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.

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$99 per person excluding tax and gratuity for the tasting dinner and all wines

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Winery Pairing Dinner

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Saturday 25th February 2017

6.30 pm

Scottish Salmon with Wilted Winter Spinach
fresh Herb and Vegetable Nage
Alexander Valley Chardonnay 2015

Farmer's Market Salad with soft Farm fresh Poached Egg, local Wild Mushrooms
Apple Smoked Bacon, Beet Apple Chutney, toasted Walnuts and Sherry Vinaigrette
Alexander Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Cardamom and Honey-glazed Confit Rabbit
Puy Lentil Salad with toasted Pumpkin Seeds and dried Cherries
Alexander Valley Syrah

Peruvian spiced Maple Leaf Duck Breast with Baby Bok Choy
Pearl Pasta, glazed Shrimp and Thai Green Curry Sauce
Alexander Valley School Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Molten Lava Chocolate Cake with spiced Red Wine Syrup
and Pistachio Ice Cream
Sin Zin Alexander Valley 2013 Zinfandel


$99 per person excluding tax and gratuity


Menu and wines subject to change