|Sonoma County Appellations:
Dry Creek Valley
History, Tradition, Excellence
In 1962, the Wetzel family purchased a portion of a homestead built by Cyrus Alexander, the valley’s nineteenth century namesake. In this rural community of family farms and ranches, the family settled and soon became one of the first families to plant premium grape varieties. Then the family built a small winery.
Hank Wetzel produced Alexander Valley Vineyard’s first wine in 1975. AVV quickly established a reputation for estate grown wines with distinctive varietal character. Acclaimed for crisp Chardonnay and luscious Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley Vineyards brought recognition to the appellation and became a leading winery in Sonoma County earning many international awards. Today the Alexander Valley is a prominent appellation known worldwide as the source of elegant, age worthy wines.
The winery produces nine varietal wines and proprietary blends including Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Other varietals include Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Gewurztraminer, Syrah, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc as well as several proprietary blends including Cyrus, Sin Zin and Redemption Zin.
Cyrus, a limited production, proprietary red wine, named in honor of the pioneer Cyrus Alexander, is AVV’s benchmark, honoring the past while signaling the future. Katie Wetzel Murphy explains, “Cyrus is a statement, our ultimate achievement. With this wine, we express our history, tradition, and excellence.”
Complimentary Wine Tasting
Special Tastings (nominal charge)
Barrel Tasting Days
Tours by Appointment
Event Space Available