Alexander Valley Vineyards

Healdsburg, CA

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

    Daily

    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

    Mon | 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 30 Minutes.

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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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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
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
Allan H. Member Since 9/21/2018My BFF
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 9/21/18 11:00 AM

the cave tour was great

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
andy f. Member Since 9/17/2018My Frenemy
Reserved Seated Tasting on 9/19/18 10:00 AM

We had a great experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Todd D. Member Since 8/29/2017Evil Stepmother
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 9/16/18 11:00 AM

Great cave tour and wine tasting. Wines are an excellent value here's

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
William B. Member Since 8/19/2018My BFF
Reserve Wine Tasting at the bar on 9/14/18 12:00 PM

Wonderful time had by all. Great wine and fun tour.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dan T. Member Since 9/1/2018My Parents
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 9/01/18 2:00 PM

If you want the ‘wine country experience’ without the overly commercial big money spending, look no further. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Great wines. Beautiful scenery. No crowds!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Honora B. Member Since 8/28/2018My BFF
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 8/28/18 2:00 PM

A friend recommended this winery as one of her favorites, and it did not disappoint. The tasting and tour were both great!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Ashley p. Member Since 11/4/2014My Boss
Wine & Cheese Pairing Experience on 9/01/18 1:00 PM

We love Alexander Valley Wines. We highly recommend going with the wine and cheese pairing. Excellent experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Elise S. Member Since 8/16/2018My BFF
Vineyard Hike on 8/31/18 10:30 AM

Tim was an excellent guide. He was very knowledgeable and told us all about the various grapes and winemaking process. The boxed lunch afterwards was delicious. I would definitely recommend this to someone looking to learn about winemaking from start to finish.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Diane P. Member Since 7/15/2018My BFF
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 7/30/18 2:00 PM

We were greeted with a complimentary tasting. Enjoyed the also complimentary tour of the caves where their wine barrels are stored. Don’t forget to bring along your wine glasses on the tour as there was a barrel tasting as well.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
tammy k. Member Since 7/5/2018My Parents
Reserve Wine Tasting at the bar on 8/04/18 10:00 AM

We had an early morning appointment for 8 people. We were cheerfully greeted, and enjoyed a tasting of many of the AVV wines. Each couple chose to share one estate tasting and one reserve tasting, and our host did a great job of pairing the wines together to give us a good contrast of the different varieties. The wine was reasonably priced, and there were lots of varieties to choose from.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jenny M. Member Since 7/18/2018My Parents
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 8/02/18 2:00 PM

Loved being in a place that didn’t feel like it was set up to woo you. Alexander Valley knows their history and proudly shows and shares it, but isn’t pretentious. Going in to the *working* caves and seeing their evolution as they were built was really interesting, getting to do side by side French and American oak barrel tastings was super educational. One of our fave tours.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Elizabeth L. Member Since 7/26/2018My BFF
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 7/28/18 11:00 AM

The wine cave tour was fun and our tour guide was very nice and had lots of good info to share with us. We had a very welcoming experience and good recommendations on what other stops to check out in this area.

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