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

    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

    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

    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 at 11am or 2pm Daily ComplimentaryGROUP SIZE 1 - 9

    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

    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
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
Beth H. Member Since 7/21/2018My BFF
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 7/22/18 11:00 AM

We had a very enjoyable visit and loved the cave tour.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John O. Member Since 7/20/2018My Frenemy
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 7/21/18 11:00 AM

Nice compact tour, great tasting room, you’ll love manager Denise!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carol S. Member Since 7/21/2018My BFF
Reserve Wine Tasting at the bar on 7/21/18 1:00 PM

Loved the cave tour. Staff was very nice.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tammy N. Member Since 6/21/2018My BFF
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 6/22/18 2:00 PM

It was a great experience. Our tour of the caves was very nice. Wish we could have gone further into the caves. We brought our son for part of his College graduation trip and it was very enjoyable. He rated it as one of his top family vacations.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Lynne O. Member Since 6/22/2018My BFF
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 6/22/18 11:00 AM

Visiting Alexander Vinyards was one of the highlights of our trip! The cave tour was a unique, interesting and fun tour! We have already recommended AV to others.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cesar H. Member Since 4/9/2018My BFF
Vineyard Hike on 6/20/18 10:30 AM

Excellent place with not only vineyards but a lot of history all over the place.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Thomas C. Member Since 6/15/2018My BFF
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 6/15/18 11:00 AM

We were welcomed when we came in the door and made to feel at home. The tour was great and the wine was even better! Small group and lots of personal interaction. One of my favorite wineries.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jason H. Member Since 6/1/2018My BFF
Reserved Seated Tasting on 6/10/18 3:00 PM

One of the highlights of our week. Fantastic wines and fantastic service

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Don M. Member Since 5/12/2018My BFF
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 5/31/18 2:00 PM

Denise and John, in the tasting room, were welcoming and made us there was no pressure to buy their wine (although of course, that would be their wish). We particularly enjoyed John's tour; he was knowledgeable and enjoyed sharing it with us. The history is interesting. We would definitely recommend this winery.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Linda M. Member Since 5/11/2018My BFF
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 6/06/18 2:00 PM

Very accommodating...gave us a tour even though we were running late.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
George H. Member Since 3/27/2018My BFF
Vineyard Hike on 6/02/18 10:30 AM

We thoroughly enjoyed our hike tour of AVV. Our guide, John, was fun, knowledgeable and instructive on the technology of wine grape growing and producing wines. The AVV wines we tasted along the tour were great,too!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jerriann T. Member Since 3/26/2018My Parents
Wine Cave Tours at 11am or 2pm Daily on 5/18/18 11:00 AM

nice guide and it was interesting walking through the cave.

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

Really, really enjoyed this low key, but very nice vineyard. The cave tour was very interesting, and the wine tastings flowed! All complimentary! Even my husband, who is not a wine guy, enjoyed this visit. And the wines are good! Would highly recommend this unique wine experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gary W. Member Since 5/6/2018My Parents
Reserve Wine Tasting at the bar on 5/23/18 1:00 PM

Very friendly staff, excellent wine and if you didn’t taste their premium wine the tasting is one of the few left that don’t charge

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