In the late 1960s the Wetzel Family bottled a few cases of Cabernet Sauvignon for friends and family, inspiring the vision for our estate winery, Alexander Valley Vineyards. In 1975 we produced our first vintage using the family s bonded estate label and since then it has been a crowd favorite with supple tannins, well balanced fruit and a hint of spice.
AVV's vineyards stretch from the banks of the Russian River up on to south facing hillsides. Alexander Valley Vineyards produces 100,000 cases...
AVV's vineyards stretch from the banks of the Russian River up on to south facing hillsides. Alexander Valley Vineyards produces 100,000 cases annually, 17 varietal wines and proprietary blends. Seventy-five percent of AVV s production is red wine. Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon constitute roughly half of total production. Other varietals include Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Gewurztraminer, Syrah, Sangiovese, Viognier, and Cabernet Franc. 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.