A visit here leaves a lasting impression of the beauty and history of the Alexander Valley AVA. For 60 years, the Wetzel family has continued setting the standard for growing and producing Alexander Valley wines while preserving the iconic Cyrus Alexander homestead and surrounding lands. The winery’s classic “AVV”, Sin Zin, and Redemption capture the vibrance of Alexander Valley and Sonoma County Zinfandel.
After purchasing the historic Cyrus Alexander homestead, Harry and Maggie Wetzel strived to create a thriving agricultural lifestyle on the property. They raised their children along with their vines in Alexander Valley, providing inspiration and encouragement as they developed the estate together. Decades later, the fourth generation of their family is growing up amongst vineyards and next door to the working winery that is known around the world as “AVV”. You could call it a family tradition. We’d be inclined to agree.
The Wetzel family’s commitment to their vineyards and winery is informed by their respect for the surrounding land. When the family bought their Alexander Valley property in 1962, they were attracted by the ranch’s natural beauty; rugged hillsides, rolling meadows, rushing winter creeks and plentiful wildlife. Since that time the family has focused on protecting this land. Today the third generation is continuing this legacy as the fourth generation is growing up on the property they love.