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. In 1963 they boldly planted premium grape varieties, among the first in the area. They bottled their first vintage of Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon in 1968, but this wine was only given to friends and family.
In 1975 the family built a small winery and Hank Wetzel, oldest son of Maggie and Harry, produced Alexander Valley Vineyard's first wine in 1975. His wife Linda set up the books and managed the winery office. 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.
We are honoured to have owner and Brand Ambassador, Katie Wetzel Murphy presnting her family wines at our dinner.
$145 per person excluding tax and gratuity for the tasting dinner and all wines
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Accommodation packages available to include dinner, breakfast and all dinner wines, for two persons:
Cabin Room $380
Captain Room $400
Admiral Room $450
Winery Pairing Dinner
Saturday 28th February 2015
Wines presented by Katie Wetzel Murphy of Alexander Valley and Food by Mark Salter
$145 per person excluding tax and gratuity