Alexander Valley AVA
EDUCATION

Alexander Valley

Summary:

Established as an AVA in 1984, Alexander Valley has long been an attraction in California and today produces some of California’s most lauded Cabernet Sauvignon.

Location:

Northern Sonoma Valley AVA, situated around the town of Geyserville and outlining the Russian River

Climate:

The region's hot, arid summers and cool, damp winters create an ideal grape-growing climate. 

Soil:

Gravel, alluvial

Popular Varietals:

Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot

Noteworthy:

Named for Cyrus Alexander, the first person to plant grapes in the valley in the 1840s

Featured Wineries in Alexander Valley AVA:

Reynoso Vineyards

Alexander Valley AVA Barrel Room