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ed M. Member Since 5/21/2019My BFF
Reserve Wine Tasting at the bar on 5/21/19 2:00 PM

Incredible wines, almost unlimited tastings, education, the wine cave, a d Cali the dog. Do I need to continue? This is a must visit.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ian B. Member Since 5/15/2019My BFF
Wine Cave Tours & Barrel Sample 11am or 2pm Daily on 5/16/19 11:00 AM

Tasted some excellent wines, including an educational American oak vs. French oak barrel tasting, and we had fun seeing the caves and learning about their farming and production methods. Also, gotta love any winery that has a friendly dog as a greeter!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Emily A. Member Since 5/20/2019My BFF
Wine Cave Tours & Barrel Sample 11am or 2pm Daily on 5/20/19 2:00 PM

My family and I visited during our vacation. This was our first time to the Napa area and we picked a great winery! The staff were very knowledgeable and led us on a great tour of the winery caves. We had a wonderful experience tasting wines and enjoying the property, would recommend!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sheila H. Member Since 5/20/2019My BFF
Wine Cave Tours & Barrel Sample 11am or 2pm Daily on 5/21/19 11:00 AM

It was an overall great experience. The tour was fun and informative. The wine was great.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Karen G. Member Since 5/28/2015My BFF
Reserve Wine Tasting at the bar on 5/18/19 2:00 PM

Nice wines for the price point, friendly staff

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Chandra B. Member Since 5/17/2019My BFF
Wine Cave Tours & Barrel Sample 11am or 2pm Daily on 5/17/19 11:00 AM

We were a group of 4 adults visiting the vineyard for the 11 AM cave tour. The tour guide was very informative and answered all our questions patiently. We especially loved the cave tour. We also enjoyed the sampling of a couple of wines and also bought a bottle of the Zin Temptation to take home. Would definitely recommend this tour.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Kasey Lyn B. Member Since 9/7/2018My BFF
Vineyard Hike on 4/27/19 10:30 AM

The tour was fabulous, a great way to learn about the vineyard. Going into the cave was cool, and doing a barrel tasting was a unique experience! The lunch and wine after were delicious, overall it was a great hike and I would recommend it to anyone!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jane J. Member Since 4/15/2019My BFF
Wine Cave Tours & Barrel Sample 11am or 2pm Daily on 4/15/19 11:00 AM

Welcoming winery with great wines (and value wines). Cellar tour and tour of the grounds is worth it!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jessica N. Member Since 4/12/2019My BFF
Wine Cave Tours & Barrel Sample 11am or 2pm Daily on 4/12/19 2:00 PM

We had a great experience. Staff were friendly and we learned a lot! Loved the wines and the tour was great. Definitely would recommend visiting AVV!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Harlan G. Member Since 2/22/2019My BFF
Wine Cave Tours & Barrel Sample 11am or 2pm Daily on 4/14/19 11:00 AM

The tour and barrel taste are free so that is a grabber right there. We expected much less than we got and were amazed by what we got. Thank you so much. We loved it and bought a case!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Natalie M. Member Since 4/11/2019My BFF
Wine Cave Tours & Barrel Sample 11am or 2pm Daily on 4/11/19 2:00 PM

Great tour and experience. Tom(or Tim) was a very engaging tour guide.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David H. Member Since 4/10/2019My BFF
Wine Cave Tours & Barrel Sample 11am or 2pm Daily on 4/12/19 11:00 AM

Everyone was friendly and knowledgeable. We had an amazing visit! Thank you so much.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Benjamin C. Member Since 3/20/2019My BFF
Vineyard Hike on 3/30/19 10:30 AM

Vineyard hike was excellent. Received excellent tour of the whole vineyard.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lorna A. Member Since 3/22/2019My BFF
Wine Cave Tours & Barrel Sample 11am or 2pm Daily on 3/30/19 11:00 AM

It was our first time wine tasting. Jason our host was very friendly, explained each wine we were tasting. Gave us the history of the vineyard before entering the cave. A wonderful experience.a

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Krista B. Member Since 3/27/2019My BFF
Wine Cave Tours & Barrel Sample 11am or 2pm Daily on 3/27/19 2:00 PM

We had a great time -- really appreciated their generous wine tasting and tour program -- and all the unpretentious hospitality.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Katie H. Member Since 3/27/2019My BFF
Wine Cave Tours & Barrel Sample 11am or 2pm Daily on 3/27/19 11:00 AM

We showed up early on a Wednesday. It was just 2 of us and gave us wonderful attention. The cave tour was cool and the wine was excellent. The tasting was free and we were able to try many different varieties. The history of the valley was so interesting. We would absolutely go again.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Susan J. Member Since 2/19/2019My Parents
Reserve Wine Tasting at the bar on 3/11/19 3:00 PM

The wine tasting was a little confusing. We were scheduled to do the tasting after the tour but were given some wine when we first arrived. I was not aware we were already starting the tasting before the tour and there was little discussion about the different wines offered by Alexander Valley. We were given the same samples that the other couples who where there before us were given.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
Susan J. Member Since 2/19/2019My BFF
Wine Cave Tours & Barrel Sample 11am or 2pm Daily on 3/11/19 2:00 PM

When we arrived it was a little confusing on where we should go for our tour but eventually we were informed that we were in the correct location. There was only 1 person working the counter so it did take some time to get us settled for the tour and tasting but we had a great time. Sampling from the barrel is a unique experience that everyone should try while in Napa.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Mary Fran M. Member Since 2/9/2019My BFF
Wine Cave Tours & Barrel Sample 11am or 2pm Daily on 2/17/19 11:00 AM

Fabulous setting & cellar tour!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Luella K. Member Since 12/30/2018My BFF
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 1/02/19 2:00 PM

The Cave tour was educational and fun to do - a unique experience. Tastings - both complimentary and 'charged' were relaxed and informative.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5

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