Alexander Valley Vineyards, USA
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|Winery Name:||Alexander Valley Vineyards, USA
|Other Details:||Sonoma County's Alexander Valley was mostly prune orchards and pastures when, in 1962, Maggie and Harry Wetzel purchased a large portion of a homestead built by Cyrus Alexander, the valley's nineteenth century namesake. Here, in a rural community of family farms and ranches, the Wetzel family settled. They raised livestock, cultivated bountiful gardens and restored Alexander's original home, making it the center of family life. With an eye to their neighbors in nearby Napa Valley, the Wetzels boldly planted premium grape varieties, among the first in the area. Then the family built a small winery.
Alexander Valley Vineyards produces 100,000 cases annually, ten varietal wines and proprietary blends. Seventy-five percent of AVV's production is red wine. Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon constitute over one-third of total production. Other varietals include Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Gewurztraminer, Syrah, Sangiovese, Viognier, and Cabernet Franc. Adam Brown steers national and international marketing.
With over thirty vintages behind them, the Wetzel family is philosophical about the success of Alexander Valley Vineyards and the wine business in general. "This is a way of life for us," Hank says. "We have all learned to be patient and plan for the long term."
|Appellation(s) / Region(s):||Alexander Valley
|Website:||Alexander Valley Vineyards|
|Contact Details / Location:||Alexander Valley Vineyards
8644 Highway 128
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Office hours: 8am-5pm
Tasting room hours: 10am-5pm
Tel: 1-800-888-7209 / (707) 433-7209
Fax: (707) 433-9408
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