Alexander Valley (AVA)
  Sign In
Subscribe to our newsletter


The Alexander Valley AVA sits at the top of Sonoma County with about 15,000 acres of much prized vineyards. Within the 76,000 total acres of this AVA, there are a variety of microclimates supporting a substantial range of grape varieties. While Cabernet Sauvignon reigns supreme on the gravelly terrain of the valley floor, the Alexander Valley AVA also produces notable Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc. Even some cooler-climate varieties, like Gewürztraminer and Riesling, have found a niche here in the shadow of Mendocino. Just enough coastal fog finds its way up the Russian River Valley to create cool evening and morning conditions. This, however, gives way to hot mid-day temperatures in what is overall a relatively warm growing area. Originally, the AVA was designated for the alluvial floodplain vineyards on both banks of the Russian River, but those boundaries have since been expanded to include mountainside vineyards.

Current Feature

The multiple appellations of Washington will be tasted in a unique banquet dinner at this years Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers Annual Meeting and Trade Show. Nuances of that regional diversity have been paired with the meal being prepared by Chef Dan Carr.  [>] continue


Related Features


 

Best of Appellation

See the best wines of Alexander Valley

See the best wines of
Alexander Valley

BLUE BOOK PROFILES

Blue Book Taste Profiles for the Alexander Valley AVA

Petite Sirah

Alive & Well here


Zinfandel: Zinfandel...You’re a master of disguise. Who is that masked man known as ZIN? You hide behind a mask  [>] continue

Recommendations

Quick Finds

Appellation Honor Role

Search the Alexander Valley Wine List

 
select wine style:
select grape:
 

Featured Wines



Trentadue Winery 2005 La Storia Zinfandel Classic Zin loaded with blackberry, ripe plum, bing cherries and currants. Hints of cocoa. A real winner!
buy wine $28.00

Buy Alexander Valley wines
directly from these wineries

Advertisement



    Help us improve travel information to your favorite region...



Winery Sponsors

Winery sponsors of Appellation America’s coverage of the Alexander Valley appellation.