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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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. Approximately 1 Hour.

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

    Daily

    The first phase of the cave was added to our winery in 1998 to avoid ongoing costs of barrel storage. In 2000 we tunneled through from the back side of the hill to double the cave’s size, and we expanded again in 2008. The tunneling averaged 6 to 8 feet of progress per day. The walls of the cave are reinforced with steel rods beneath 6 inches of concrete. The size of the cave is 24,000 square feet. Capacity is 7500 and we have now 4800 sixty gallon barrels. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • 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 1 Hour.

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  • 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. You’ll see, hear and smell the wines being made. Bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful vistas of our special winery estate.

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Come and experience wines that are thieved right out of the barrel on our daily Cave Tours. 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
  • 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
  • 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
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
Kevin O. Member Since 12/15/2018My BFF
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 1/02/19 2:00 PM

Great hospitality

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Kenneth B. Member Since 12/8/2018My BFF
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 12/08/18 2:00 PM

Cave tour was fantastic!! Enjoyed the wines but a bit busy & crowded

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Lana G. Member Since 11/17/2018My BFF
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 11/17/18 11:00 AM

Very cute vineyard, I did the free cave tour which was informative and the barrel wine tasting very interesting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Ann R. Member Since 11/12/2018My BFF
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 11/12/18 2:00 PM

Loved the Cave tour and explanation of barrel differences.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
christina d. Member Since 10/18/2018My BFF
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 11/06/18 2:00 PM

We had a great visit to Alexander Valley Vineyards! Great wine, and we had a very friendly & knowledgable tour guide - and LOVED the winery dog who also came along for the tour. We also loved that the tour & tasting was complementary, so we had more $ to bring bottles back home with us :)

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Srinivasa Pavana G. Member Since 11/5/2018My Boss
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 11/05/18 11:00 AM

Good welcome, nice description of history of company and storage, vinery nuances.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Natalie A. Member Since 8/21/2018My BFF
Reserved Seated Tasting on 10/27/18 12:00 PM

The cave tour and barrel tasting was a really cool experience. Wine was great! Jane, our tasting host and tour guide was very informative and hospitable. We ended up buying multiple bottles and joining the wine club! Can't wait to go back :)

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lynette G. Member Since 10/15/2018My Parents
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 10/15/18 2:00 PM

We had a wonderful time tasting wine and touring the caves. Our guide was very friendly and informative.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stan T. Member Since 9/5/2018My Boss
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 10/14/18 11:00 AM

Great!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Katie M. Member Since 9/2/2018My Parents
Reserved Seated Tasting on 9/30/18 3:00 PM

We had reserved a cave tour and tasting. Upon arriving, we were told the tasting would be on the patio bc the caves were closed- very nonchalantly. After starting the tasting and inquiring about the cave we were then told the caves had been closed for a week and there would be no tours. Had we known this, we would not have drove all the way to the winery.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Kasey B. Member Since 9/7/2018My BFF
Vineyard Hike on 9/29/18 10:30 AM

Great tour of the vineyard, Tim was very knowledgeable and it was fun to see harvest production happening so we could learn about wine making! The wine was delicious and the lunch afterwards was yummy! Highly recommend taking the hiking tour!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Karen H. Member Since 9/22/2018My BFF
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 9/24/18 2:00 PM

Beautiful winery and grounds. Great cave tour

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Karen F. Member Since 8/23/2018My Parents
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 9/22/18 2:00 PM

Beautiful place, friendly, knowledgeable staff and great tour!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Constance C. Member Since 9/16/2018My BFF
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 9/23/18 11:00 AM

Very friendly staff. Great tour and information. Very nice ambiance. Will return with others. My out of town guests (UK) were very impressed. If they had more suitcase space, they would have bought more wine!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Eugene N. Member Since 7/17/2015My BFF
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 9/22/18 2:00 PM

The cave tour was great experience. Then being able to do a barrel tasting in the cave was something most wineries don't offer. The tour was informative and fun. Then we finished with the tasting room, and picking up a case of wine to go home with us. Thanks for a great experience.

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